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Spectacular Death (A-Llane-US) is the total WOW experience with lots of fun at a casual pace. We see and go to all places in the WOW universe from Classic to current content, PvP and Arena. This is no-pressure raiding at its finest with friendly, helpful people interested in working through all WOW has to offer. We will never have a realm first in any endgame, but we will have the most fun when we arrive. Our "race" to see everything is more of a saunter with an emphasis on fun. Our guild motto is "Here. Hold my drink and watch this," so you can see where our emphasis lies.

This guild is not for everyone, however. You must review the Code of Conduct before asking to join. It is also recommended that you read our Raiding and Loot Guidelines.

For any questions about the above information, please talk to Gimmlette or any officer. Officers are listed under the "SD Guide" section of the web site menu. If you are interested in hopping on the bus for the ride, please fill out our application. It's under the "Join Us" button at the upper right. You will be contacted by Gimmlette or the membership officer after the application is received.

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It Wasn't Me This Time

Gimmlette a posted Wed at 11:01

Around Azeroth: Try giving me a toothbrush this time, I dare you

"I felt kind of bad for this guy," writes submitter Tirrimas of Spectacular Death on Llane (US-A). "All he wanted was some Tricky Treats from the innkeeper, but he couldn't even get his hand in the door. When asked about the incident, the innkeeper didn't seem surprised. 'Third one today,' she said, sighing."
Ilrisse On WrA, they managed to do this with TREES. You haven't lived until you've seen the foliage clustering outside the Tra ...
Worandpaws What is that thing, and who bribed the city guards to let it in?
and look what happens.

Around Azeroth: Midnight blue

"File this under our guild motto, "Hold my drink and watch this," writes submitter Gimmlette. "Spectacular Death on Llane (US-A) ran Siege of Orgrimmar, first wing, to give a few boosted 90's the chance to get gear. After Norushen, one of the tanks, BigBearButt, suggested he run into the next room and use his battle horn. What could possibly go wrong with this idea? Or, as Peter Venkman says, 'I love this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it!' We only wiped out half of the raid the first time. A couple more blasts and we had 98% of the room. There were a couple that stubbornly resisted the call. Rounding them all up created a really cool pattern, almost like Picasso's blue period."
So at the beginning of the month we started taking caption submissions for this picture....

And boy did we get some FANTASTIC ones! They are always good, but these all had me in stitches. It was extremely hard to pick a winner. But here they are:

1st Place : Ilrisse - "In Soviet Azeroth, Demon TV eats YOU. (really all of Ilrisse's submissions are very funny though.)

2nd Place : Bearsilver - Kaider Kaider i need to go out why can i never find him when i need to go out hey whats in here oh shiny. (Read in the voice of the dog from the movie Up)

3rd Place: Gimmlette - Never ask Kaider to summon people when he's drunk. (The truth in this is VERY funny...)

Congratulations to the Winners!

Be checking your mailboxes for your prizes to arrive! Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption! They were fantastic!

Be on the look out for Novembers Caption Contest! You could win:

  • First place - 200 gold and a surprise box*
  • Second place - 150 gold and a surprise box
  • Third place - 100 gold and a surprise box

  • -Skip
    Ilrisse You like me you really like me! i'd like to thank the nobel academy an' the academy awards and star wars an' i think i'm ...

    Post Patch

    Gimmlette a posted Oct 18, 14
    News and notes post 6.0.2. 

    New UBRS is boring. I suppose that's to be expected as it's not the full instance (I'm told) which we will experience at level 100. 

    Oh look! I new boss and this boss has lightning. (Blizzard seems enamored with lightning as an attack.) My group, which consisted of Skipkick, Vercilles, Unclebob, Totorodoo and myself, went in blind, not knowing anything about what to expect. This first boss was a pushover. I kept getting a DBM announcement to shut off the conduit but I couldn't find any conduit in need of shutting off. Perhaps that will happen when it becomes level 100. 

    We wiped once on the second boss. Hmmm...eyes on you is, generally, not a positive thing. I tried running away, but my health dropped quickly. Interrupt the cast of the eyes and you're good to go. 

    We also wiped once on the arena event. There needs to be crowd control of the summoners. We got overwhelmed, but died right as the final boss arrived. When we came back, he was all we had left to kill. 

    That blue dragon is Awbee. If you ran UBRS a long time ago, there was a quest to free Awbee who was lying, injured, on a ledge just beyond this point. I remember doing it on Gimm and, maybe, Maoohm, but I don't remember the details of the quest chain. It's nice to see Blizzard bringing back some things for this run. 

    But, my first impression is one of gloom. I was expecting something else. I suppose that's my expectations, but UBRS is such an iconic part of WOW, has such a long history, that this truncated instance just doesn't do it justice. Mobs died very fast for us. It didn't take us repeated wipes to figure out the mechanics of a fight, and I was extremely sad to see the rest of the instance locked off. Has anyone with an unattuned character tried to get into Blackwing Lair? They have to have removed that attunement. You can't get to General Drak to do it. I hope, when Warlords goes live, there is more coming. If you are in need of gear, what drops is good for a toon that can get to i510. Honestly, you're better off running Siege with us or running Siege LFR than running UBRS a lot. 

    Speaking of Siege, they have changed the designations of groups now. Heroic is now "Mythic". Normal is now "Heroic" and Flex is now "Normal". Whatever. They also removed the lock out from our run before the patch dropped. Siege has now become like Throne of Thunder where we have to start at the beginning and keep the lock out from week to week. We'll do our best to get through this raid before Warlords, but we'll need participation from a lot of people to do it. Watch the schedule. Come on along. There's just so much to do in these last weeks. We are less than a month away. 

    If you haven't been over there, Madame Goya has closed her Black Market Auction House and is looking for greener pastures. I don't think they have announced where she's going to be. This is probably a good thing, at least for me. I'm trying to save for that Alliance motorcycle and I can't do that if there are shinies on the BMAH. 

    Deathtacular got a guild achievement on Friday night. 

    I'd like us to try to run UBRS and the Horseman. I'm willing to tank; it seems easier than before, with less buttons to keep tabs on. If you haven't done the horde Iron Invasion, it's easy to do and I didn't die and you know how easy it is to kill my cow. 

    A bunch of us met up and welcomed Vol'jin as warchief. 

    Finally, if you don't do it with any regularity, consider this your nudge to change your WOW password. 

    Log into your account. Go to "Settings" and then "Change Password". 

    I'm sure Blizzard sees all sorts of attempts to purloin its customer's ID's and passwords. With all the recent hackings; Jimmy Johns, JPMorganChase, US Bank, Target, Home Depot, to name a few; changing your password routinely helps keep you one step ahead. Just don't make it "12345678". That's mine and it's also the combination to my luggage. 


    Surprisingly Smooth

    Gimmlette a posted Oct 15, 14
    I have played this game a long time and have endured a lot of patches. Big content patches like this, that change the way we play our characters and introduce a lot of new content. have been, historically, slogs; lots of things broken or not working as intended. While there are some oops and uh ohs, I felt this content patch went surprising smooth. It helps that Blizzard has become smarter about releasing this content and started sending it out over a week ago. That was a downside in that it slowed down some people's computers, but the ability to download the patch early meant installation was much quicker and smoother. You'll want to check out the hot fixes here

    I think the best thing about the patch was the amount of bag space I now have. It was the first thing I did, when I logged in. I bought the reagent tab and then searched my bags and bank for toys. Once those were in the toy box, I emptied a bag of a MoP gear set I want to keep and headed to void storage. Adding that and some other things I want to save to the second tab of void storage netted me one empty bag. Then I went back to the bank and clicked "Add reagents". Holy empty space, Batman! Best. Thing. Ever. I sorted my bags according to how I use things. You might want to check out the autosort ability. Click the broom at the upper right of your backpack and the game sorts everything for you. You can select what items go into what bags, too. 

    I did the pre-expansion events in the beta and was underwhelmed by them. The only good thing is that they don't take much time to do. As I mentioned last night, one of the mobs you need to kill, scouts, had a horrible respawn rate in the beta. People got into yelling matches because scouts were stolen from people camping respawn points. I'm very glad to see the respawn rate has been buffed tremendously. The title and achievement is account wide now. It originally wasn't but that's one of the hot fixes. 

    I added WOWHead's guide to gearing up and the changes to gems and enchants. You'll want to take a look at your gear and then read their guide. Hit, expertise, dodge and parry have been removed. Purple, orange and green gems seem to have been the most affected in terms of change. Enchants with hit and expertise have been changed and profession combat perks have been removed. Remember to read, thoroughly, the patch notes and the notes for every class you play regularly. 

    Lastly, if you logged onto your horde toon before September 30th, your motorcycle is here. 

    The "Favorite Random Mount" button is now active, too. It's in the upper right corner of the mount tab. 

    I didn't vote for the horde bike. Honestly, I didn't really like either one. Minaithelan and I hopped onto our hordies to model these. 

    In game, these don't look too bad at all. 

    I had fun, after we posed for photos, running over stuff. We need a few horde to pose some place, maybe the bridge into Azshara from Ashenvale. 

    I think it translated well from real life to in-game. It does look like it's something we'd ride. Now to save the 100k for the Alliance bike. 

    Oh, just a note, if you are looking for the Black Market Auction House, Madame Goya has packed up her tent and is heading to greener pastures. For me, that's probably a good thing. More of a chance to save my money toward the other bike. 

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