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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 together. 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 as well.


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A Wee Bit of Inaness

Gimmlette a posted 4 hours ago

I pick up all loot. Running a raid like Icecrown Citadel takes me longer because I have to go back to the front and empty my bags. With Legion, there seems to be, at least to me, a lot more gray items with value to vendor. I'm not complaining, mind you, just making an observation. All those gray bits and bobs bought me a gun I didn't have and Nate's Fishing Chair, off the Black Market Auction House. 

But when you're off doing invasions or on the Broken Shore, there seems to be a high amount of one particular gray item. 

 I mean, there's a serious amount of this stuff dropping off almost every demon. When I was doing invasions en route to Defender of the Broken Isles, I vendored so much of this stuff. It got me thinking. How much is out there? If we pooled our resources over a week, just how much would we collect, as a guild? 

So, let's find out. Beginning today and ending Monday, May 1st, put any Sticky Volatile Substance on tab 1 in the guild bank. I found out they only stack to 60 so let's fill the front tab. If you want to sell yours, fine. On Tuesday, May 2nd, we'll total it all up and vendor it, with the cash going back into the bank. Of course I will be reporting on this to @WarcraftDevs so they can be apprised of our "scientific" research. FOR SCIENCE! 

I don't want the congealed Felbood. Sell that. Stacks of it sell nicely, too. I only want the sticky stuff. Yes, this is a very silly event, but who else is going to conduct this kind of research? I've got two stacks to donate after an evening of demon hunting. 

--Gimm

Transmog Contest

Gimmlette a posted 5 hours ago

Friday, April 28th is this month's transmog contest. Silverkeg will be our judge, owing to his win last month. The theme is "Dress With Pepe". 

Petey, on my left shoulder, is from "Talk Like a Pirate Day". I was cleaning my bags and decided he needed to come along while I cleared ICC. 

Silverkeg would like, in addition to your transmog, a brief story of you and Pepe and how that influenced your gear. Remember to send him a letter of what you're wearing. 

You're welcome to come look at the transmogs. We'll be in our usual spot in front of Stormwind Keep. Start meeting up at 8:45. Judging begins at 9:00 pm. 

And, for the record, this is NOT my contest transmog. 

--Gimm

Legacy Leveling

Gimmlette a posted Mar 28, 17

This coming Saturday, in addition to whatever silliness Blizzard plans to perpetrate on us, we will devote time to our Legacy toons. If you haven't looked at the schedule, you should do so. We have added a Legacy Karazhan run to April. 

Now, some words about this event. First of all, I'm rather dismayed by how few people have let us know they are leveling a Legacy toon and would like to be included in the event. I know I've seen more people than the, approximate, 10 I know of, online leveling. After discussing this with officers, we are instituting the following policy regarding the Karazhan run.

If you have not signed up here, you are not going. In addition, you MUST sign up with what class you are intending to play. There is no, "I can do anything." This does not help us plan. 

We will need 2 tanks; 3 healers and 5 dps. I feel we have way more people leveling than we know about and could be close to 2 groups. If you are leveling in order to tank or heal, we need to know. If you are leveling pure dps, even if you are confident you can do anything, we need to know. Sorry, but "I can do anything" just confuses everything. Once we see who is signed up here, we can ask, but until that time, we must know your class. I am leveling Gaussette as a tank. If we have 4 tanks, we will make the decision about my switching to dps, but, right now, I am a tank. That's what I've signed up as. 

Got it? 

Sorry to be a bear about this, but we must know if we can run two groups or if we need to alternate so everyone can see the raid, and people are not responding to entreaties. Remember, if you have not signed up HERE, regardless of your signing up in game, you will not go. 

If you have questions, Mizauki, Roaranor and I have answers. 

--Gimm

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Here We Go

Gimmlette a posted Mar 27, 17

The patch drops tomorrow. 

Here are some things to remember to make the day go well.

All your add-ons will be out-of-date and although designers are usually quick about updating them, some may take awhile. Be patient and check your add-on site(s) frequently. 

It's going to be madness on The Broken Shore. As much as they have stress tested everything, I expect lag, disconnects and outright server problems. If you get frustrated, log off and read a book. I can recommend quite a number of great books. You don't have to be first through content. You do have to be patient (There's that word again.). As someone who has lived through a number of errant patches, I may wander off and do my fail mount raids. I might even get a chance to kill the Sha in Kun-Lai because everyone else will be at The Broken Shore. Working on Legacy toons would be another effective way to utilize your time and will be infinitely less stressful, excepting the drop rate on gathering quests. (I so hope an update to Outlands is in the cards.)

The official patch notes can be found here. https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20629899/world-of-warcraft-7-2-the-tomb-of-sargeras-patch-notes

Blizzard has a good write up of what we'll be doing here. https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20602168

There are a lot of quality of life improvements coming. I'm not sure what I'm most excited for out of the patch. The easiest thing to say is the addition of sets to the transmog screen, but there are so many more things which will make the game that much better and more fun. 

It's called the largest content patch Blizzard has ever released. There are bound to be things which will break or don't work as intended. Expect lots of hotfixes over the next couple of weeks as things get sorted out. If you're going to fight a world boss, a call-out in guild chat would be appreciated. Please stop worrying that you're falling behind. There are catch-up mechanisms in this patch and remember, it's not a race. Meander at your own pace. Help each other. We'll all get there and we'll have fun doing it. 

--Gimm 

Gimmlette a That bird was beautiful. I'd do a 20 quest + gather 800 things to get it.
Souvlaki ...and we all want that bird as a mount. :/

You might have seen some posts about the need for herbs for our spirit cauldrons for when we raid. While we, technically, don't allow math in this guild, I thought I'd show you why cauldrons are such a pain. 

This is what we have stored on my bank alt. I use the orange ones, Flasks of the Seventh Demon, so I keep guild flasks here to prevent mix-up.

 

To make the cauldron, I currently need, because I don't know the level 3 cauldron yet, 5 of each flask. 

You can see how many of each flask I can make, but keep in mind, each time I make a flask, all the numbers go down. The issue is the sheer amount of herbs needed, even when you are at level 3, to make flasks. I need 7 Starlight Roses per flask. Countless Armies and Seventh Demon share foxflower and fjarnskaggl. I'm always short of those, too. Aethril and Dreamleaf tend to fluctuate, but right now, I have a lot of each of those. 

So, let's do some math. I have 30 flasks. It takes 5 flasks each to make a cauldron. I can make 6 cauldrons. We go through 2 cauldrons a raid. That means I have enough flasks for 3 raids. We are going to be raiding every week in April. I have enough flasks for Friday's raid and half of April.

One thing I can't predict is proc's. I tend to make flasks in groups of 5 because it's easier to see where we are with regards to cauldrons. But 10,000 Stars and Whispered Pact seem to have high proc rates, at least for me. I don't have level 3 Armies, which I don't understand because I've made it as much as I've made the others. Demon doesn't proc as much for me, but when it does, I average 4 flasks from one batch of herbs. This is why the bank toon has 32 Demons and 30 of the others. I always grumble when this happens. I also do, once a day, when I'm on, a transmute of cloth to herbs. I was doing fish to gems for some people to have raw gems but we kind of need to have flasks right now. The Wild Transmutation will sometimes reward me with a lot of herbs so I do that every day. 

So, let's say you'd like to help but you don't have an alchemist or an herbalist. If you have a lot of Blood of Sargeras, you're in luck. Head to the corner of the Trade District, by the blacksmith, and look for the demon hunter. She sells herbs, among other things. 

If you are looking for almost any raw material, she has it. It just takes a blood of sargeras to purchase. I can come by those fairly easily so I'm not worried that, in using my blood to buy herbs, I won't have any for the cauldrons. 

I hope this explains why, lately, I've been asking for herbs. It just takes so friggin' many to keep us in cauldrons. If you are an alchemist and would like to contribute, send flasks to me and I'll add them to the stash. Herbs can either be sent to me or added to tab two of the bank. We seem to be doing very well in our meander through current content so we've decided to continue that. Therefore, we'll need flasks for raiding. If you're looking for a way to be invaluable to the guild, this is a good way. 

Thanks in advance. 

--Gimm

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