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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.

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Feeling A Little Sad

Gimmlette a posted 23 hours ago
The final For the Alliance run of Mists of Pandaria was tonight. I'm feeling a bit melancholy. 



We didn't do this at all during Cataclysm. The new city guards and the buffed horde leaders were too much for us to overcome. But once we got to level 90 and got some gear, we tried it. Wow. We could do this! 



Garrosh was supposed to be the hardest. After all, he was the leader of the horde. I think the hardest part about the Garrosh fight is actually getting in the door. I really miss Thrall's keep, with the two rooms and all the guards. There just seemed to be more excitement. We had some resistance during the Garrosh fight, but the horde don't like him either so I think those who came to "defend" really came to kill us because of our hard-core PvP guild status. 



Baine, like his father, Cairne, is well-liked by the player base. We've often had the most resistance when we've attacked him. Tonight, there may have been a couple, but they were at the end when the portal to Ironforge had gone up and most of us had left. 



I think the Sylvanas fight is the one that has stayed consistently hard all the years I've been doing For the Alliance. It's easy to get knocked off your mount by guards while you try to get to her. You can get stuck on all manner of corners and stairs and the twists and turns of the sewer entrance. Then, she's on a platform with advisors. Her teleport mechanic makes her very hard to follow. We had the most resistance here of anywhere tonight; that one warlock...



Theron is something of a joke. It's kind of hard not to feel a bit of sorrow for how the character is drawn, alone in a place where no one, other than those leveling blood elves or forced to come here for some holiday, go. Even in Burning Crusades, this wasn't a place people hung around. Theron doesn't have much in the way of unique attacks. For ranged, you can pretty much plant yourself somewhere and let 'er rip. 

In the end, this is the best photo. 



I failed to notice who got their bears tonight other than Tuyi, who was level 45, and Draven, who was a lower level before being boosted. Yes, they died, a lot, but we did the best we could to keep them alive so they could get a lick in on the bosses. 



It's been a wonderful run of boss killings. There is still a small element of danger with these, that enough horde will show up to defeat us, or that the RNG of battle will kill healers or tanks, allowing the boss to blast through everyone. I will miss this event. It will be interesting to see, come spring next year, what Vol'jin is designed to do. I kind of wish there were specific achievements to kill Thrall, then Garrosh and now Vol'jin. It would be nice to know that I've offed all three. 

And, I checked our progress toward Creepjackers. 



We started the night at 490,252. That's almost 700 kills tonight. It will take a lot of battlegrounds, but wouldn't it be way cool to be at 500,000; half-way; by the end of the year?

Congratulations everyone. 

--Gimm

Raid Like A Pirate

Gimmlette a posted Sat at 14:00
Just a few screenshots from yesterday's "Talk Like a Pirate Day" shenanigans. 

We just started inviting guild members to the group and summoning them to Booty Bay.



Mooch seemed to be health challenged. 



The idea was to see how many guild members we could get on the crow's nest. You can see there's a lot of room, and Mooch is dead again.



Bring out your birds and start dancing. 



Ollivor got on the top and Broter set Mooch on fire because, well, why not?



We tried to put the guild standard on the crow's nest but it would fall through. 

After some silliness in Booty Bay, we headed to the Isle of Thunder for a run of Throne of Thunder. Before we did that, though, there was this dragon who looked at us funny. 



Ultimately, we had 23 out of 25 people for a current content run. Outstanding. 

Throughout Throne, there are random rare mobs that spawn. You get some gold from downing them. Monara is one of those. It's between the first and second boss.



We did a fantastic job. Jin'rokh and Horridon required one wipe to get a feel for the fight before we downed them. 



Horridon didn't drop the mount but the pet, Living Sandling, dropped off the trash between Horridon and the final council. That was a very nice surprise. 



We weren't able to get the council down, but we had a great time working through content. It's fantastic that we were able to be successful with not a full 25 man raid. Plus, we looked good doing it. 

--Gimm

Collected Miscellaney

Gimmlette a posted Fri at 13:13
I've got more stuff here than your grandma has in her attic. Let's start opening these boxes, shall we?

First of all, officers will be meeting Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. server time to take a shot at planning the rest of the year. You read that right, the rest of the year. Thanks to Blizzard announcements, we know all the really interesting things end January 2nd. After that, you'll have to go back into the gold mine. So, we can make plans to hit everything like new UBRS and Molten Core and Southshore/Tarren Mill and 5-mans and raids and somewhere in all of this find the time to celebrate our 7th anniversay. That's right. December 15th will mark the 7th year we have been forcing our brand of fun on World of Warcraft. I daresay the game is better for it. As always, if you want something, need something, please contact your officers. For PvP, contact Minaithelan. For raids, contact Corien or Jorlynn. For 5-mans and scenarios, contact Dorelei. You can send a letter to any officer, really, and we'll forward it on to the right person.

#2 - If you've logged into the bank, you'll notice it's been pillaged. Avast me hearties! (in keeping with today) Someone should be walking the plank! Actually, no. Bear cleaned it out in anticipation of the upcoming patch. We get  new wonders; extra void storage, the toy box and the new Reagent tab. It's time to look ahead to Warlords and the kinds of things you'll be depositing in the guild bank for everyone to use. If you're cleaning out your bank and aren't interested in keeping your collection of 367 sharp fangs, we'll take 'em. 

#3 - Nicolii created a spreadsheet for those of you working on the legendary cloak. You can access it here. For better coordination of events, such as the PvP part, we're asking people to put their toon's name in the proper section. That way, we'll know that we need to run x or x in the next week. Remember, the valor part goes away with the patch but you should not wait for that to disappear. The forums are awash in anger over the removal of the cloak after Warlords drops. WOWInsider columnist, Matthew Rossi, thoroughly condensed what I feel is the best argument against the removal in the September 18th, The Queue. It's the very first question asked. We've seen Blizzard respond to the community before. I'd like to think the 35 pages of comments I saw yesterday are being noticed. We will help you to the best we are able, but we can't help you if we don't know what you need. You get a nice title for finishing the blasted thing. (Can I go back and let Deathwing fry the egg I rescued from Badlands? Wrathion...I want to punch that dragon in the face.) The Black Prince buff will be in effect until 11-13 for all your RNG cursing needs. 

#4 - Speaking of the cloak, we need donations of trillium bars. If you can donate raw ore or bars, please put it on tab 2. Remember, each person needs 40 trillium bars so we are going to need a lot. If you can grow the ore on your farm and have no other pressing need, please consider doing that. 

#5 - Herald of the Titans. We need to know by the patch who wants this title. I won't say we won't do it again, but it's going to be at least a year. You MUST sign up here. Nicolii has consolidated all the information in the Herald folder and put that here. Part of the officer meeting will be to sandwich Ulduar runs into the schedule so we can gear you folks up. Please be aware of when these get scheduled and please know what the gear requirements are. You need to know that it may not be possible to get this done in 2014, given the other things we want to run, but you will get your title. 

#6 - When the patch drops, and, currently, there is not an official date although everything has pointed to Tuesday, October 14th, a lot of things change. In addition to the major changes in how each class works and the arrival of the new tabs mentioned above, other things happen. The current PvP Season, #15, ends. You'll want to max out your honor because it's wiped clean and converted to gold. All Conquest points are removed and converted to honor. The Brawler's Guild will shut its door for retooling to reopen come Warlords. Best news? Hexos is going away. Any achievements obtained this season will become Feats of Strength. 

#7 - The murloc for partaking of Blizzcon is Grommloc. You can get this by either going to Blizzcon or buying the virtual ticket. If you are going, let us know so we can live vicariously through you. 

#8 - All those of you who have horde toons, if you want your FREE Azeroth Choppers motorcycle, you MUST log onto your horde by September 30th. All you have to do is log in and the new motorcycle will be yours when Warlord launches. If you have a horde on Llane-Arygos, you are welcome to stick it in our sister guild, Deathtacular. The Alliance motorcycle will cost 100,000 gold. That's pocket lint to whomever paid 950,000 gold for Invincible from the BMAH earlier this month. 

#9 - If you got into the beta, please send me an in-game letter or a note here on the web site. Also, if you have a level 90 of every class in the guild, please let me know. (I already have your name on my list *inkel.) Yes, we are doing something spectacularly awesome with that information and hope to reveal it soon. And no, I have no idea what that is to the right. I found that in Gorgrond. I swear, don't they realize that the stuff they see during those late night sessions with cases of Red Bull and Mountain Dew does not have to go into the game? 

#10 - We're going to be running the current incarnation of UBRS on Sunday, October 5th. Bring your level 45s. We'll streak. We'll race. We'll kill things randomly. You'll get your Jenkins Title. This is the last time UBRS will look the way it currently does. I remember when it was a 10-man raid and you needed the key to get into it. If you are not attuned to Blackwing Lair, this is the time you want to get that done. 

#11 - Justice and Valor points are being removed with the patch. Therefore, those vendors are going away. If you want any gear from them, you need to get it now. This means that if you plan on leveling a toon using heirlooms between the patch and Warlords, you best get those heirlooms now. Darkmoon Faire heirlooms will not be going away because their purchase system is different. Also, you might want to max both justice and valor prior to the patch since both will be converted to gold. (It's less you have to dig out of the mine.) 

#12 - Old and unused character names not played since November 13, 2008 will be released back into the naming pool. So, if you have a toon whose name you created but never got around to playing, you might think of logging onto them. This will become effective with the patch. 

#13 - Remember, you need to be patient come patch day. ALL your carefully curated add-ons will be broken, although DBM is sure to have 15 updates within the first 24 hours, /sigh. The UI undergoes significant changes. I did not play around in beta with the bag sorting feature which will become available, but you'll want to take your time on that day to get to know what is available and how it works. 

I think this is all, for now. We went through just that one corner of the attic. There's so much that will be posted to our Warlords folder as we march toward November 13th. 



--Gimm
Duellona Wow, that's a lot of info, thanks Gimm ...

Raid Like a Pirate

Gimmlette a posted Thu at 9:53
Tomorrow!!!



Come on along, me hearties! Ye'll be needin' an ilevel of 480 and we'll be a plunderin' dem horde. Can we get a full 25 pirates to pillage and smash? 

Once we've cleared the first wing, we're going to head into the second wing and try to get people their Shado Pan Geyser Gun, or at least practice a bit. 



Nicolii has one and it has soooooo many applications in a guild like ours that we need to get a whole bunch of these. The video says it takes roughly 10-15 minutes to get the necessary stacks so we'll spend a bit of time working on this so people can see how it's supposed to work. Then, we'll clear the wing and you have time to come back and work on this afterwards. Plus, we can form up into a raid any time within the next few days to work on this once the first wing is cleared. 

I would like to have stacks of Savory Deviate Delight for tomorrow, if possible. You know it turns you into either a ninja or a pirate. If we can have a lot of these, you can eat one until you get turned into a pirate. If you don't know the recipe but are willing to fish up Deviate Fish, that's a help too. 

So, come on along tomorrow night. It will be a lot of fun. 

--Gimm

I Never Saw This Coming

Gimmlette a posted Tue at 13:52
You MUST act soon. I am, quite frankly, blown away by this. 

Later note:  We're going to need trillium bars for those seeking to finish. If you can donate ore or bars, please put it on the second tab. There will be things removed to make room for this. 

Thanks. 

Blizzard

As your journey takes you from Pandaria to Draenor, we wanted to extend one last opportunity to obtain your Legendary Cloak—and share some important updates related to this iconic item. 

Legendary Cloak Changes: Once More unto the Breach

As a part of the transition from Mists of Pandaria to Warlords of Draenor, we’ll be making some changes to the Legendary Cloak quest line and ultimately closing it out as players head into the new expansion. Once the quest is fully closed, the item will no longer be attainable, and the cloak will become a symbol of the great deeds you’ve accomplished in Mists of Pandaria.

With the release of the pre-expansion patch (6.0.2), players who are not already on the journey through this quest line will no longer be able to begin it. We will also be removing the Test of Valor step with patch 6.0.2 as a part of our transition from using Valor as a currency.

Once Warlords of Draenor launches on November 13, the Legendary Cloak quest line will be gone entirely—the quests and the cloak will no longer be obtainable, and any related in-progress quests will be cleared from your log.

But when one door closes, another door opens. In Warlords of Draenor, players will have the opportunity to earn a new Legendary item available exclusively in the new expansion: Khadgar’s Band of the Archmage.

The Gaze of the Black Prince: One Last Look

If you haven’t yet earned your Legendary Cloak, you still have one final opportunity to make accelerated progress on your quest. Rather than end the Gaze of the Black Prince buff on Tuesday, September 16 (as previously announced), the buff will remain active until the release of the Warlords of Draenor pre-patch (6.0.2). This buff increases the reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. It also increases the chance of obtaining items from his foes needed as a part of the Legendary Cloak quest line, including Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, and Titan Runestones.

Good luck on your quest, but remember that your voyage doesn’t end here. Soon, you’ll be setting your sights on the new Legendary item, Khadgar’s Band of the Archmage, in Warlords of Draenor.

To learn more about the Legendary Cloak quest line, check out our previous blog posts: I am Legendary and The Time Has Come: Legendary Quest Line.

Dorelei Yeah I don't get why they decided to do this. Why not leave it like they did the Cataclysm staff and daggers?
Duellona GRRRR! That was a horrible questline to begin with. Dare I assume the new "legendary" will be equally annoying ...
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