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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.

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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Caption This

Gimmlette a posted 8 hours ago

We just finished one contest so it's time for another, especially the ever popular "Caption This". Below is the screenshot that needs a caption. You go to this thread and post your caption(s). You can enter as often as you like, but each caption must be a new post. Keep them clean and winners are those who can make me groan, chortle or laugh out loud. Puns are very good. 

Contest runs from now to August 16th, with winners announced August 17th. First place is 200 gold. Second place is 175 gold and third place is 150 gold. There have been ties. 

So, have at it and good luck. 


Done and done. We did it. The raid started early to accomodate people who usually don't stay online late on Sunday. We just had Imperator to down and we'd have a clear. 

Our first tries on him, last week, saw us get him to 27% before dying. We weren't doing anything like regular strats, which is normal for us. So, I anticipated we could down him. It would just be about the mechanics of the fight. 

Jor gave us the "brief", which isn't real brief because there's a lot that goes on in the fight. 

It took us a fulll 90 minutes, with a break, to down him. Fun fact, we downed him after we took our break. Must have been all the coffee you folks were drinking. 

Faience wanted to know if there was a limit to the number of skeletons on the ground at any given time. I'm not sure we've ever hit a limit. 

Thank you, everyone, for coming a half hour earlier and executing the fight. That puts us at 2405 achievement points which should move us into a tie for 4th place on the server. For a guild that doesn't spend a lot of time doing progression raiding, that is incredibly fantastic. 

In celebration, we ran over and killed "Mooch's" dino, who never saw the mass of humanity coming. 

Then, we ran to the Steamwheedle rep tower to turn in his claw. As we were leaving, I got this whisper. 

Some people just don't get the spirit of celebration. I'll bet he's an ol' stick in the mud in his guild. 

This was great work to clear this raid. Thank you all, again, for coming. 


Dore is a Slave Driver

Gimmlette a posted 8 hours ago

Special Stuffs

Gimmlette a posted 9 hours ago

Back in December of 2007, I stood in Goldshire and, with the help of a friend and 1 gold each, got 8 signatures to start a guild named "Spectacular Death". There have been times, in early 2008 and summer 2009, where I didn't think anything would come of this guild. We've weathered our share of drama and frustration, but here we are, still alive and kicking, looking ahead to our 8th anniversary this year. Eight years is a long time in WOW-dom. Since I started playing in 2006, it kind of feels like SD has always been around. 

As we've grown, as we've started meeting up in real life, the idea of having something tangible, other than a well-worn butt space in an office chair, which had the guild name on it, appeals to a lot of people. At the guild meet-up last month, guild members got Minion goodie bags containing pens, among other things.

When we first got together, three years ago, I made plastic cups. (I still have some pens left. If you want one, or more, I need an address to ship them to.) At the meet-up last month, I wore a tee shirt I've had for years. 

This blurry image (The shirt is still in the wash. I don't need to wash clothes that often.) shows the guild tabard like one of the standards we can throw down. "Spectacular Death" is above the standard. "Gimmlette" and "Llane" are below it. There is a badge for alliance, dwarf and hunter in the gold decoration below the standard. A lot of people commented on the shirt and how cool it is. 

In 2011, WOWInsider ran a "guild of the month" contest. You needed to send 5 screenshots and 200 words with why your guild was the best. Everyone contributed to the paragraph and I added a death scene and other photos. Every month, if you weren't chosen, you had to resubmit. The prize was a $100 gift certificate to a company called "Swag Dog". At the time, they had a licensing agreement with Blizzard to produce custom clothing; tees, hoodies and sweatshirts. We were announced as the winner for, I believe, the March 2011 contest. It might have been April, but it's hard to search backwards through front page posts when we've been with Enjin since March of 2011. I got the email saying we'd won, but it wasn't published and wasn't publish and wasn't published. Suddenly, in May of 2011, Swag Dog's license was revoked. It's never been announced why. Insider staff had to run the last three guilds of the month quickly because we wouldn't be able to use the gift certificate after May 31st. 

What to do? We officers discussed things. You know that I'm about treating everyone fairly. How to divvy up $100 in goodies? After much discussion, we opted to get Skipkick, who was hosting our TeamSpeak server at the time, and the co-founder of SD, Superkind, baseball caps. That used up half of the funds. The officers told me to use up the rest and get myself some swag. So, I purchased the above shirt and another one, which is my favorite, but which I'd worn the last two years to the meet-up. I have a long-sleeved tee from Swag Dog. 

This shirt has lead to a discussion. If we did a guild tee shirt, would you buy it? I have concerns about Blizzard doing the smash hammer on us. Both Red and Mull think if we make custom shirts just for guild members and not offer them to the general public to make money, Blizzard shouldn't have a problem with that. Indeed, some guilds have custom shirts made for BlizzCon (*cough) which feature their tabard and toon name. Red has contacted Blizzard so we're absolutely clear on their policies before attempting to do anything like this. If this is okay, and there is interest, we're considering a design contest for the tee. 

Lasts has asked about custom coffee mugs. He was one of the last (pun intended) recipients of my stash of plastic cups. (Photo is requested of you and your mug. ((double pun intended))) The company from which I ordered the cups is called "Discount Mugs". I'd be up to ordering custom coffee mugs. They have a green mug on which we'd put the guild logo. They did a fantastic job with the plastic cups and those things are tough as nails. Their minimum order is 36 and that's not much to spend for a mug. Is the interest there?

Lastly, here's something to think about. My daughter was in a horde guild, Unfadeable, for a long time. They did one thing we do, collect crazy things said in chat and post them to their web site. Our thread is up to 49 pages and I think I have more screenshots of comments to post. Carole collected some of the best comments, went to blurb.com, and created not one, but two books. 

The books contain original art work as well as screenshots. You know I'm a screenshot junkie so we have more than enough of those to put out a book of photos. I've wanted to do this since seeing Carole's books but we didn't have the volume of material we do now. I could do this for myself, but I want to gauge interest. Is this something you would like to have? It would be cool to have all our "Caption This" contests in one place, other than the web site. 

So this is a post to ascertain what you might like in the way of guild items. Maybe this isn't your cuppa, but in all these cases, you're not asked to open your wallet. Tell me what you think. Have another idea? I'm all ears. 


We're announcing this early because this is a bittersweet award. I met this guy in Wrath, when he was an obnoxious junior at Penn State University. I don't remember how our paths crossed, but he was in the #1 guild on Llane, Anguish, at the time and they were working really hard to get Kel'Thuzad down for the server first. He used to run me over, riding his Amani war bear from the original Zul'Aman raid, if he saw me standing by the mailbox or any place in Ironforge. I could count on him for advice on how to handle Wrath raiding content as SD took our first tentative steps into that tier of raiding. 

Then Anguish disintegrated and he quit WOW to graduate from college and start that whole "adult" thing. I thought about him on occasion in Cataclysm, a "wonder where he is" thought. As time went on, so many people I've known in the game faded from view and I never thought about them again. Suddenly, last year, he whispered me. He was back and looking for a guild. Oh man, I snapped him up faster than peanut M&M's. 

In the year since he joined us, he's been a mentor, a joker, a tank, a dps and just generally an asset in chat and in groups. But, he's leaving us. His last day of WOW is tomorrow, July 30th. He's going back to school for his master's and trying to save for a house. (You do know those are nothing but money pits, right?) WOW just isn't in the cards now, owing to the time and money required for life as he progresses forward. Before he leaves us, he donated 100,000 gold to the guild bank and sent me all the mats he's had stored, mats he couldn't sell. Speechless doesn't quite cover things. 

So, we officers decided a proper "thank you" and "goodbye" and "godspeed" would be to name 

our Guild Member of the Month. 

It's been so much fun this past year, reminescing about all the people and guilds and events we knew back in Wrath. We've totally enjoyed his recruiting statements, given before we ran into Highmaul, and his threats to "contact HR" about guild behavior. We will also miss his willingness to do things just to see us succeed at whatever the guild was trying to accomplish.  

His toons will remain in SD for awhile, mainly so he can keep tabs on what we're doing. He may be back in limited capacity around our 8th anniversary, but that is wholly dependent upon what fragments of time he might have. We will miss you, Mooch. Stay in touch. 


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