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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.

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If you were along Friday night, when we did Emerald Nightmare, you know we started our tank rotation policy, which is outlined, for guild members, below. Dorvaklynx tanked with Hercules. She did a wonderful job, as Treemoose did last night. We are looking forward to having all people who want to tank, tanking content. 

When I announced Lynx as the tank, Pinkel quipped, "Awww. Pinkel's not tanking." I burst out laughting. There is a guild story about Pinkel tanking. It's a good one. 

We were learning Obsidium Sanctum. It's a Wrath of the Lich King-era dungeon. For those who have never been there, a black dragon is in the center of the encounter, on an island. 

Sartharion is surrounded by lava. There are high cliffs surrounding the lava. On three points of the cliffs, bluish-purple dragons hang out. Each dragon does something different. There are multiple achievements for Sartharion; killing him, and killing him with one, two, or three dragons downed. We were not to the point where we could leave even one dragon up. It was hard with adds, and waves of lava, and knockbacks, and fire. January 9, 2011, we finally did it with all three drakes downed. 

But, at this time, we were still learning; still trying to escape the lava waves and the fire elementals. We'd killed the drakes and were standing around discussing the fight and what we needed to do. Someone asked who the main tank would be and I quipped, "Pinkel". The next thing I know, this pink-haired gnome is racing across the island toward Sarth. My initial reaction was, "What the h*^%?", not said into, I think we were using Ventrilo at the time. Then I realized what was happening, as did everyone else, and we charged in after her. 

I do not remember if Sarth ate her as a snack. I do not remember if we managed to down Sarth. I just remember, vividly, the pink pigtails running across the island toward what I knew was certain death. 

So, when Pinkel quipped that she was going to tank the dragon in EN, all these memories came flooding back. Okay then. If Pinkel wants to tank, Pinkel shall tank. 

We told her, last night, to tank Skorpyron, the first boss of Nighthold. Hunters kept misdirect up on her every time it was up. She didn't die, which prompted a couple of people to quip, "Nerf discipline priests". 

Now you know another guild story which has passed into legend. Pinkel, the priest tank. 


Dorelei Pinkel did an amazing job tanking the other night.

Trial of Style Returns

Gimmlette a posted Mar 4, 18

It feels like a very long time ago, but the mini-event, "Trial of Style" returns on Monday. For those of us more than a little addicted to transmog, (See below, *cough) this event is where we really shine. Even if you can't stand tmog, it's worth doing the event, particularly with guild members. Our foray, as a guild, into the "Trial of Style" will be Friday. We'll group up and join in. An added bonus, transmog costs are 0 this week, so you can prepare a number of looks for the guild's end of the month event at no cost to you. 

Just a note, we have a gear tab in the bank. 

You are welcome to take a look at what's there and pull anything which is either an upgrade or, more importantly, something you don't know the appearance of.

A word because I know someone will ask, the orange X's. That is from an add-on "Can I Mog It". For tmog afficionados, this is a fantasic add-on. When you get a piece of gear, it tells you if you have learned it or if it's new to you. It how so many of us, when we run raids and someone says, "Does anyone need this cloak?", several of us will pipe up, I'll roll on it for tmog. "Can I Mog It" has told us we don't know that appearance.

The 'x's' indicate this toon does not know these appearances. This is the bank toon which is a level 10 paladin so a lot of gear isn't known. If you have gear which you've tried to sell and you're not going to DE it, feel free to dump it on this tab. Every so often, we will go through the tab and winnow things, but all gear is welcome. We try to sell gear in the AH when we do a clean out. If it doesn't sell there, it's either de-d, depending upon enchanting mats we need, or we vendor it and stick the money in the guild bank. 

Low level greens are probably the most in demand, but you can put any in here. Low level crafted BoE stuff is good, too, and, if you are lacking mats to make a bunch of robes, for instance, just ask. We are sitting on a lot of cloth, excepting runecloth, embersilk, windwool, and silkweave. We don't have much of that stored off-site. (Here Gimm. 5,438 pieces of embersilk. You all know you want to hear me say, "I hate you all so much." when I open my mailbox and it explodes with cloth.) Netherweave. I'm drowning in netherweave. 

Anyway, I'm excited to run all my toons through "Trial of Style". It's fun, fast, and it's so much fun to see what pieces others have. "That is so cool! Where did you get that?" If you have questions about crafting stuff for the tab or about what kind of gear might be most in need, just ask. 


February Tmog Winner

Gimmlette a posted Mar 4, 18

Our February transmog theme was "Pick a Color of an Olympic Ring". Contestants built their transmog around one of the five colors. We had a wide array of colors and it was very cool to see people with the Olympic tabard. I think this was our biggest number of contestants. 

Unfortunately, you can't get that tabard anymore, other than the BMAH. I don't know that I've ever seen it for sale there, but it's possible. 

Gizmo was the judge. Mrs. Gizmo was sitting next to him offering her advice. First place went to Edish. 

Second place went to Sindiane. Third place went to Cyerthena. You can see all the entries in this thread

Thanks, everyone, for participating. March's contest is Friday, March 30th; same location. I am traveling that weekend so another officer will be running the contest. Edish (Hank) will be the judge. The theme is 

St.  Patrick's Day. 


We are in a very good place as the end of Legion draws near. (Side note: Don't forget to post your guess for the date Battle for Azeroth drops. Use the side bar to navigate to the thread. One guess could see you wind up with a bunch of prizes. You can pick a date someone else has picked.)

We downed Argus in LFR mode so people would be able to see the Silithus quests and do that questline. Also, we can now speculate on just what Illidan is up to with Sargeras. I wager we have not see the last of them. 

We will continue to make our way through Antorus on normal mode. For people interested in learning the fights or gearing up, Mizauki will be doing a run of LFR Antorus once a week, with exceptions for vacations. These will usually happen on Wednesdays as we tend to have Wednesdays open, but not always. Just wave when she asks if anyone wants to go. Note: These may start as early as 8 p.m. server time as they aren't calendar events. Do not get upset when you log on and a group are in LFR. Just let her know you're interested and be prepared to log in early. 

We cleared Tomb of Sargeras on normal. 

Kil'jaden was a fun fight and visually stunning. 

The developers and designers of the game have made some incredible visual effects in raids throughout this expansion. Makes me excited to see what's in store for us in BfA and makes me understand why the graphics requirements listed for computers are what they are. 

We are giving Tomb a rest, for the moment. I believe a number of us have one of those repeatedly kill someone quests to get a key to move quickly into deeper bosses of Tomb, but we've decided there are other things which require our attention. 

1)  Balance of Power, the bane of every player's existance. 

Balance of Power

Requires: Level 110, Completing  A Glorious Campaign, Questing in Azsuna up until  Hunger's End completion.

  1.  The Power Within - From Image of Kalec in your Class Hall A few days after completing  A Glorious Campaign

This is from WOWHead. This is the quest line. We know a few mains are working through this. Quite a few of you have sent letters asking for Emerald Nightmare and/or Nighthold. Because we can blast through both of these raids in our 2 hours window, we have decided to place them on the schedule for the first weekend of every month from now through July. Bring your main. Bring your alt. Whatever toon needs the raid. Check the schedule and sign up. 

In tandem with this, if you finish, say step 9, and you need Vault of the Wardens, Arcway, and Court of Stars, let Roaranor know. We will be happy to run through things for you. Note: You cannot advance quest lines in 5-mans in mythic plusses IF they involve a gathering component. If all you need to do is kill a boss, that can be done in a plus. Nothing else can. 

Our other progression event will be a mythic attack of Emerald Nightmare late month.

It will be a good test of our abilities and adaptability. We'll see how far we get. It promises to be quite the evening. 

Other raiding events are on the schedule. Deathtacular has not cleared Warlords of Draenor raiding content. If you have a level 100 horde, you're invited to come Monday, March 12th, as we clear Highmaul. For new members, you must have a toon in Spectacular Death in order to place a horde in Deathtacular. Mondays generally are "Play Your Horde Night", but that can be co-opted for SD events. Come on along. It will be fun. 

Based on responses from a poll taken at the beginning of the year, there is interest in running Icecrown Citadel on our Legacy toons. We intend to do that in April. Therefore, we have placed on the schedule, several Legacy leveling/gearing runs. If you'd like to join in, your toon's XP needs to be frozen at level 80, which you do by going to the Stormwind Keep and speaking to a rogue in the room to the right of the throne.

We ask that you not run ICC with your Legacy toon. We will be running Trial of the Crusader because this raid would have provided the gear which toons used, in addition to Ulduar gear, to get into ICC. When we started working on ICC as a guild, we used Ulduar gear. 

If your Legacy toon is in the storage guild, Eats Bacon, you are welcome to bring it back to SD for this event and move it back into Eats Bacon when this event is done. Once we have determined the date for the raid, we will ask for gems, enchants, and mats for flasks and food. These items will be the same as Ulduar. 

We are going to cap off the month with a mythic run of Siege of Orgrimmar. A number of people have asked for this as they never saw this raid in mythic format. Hunters, if you are interested in taming Thok, who was the bane of our existance as we learned this raid, please let Tarsan or Mizauki know. One hunter will be able to tame him when we run this event. 

We hope to see you at a raiding event in March. If you have questions about any of our planned raids, talk to myself, Tarsan, or Mizauki. 


Minaithelan I'm on step 15 , need mythic maw of souls "shudder"
Gimmlette a Whatever you consider your Legacy toon which you would be bringing to ICC. It's not because of gear requirements. W...
Zylostout Wow, that looks like quite the lineup for March! :) I am confused about "We ask that you not run ICC with your...


Gimmlette a posted Feb 21, 18

I want to toss this out there so people can ruminate on it. 

For the past 5 years, we've gotten together for a guild meet-up. Of course, last year's was at Disney World for our 10th anniversary. 

I want people to think about this year's meet-up. I am taking a break from organizing them. I've done the last 5, which included Disney, and I need to not be the organizer for a couple years. If we are going to do something this summer, we need to be thinking about it, voting on ideas, and organizing. These are the criteria for a meet-up:

  • Must be between the last weekend in May and the second weekend of September. This helps our teacher and student guild members. 
  • Must be in a location which can accomodate from 10-25 people. This will include spouses and children. At the Wednesday game night, when we were at Disney, we had 20 people. The prior year's meet-up was 22 people at my daughter's house. The venue must have adequate parking for everyone. 
  • Must be in a location with hotels and be reasonably easy to get to. Some guild members come from a distance and will happily stay in a hotel to make the meet-up. 

We are well-versed in "Please bring something.". People have brought cups, napkins, soda, salads, chips, desserts, alcohol, hot dogs, buns, etc. Directing attendees to local groceries is also good. You don't have to fund much of the food. We always had extra food at the end, too.

The event usually runs from 4-10 p.m., which allows people coming to decide about driving home or to go to a hotel. We usually grill, sit around and talk. We've had games and a pinata in the past. The 3rd and 4th meet-ups had themes. If you decide you wish to organize the meet-up, you do not have to create the theme. Once a location is selected, we can work on other details. The people who usually come to these are great about ideas and we've also just spent the evening talking without having any kind of theme.

If you are interested, please post here. We need to make a decision within the next month so people can plan time off, if they want to come. I'm pretty sure we are open to most anything, but the eastern half of the US seems to work best. 

This area is reasonably easy for most guild members to get to. 

We don't have to do a meet-up this year. After all, last year was pretty spectacular. I'm throwing this out there so we can start the thought processes. I'd love to see people again. I just don't want to plan it. 

If you have any questions about what's entailed with hosting, please talk to me. 


Gimmlette a The actual meet-up is an afternoon/evening. When we met at my daughter's, there were quite a few things for people ...
Souvlaki Should this be single day, multi-day, up to whoever makes a proposal? Is this something that should be on private proper...
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