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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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Warlords of Draenor System Requirements

Blizzard Community Manager Nethaera has shared the updated System Requirements for Warlords of Draenor:
Originally posted by Blizzard (Official Post | Blue Tracker)Collapse


To make sure you’re prepared for Warlords of Draenor, we wanted to share with you the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing the expansion.

Minimum System Requirements: 

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack) 
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000

OS X 10.8 
Intel Core 2 Duo 
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850

35 GB available HD space 
Broadband Internet connection 
DVD-ROM drive 
1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel 

Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack) 
Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

OS X 10.9 (or latest version) 
Intel Core i5 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better

Here It Comes.

Gimmlette a posted 6 hours ago
You should be noticing this now. Some people may have gotten a jump last night as a number, who were not in either the Beta or the PTR, were experiencing downloads. 

Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 Background Download Begins!

Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 Background Download Begins!

To help you get prepared for the upcoming Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 release, we’ve uploaded the patch data to the background downloader. By downloading the patch in advance, you’ll be ready to get in-game and start playing as soon as the expansion goes live!

If you have issues during this process, you can find help to resolve them on the support site here.

You can adjust your download settings within the Battle.net desktop app by clicking on the Battle.net symbol and selecting "Settings” from the menu. Under Game Install/Update you’ll be able to adjust your download options for each of your games and enable or disable the background download, adjust the rate for your download, or pause it if you have a restriction on daily downloads.

I love the title. I typed part of that song in chat on Friday night. 

Around Azeroth: So hoist up the John B's sail

"Spectacular Death likes to provide answers to the questions you didn't know needed to be asked," writes submitter Gimmlette. "This time, it's how many pirates will fit in the crow's nest in Booty Bay. Step one is to get everyone into a raid. Step two is to order them to take their summons and like it. Step three is to have everyone greet Dread Captain DeMeza. Our tests conclude that the crow's nest holds many more than the dozen we had online before our 'Raid Like a Pirate' event. Yes, there is a reason Ollivor is sitting on the top of the mast. Do you know what's inside a voidwalker? Now you know why all the rum is gone."

The Week Ahead

Gimmlette a posted Mon at 11:42
Your officers met last night to look ahead to what we want to accomplish in the last days, weeks, months of Mists and the year. If you take a look at the in-game calendar, you'll see a lot of things on it between now and the end of the year. We still don't know the official patch date, which makes planning for the new UBRS a bit difficult, but we've taken a guess based on what's been said. As Warlords gets closer, we'll be filling in a few of the gaps. If there is something you want to run, please let us know. For those of you who sent letters or mentioned something, we put your wants on the calendar.

This week is stuffed full of fun things. Tonight, we're going to do our famous naked runs. This event comes with a twist. You start off naked and you must wear anything that you pick up. We'll be chaining these dungeons so plan on having the most "interesting" looking gear set when you're done. The fun starts at 9 p.m.

On Tuesday and again on Friday, we'll visit Brewfest. Tuesday's event will be on the horde side. The ram race is much different horde side than alliance side. We might even run some Wrath dungeons while we're over there. 

On Friday, we'll work on any Brewfest achievements you might have. The hard one is Down With the Dark Iron

Doesn't seem like it would be hard to do, but, as many people have noted, Ironforge has become a non-CRZ zone suddenly. I had grown quite used to seeing lots of people there, but there were huge problems with people being able to click on Brewfest quest givers so the festival has reverted to Llane-Arygos. Ironforge is empty. That means getting enough people to stop the Dark Irons has become a problem.

We mobilized quickly on Sunday to get several people this achievement because you just need a bunch of bodies to hurl mugs at Dark Irons. If you still need it, on Friday, we'll mobilize again to help you get it. 

One thing I do want to mention. With the potential for a mount, a lot of people want to run the special boss, Coren Direbrew. When people ask if anyone wants to run the boss, please pay attention and volunteer. It's kind of beyond annoying to have spent 30 minutes badgering chat to get groups together and, 10 minutes later have someone who was clearly not paying attention, ask for a run. You have to understand that annoys your guild members.  You will have to stop what you're doing to help, but then we all get runs back-to-back. Everyone gets a run and you can go back to what you were doing. Be considerate.

Wednesday, we're back in Siege of Orgrimmar. Your officers and I have decided that we're going to focus on Siege between now and November 13th. If we can down Garrosh after the patch, there is a 100% drop rate on the legendary he has. You'll find all sorts of days where Siege is on the calendar. We're into the "hard" part now, the really tough bosses. We want to maximize the amount of time we spend on them so please be ready for the first pull at 9:01. Weekend raids might go 30 minutes longer if we're on a roll. 

We'll still be helping people try to get their cloaks but this was announced by Blizzard. Come the patch, everyone gets to see Ordos. 

Thursday has a PvP event. By request, we are going to run a Rated Battleground. This will be a tough challenge. If you have ever wanted to dip your toe into this kind of PvP, Thursday is the day to try it. Based on your feedback to Mina, we'll decide if we want to try this again. If you were one of the people who wanted a Rated Battleground run, Thursday is your day. 

Saturday is going to be a unique event. We're calling it "Clean Up Your Achievements" Day. First of all, it's time for an annual event. Long-time guild members know this season of the year. 

It's time for 

Win Gimm's Gold. 

This is how it works. Saturday begins the Big 10 football season. I am a die-hard Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Iowa plays Purdue on Saturday. If Iowa wins AND you are online when I announce the final score, you win Iowa's winning total in my gold. This does not come from the bank's stash. This is my gold. (That 100,000 gold for the Alliance chopper could be a long time coming if Iowa has a good season.) Usually, but not always, I announce the score in the evening, but sometimes, not until Sunday, if the game is a late start. So, if you want some free gold, root for Iowa to win and run up the score and then log on Saturday evening. 

Next, someone asked me for a scenario run to get the following achievement. 

I don't remember who it was but, sure, we'll do that on Saturday. We'll start in the afternoon and just keep running them until everyone who wants the achievement, gets it. Scenarios are not going away come the patch, but they will become unavailable. New ones are being added with Warlords so if you'd like to run these, and they are great money, valor and justice point drops, come on along. It just takes 3 people and you, technically, don't need a designated tank or healer. Plus, if you are a Brawler's Guild member, the items needed for the Challenge Cards, The Bear and the Lady Fair and Splat, part of the Collect Your Deck achievement, drop in scenarios. 

Speaking of Brawler's Guild, there is one achievement we would really like to get. 

What we need to get this achievement are 20 people to queue to brawl. I know that actually brawling may be scary to some of you, but if you're able to get into the Brawler's Guild, we need you for this achievement. 

How this will work:  Those of us who actually want to brawl will queue first. Then, everyone else who just wants to help us get the achievement will queue. Once 20+ people have queued for a brawl, a portal opens and we go to Orgrimmar's brawlers pit. If you've never done Brawler's Guild, the first fight is Bruce and you can die and never have to fight anything. I'll be asking in the Llane forum, too, but please come on Saturday at 9 p.m. and help us get this achievement. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Brawler's Guild shuts down with the patch and won't reopen until after Warlords drops. 

Also on Saturday, we're going to help a bunch of guild members get this very annoying and elusive achievement. 

This achievement is located in Mount Hyjal at Sethira's Roost, part of the Molten Front series of dailies. What we need are a bunch of us on both horde and alliance toons. You'll need to have opened up this area, so, if you are willing to help, get over to the Sanctuary of Malorn and make sure you've cleared Sethira's Roost so you get the daily that takes place over there. Mankirk and Thassarian are the hardest for people to get but we're hopeful that with enough toons in the area, doing the daily, these two will show up and we can tick this off the achievement need list. 

Again, please take a moment to look at the in-game calendar. We spent a good hour planning and discussing and trying to fit as much in as we can. Herald of the Titans events will be done in fits and starts over the next few months, but it may have to wait until late December or even into January of next year, given everything that we want to do. I'm really thrilled to see people step up to run content to gear up their Herald toons independent of a specific date. It's important to me to have free days on the calendar or events that don't take a lot of time so you have time to do these kinds of things. 

This is a lot of fun stuff this week. More is coming. 

Dorelei I asked Lore about queuing for MoP Scenarios today. His reply: Yes, at level 90. Past level 90 you can still get to them ...

Feeling A Little Sad

Gimmlette a posted Sun at 0:41
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. 

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