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Welcome One And All To Spectacular Death's Website.

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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One More Week

Gimmlette a posted Tue at 10:53
Now that this photo's been published, I need to send the one of us in TK. 

Around Azeroth: One bloomin' blossom

"We realize you posted a photo of the core hound mounts already, but how about a circle of core hounds?" asks submitted Gimmlette. "Spectacular Death on Llane (US-A) took a bunch of guildies into Molten Core and got them mounts. They all went to my garrison afterward to pick them up and decided the fountain needed a steam bath. (Thanks for nothing, Blizzard, for moving the outhouses outside the walls. Grumble.) There's been a lot of complaining about how you can't fly in Draenor but, personally, I don't mind it, except when I want to stand on top of my fountain to get a circle of guild members on core hounds."

Happy Anniversary

Gimmlette a posted Mon at 12:40
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Happy Anniversary, Spectacular Death. Today is, officially, our 7th anniversary. When Superkind and I were standing in Goldshire, paying people 2 gold to sign our guild petition (That was a lot of money in BC times, for a low level toon.), I had no idea we'd have our own web site, Facebook page or Twitter account, let alone that we'd be looking back at 7 years of spectacular deaths and wondering where we can go in year 8 for more of the same. Thank you, all, for being a part of this journey and here's to more years of "Hold my drink and watch this". 
Tarsan 7 out of 10 years since WoW went live is amazing. I can't say if there are any big guilds out there that have been going ...
Seldaria I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Anniversary. I loo forward to meeting you all in game, and spending the next ...

Steaming the Fountain

Gimmlette a posted Dec 11, 14
Now isn't this a thing of beauty?



It took three (3) hours, but we completed Molten Core and got a whole bunch of people their core hound mounts. We had all 4 tanks needed, as well as half of the healers and a quarter of the dps. All these people made the Core a guild run and the bank picked up a nifty 1k gold for it. Everyone got their "fire" hat and, wonder of wonders, I got the elusive pet. I have to say, if we hadn't been talking about it prior to the Ragnaros kill, I wouldn't have known what it was. I'm hoping one of you gets the elusive enchant, too. 

Corien was not able to go and Jorlynn couldn't finish the run due to the late hour. Both will be heading into the Core to do this. Jorlynn might be going as early as this weekend. Corien won't be going until after this weekend. If you want to go with guild members, please talk to either of them. We had stupid in our run but our sheer size allowed us to kick the offending raider. So, the more people we have in a run, the worse off the raiding trolls are. Remember, we don't feed the trolls in this guild. We report and, if necessary, vote kick. 

To do Molten Core, you need to be level 100 and have an ilevel of 615. Come January, after the Core event is over, we need to find a place where everyone who got mounts can be for what will be a most awesome guild photo, more awesome than the one above. I'm happy not being able to fly in Draenor, except at times like this when I really wanted to land on the fountain and shoot down. 

Kick the guildies was an amazing success. Huge thank yous go out to Skipkick (Kickskip), Lasts (Laststhebest) and Mooch (Elitistmooch) for making level ones and to Squid who let us kick his main. I started the bidding and it quickly escalated. Bear won the first round at 7,000 gold. He promptly recited one of his famous poems before kicking Squid who ran away shouting, "I'M FREEEEEEEE!!!!!" It was hilarious. (Some day, someone needs to start collecting all of Bear's poetry for a book. It's always so inventive.) Of course I had to invite him back because he knows things and I can't have that information loose out in the world. 

We started the bidding again and it jumped, particularly after Skip started in on Thollie (Jorlynn) about her healing abilities. I believe there was some pooling of resources and she won the chance to do the next kick with a bid of 11,000 gold. Skip was promptly kicked, much to the assembly's delight. 

Final bidding started and Mooch, who had been trying to convince people that I should be kicked for the paltry sum of 10k, finally put that money into kicking someone. Lasts was the only one left so, with much fanfare and a countdown, Lasts got the boot. Lasts got his revenge my matching Mooch's total and then kicking Mooch. He ran into the center of Stormwind and told Trade chat how he'd just paid 10k to SD's bank and got /gkicked but that it was so much fun, everyone needed to apply. I guess a couple more guildies chimed in about how awful the guild was but everyone needed to apply. 

In the end, 38,000 gold was raised for the bank. This is good because, at the start of the evening's festivities, the bank stood at 39,100 gold. I really, really miss Cash Flow, although I do understand why Blizzard removed it. In addition to what was raised, we received 18,000 from guildies who wish to be anonymous. As we look ahead to having current content raiding on the schedule more than, say, every 3 weeks, having the bank total up over 60,000 means I can offer more money to you for repairs. I like being able to do that. 

Just a reminder, our anniversary events are in full swing now. Dragon Soul tonight, followed by a grand tour around Draenor. I'll need a couple of death knights with path of frost. Plus, if  you have the Azure Waterstrider mount, that will be useful. We will be paying our respects to Robin Williams' genie off the coast of Talador. 

There will be a raid of Highmaul on Saturday. There were a handful of people who weren't able to come last week so I want to make sure they get into the raid. We'll actually be using strats this time. 

Don't forget, Sunday is the guild Christmas party in Ironforge. Please bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange. 



Wrapping paper is on tab 1 of the guild bank. You can bring anything that can be wrapped from gray to purple items. We are starting at 8:30 p.m. to allow people who usually leave at 9-ish on Sunday night to participate. We meet in the Explorer's Hall. 

Lots of fun stuff in the upcoming week. 

--Gimm

Saftey Dance

Gimmlette a posted Dec 9, 14
Thanks to the authentication issues yesterday, Minaithelan got the other music video done. 



Dorelei I love the dancing Arthas' (Arthai?) the best!
Ilrisse I think the people falling to their deaths on their mounts added a special touch to it. (TL;DR It was great and I loved ...
Bearsilver this one rocked mina

Fun. Fun. Fun.

Gimmlette a posted Dec 7, 14
Between now and the 22nd of December, we have crammed as much as we possibly could into the days. 

Monday is Dungeons with Dore. Of course you can run dungeons any time, but on this date, we try to get the maximum number of groups going; regular and heroic. We have a lot of dps so please be willing to rotate out after you've run a dungeon so the max number of people can go. 

Tuesday is new Molten Core. We'll start grouping up at 8:45 with the intent to queue at 9:00 p.m. Even if you've already done the core, please come along again. The idea is that if we have a lot of SD people in the raid, the idiots and trolls can't control it and make LFR life molten hell. Plan on this being a solid 2 hours of your life but, in the end,  you get the core hound mount and that's what people really want. There is a pet and an enchant that drop but those are very, very rare. You must be level 100 and have an ilevel of 615 to get into the Core. 

Wednesday is our "Awesome Magical Power" event. We'll meet up in Stormwind and you have the chance to kick either Lasts, Mooch, Skip or Squid from the guild. You'll bid gold for the opportunity. Pool your resources amongst a number of people. Bidding starts at 9:00 p.m. and at 10 gold. All the monies raised go straight into the guild bank to defray raiding repairs. Each one of them has been obnoxious enough to kick. 

Thursday, we're running Dragon Soul to help Dolvange and Red get more pieces for Fangs of the Father, the legendary daggers. We'll run it in heroic mode, but it still won't take us long to blast through. If you're looking for transmog, come on along, too. Level 85+. I might bring the mage.

Friday, our anniversary events kick off in grand style with the great tour around Draenor. Everyone is invited to my garrison at 8:30 p.m. If you have the Azure Waterstrider, you'll want to have that handy. Otherwise, we need a couple of DKs with Path of Frost. We're going to ride around the edge of Draenor. We will be stopping to pay our respects to Robin Williams' genie. We'll meet back at my garrison where you can poke through my stuffs. 

Next Saturday, we will be running Highmaul with strats. You must be level 100 and have an ilevel of 615, same as with Molten Core, to run this. First priority will be given to the handful of people who weren't able to come along this past Saturday. After that, the raid will be filled. We did a fantastic job just poking our tanks at stuff and killing it so I have every confidence we can get Kargath down. 

Sunday is the guild Christmas party. 

We will meet in Ironforge at 8:30 p.m., in the Hall of the Explorers. You need to bring a wrapped gift. Anything that can be wrapped is eligible. Battle pets, gear, weapons, clothing, bags, those giant fish you fish up for the fishing achievement, there are a lot of things you can wrap. Stacked items currently cannot be wrapped, although, every year I put in a ticket and suggest that would be a cool thing. I'd love to hand out wrapped stacks of potions or murloc scales or dead moles. 

Anyway, you need to bring a wrapped gift. We take turns exchanging gifts until everyone in attendance has swapped their gift. Then we go around the circle opening our gifts and linking them in chat. The gift is yours to do with as you please, so if you already have a pocket reaver, you're welcome to AH it or wrap it and gift it next year. This event is always a lot of fun. It takes about an hour for those of you who don't usually stay online on Sunday evening. 

For your convenience, I put wrapping paper on the front tab of the guild bank. 



I'll need to restock my holiday paper this year. What you see is all that I have. 

A week from Monday, our anniversary events conclude with a naked run of Obsidian Sanctum. Only jewelry and trinkets will be allowed and we're going to do this 3D, meaning all drakes will be up. If you don't have the mount that drops off Sartharion in 3D, be sure to come along. It promises to be a lot of laughs. 

So, that's the week ahead. There is a great deal planned. Mark your calendars and I'll see you then. 

--Gimm
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