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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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Guild Member of the Month

Gimmlette a posted 10 hours ago

It was a whisper. "Can we nominate officers for Guild Member of the Month?" Absolutely. It take a number of people willing to devote time to helping me keep the guild running smoothly. If we're doing things "right" or sort of right, you may not even notice us other than when we lead something you come to or you need your 8th alt invited to the guild. But being nominated for Guild Member of the Month tells us that we are appreciated. 

We agreed with the whisperer who said this officer goes above and beyond her duties. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of this game. If she doesn't know, she finds out. She has pretty much anything you could ask for spread across what seems like 896 toons, and if she doesn't have it, she probably knows where to get it. Her biggest contribution to guild life is her raid leading. She researches fights and takes copious notes. We wouldn't be where we are without her devotion to watching videos and reading strategies. 

So, we recognize

Jorlynn

as Guild Member of the Month. Be sure you thank her for all that she does. 

--Gimm

Lasts Grats Jor very well deserved!

Happy Canada Day!

Gimmlette a posted 10 hours ago

A salute to our Canadian guild members. 

Have a great day!

--Gimm

Back in early May, a bunch of us were brainstorming ideas for guild events. Some great ideas were mentioned. Basol suggested an event based on The Amazing Race TV show. After mulling it around for a week, I decided that sounded like a fantastic idea, so I am announcing this event now so you can get prepared. 

Basol's Spectacular Amazing Level 1 Race will take place on the GHOSTLANDS server. Why Ghostlands? Because you need to make a level 1 toon and a number of people have no space on either Llane or Arygos. 

It does not have to be a gnome. Any level 1 will do. We have a guild on Ghostlands, Spectacularly Dead. You may join it if you like. Let me know and I can hop on the GL over there, Oatmeal. Whatever level 1 you make, DO NOT LEAVE THE STARTING ZONE. DO NOT QUEST, EITHER. Just make your toon and chill. 

On Friday, July 31st, you will be summoned to the above location. This is a 2-day event because you're going to race from the above location to Booty Bay and it worked best to do this over 2 days. The event starts at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, August 1st. 

Maybe this is the route. Maybe this is a bit of an exaggeration. The route has been planned AND run by a level 1 to see just how long it takes to go from the top to the bottom. Plus, obstacles were discovered. Let's just say the first leg and the last leg really depend upon how many people are questing in the area or on whether you're willing to work together. And there was that one spot...grrrrr. 

Along the way, you will need to stop at various locations and buy something to turn in at Booty Bay. You will be given money to buy these items. 

To make the journey more fun and, perhaps, a bit less stressful, you may form teams. No more than 3 people are allowed in a team. After you have completed the first leg of the run, you may make a guild with your team, if you so desire. This way, you can make a tabard and 'team name'. You do not have to make a guild. This is optional, but funds will be provided should you choose to do so. We should have enough people that we can make guilds by signing each others' charters. If you decide to go this route, spend time now and look at all the choices of colors and icons for tabards. The last thing you want to do is spend another 2 hours designing your tabard. If we have an odd number of people, I may go down to teams of 2 in order to make sure no one is solo. 

You will not get the route in advance. Once you are at the starting location, you'll get a list of where you're to go and what you are to buy, as well as money for purchases. If you are going to make a guild with your team, please let me know. 

This is going to be a lot of fun. Mark off your calendars now. If you have any questions, please ask me. 

--Gimm

Gimmlette a Mounts are not allowed. This is a running event.
Ciannie Ok I have a question, What is the ruling on the Heirloom Mount? Is it allowed? I only ask because if it is then I need t ...

Hidden Questlines

Gimmlette a posted Jun 21, 15

First of all, I want to thank Minaithelan for posting this link on the Facebook page.

Reading this was like a walk down memory lane. I don't remember if I've done Captain Saunders so you can bet I'll be in Westfall killing murlocs to see if one drops the map. I did do all the other ones, except for the horde only quest. I also don't think Sully's letter is still in the game. WOWHead lists it as removed. 

To me, this is what is right and wrong with the game. What's right are all these little gems, sprinkled about. Take Sully's letter. I did the quest line at level. You used to have to jump from the broken part of the Thandol Span to the teetering column to help a dwarf trapped inside the column. It was a quest line you picked up somewhere. I don't remember where. I was with a number of guild members when we did it and yes, I managed to make the jump. The only way to get back to wherever you had to turn in the quest, was to jump off the column. When you landed in the water, there were a bunch of blocks from the broken span. The letter was tucked under a corner of one of the blocks. The level 60 who was with us knew where the letter was, but, before quests had ! over them or things sparkled, you needed to be curious and willing to mouse over anything. The letter had a cog wheel when moused over. 

I knew the original letter on which the game letter is based. I think doing this quest line was the first time the game really "got" to me, provoking an emotional response. Sara Balloo still stands in the Military Ward, I believe, in front of her house. 

What is wrong with the game is the removal of so many of these quests listed. Who cares if only 25% of players in the game have seen it? If someone is going for Loremaster or even just Seeker, they will find every quest they can and will see things like this. This quest wasn't tied to any lore which got changed with the Cataclysm or with the opening of Draenor and like the message in a bottle, you had to be willing to mouse over everything, something I still do, to find the quest. 

I enjoy the lore of the game, but, as one commentator said on the discussion of Sully's letter, it's things like this that make the game more immersive. I'd love to see Patch 7.1 which puts back into the game all these quests as well as quest lines like Linkin's. It's not the grand lore-based quests that make the game, it's the little touches which give depth to the story. These quests make you feel that every NPC you meet has a back story, a life just waiting to be discovered. 

--Gimm

Spectacular Events

Gimmlette a posted Jun 14, 15

On Sunday, June 21st at 8 p.m., we'll be gathering in Exodar for the start of the Fire Festival and SD Disco Event. 

Put together your craziest outfit. That's the T2 hunter gear set and Mirren's Drinking Hat. It can be as color coordinated as you want or revisit the great Burning Crusades "clown suit". There are clothing items on the last tab for you to rummage through. You're also welcome to donate clothing for this event. Please put it on the last tab. After the 21st, we'll clear that tab and you can slowly start to fill it again. We try to AH everything and, when that doesn't work after a few tries, we either vendor it or DE it depending upon our stash of materials. All monies earned are put back into the guild bank so we can fund events and prizes. 

Bring all your toys, all your battle pets, all your trinkets and wuzzles. Put out your beer kegs and your fish feasts. Learn the words to all the songs from "Saturday Night Fever" and anything by KC and the Sundshine Band. There is a special boss for the Fire Festival and don't hesitate to invite people from other servers who are at the party to run that 5-man. It takes about 10 minutes to run. You, too, can get a scythe you won't use. It will be a lot of fun. 

On Saturday, June 20th, beginning at 9 p.m., we're having a pet battle event. All levels are welcome, but you will need to have one level 25 team. There are three guild members you'll have to find in Eastern Kingdom. Battle them and win and collect a token. Come find me in Stormwind, turn in your tokens, battle my level 25 team and win and you can walk away with a shiny new pet or 100 gold, your choice. 

 Deathtacular got all but Scarlet Monastery and Scholomance done for achievements on Friday night. We're up to 1090 guild achievement points. I'd really love to get the achievements for raids, but we need 8 people for raids. On Monday, we'll be back at it. If you have a level 70+ horde, we'd love to see you. We have Karazhan done so we'd be doing Magtheridon and Gruul's Lairs and Serpentshrine Caverns. Come help us get those achievements. 

Speaking of guild achievements, we are at 2385 in SD. We are tied for 5th place in Guild Ox's rankings. Three other guilds also have 2395 points. Unfortunately, what we have left isn't something we can just throw a lot of people at to get done. We're working on Creepjackers, but that's a couple years out, since we're not running BGs every week. If we could get 10 people willing to spend a couple hours, we could try our hand at rated battlegrounds. We just need to win one for a guild achievement. We would like to work on Challenge Mode dungeons. Talk to Red if you're interested in doing that. We need 40 more runs with a bronze ranking or better for that achievement.

We're working through heroic Throne of Thunder but have hit a wall with Dark Animus. Once we get heroic ToT conquered, we can move on to heroic Siege of Orgrimmar. We have three bosses left in Highmaul; Brackenspore, Ko'ragh and Imperator Mar'gok. Brackenspore has been a conundrum for us. Ko'ragh, we just need to learn the fight and we haven't seen Mar'gok yet. We'd love to have you come with us. Our next raid will be Blackrock Foundry on the 27th. We're going to go in on normal and poke things with the pointy ends of sticks and see how we do. We need someone to earn exalted status with the Silverwing Sentinels for the guild achievement "Classic Battles". How much do you love Warsong Gulch? Yeah, I didn't think so. 

We have completed 86% of the achievements available to us. Not bad. Not bad at all for a guild whose primary purpose is to sing battle cries and jump off high places. 

Friday night, July 3rd, beginning at 9 p.m., we'll be doing a WOW trivia contest. Park your toon somewhere and get your typing fingers ready. I'll be typing questions in chat and the first right answer wins. At the end of an hour, we'll total up the winners and the people with the most correct answers win 150 gold and a surprise. July 4th/5th, we won't be doing much of anything "organized" so if you'd like to run something let us know. There are fireworks at the major capitals on July 4th. They aren't all that spectacular in Stormwind due to it always being day but they are cool in other places. 

Have you been fishing for your Sea Turtle? The 4th Annual Terrapin 500 takes place Saturday, August 29th. You can fish these up from any pool Wrath level or higher. Only the sea turtle is allowed in the race. Coming in costume is encouraged. We are all hoping Basol has a new dress for this race. Wearing the same one two years in a row would be gauche. 

As promised in guild chat last week, I sent in a Keg photo. 

This past week has provided me with a couple more accidentally great shots. 

Finally, we made a visit to Nok-Karosh. If you don't know this name, it's a world boss in western Frostfire Ridge. She's a very large, very angry, very chompy wolf. She is not a soloable (yet. When we're level 150, probably) boss. We all had very large repair bills after going after her. It took us 45 minutes to get the timing of the fight down because there are adds around her that must be handled. In the end, however, it is very much worth it because she drops a mount, Garn Nighthowl

That's quite the line up of wolf mounts available to Alliance. I'm riding Garn. We can certainly get more people this mount. Unfortunately, only one drops per kill. We need two hunters and I need to thank Kelidd and Gazzlo for doing all the work on this particular event. We downed Rukhmar, Drov and then Nok last Tuesday. It was a good night. 

--Gimm

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