We're planning some big events for the summer. These events are designed to tap into the fun and silliness that are hallmarks of the Spectacular Death guild experience. First up will be something unique on Saturday, May 30th, before the Highmaul raid.
Mina pointed this out. Ellen DeGeneres has started a video event borrowed from the Ice Bucket Challenge of last summer. Entitled "Just Keep Dancing", it's designed to help kids with cancer get through their treatments. The premise is that you upload a video of yourself dancing. Mina's idea is for member of Spectacular Death and Deathtacular to go somewhere and dance. He'll add music and then upload the video to Ellen's page. We're pretty sure we'd be close to the first WOW guild to do this. You are to challenge two people at the end of your video. We know who those two will be.
We'd like to have as many people as possible participate. You can bring your horde or your alliance toon. We haven't decided where yet, but as long as you're online and ready to go at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th, we'll summon you, if necessary.
Next, we have two events in June you'll want to participate in. The Summer Solstice is Sunday, June 21st. That's also the start of Midsummer Fire Festival.
On Sunday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., we're going to invite the entire Llane and Arygos servers to Exodar for a party. Think disco here. Wear your best take off on a 1970's disco outfit and come have some fun. There will be dancing around the fire pole. If someone has a disco ball, I would really love it if you would bring it. The twist is that I'm going to invite the horde to come, too. We might not get very many of them, but, you never know. We will also be doing an organized event to steal all the horde flames. That's always a lot of fun.
On Saturday, June 20th, we're going to have a pet battle extravaganza.
I need 6 people who would be willing to be the person sought after for battling. You'll get 2 special pets and 150 gold for your time. There will be prizes for everyone who battles.
Friday, July 3rd will be a guild WOW trivia contest. Details are being finalized, but you won't have to go anywhere and there will be awesome prizes for everyone who participates. I need one person willing to help me keep score. The fun will start at 9 p.m.
Finally, it's coming.
From the humble beginnings in 2012 with 4 racers, the Terrapin 500 had a dozen last year. Saturday, August 29th will be the 4th annual running of the turtles. The only mount allowed is the Sea Turtle, which you fish up from pools from Wrath, Cataclysm and Mists zones. I don't know about Warlords zones. We have a ton of fun. It's 5 laps around Ironforge followed by 5 laps around Dalaran. We always get people to follow us. You get money for participating, more if you come in costume. Horde toons are invited to race in Dalaran. The turtle is a random drop. Some people, we won't mention any names, got it the first day they went looking for it. Some people have been fishing for it since Wrath and still don't have it. If you would like to participate in the event and don't have the turtle, best start your fishing now. If you can't bear the thought of fishing, I can use someone to act as a race "announcer".
More things will be added to the calendar as we get the dates finalized. If you would like to help with these events, please let me know. Thanks.