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We come to the end of Ten Days of Spectacular Death. We started at the end of Burning Crusades and are, quite happily, moving into the waning months of Legion, looking ahead to the Battle For Azeroth. I don't have an exact time for when our anniversary actually occurs. It was evening and I was spending my hard earned gold to get signatures on the charter. Amaera is the only person left who originally signed the charter. Back then, you needed 10 signatures and I know the charter cost way more than it does now. My co-founder, Superkind, claimed not to have much gold on him, so I paid for the charter and paid the lowbies in Goldshire who signed the charter. Back then, you could buy a signature for 2 gold. 

I think Wrath of the Lich King had been announced. I don't remember for sure. There was a column in the old WowInsider online magazine where you could submit recruiting statements and we decided to go for it. We advertised that we were new and we were looking to do old content because none of us had seen it and we knew guilds were not looking to do that stuff. They were gearing up in Black Temple and Sunwell for the coming expansion. We wanted to see Molten Core and Ahn Qirag. WowInsider published an article on us under their "15 Minutes of Fame" column. I remember, I was questing with Super in Shadowmoon Valley. He wasn't yet 70 and I was helping. (The Teron Gorefiend quest line was awesome.) I almost didn't believe the person who contacted me from Insider when they whispered who they were. 

As one could say, the rest is history. We've seen those classic raids and everything else, with the exception of the end of Kil'jaden in Tomb and the end of Antorus. Not bad for a little guild built on a premise of "going everywhere and doing everything" but being home by sundown. Some of you have been around for what would be considered a "very long time", by the ephemeralness of online gaming. We've had our ups and downs but we keep going. 

On Friday, December 15th, we're going to start a new Antorus because, although we did incredibly well, there's gear to get. 

This time, we can use strats for the bosses we've downed, but, maaaaayyybbbbeeeee we won't because we did so very well without strats. It appears we were 4th on the server to down the first boss. I'll take it. Guild Ox doesn't show we did it without strats, but we know. Meet by the raid entrance at 8:45. If you need help getting there, please be in Dalaran for summons. 

However long you've been here, I hope you agree it's been fun. Here's to another 10 years of Spectacular Death. I've always said, I'm going to play until the braziers go out in Ironforge. 

--Gimm

A number of you have expressed a desire to run Emerald Nightmare because you have unfinished quests from that raid to complete. Your wish is our command. 

A year #9 of Spectacular Death arrived, so did Legion. We decided it would be a good idea to go back into the Nightmare and help you move those quests out of your quest log so you can fill it up with something else. 

Meet at the stone at 8:45. If we can blast through this quickly, we can head over to heroic Nighthold and work some more on Trillax or go all the way over to Tomb and attack Avatar. 

--Gimm

Duellona I am hoping to be back from picking the kids up!!

When we last saw our intrepid adventurers, they were trying to get the achievement off Manneroth in Hellfire Citadel. 

After a lot of trial and error, it was determined that the achievement was not doable at 110 in a mythic setting. Or something like that. We just couldn't figure out how to do it. So we killed him to get the "Kill Manneroth in Mythic" achievement and vowed to come back. 

It's time. We'll be running achievements and we won't be doing this in mythic mode. It will be either normal or, maybe heroic. We have a good 15-18 people who lack this one achievement off Manneroth for the meta and we're going to get it. 

Meet by the stone in Taanan Jungle at 8:45. Manneroth, we're coming for you. 

--Gimm

Nalak is quite pretty. 

If he happens to be up, we'll take him down before we enter Throne of Thunder. Clearing all achievements in this raid has proven to be extremely difficult. (Looking at you Jink'ro and Durumu.) But, we're going to do what we can. Tarsan and Mizauki have been doing research into the achievements and we hope their expertise will enable us to get most of them. As with other raids, there are some we can't get because they require multiple runnings, but we'll make an effort to get what we can done. 

Please meet at on the Isle at 8:45. If you don't have the Isle of Thunder opened, please be in Townlong Steppes or at the Shrine. We will summon. Again, lots of transmog gear for pick up here and there are mounts, although I've never seen them. 

--Gimm

On Friday, December 29th, we'll have our monthly transmog contest. The November contest was "Transmog With a Mount". Third place was won by Silverkeg. Second place was won by Tarsan, who entered on his horde, Jafar. First place was new guild member Elrrond. 

The skeleton you see is Jafar's from before the event started. It hung around for the entire event. You'll find all the entries in the "Year 2 Terrible Transmog Contest" folder in the forum. 

The theme for December in an homage to our anniversary. We've been in existance 10 years, through 7 different expansions. Find and tmog one item from each expansion. I've done a sample tmog for you.

The transmog is as follows:
Drakefire Headguard - Classic
Conqueror's Scourgestalker Spaulders - Wrath of the Lich King
Voltage Source Chestguard - Cataclysm
Gauntlets of Bloody Judgement - Mists of Pandaria
Leggings of Broken Magic - Warlords of Draenor
Blackened Chain Greaves - Burning Crusades
Mainsail Cloak - Legion

Additional items:
Chewed Chain Cord - Classic
Bloodsunder's Bracers - Wrath of the Lich King
Terrok's Quill - Burning Crusades

This can be daunting and this is NOT my tmog for the contest. This is illustrative only. I do have that tmog settled until I get something else while oot and aboot. Here's how I compiled my tmog. 

When you click on the horse on your tool bar or hop onto a yak or visit the tmog emporium, you have a tab called "sets". If you open that up, you will see all the sets in the game you have pieces from or have completed. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and you are in Classic WOW. The sets tell you where their pieces can be obtained. Some pieces may be PvP only, which require tokens. Some, such as the heroic version from 25 man ICC, require you to a) purchase the regular piece (which counts toward obtaining that set) and then b) get a token off a specific boss on 25 man heroic. You need to turn in both pieces to get the heroic version of the set. It's a gold sink. Many sets, however, can simply be purchased from a vendor (*cough, gold sink). Putting together your outfit can be as easy as picking a piece from a set from each expansion. 

But, I went farther afield and perhaps this is something you might like to do. When you open up the "items" tab, you see how many pages of a specific armor piece you've collected. If you go to the end of the number of pages, the items there, assuming this is not a boosted toon you're looking at, are from classic. As you page forward, newer expansion gear shows up. As yet, however, there is no way to tell what expansion the item you've clicked on is from. This required a little detective work. 

I picked a set which had a piece I wanted to use. Let's use the chest in the example. It drops in Bastian of Twilight. I also have another piece (not the whole set. Makes notes to run BoT.) from that set; gloves. I wrote down the name of the gloves, went to the gloves tab, typed in the name, and up pops the gloves. I don't want those. I want something from Mists. Using these gloves as a reference, I worked forward in the gloves pages, roughly 10 pair, wrote down the name, and went to WOWHead to verify where they are from. Unless you know which expansion has which patch numbers, scroll down to see where the item drops. You "should" recognize the mob/raid. If it's a vendor, you can click on the vendor's name to see where they are located. "Oh yeah. That's whatzizface who sells PvP gear on the wall in Pandaria." You can also look up 7 different items and spend hours searching WOWHead for which expansion they are from. You need to have an item transmogged from each expansion. 

For some of us who have played a very long time, this is an "Oh! I remember that!" moment. Some pieces of gear leave an indelible mark on your psyche; maybe for not a good reason. (Stinkin' light blue shorts and bright red boot combo from BC. Every hunter wore them at some point.) 

Let's see what you can come up with. Unfortunately, this will limit participation to toons over level 100 and running Legion content. If you want to bring your horde, go ahead. If you stand by the tree near where we meet up, you won't get attacked by the roaming guards. You will be flagged for PvP, but the guards leave you alone. 

Have fun putting your outfit together. 

--Gimm

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