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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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Thanks to Amaera for designing the poster.

She also designed this. This came out of a post on the guild Facebook page. (You know who you are.) This will be available as a download off our "Downloads" under the "Community" tab. Left to right: Astha, Nounours, Kitraath, Helgahoney, Gertrin, Hunni, Pinkel and Zeldarubin. Yes, there will be a calendar page for every month for the rest of the year.

If you are looking for fugly clothing for the contest, start with the guild bank. A lot of people have donated clothing which, when combined with other items, has the potential to be eye peelingly bad. Some of the worst looking stuff are the low level or Outlands greens. Outfits weren't called "clown suits" during Burning Crusades for nothing.

March's schedule is up here on the web site. Take a moment to review it and mark down items on your new SD March calendar page. There will be an announcement this weekend about changes to SD raiding. You'll need to read about the changes.


We Get to Point!

Gimmlette a posted Feb 29, 12
It is officially February 29th. Because it's Leap Year, I declare it "No Main Day". What this means is that you can log onto your main to craft or bank, but you cannot log on to play. All your play time must be on your alt. If we catch you playing on your main, we all get to point at you.

Can we get an all alt 5-man going? Level those Ironlite toons!
Have some fun with this!

--Glitterati (since I can't be on Gimm today)
Slugslinger Do we have to wear blue and yellow too?
Worandpaws My highest lvl toon is horde, my highest level alliance toon is on another server, so..... I'm good, right Nah, ...
Update 2: New clients are up for download. http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/28/world-of-warcraft-patch-4-3-3-64-bit-client/

Update: "A new version of the 64-bit client files will be available for 4.3.3 after the patch is live.  Please keep an eye on the 64-bit client forum thread for updated files."


While there are many of us enjoying the splendor that the 64-bit WoW client brings us, the upcoming patch 4.3.3 (which is likely to hit this week) will break this client. The 32-bit client will still work, however, and for the time being, everyone will need to use that.

We do not know how long it will be until a new, functioning client will be released.

Furthermore, if you are running the 64-bit client, according to Blizzard you need to delete the following files in order for the patch to work properly:
  • Wow-64.exe (PC)
  • MovieProxy.exe (PC)
  • Battle.net-64.dll (PC)
  • World of Warcraft-64.app (Mac)
More information on this issue is available on the support website. If all of this discussion sounds like an alien language to you, check out our brief explainer.

Kurohoshi I hope they fix this fast. Blizzard needs to quit being lazy and have all this fixed on patch days.

Upcoming Events

Gimmlette a posted Feb 26, 12

Aren't they cute? Reminds me of the song, "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong. Can you guess which thing is not like the others by the time I finish my song?"

The photo above is from a recently concluded reconnaissance mission into Silvermoon to find the best place for us to take over for our 3rd Annual End of Winter Bash. This is a world PvP event. In the past, we have taken over Crossroads and, last year, we tried to take over Brill. The guards who shoot arrows through floors, walls and ceilings made that attempt very stressful.

So, this year, thanks to a suggestion by Squidchin, we're going to do something different. On Sunday, March 18th at 8:30, we're going to meet in Exodar, right by Velan. I've invited horde to come attack us for 30 minutes. Then, we'll port to Darnassus, right by the bank, and invite the horde to attack. After 30 minutes, we'll go to Silvermoon and end the evening with a visit to the Undercity. Mind the sewers, however. That smell lingers.

The intent of this event is to help people and guilds progress toward one or more of the following achievements:

We are at 1,822 of the 2,500 needed for City Attacker. If we have a bunch of people in the raid, every kill counts for each raider. The kills multiply quickly. Getting the Wrath of the Alliance/Horde can be very problematic in cities like Silvermoon, Exodar, Darnassus and Undercity. People don't go there. So, it is hoped that there will be quite a few people who join in because we will be in these places.

If you are interested but you've never done PvP, see the thread about getting yourself some gear. A couple of pieces will help you stay alive longer and will increase the "fun" quotient. You need to understand that the whole point of PvP is to kill him before he kills you, so you need to accept that you'll die, a lot, but it's not permanent. For this event, anyone can go, just know that if you are less than 85, the guards will probably get you.

I'm in the process of putting together the March schedule. We will probably be raiding Dragon Soul at the end of the month. Specific requirements for that raid will be posted in a week. If there is something you'd like, please let me know. We have a request for the whale shark. That's always a fun event. That's a level 81+ and you need to have done the pre-quest in Vashj'ir that lets you breath underwater.

Lastly, Guild Member of the Month nominations are due by the 29th. I need to know who and why on an in-game letter. George is the only guild member not eligible. Watch the schedule and I'll see you online.

Mtwohb My lawyer advised me that "when having my picture taken sitting on a park bench with anyone dressed like they a...
Perhaps you have heard of the Ironman Challenge. This isn't a competition so much as a challenge to a player and a different way to play WoW. If you're interested in the official challenge, click here. If you're interested in seeing how people are doing, click here.

Argyll decided this sounded like fun but he has adapted the official rules into what he's calling Ironlite. "The modified "Ironlite” code I am adhering to is:

1. This is for fun, it is NOT a race.
2. First death must be declared – level, cause, screenshot. Unlike the real Ironman, the character does not have to be deleted but he/she will not accrue further leveling credit on the scoreboard.
3. Characters must be in the Guild. Any race/combo eligible.
4. Heirlooms, enchants, potions, etc are all allowed. Talents, specializations and glyphs are allowed. Essentially do everything normally, but don’t die!
5. Multiboxing or being power leveled by much higher level players is discouraged. See Rule 1.
6. Completed level appropriate (XP generating) 5-man dungeons and Raids score virtual bonus points (are you brave enough?).
7. Winning a Battleground (are you seriously delusional!?) will garner you extreme bragging rights.

It is anticipated that when Death does occur it will be Spectacular, if for no other reason than how hard one has worked to avoid it. Even the tried and true "death by Murloc” can/will be enhanced to be heroic!! Picking flowers and mining rocks are acceptable to gain XP – but watch out for thorns and sharp picks…

There will be Wakes held for fallen Ironlite contestants at an appropriate venue of the deceased’s choosing."

I think this is a fantastic idea. It's just another way to play the game and we are all about different ways to play. On the forum, you'll find a thread. There is a spreadsheet to track toons. In the Gallery, which is located under "Community" button above, you'll see, down at the bottom, a photo album where you can put photos of the toons you have in the challenge. Remember to screenshot those deaths! Plus, we will have photos from each wake. The cover photo is of the level 1 toon I've had as a name holder since 2006, when I made Gimm. I just never got around to playing it.

So, let's have some fun with this. Thanks, Argyll, for a really great idea.

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