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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.

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Tmog Contest

Gimmlette a posted Sat at 12:13

How's that costume coming? This photo is from a "What Not To Wear" event we held several years ago. This was before the transmog system was introduced. People went out into the world and assembled the ugliest gear set they could find. We had judges. It was hilarious. 

Remember, with the transmog system, you can save gear sets. So, if you want to utilize this "lovely" transmog you create, it will be available for you. Every piece must be transmogged. 

In putting Epicurian's costume together, I discovered I have 17 pages of cloaks. Man, some of these I don't remember collecting, but it reflects all my toons, since every toon can wear any cloak. 

Once you have your transmog put together, send Roaranor an in-game letter with a list of your transmogged gear. Just throwing down the gauntlet but this is Epicurian's cloak. Something this loud has a correspondingly awful costume with it. I double-dip dare you to make something worse. We'll meet up at 9 pm server time on Friday in front of the Stormwind Keep where there are stairs for screenshots and nice lighting so we can see your creation in all it's "glory" (?). 

If you have questions or need something crafted for the contest, let Roar or me know. We have a lot of crafters in the guild so don't hesitate to ask for something. Plus, we have a lot of the older materials stored off-site. 

So, happy constructing of your costumes. 


Welp Hallow's End has arrived, again. Brewfest passed with nary a ram to be seen. I got the kodo, which I don't need, for the second year in a row. I anticipate a lot of us will go 14 days without seeing the Horseman's mount, too. If you look at WOWHead's Guide, it shows nearly 40% of their users have the horse. I get why the drop rate is low even if I am frustrated by years of not seeing it. 

As I'm working through all the guild screenshots I've taken over the years, I've stumbled upon some Hallow's End ones. The Delfias actually decorated their ship in old Deadmines. 

I don't remember if it's decorated in the new version or not. 

Gear is ilevel 835, which is higher than Coren Direbrew's 810 loot. I can't find on WOWHead if level 109's can do the horseman as they could Coren. We'll just have to see. We'll run it as often as people want. Please pause to help your fellow guild members. This is good loot as you're questing and preparing for Patch 7.1 next week. Plus plate wearers want to look cool. 

Officers will be meeting next week to set November's schedule. If there is something you'd like to run, please let us know. And speaking of letting us know, the costume this year is Garrosh which costs 200 treats. That's a lot of trick or treating across the world. This is a great time to get flight paths and exploration xp for low level alts. We'll be happy to take people along and help you with Wickerman. Just speak up in chat. 

So, here's to a ton of candy you won't eat and pumpkins you won't chuck onto someone's head and getting 8 of the battle pets you can't sell or give away. 


From the Archives

Gimmlette a posted Oct 16, 16

I've been uploading photos to the gallery as well as sorting through my over 2500 photo collection on Flickr. I've stumbled across some interesting photos. This one is from 2010, right after Core Hounds were allowed to be tamed. 

They were impressive even when they shrunk to pet size. Remember when they were first tameable and they shook the ground? I loved how they looked but coudn't stand the shaking so I rarely had Huckleberry out. The appearance, in case you don't remember, has changed. 

I rather like the new appearance, although Huck's an impediment to running content. In case you're wondering, it's a bug. I expect it to be hotfixed soon. This is why you see the gigantic Thok's wandering through Dalaran or munching on buildings. (Side note: BM hunters, if you want Thok, let me know. We'll make it happen.)

When hunters use Essence Swapper on certain pets, Hati gets huge. I first had it happen when running Mana-Tombs during Timewalking week. 

That's Phred to the right. I had my turtle, ATuin, with me and he grew in size. Interestingly, Ursa did not. Of course now, I have to pull all my pets out of the stable and see who grows and who doesn't. Unfortunately, this is not good for running content as I can't see around gigantic animals. It's funny, but it's a problem. 

Remember when the April Fool's joke during Wrath of the Lich King was to turn our characters into Kaluak in The Armory?

I still want the tin foil hat they advertised in one April Fool's joke. 

This was a proposed version of dungeon maps. 

I remember it being posted to the PTR. All raids and dungeons would have received this treatment. I think I like what we have now. The amount of detail in this is interesting, but I don't think it would help me find bosses if I was new to the raid. One of the things I don't like about in-game maps is when you're in a cave and get lost and you go to the map and it puts your location on a map of the zone. I want to see how to get out or navigate the cave, not where I am in the zone. That's long been an irritation of mine. 

I miss For the Horde runs. 

There was a lot of prestige in stopping them. The For the Alliance achievement has been changed to reflect the change in horde leadership. 

Orgrimmar Offensive

Damage High Overlord Saurfang until he humors you by pretending to die.

We would need a full raid group, I think. Maybe it's something to do during our anniversary week in December. For the Horde reflects the need to kill Anduin Wrynn. That would be interesting. 

Finally, I'm missing old Ursa. 

I guess it's because we'd been together almost 10 years. I don't like the change in model and I wish I had the option to revert to his old appearance. 

These are just a few of the screenshots accumulated over the years. For thousands more, check out the Gallery by following the link in "Community". 


Among other things going on, Hallow's End starts on Tuesday. We'll be running that every day. 

Have you put together your Halloween costume? We tried to disguise ourselves in Icecrown Citadel back in 2010. Arthas saw through this disguise. 

We'll be meeting in Stormwind by the Keep where there are stairs and good lighting, for the contest. You need to transmog your gear and it has to look terrible. We'll post photos of the entrants to the contest thread. Roaranor is the judge. We're going to be giving away 500 gold to first place. That ought to help with those tmog fees. Second place will get 300 gold and 3rd place will get 100 gold. Plus, there's 3 battle pets for 1st place, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. Need something crafted? Just ask. 

We're going to be back in the Emerald Nightmare on Tuesday. 

Head's up. Please try to have your gear gemmed and enchanted. Go with low level gems and enchants if necessary. If people want to start putting cut gems and enchants in the bank, that would be fine and most welcome. 

Also note:  A number of you have run this raid either with friends, the LFG function or in LFR mode. This is going to be a "Limited Strats" run. Some of us had so much fun at our no strats run we have decided not to run the raid outside of Spectacular Death. Miz will be giving brief strats for this first boss. After that, we're going to poke things and see what happens. If you will be frustrated by our learning curve, don't come. You need to be silent. The responses after last month's no strats run was overwhelmingly positive and we proved to ourselves that, by working together, we learn and perform wonderfully. I have confidence that with our improved gear, we can get this boss and, possibly, one more downed. If you chime in when not asked, you will be muted. We will take any toon ilevel 790 and above. Please try, if you have not, to find the raid entrance and don't wait for a summons. Invites will begin at 8:45-ish. If you would like to come but can't be on until right at 9, please let an officer know. Once we go inside, we won't be summoning late comers unless they have let us know in advance. I know that can be tough, if you have an emergency, but please understand that much of our success is momentum-based and it breaks that momentum to have to summon someone who is late. 

Thursday is going to be exciting. We're going to attempt a summon of the world boss, Kosumuth. Kaz will take us around to show us how to summon this boss. He drops a pet, Hungering Claw, and a mount, Fathom Dweller. This should be a lot of fun and, once a whole bunch of us know what to do, we can do this a couple times a month so more people get pets and mounts. 

Friday Night Fights returns on Friday and we're looking to pad our Creepjackers total. I know some of our ret pallies want to work on the hidden appearance that drops from a win in Alterac Valley. While we can only queue in a group of 5, we'll help you to the best of our abilities. It's really odd to see Alliance getting beaten, handily, in AV. We used to win this 80% of the time. With guild achievements, one of the achievements we don't have is someone getting exalted with various PvP factions. Silverwing Sentinels is the last faction we need. That's a lot of Warsong Gulch. It's tolerable with friends. 

Saturday, we're going into Blackrock Foundry to get achievements there. 

It's going to be a lot of fun this coming week. 


Rineva Since I won't be there, you all can I have my mount I never get. Talk about generosity!
Roaranor Hey guys! If you need someone to message about being late, you can message me, or even send me mail in game! I'll m...

The Week Ahead

Gimmlette a posted Oct 2, 16

This week, we have a few things you'll enjoy doing. Monday, we play our horde. For our new members, we believe in providing the complete WOW experience and have a horde guild on Llane, Deathtacular. If you've ever wanted to see the other side, make a horde toon, whisper Heilandcoo, Suweel, Bumblefoot or Solusandra for an invite. We do have a lot of fun on the other side. 

On Tuesday, we'll run Legion 5-mans. If you need any Legion dungeon, just speak up when we ask who needs what. We'll start a bit early; once we have enough people on after 7:30 pm. We make 400 gold for each at level 5-man we run. We need 3 people to qualify for a guild run, but it's fun to have a full guild group. We can play fast and loose with the strats and try NOT to kill turtles. 

On Thursday, Kaz will be leading a Hidden Appearances run. Please sign up in-game by Monday evening, so he knows which classes to research. You can also let him know on Facebook or in an in-game letter. There is an achievement for finding one hidden appearance and we're happy to help you get that. 

On Friday, we are going back into Mythic Highmaul. Back on September 10, 2016, a full group of 20 attacked mythic Highmaul after finishing off heroic Blackrock Foundry. We decided to run without strats and see what happened. We did really well, only referring to the tactics when we hit Tectis. 

We only get the guild achievement when we clear the mythic version of raids. If you were a member of the group which went along, you have first priority in invitation. After that, I will fill the raid with others. Please sign up on the calendar in-game. Be ready to go at 8:45. Even if we have an issue with the raid lock-out, we should be able to clear this within our usual 2 hours of raiding. We also will not use strats unless we get stuck. It seems to be a whole lot more fun that way and, other than Imperator at the end, we probably won't have much difficulty with the bosses. 

So, how's your transmog coming along for the Halloween transmog contest?

On Friday, October 28th, we'll meet in Stormwind in the area in front of the Keep, because the lighting there is great. Remember, it's a terrible Halloween costume we're looking for. Roaranor will be the judge this month. If there is some piece of gear you're looking for, we have a thread in the forum specifically to request items. I'm putting my outfit together. I can't wait to see yours. 

So, there's a lot of things to do this week. See you around Azeroth. 


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