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Planning

Gimmlette a posted Wed at 12:33

I want to toss this out there so people can ruminate on it. 

For the past 5 years, we've gotten together for a guild meet-up. Of course, last year's was at Disney World for our 10th anniversary. 

I want people to think about this year's meet-up. I am taking a break from organizing them. I've done the last 5, which included Disney, and I need to not be the organizer for a couple years. If we are going to do something this summer, we need to be thinking about it, voting on ideas, and organizing. These are the criteria for a meet-up:

  • Must be between the last weekend in May and the second weekend of September. This helps our teacher and student guild members. 
  • Must be in a location which can accomodate from 10-25 people. This will include spouses and children. At the Wednesday game night, when we were at Disney, we had 20 people. The prior year's meet-up was 22 people at my daughter's house. The venue must have adequate parking for everyone. 
  • Must be in a location with hotels and be reasonably easy to get to. Some guild members come from a distance and will happily stay in a hotel to make the meet-up. 

We are well-versed in "Please bring something.". People have brought cups, napkins, soda, salads, chips, desserts, alcohol, hot dogs, buns, etc. Directing attendees to local groceries is also good. You don't have to fund much of the food. We always had extra food at the end, too.

The event usually runs from 4-10 p.m., which allows people coming to decide about driving home or to go to a hotel. We usually grill, sit around and talk. We've had games and a pinata in the past. The 3rd and 4th meet-ups had themes. If you decide you wish to organize the meet-up, you do not have to create the theme. Once a location is selected, we can work on other details. The people who usually come to these are great about ideas and we've also just spent the evening talking without having any kind of theme.

If you are interested, please post here. We need to make a decision within the next month so people can plan time off, if they want to come. I'm pretty sure we are open to most anything, but the eastern half of the US seems to work best. 

This area is reasonably easy for most guild members to get to. 

We don't have to do a meet-up this year. After all, last year was pretty spectacular. I'm throwing this out there so we can start the thought processes. I'd love to see people again. I just don't want to plan it. 

If you have any questions about what's entailed with hosting, please talk to me. 

--Gimm

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Tmog Contest Reminder

Gimmlette a posted Feb 13, 18

Our January tmog contest was held the day I came down with the flu. In the tmog folder, I have all the screenshots I took, but can't, for the life of me, find the note on which I wrote who was who. I do know that Gizmo won with his tmog homage to the 1970's disco era. 

We met in one of the flight tunnels in Ironforge, above the throne room. It was perfect for showing off the glow. Tarsan was second and Gimmlette was third. In the forum, I have posted the photos and the names of, I think, some people. Please take a look and let me know who is who because I just don't know. Thanks. 

So, a reminder, this month's tmog theme is the Olympic Rings. Pick one of the colors of the rings and make your tmog that color. Gizmo is our judge this month and you need to send him an in-game letter with a list of your transmog. Consider the letter the "fee" for entering the contest. We will meet in our usual spot in Stormwind on Friday, February 23rd. After that, if you need help finding elders for the Lunar Festival, we can help you. 

I decided not to enter Gimm this time. I'm putting together a tmog on a different character as a challenge. I'm looking forward to your tmogs. 

--Gimm

It's coming. 

With the game in Alpha, we know that's possibly a 3 month process and then it goes to beta. Having been in Warlords beta, that lasted 3 months. So, perhaps, Battle for Azeroth is 6 months away?

Therefore, it's time for the "Guess The Release Date" contest. In the thread, you will post the date you think BfA will drop. You get ONE GUESS ONLY. You may guess a date already chosen. 

The contest starts today and ends on March 11th, which is, incidentally, the return of Daylight Savings time in the US. 

There will be fantastic prizes. I'm not sure, right now, what they will be, but they will be fantastic. If you want some inspiration for your guess, go to the thread. I've listed the dates the other expansions released on. 

Good luck. Everyone. 

--Gimm

A "Ringing" Tmog

Gimmlette a posted Feb 7, 18

Now that I'm not huddled in bed under blankets or cats, it's time to announce the theme for this month's transmog contest. The winners of last month's will be posted shortly. 

A special event starts on Friday night; the XXIII Winter Olympic Games begin in PeongChang, Korea. We will be watching bobsled and skiing and figure skating, among other events. (Watch out for those Canadian curlers.) 

In honor of the Olympics, Connacher suggested we do an Olympic transmog theme. So, here we go.

As you know, there are five colors of rings. The five rings represent the five continents. A color from the rings can be found in all the flags of nations. Here's your task. Pick one of the colors of the rings. Make your tmog around that color. 

We will meet up in Stormwind on Friday, February 23rd, 9 p.m., to see everyone's tmog. Here's an additional personal challenge. For some classes, making an all yellow or all green tmog is as simple as selecting a gear set. Pick a color you don't have in abundance in your wardrobe. Give yourself a challenge to make something you have to go hunting pieces for. 

Consider our tmog contest a warm up for the next week when the "Trail of Style" returns. 

--Gimm

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