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.