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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.

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Calling 16+ Horde

Gimmlette a posted Wed at 23:16

Deathtacular will run into Blackrock Foundry on Saturday in another attempt to get the mythic raid achievement. 

The last time we were in here, it took us an hour to clear the place. But, we didn't get the achievement. It turns out, we MUST have at least 16 guild members to get credit for the achieve. 

Please, if you have a level 100+, we need you on Saturday. We're going to start in the Foundry. If that goes as well as it did the last time, we're going on to Highmaul and get that achievement. If it takes us longer than we expect to clear the raid in mythic, then we'll go kill Ruhkmar and, maybe Kazzak, and either Drov or Tarina. We don't have achievements for those world bosses horde side. 

This will be the last organized horde side raid until probably September. Please come help us get the achievement. Meet outside the Foundry at 8:45. 


Souvlaki Thanks for the run! I hope we can get the 16 people together next time.

Tmog Winners and Themes

Gimmlette a posted Wed at 23:07

I'm late in acknowledging transmog winners. Everyone, except Sofie, have their winnings. The theme was "Tmog with a battle pet". Souvlaki was the judge. 

Here, he looks over the contestants. That horde on the end is Sofie. We had to keep watch to make sure the guards didn't attack her while the contest was going on. 

The winner for June was Jaxdia. 

Her pet was the monkey with the mining helmet, but it kept taking off so I didn't get a photo of it. You can see the other contestants here. 

July's transmog contest will be held Friday, July 27th. The theme will be based on the World Cup and our carp soccer game. We'll travel to the floating islands in old Nagrand. Your transmog should be either something fishy or based on the colors in one of the World Cup teams jerseys. Raynea (Jax) will be our judge. 

Now, we are announcing August's tmog contest now. With Battle for Azeroth dropping on the 14th, we decided you'd probably want to play your toon instead of doing a transmog. So we're moving the contest to Friday, August 10th. That actually happens to be the 10th anniversary of Deathtacular. The transmog will be held in Thunder Bluff and will involve ONLY our horde toons. No Alliance will be allowed to enter the contest. There are a few places we can have our contest where Alliance toons can watch without too much problem. The theme for the horde-only tmog will be "Make an outfit designed to scare the Alliance", in keeping with BfA dropping 4 days later. Let your imagination run wild here. 

Congrats to our winners. See you on the 17th. 


The Annual Post

Gimmlette a posted Jul 4, 18

Once again, it is time for citizens of America to eat Aunt Agnes' potato salad, burn the hamburgers to a crisp, and blow up small parts of this great land. I present the annual salute to America. 

You can thank, or blame, Connacher. He posted this, back in 2010, to the then guild web site. 


Canada Day

Gimmlette a posted Jul 1, 18

Happy Canada Day to our Spectacular Death northern members.

Next year, we'll be going there for our guild meet-up next year. The meet-up will be on Saturday, July 6th, at Wendrah and Zylostout's. More information will be posted in April of next year. 

As you're thinking about your trip, you might be wondering about culinary delicacies of Canada. Here's the Swedish Chef explaining poutine. 


Vicious Hippo Update

Gimmlette a posted Jun 22, 18

Blizzard has posted an update to the changes coming in PvP with Battle for Azeroth. First of all, PvP changes will be live with the pre-patch. Side note:  Icy Veins noted last night, beta calendars are showing a "War of Thorns" event coming on July 17th. This event surrounds the burning of Teldrassil. Icy Veins is speculating pre-patch events will start a week before "War of Thorns" because Blizzard would not want to major events to start at the same time. Therefore, July 10th. Another side note:  Ion Hazzikostas said, in the most recent Q&A, the new PvP season will start 3 weeks after BfA launches. This means, we can start working on our hippos right after the US Labor Day holiday, September 4th, after reset. The first raid and mythic plusses will open at the same time. 

What does this mean? With the pre-patch, we will have a chance to test out the changes to PvP. Blizzard posted a photo of the new PvP interface. There are two screens. The first one is an overall PvP screen. 

I like this; I like this a lot. Important information is right in front of you in a font I won't need my glasses to read. Your accrued honor is to the right. All the PvP you can do this week is in the center, with the bar you fill up to the next reward plainly visible on the top of the center. For those of you who are multi-class, your check boxes are visible in the center. On the left, if you are looking for specific types of PvP, you have the option to click the kind. I like, in particular, how the brawl is clear. No more drop down menu to see what it is to decide, nope, not gonna do that one. Too much grief. 

Much more important, particularly if you are aiming for a vicious hippo, is the next box. 

Rated PvP is the ONLY way to get the hippo. Those of us who have revelled in the daily PvP at the Legion's various towers can't get a hippo that way. Nor can you get a hippo just by randomly, or intentionally, queueing for battlegrounds. You can still up your honor totals, but the vicious hippo mount is not yours via that route. 

Shown on the "Rated" screen are the 3 ways to get a hippo. The article has this to say,

We’re also changing how players can earn Vicious mounts. In the current Legion system, you need to win 100 Rated 3v3 Arena or 40 Rated Battleground matches. In Battle for Azeroth, Rated play in any bracket—including 2v2! —will count toward earning these mounts. And in line with our philosophy around making cosmetic rewards account-wide, your PvP efforts account-wide will count toward earning these rewards for your collection.

It's been known, for some time, PvP awards will be account-wide. This is great news for those of you who PvP on multiple players. (I salute you. The very thought chills me to my bones.) For you players willing to bring whatever class is needed to a group, your aggregate victories will all count toward the mount. Gone are the days of being stuck in one class. We need another healer and, bingo, we have one, because a win is another step toward a hippo.

100 Rated Arena or 40 Rated Battleground wins is still a daunting prospect for a guild which doesn't PvP religiously as a group. (Please, no jokes about hard-core PvP. We simply haven't done that here. It's a good story but that's not who we are, and you know that.) We will be doing once a week PvP beginning with the pre-patch, so we can get a feel for how this will work. You cannot be carried through this and I'm going to be upfront. If we officers don't feel you are pulling your weight, I'm going to make the difficult call to ask you to step down.

This kind of PvP is not what we are used to doing. We all have off days and days when the RNG should be taken behind the barn and beaten senseless, but you NEED to know your class and spec. Your arena team or our rated BG team will be ripped to shreds if you are just mashing buttons. It's disconcerting in a raid to hear, "Well, I didn't know where my [insert spell] button was." In rated matches, this comment means death. This is difficult. We will be PvP'ing every single week because you don't get wins if you do this once a month. I want you to know, up front, what will be expected; to think about this, really think about it; and decide if you can dedicate time to this mount. Here's the photo again, for inspiration. 

Therefore, you can sign up here and now if you want to be included in this. This will count toward your 2 event per month attendance requirement. You do not have to come to every week's PvP event. I don't think even I can do that, given my work/life schedule. But you have to be willing to come to at least 2 of the 4 scheduled days. I do not want to be working on this at the end of BfA when we're facing people who started playing at the beginning. We'll rarely get a win then. You want to talk frustration? That's a supreme example of it. 

We don't make you do things you don't want to do. This is not a requirement, by any means. I do, however, want to be completely transparent with regards to what will be expected if you want this mount. This is going to require something totally different than our usual, "Hey come on and smash stuff" events. There will probably be suggested add-ons. I'm not going to go so far as to say you must play x spec, even though greater players than me will suggest x spec with x build for rated play. I chafe at that. I have my style of play and I will figure out how to make it work because I want a hippo. 

As more information is available, I will pass it on. We will do our best to have PvP events on weekdays and weekends to accomodate our various schedules. Time to consider whether you want to work towards this and, if so, sign up. 


Souvlaki I would like to do this, and I'm hoping the schedule works for me. July and August will be crazy months for me with...
Jorsha I'm in too and open to pvp boot camp. I'd say I'm ok-ish at it now. I will be on vacay most of July &...
Winterbow I'm for hippo.
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