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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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Bunny Run Sunday

Gimmlette a posted 23 hours ago

On Sunday, beginning at 9 p.m., we'll be doing our Bunny Run. We will be running down Kalimdor to Un'Goro to Golakka hotsprings for the achievement. This is what you need to know. 

  • Meet at Azure Watch on Azuremyst Isle. It's outside the Exodar so you can take the portal there and run right outside and up the road. 
  • We are going to need lots and lots of Blossoming Branches. You get one for doing the third quest at Azure Watch. The first quest you pick up in a capital city and that one takes you to the Watch. The second one is collect 20 shells. The third one is collect 10 eggs. Plus, you can purchase the branch for, I believe, 10 chocolates. 

  • Eggs spawn really fast this year. This was my spot. If you are lucky to find a spot where there are two egg spawn points, collecting eggs for anything becomes incredibly easy. I started with one spawn point and then a second opened when a person got what they needed and left. It was three hops from this point. In 45 minutes, I had collected 270 eggs, which is the original 20 plus the 250 for the hearthstone. If you have time before the run to collect eggs, it will not take you long to have a mess of them. I also got the mount inside an egg. As I already have it, I really wish I could give it away but alas. 

One of the side effects of egg collection is to be turned into a rabbit. This lasts for one hour. If you are a rabbit when we leave, we will not hit you with a branch until you get "de-rabbitted". That will save us some charges.

  • This is an all-level event. It does not matter what level you bring but please do the starter quests to get a branch. Branches have 5 charges and, if you are attacked, the polymorph goes away. This will become crucial.
  • We are going to go through Darkshore. I will be on Epicurian. She is not out of Legion content so Darkshore will be usual Darkshore. If you are bringing a 120, know that horde own it at the moment. You will probably have to fight some mobs to get through the zone. That is the price for doing something crazy like this. No, I'm not changing the route. This is why we need a whole lot of Blossoming Branches so we can re-bunnify people. I'm telling you this in advance. I do not want to hear people complaining about phasing or losing their polymorph when they are attacked. If you're going to complain, don't come or we will kick you from the group. This is meant to be ridiculous. 
  • We will be taking a break at 10. We should be a little over half-way to Un' Goro. When we enter Tanaris, we hang a right and run past Zul'Farrak. Then we get to the side of Un'Goro and jump. Some people have been known to survive this method of entering Un'Goro. We rez the dead, reapply the polymorph and head to the springs. 
  • Be prepared to hop around anyone and everyone we meet on the road. Some people play along with us. Others, particularly if they are horde, run away. This is a NO WARMODE event. We won't be able to see you if you put on Warmode. 
  • I intend to be in attendance. I will be flying home from Texas on Sunday and my flight gets in at 7:45 EDT, assuming they don't cancel it as they did with both of my flights today (4-24). I might be late, but you can go on without me. Epicurian is in position at Azure Watch. 

If you have any questions, the best place to ask them is on Facebook. I'll be checking and I'll answer them. 

Come have some fun, folks. This is a really fun event. 

--Gimm

Jorsha This sounds like a lot of fun and I'm bummed I can't make it. I'm out of town this weekend and not expec...

This is a reminder that there will be a guild meet-up in Goodwood, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, July 6th, beginning at 4 p.m. 

This is the home of Wendrah and Zylostout -- Wendy and Shari, although none of us call each other by our real names when we get together. There is still time for you, if you do it this month, to get your passport or card without needing express mailing. 

When it gets to June 6th, we'll need a more firm head count so they know how many pool toys to have on hand. 

As for bringing something, I would wait until you are in Canada to purchase anything although paper goods would probably not cause an issue crossing the border. You are welcome to ask -- in June -- what might be needed. 

Right now, it is doubtful that I will be in attendance. This whole "unemployed" schtick severely cuts into what I can plan to do. I don't have the money to pay for my passport. But I am highly confident in everyone's ability to have an exceptionally great time without me -- to document said amazing event -- and to NOT MAKE THE NEWS with your shenanigans. Remember, I currently can't get into Canada to bail you all out. 

So, I hope you're making plans to attend. If you have questions, you can post them here. 

--Gimm

P.S. Roar has asked for hotel information. Here are links Wen and Zylo provided. I don't think I posted these before. I apologize. 

Marriott

Hilton Toronto/Markham

Best Western

Hampton Inn and Suites

Airbnb

I recommend doing a search for "hotels" or "Bed and Breakfast" near Goodwood, Ontario. There are a lot of places to stay. 

P.P.S. There are a lot of things to do in the Toronto area. This date was picked because many of you might take Friday, July 5th off because the 4th is on a Thursday. If we decide to do things as a guild, we don't make plans until around June 15th. 

Connacher Question about tolls -- I have a EZPass transponder which works in the NE/Midwest US and is accepted in Canada on the br...
Zylostout Also there are a gazillion things we could do together while you are visiting the area. Want to explore a castle? http:/...
Zylostout There is one Bed and Breakfast that is actually 10 minutes from us: https://chaletclaremont.com/ There are a ton of...

The March Transmog contest was "Tmog with a Battle Pet". We had some great entries. 

One of the best things was Tarsan making all the battle pets gigantic. 

The winner was "farmer" Glamdolf. 

Second place was Breena and third place was Souvlaki. 

At the end of this month, on April 26th, a little publicized "arty-sort" of fillm opens across the US. In celebration of that film, the tmog contest for April is 

Dress Like an Avenger

Many, many thanks to Souvlaki for providing this list of every.single.Avenger.ever. If it's on this list, you can dress like it. 

DATE CHANGE

I'm going to be out of town on the last Friday of the month so the contest is Saturday, April 20th. Please send your lists fo Glamdolf. See you then. 

--Gimm

P.S. If you would like to see the tmog themes for the Miz Special, which took place during the Trial of Style, head over to the forum thread. You know some of these are going to show up in our contest. 

Souvlaki Lots of great transmogs were on display!

A New Raid

Gimmlette a posted Apr 7, 19

Saturday, April 6th, we went back into Uldir. The only boss left was G'huun. The hardest part of the fight is the tossing of these orbs. There's an achievement in Blackrock Foundry where you have to get ore into a hole and this is similar. We didn't do very well the first attempt as we had to remember the mechanics of that tricky part of the fight. 

Then Brighide rolled a "1" and had to sing the battle cry. 

Tarsan was having issues with his Discord so as he was telling us what to expect from the third phase, his mic kept cutting out. He was so frustrated. Because I believe in honesty, officers do swear in Officer Chat. We do tease them when they do, but it happens. Zylostout said, "Look, it's going to take us a bit to get the orbs down. At the break (meaning our one hour break), you can log out and then tell us what to do. We'll just wing it!" 

We came back after the wipe and answered questions about the orb tossing. I think we all knew if we can nail that part of the fight, we pretty much had the encounter beaten. It took us four wipes to get the orbs tossing down. We got into phase three and suddenly, Tarsan realized he hadn't given us a complete brief on what to do. To our credit, when he called things out, we did them. 

Boom. Dead G'huun and Uldir officially cleared on normal. 

Officer Chat -- Zylostout, "So, that took 45 minutes. Are we going to that 'other' raid?" Mizauki, "Absolutely!" Gwydion put up a mage portal and off we went to Battle of Dazar'alor. We have not been in here since it opened. Our priority was Uldir. Oh hi Ra'wani Kanae. We meet again. This time, Tyreon inspired us with a song about beer. 

We downed her after two wipes. It was simply a matter of meshing what DBM was telling some of us with what we were actually seeing on the screen...and not standing in stuff. Never stand in stuff you can't identify. That's probably a good real life lession, too. Maybe I should make tee shirts for us with that slogan on them. 

Downing Kanae meant we could go farther into Dazar'alor. 

Trash...and lots of it. Oh well. We generally have enough crowd control that we can make sure those mobs don't go anywhere. 

We got to the second "boss", which is a duo, the Jadefire Masters. This would be a no-strats pull. We did really well considering. While we wiped with 5 minutes left in raid time, we did get them to 37%. Our next current content raid will be Saturday and we'll pick it up from the Jadefire Masters -- this time with strat explanations. Congratulations to everyone who came along and helped us succeed. 

One Large Negative

Folks, I posted below about being unprepared for Ulduar with your gear. That stands across all raiding content. It's in our raiding guidelines. "Enchants and Gems are Mandatory (They can be any quality.). It does not matter if you will be replacing your gear. Come gemmed and enchanted." Mizauki had to call several of you out for missing gems or enchants. I vowed I would kick you if that happened after Ulduar. I did not for Uldir because I was running late. 

This ends now. Beginning now, we aren't even going to tell you what's wrong. You're gone from the raid if you are not gemmed and enchanted. I don't care who you are. The rest of the raid has put in the time and effort to get raid ready. We have this stuff in the friggin' guild bank. You got no excuse. Yeah, it takes you 10 minutes to figure this out but figure it out BEFORE you come to the raid and remember, you have to be at the location -- ready to go -- by 8:45. I looked through the raid and we have some really part-part time raiders and they were gemmed and enchanted. Those of you who weren't are online a lot more. If you need help in gemming and enchanting, there are many people in this guild who can cut gems and make enchants or help you figure out what you need. 

If you don't like this, tough. This is what you must do to raid current content with this guild. If I have to kick you to impress upon you the rule, then that's what I'm going to do. I've been harping on this for 8 years. It's time for me to trust that everyone understand what's important for us to succeed. If you were in a tougher progression guild, you wouldn't be getting a final warning. You wouldn't be raiding. Remember, you gimp the raid, and all the other people who have set aside time to do this, when you're not prepared. We don't ask you to look at strats. We don't ask you to bring your own potions or food. This is the one thing we demand so just do it. 

--Gimm

Zyleia Congrats!
Angeleous Grats Peeps!
Sahlgondar o Sorry I missed it. (Had a Play performance, with another performance, Singers concert this time, coming up in a couple ...

It Was A-bubble-able.

Gimmlette a posted Mar 18, 19

We got much closer with Ulduar than in previous attempts. Flame Leviathan, Ignis, and Razorscale were on-shots. We wiped on XT, came back, and downed him. Then...........we had a little trouble with the hallways trash in the Antechamber. 

After that, Iron Council was a one-shot. Our nemesis, Kolgarm, took two tries. We crossed the "bridge of Gimm swearing", took our loot and decided to take on Auriaya -- the Cat Lady. We needed two attempts on her. That was Friday. 

Saturday, we struggled with Hodir and Thorim before getting them down. We skipped Freya and tackled Mimiron but only had one shot before our time ran out. 

Observations. We have the first part of Ulduar pretty secure. We have to work on clearing the Antechamber hallway trash better. That has ALWAYS killed us and it's a simple matter of remembering to pull the big adds back and keeping the casters locked down. We had EVERY CC in the game in the raid on Saturday. We should have had them so locked down they would have panicked and ran when it all broke. 

We have the Iron Council down. Next time, let's try to keep Steelbreaker up last. That gets tricky because of the debuff that goes on the tank with his fusion punch. When we did it the first time, the paladin tank called out "fusion punch -- dispell", whenever he was hit by it. Amaera was charged with dispelling the punch's effects. She was also his healer and that's all she did on that fight.

If you picked up the dics to get the key for the planetarium, run it. It's fun and very interesting. I think it takes a couple weeks. It's been years since I did it so I don't completely remember. 

We have to learn the Keepers now. Freya is going to take time. We won't be able to down her initially, with the trees up. That means we are going to have to clear all.the.trash. If you've never paid attention to it, there is a literal butt tonne of trash in her room. The trees aren't easy either and Freya summons add which have to be dealt with or you'll not get her down. The trio was our hardest mob pack because they have to be killed within 10 seconds of each other. 

After the raid on Saturday, officers were discussing how we want to proceed. We did exceptionally well. Unfortunately, even with no wipes, 4 total hours of raiding isn't going to clear this at level. It's probably a 6 hour raid. To the left is a poll. We need to know what you think you'd like to do the next time Ulduar comes around. We need your opinion. What could you commit to? We know some of you simply cannot raid on week nights. We know some of you will show up regardless of when we decide to raid. But we need opinions. Please look through the times suggested and pick the one you like the best, even if you'll come whenever we schedule the raid. 

The absolute best part of the raid was watching all the bubbles proc from Val'anyr, the healing mace. Pinkel was the first person in the guild to get it and we never raided with it when Ulduar was current content. In addition to the sheer fun to doing these bosses with my guild somewhat at level and having to figure out the mechanics of the bosses and how to survive that blasted hallway, we got to see Val'anyr proc. It was glorious. Here are some photos with bubbles. 

Razorscale

Antechamber Hallway

Iron Council

Leviathan part of Mimiron

Please let us know your thoughts on expanding this raid so we can plan for the next time it comes around. 

--Gimm

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