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Because you responded positively to finishing Tomb, that's what we're going to be doing until it's done. Hello Avatar. 

If you're playing along at home, you will find this at the next to last spot on your score card. It's a tricky fight with beams to soak and swaps to be made and trying not to push the boss into phase 2. As yes, phase 2. 

Lots of green fel death in phase 2. The best we did was 47%. 

I have to admit to having the wind knocked out of my sails when I heard Tarsan's news. When I mentioned a desire to finish this; after all, we have "just" two bosses left; I was accused of making a progression or hard core raiding guild out of us. We are not and we never will be. I don't want to do this kind of raiding ever again. It's been unbelieveably stressful for me. I take all the worry on my shoulders and I spent time wondering if we had everything we needed. I worried for no reason. I worried because, well, it's what I do. We brought 30 of you into this raid. We asked a lot of you. I worried it was too much. And when it was clear we couldn't get our goal, as much as I wanted to continue, I worried you would not. 

Yet, what you've expressed, both privately to me and in the responses to posts on this site is that this has been an amazing adventure. You're pleased with the challenge and what you've learned about your capabilities as a player. Better yet, you've seen, within this guild, a coming together toward a common goal; a goal technically beyond what we do in this guild. 

We're setting aside all other raiding to get Mythic Tomb done. This is not something we can set aside and come back to once a month. This is tough raiding. We all agree. This is a challenge we've never faced and it's maddening, frustrating, and infuriating, all at once. If you are having an "off" day, sadly, we can tell. For some of you, this is not your cuppa. I respect that. You've voted and we hear you.

We got Avatar to 47%. We were not at full strength. We had 18 of 20 people. We will NOT go into this raid without a minimum of 18 people. This raid does not scale if the raid isn't at full numbers. A year from now, when we come back because we're working on achievements, 16 people will be able to blow everything up, but right now, we cannot, even though we overgear the place substantially. For the guild achievement, we must have 18 of 20 people. 

Raiding will be Thursday and Friday nights this week. We know we will not have some of our regulars because we're getting into a month where a lot is going on. We get that. If it is at all possible that you can come, please sign up on the IN-GAME CALENDAR. After this week, we will go in only once a week, due to other things we want to accomplish. If you want to go but can't make one night, please let us know. You can post here or send Tarsan, Mizauki, or myself an in-game letter. As we did with last week's raiding, we will make every effort to get people in who want to come.

Also, you MUST be capable of being heard via voice chat. As the 18 people who went on Saturday will tell you, the Avatar mechanics meant we needed to do call-outs and you cannot do that via typing. Sorry. 95% of the things we do here don't require you to be heard. This one does. 

We will need foodstuffs for feasts. We are currently using Galley Banquets. These require, among other things, sand shifters, tiragarde perch, and midnight salmon to create. If you can donate these things, please send them to Mizauki or put them on tab 2 of the bank. Thanks. We are using Legion cauldrons and, right now, I have enough herbs to make sufficient cauldrons for the month of October, depending upon the projected raiding schedule. If I need more, I will ask. 

This is where we are with Mythic Tomb. We can do this. We can clear this. Once we do, I swear we will not go into this Elune-forsaken place for a year. We have other things we will do; other things which will seem like a walk in the park compared to Maiden. 

I thank you for your support of this. Here's to a clear. As always, if you have questions, please ask. 

--Gimm

You want to know, because it's on the calendar, what, exactly, is this upcoming "Gathering Day Extravaganza" we have posted. It's a fun way to fill up the bank with mats so we can make more stuff we can use. 

Here's how it will work. At 9 p.m., you will fan out into Battle for Azeroth content. Fish, mine, skin, herb. You have one hour to gather as many mats of any kind as you can carry. At 10 pm, you will be called in. Here's where it gets really fun. 

Officers will be planted around Boralus. You need to turn in what you have collected to the RIGHT officer. No, we won't tell you until 10 who gets what. Yes, once you've found the correct officer, you can let chat know where they are. 

We're going to be awarding prizes randomly based on who turns in what. All these mats are going back into the guild to make raiding materials. Take a look on tab 2 and see what we could use. This is all about helping make us more self-sufficient and, by extension, making us better in our upcoming raids. And, it's a no-stress event. 

Come join us. Explore those places you haven't been and find materials we can use. 

--Gimm

Zyleia Pick all the flowers! Or alternatively: a field trip from the mines! Ack! The sun! It burns!
Gimmlette a Straight up what you gather.
Perki Straight up whatever we gather? No scrapping? (just curious, because that would actually waste time.)

Back on August 10th, there was a transmog contest horde side. This celebrated Deathtacular's 10th anniversary. The theme for that transmog was "Make a transmog which would scare the Alliance". 

Seven toons came to Thunder Bluff to show off their scary transmog. It was so hard to pick a winner. In the end, Jorsha won on the basis of that scary helm. 


Winnings have been distributed, so hop onto your hordies and raid your mailbox. 

For September, I've opted to make a change. The theme was a riff on our summer "Wish You Were Here Contest" (Winners will be announced and prizes dispersed soon.), but, not that we've had a chance to run around Boralus, I think the theme is too complicated. So, I've opted to change it. First of all, the contest will be held here. 

You all know where this is. Next week, there will be a lot of activity here for "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" on September 19th. Our tmog contest will be held on the 28th at 9 pm. We're going to adopt the theme and you should all come dressed a pirates. Remember, this MUST be transmog, not something which alters your appearance. I've been getting a lot of really great looking seafaring gear. 

And, to make it more realistic, get yourself a parrot battle pet. If you don't have one, send me an in-game letter. We have quite a few stored off-site. We might, after the tmog contest, hit the Gurubashi Arena while we're here. 

See you all on the 28th. 

--Gimm

SPORTSBALL is BACK!

Gimmlette a posted Sep 8, 18

I took a year off, but "Win Gimm's Gold" is back by popular demand. If you're new to Spectacular Death, here's how it works. 

I am a devout Iowa Hawkeyes fan. The Big 10 season starts on the 22nd. On that date, this program will begin. How does it work, you ask? It's simple. 

There are 9 games in the season; September 22; October 6, 13, 20, and 27; November 3, 10, 17, and 23. At least one of these games is a night game. You need to log into WOW in the evening of the game. If Iowa has won, and you're online, you win their score in gold. This is NOT from the guild bank. This is from my pocket. For the night game, it will be either afternoon on Sunday, or Monday evening. I've given away upwards of $5,000 gold per season based on how many people are on line and how big the winning score turns out to be. 

So, you, too, can win a piece of this. You want 1) Iowa to win and 2) Iowa to win big. "Win Gimm's Gold" kicks off on Saturday, September 22nd. 

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