New to 2017:
The Headless Horseman loot is now ilvl 880
You do not need to be max level to queue up for the Headless Horseman.
Hallow's End Armor is now cosmetic and can be transmogged during Hallow's End.
If you missed Hallow's End with all the new Legion content last year, here's what was new in 2016:
Exquisite Costume Set: "Grommash" is a costume for 200 treats.
Ominous Pet Treat is a pet vanity item for 5 treats.
New daily quest Under the Crooked Tree to defeat Aria Sorrowheart for Hag's Belongings. Contains 5 Tricky Treats and small chance for the cosmetic helm Hat of the First Sister, Hat of the Second Sister, Hat of the Third Sister, or Hat of the Youngest Sister. You must be level 98 or higher for this quest.
There are no Broken Isles Candy Bucket achievements but there are two new ones for each faction in Dalaran inside your faction's inn and the Legerdemain Lounge.
The full guide can be found here: http://www.wowhead.com/hallows-end-guide
I've just been through and updated the links for the website roster/characters - linking characters to members. During this process I also removed characters that didn't exist on our roster (either due to them no longer being in the guild because someone took them out of the guild, or because they were added to our roster in error when someone applied using the wrong character/realm name) and I removed members who no longer had characters in the guild (primarily because they left/were removed, or because they applied but then never joined). In theory at least some of this is supposed to happen automatically, but that currently doesn't seem to be the case.
If you find that you no longer have access to the guild website/forums, but you still have characters in the guild, please let me know as soon as possible so I can try to deal with it.
If you are a member of the guild, but cannot access the majority of the forums (ie, if you can only see public forums) please ensure you're registered with the website and that you're logged in to the website
Congratulations everyone .. we killed Kil'Jaeden on Heroic! Woohoo!
What a massive achievement (indeed, we got achievements!) - so well done to everyone. Hopefully we will have plenty of time now to get back in there and get that achievement and kill for anyone who missed out tonight.
Then we can start preparing for the next raid *eek*
Blizzard have created a video recap of the year so far .. and hints of more to come:
Any thoughts on what could come next?
As some of you will know, we've had a Discord channel for a while now. Initially it was set up primarily as a backup in case our Teamspeak server went down, but it also became somewhere to have "conversations" via the text channels more immediately than through our forums. As I'm a complete noob at setting these things up, and wanted to err on the side of caution, initially it was set up for guild members only. Which I realise was annoying for those who wanted to hang out with their non-guild member friends on voice chat - so the "friends & family" discord was born.
Over time I've had more experience with channels etc, and have taken notes elsewhere .. so have now changed the way our Discord works. It helps to have a few hours free on a Sunday morning too
Our Discord channel is now open for anyone .. guild members and non-guild members. There are certain areas that non-guild members cannot access (there are a set of chat channels specifically for guild members only, and a raid discussion channel for guild members only), but the majority is accessible by all.
Feel free to invite your friends - there are visitor voice chat channels to hang out in (two currently, but that can be increased if needed) and plenty of text chat channels to enjoy, including one for transmogs, one for dungeons and one for each of the classes available in WoW.
If you're a guild member, please let me know once you've joined, and I'll add you to the guild member permissions list to allow access to the member-only sections. It also makes your name light up in a pretty colour
Join by clicking this link: https://discord.gg/wWJJ83b
Big congratulations everyone ..one step closer to a full clear! Avatar was a pain with lots of stuff to both avoid and soak, and kill before the insta-kill got us .. but we got there, by the skin of our teeth :p
The big KJ is the only boss left in our way now .. and he's harder and grumpier than all the rest!