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Breaking News: Death and Taxes guild disbands [Updated]

Something strange is afoot in the wee ours of the morning here, as Nihilum is reporting that the Death and Taxes guild on the Korgath US PvP server has disbanded. This guild has long been considered perhaps the premiere raiding guild of the US Servers. As of this writing, there is no further word on why they have disbanded, only that they have and that some of them will reroll Horde.

The front page of the official Death and Taxes site does not have any sort of news post on the issue, but does have a banner that reads "Rest In Peace Death and Taxes, Beta 2004-May 2008," and has a list of their world and US first kills. The forum's name has been changed to "Death and Taxes - Keep in Touch," though there does not appear to be a forum post accessible by a basic account that gives any insight or information as to the disbanding. Hopefully more information is revealed soon.

Death and Taxes has been hot on the raiding scene for some time, gaining US and world firsts starting in AQ40 and Naxxramas, and continuing into the Burning Crusade, including their most recent US first kill of Illidan Stormrage and a few key PTR kills in the Sunwell Plateau as well.

For now, we'll watch and see if more information comes forth. Perhaps they may be like Risen, believing the end-game progression is worthless but possibly reappearing in WoTLK. Either way, their achievements were many, and they will be missed.

Thanks to Liam for tipping us off on this.

Update: A poster called Flux (who is not a DnT member but claims he has talked to some), posting on Nihilum's forum thread on the disbanding, claims that they were having trouble retaining guild members due to the long stretch of time between Illidan's downing and any new content, and that the first week of Sunwell raiding was difficult. After attempts to mass-recruit to fill holes ended in a lower level of raiding ability than they were used to, DnT's leaders decided to disband. Apparently, many DnT members will be rerolling Horde on Blackrock.

You might want to take this information with a grain of salt, but it's the best we have for now.

Behind the cut is a list of Death and Taxes' world and US first kills.

World Firsts

Viscidus 5 March 2006
Patchwerk 23 June 2006
Grobbulus 23 June 2006
Thaddius 30 June 2006
Gluth 26 June 2006
The Four Horsemen 25 August 2006
Sapphiron 1 September 2006
High King Maulgar 23 January 2007
Fathom-Lord Karathress 6 March 2007
Nightbane 28 January 2007
Morogrim Tidewalker 7 March 2007
Leotheras the Blind 4 March 2007
The Lurker Below 9 March 2007

US firsts
Gruul the Dragonkiller 6 February 2007
Shade of Akama 2 June 2007
Magtheridon 27 February 2007
Teron Gorefiend 2 June 2007
Void Reaver 19 March 2007
Anetheron 3 June 2007
Al'ar 15 May 2007
Reliquary of Souls 11 June 2007
Kael'thas Sunstrider 27 May 2007
Mother Shahraz 19 June 2007
High Warlord Naj'entus 31 May 2007
Azgalor 19 June 2007
Supremus 31 May 2007
Archimonde 20 June 2007
Gurtogg Bloodboil 1 June 2007
Illidan Stormrage 30 June 2007

Filed under: Guilds, News items, Rumors

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