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The Nighthold

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UPDATE - 28th February, 2017, 5:52 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Since we last checked in, at least four more guilds have finished off Mythic Gul'dan, with Fusion (EU) coming back from their ban, NollTvåTre (EU), Honestly (who also grabbed the US/OC fourth spot) and FatBossTV guild Nova. We can't be 100% sure of their exact rankings since we're not checking the Chinese race as closely as before, but they're around spots 21-24. Congrats to all the finishers!

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UPDATE - 23rd February, 2017, 7:17 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Number 18 wasn't far behind, as Memento down Gul'dan EU 11th. Two more to go!

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UPDATE - 23rd February, 2017, 3:33 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Openness are the 16th guild to down Gul'dan Mythic and finigh Nighthold, as well at the 10th in the EU. Congrats!

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UPDATE - 22nd February, 2017, 7:54 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Set sail for fail grab the World 15th on Gul'dan! It seems a lot of people are taking Wowprogress rankings when announcing their rankings, but since they don't/can't track Chinese guilds, it's not exactly a World ranking. In any case, congrats to the German guild and we hope to see them back in Tomb of Sargeras!

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UPDATE - 22nd February, 2017, 6:44 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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More bad news for Tomb of Sargeras and beyond, as World No.9, Danish Terrace appears to have called it quits:

This follows earlier news that From Scratch and Midwinter were also going to go casual from now on, and we have an upcoming interview with both those guilds to see what the exact reasons behind the decision were.

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UPDATE - 18th February, 2017, 6:59 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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More Gul'dan kills as Style War grabs the Asia 4th, World 13th, heads to 10/10 and finishes up Nighthold.

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UPDATE - 16th February, 2017, 6:41 am (GMT+1) By starym
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The video floodgates opened and we now also got Limit's World 5th, Us first Gul'dan kill!

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UPDATE - 14th February, 2017, 11:07 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Another bad day for Elisande as three more guilds move past her: Fusion have returned from their trip to bansville and are back in the race and Impact and Nova followed them ro Gul'dan and 9/10.

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UPDATE - 14th February, 2017, 7:09 am (GMT+1) By starym
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It's US kill day it seems, as Midwinter also down Elisande and move to 9/10, grabbing the US/OC 4th along the way.

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UPDATE - 14th February, 2017, 5:55 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Two more guilds have arrived at the 9/10 mark and downed Elisande, namely Memento and Easy (who also got the US/OC third).

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UPDATE - 13th February, 2017, 7:05 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Set sail for fail are the next guild to access Gul'dan! Elisande down and 9/10.

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UPDATE - 12th February, 2017, 6:54 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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It's open season on Elisande today as we get another kill in! Pieces take the EU 12th, World 17th and head to 9/10.

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UPDATE - 12th February, 2017, 6:14 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Big day today as we have several new kills on Elisande. Chinese guilds Style War, Alpha and A Stars downed Elisande and Russian guild Openness got in-between them and reached that 9/10 before Alpha. So we have the Asia top 5 and the 13-16 slots on Elisande filled out!

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UPDATE - 12th February, 2017, 1:33 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Danish Terrace are the next to access Gul'dan, bringing the grand total of contenders for the No.4 and 5 slots in the race to 9!

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UPDATE - 11th February, 2017, 5:15 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Entropy is next to access Gul'dan and get a shot at that long-missing World 4th, as they down Elisande US/OC, 2nd World 11th.

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UPDATE - 10th February, 2017, 5:57 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Elisande is having a bad day it seems, as another guild downs her to head on to 9/10 andGul'dan, and this time it's Prestige Gaming! 7 guilds now on Gul'dan, with two spots left in the top 5.

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UPDATE - 10th February, 2017, 5:12 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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More 9/10s as Right take the Asia 2nd and make it 6 guilds on Gul'dan. The Korean armory is still messed up so they haven't been logged yet either.

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UPDATE - 10th February, 2017, 12:59 am (GMT+1) By starym
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We have another Elisande kill on our hands, with ScrubBusters claiming the World 8th (don't forget AFK R) 9/10 and moving on to Gul'dan, making it 5 guilds now 1 boss away from the end. Hopefully we get two of them crossing the finish line soon so we can see the WF kill video, but Exorsus are still working on it so they don't want it to come too quickly:

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UPDATE - 9th February, 2017, 7:05 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Meanwhile, Honestly and Memento arrived at 8/10 a while a ago, making it 18 guilds on Elisande (including set sail for fail, A Stars, Style War and Alpha who aren't tracked by armory/Wowprogress, and excluding AFK R who moved on to 9/10 yesterday).

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UPDATE - 9th February, 2017, 6:24 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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There has been a lot of commotion among the top guilds after Blizzard announced raid testing was starting this and next week, and Watcher addressed this issue in yesterday's raid test times announcement. You can check out his response here.

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UPDATE - 9th February, 2017, 4:25 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Midwinter is the next US guild to down Star Augur and head to 8/10, grabbing the US/OC 4th. Embody had also downed him quite a while before Midwinter so gz ot them as well!

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UPDATE - 8th February, 2017, 6:28 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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And the Asia top 5 for Star Augur is complete, as Style War and Alpha get him down him and we are back to 15 guilds on Elisande and 8/10.

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UPDATE - 8th February, 2017, 3:27 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more Star Augur kills soon, as Blizzard have changed the encounter. More details are in today's hotfixes.

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UPDATE - 8th February, 2017, 12:58 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Just in case you noticed it and were wondering, the guild "Drive" that popped up in No.7 on Wowprog is also noted as having an Elisande kill (but not Star Augur), so it's just one of the usual armory hiccups with a player from one of the top guilds having transferred there or something similar.

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2017, 11:25 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Set sail for fail get the Augur down as well, with their armory still seemingly bugged, so it's now 14 guilds on 8/10!

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2017, 10:22 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Impact return the number of 8/10s to 13 after FatSharkYeses departure, getting the World 18th (don't forget A Stars, they don't get logged by Wowprog and I'm getting tired of answering the same question over and over again), EU 12th on Star Augur!

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2017, 6:43 am (GMT+1) By starym
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A Stars makes it 12 8/10ers, as they finally down Star Augur for the Asia 3rd, World 16th spot, starting to catch up with Right and AFK R after their little break.
Easy also join the Augur down club and get the Us 3rd, World 17th!

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2017, 3:15 am (GMT+1) By starym
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To get a little Method-centric, Sco has written a facebook post about their performance in the race and in general about the perceived "loss" and how to best react to it. It's a worthwhile read, so check it out.

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2017, 11:40 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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More 8/10s appear as Pieces down Star Augur World 15th, EU 11th!

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2017, 9:23 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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And here's the pull count for Method!

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2017, 6:57 am (GMT+1) By starym
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We now have 10 guilds on Elisande and 8/10 as AFK R grab the Asia second on Star Augur and join the big pack fighting over the eventual top of Nighthold.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2017, 9:53 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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And here's Exorsus' wipe count for the last three bosses:

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2017, 9:52 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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More 8/10ers! Nova aka the FatBossTV guild have downed Augur World 13th, Eu 10th, making it 9 guilds on Elisande.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2017, 6:28 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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It seems Serenity aren't the only ones downing things, as Prestige Gaming got past Star Augur a little while ago, World 12th EU 9th!

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2017, 11:26 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Two more Augurians as both ScrubBusters and FatSharkYes down Etraeus  and both head to 8/10 as World 9th and 10th. 6 guilds now passed Star Augur and at Elisande.

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2017, 10:38 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Some non-drama to lighten things up, and what's better than another kill! Danish Terrace join the now pretty big 8/10 crew with their World 8th, EU 6th Star Augur kill! So we now have 2 EU and 2 US/OC guilds fighting over who gets to Gul'dan first.

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2017, 7:56 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Augur falls once again! Openness get the World 7th EU 5th on Etraeus and move on to Elisande, making it 3 guilds on 8/10.

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2017, 4:13 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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In the wake of the World First Gul'dan we've got another boss falling, namely Star Augur US #2 by Entropy, putting them at 8/10, and at rank 6 overall!

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2017, 7:05 am (GMT+1) By starym
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43 guilds now on 7/10, with Project, Strawberry Puppy Kisses and Vision being the latest additions. Only 5 have gotten past Star Augur Etraeus, making him the biggest obstacle for all but the very, very best guilds. Seems like a pretty good job at tuning that particular encounter, so GJ to Blizz for making both a visually impressive and mechanically interesting boss, on top of the very good tuning.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2017, 6:59 am (GMT+1) By starym
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More videos coming up, as we have Serenity's delayed Word First on High Botanist! (Updated with the multi-pov version)

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2017, 6:01 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Well, it's been very quiet today, so let's take a look at a different kind of World Fist, a Mythic +24 Eye of Azshara!

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2017, 10:11 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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And here's Method's World 3rd Star Augur Etraeus kill video:

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2017, 7:23 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Well that didn't take long. Serenity are also back on Gul'dan, so we now have both them and Method progressing on Sargeras' minion once again. Let's see how long he can survive with these two at his heels (and a third coming to catch him very soon as well).

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2017, 7:24 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Week two and reset two are here! Gul'dan has made it and made Nighhold the first Legion raid to make it past the initial lockout. Today will bring lots of re-clears and, everyone's favorite, heroic split raids, as the top 3 guilds fight both for extra gear and to get back to Gul'dan as soon as possible. While the Asian guilds still have a day in their reset, considering their top is only at 7/10 so far, it's a safe bet they won't be downing Gul'dan before tomorrow.

So the final tally on week 2 US/EU is 3 guilds at Gul'dan and 9/10, only one at 8/10 and then a LOT of 7/10s, 35 to be specific. 17-ish guilds on 6/10 (as we don't have the stats for lower ranked Chinese guilds), 25 on 5/10 and 59 on 4/10. After that it becomes somewhat difficult to count, as a lot of 3/10 and lower guilds haven't downed Helya yet, so they're all over the rankings. What we do know is that 2160 guilds downed Skorpyron or more, 1055 with Chronomatic Anomaly or more and 847 with Trilliax or more.

So, here's to hoping week 2 isn't a short one for Gul'dan and we get some really tense competition at the top to see who comes out of Nighthold victorious.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2017, 8:37 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Here's what we expect will be happening today: Another Star Augur kill seems imminent, as the US guilds are clearing up to him and, considering Limit had a 0.3% wipe yesterday, one of them should be downing him soon with the extra reset's worth of loot. The other big questions are if Method will be able to get to Gul'dan this reset, and if Gul'dan himself will live to see the next reset. Considering maintenance is coming up in 4 and a half hours it seems like a safe bet he will, although it's pretty certain that both Serenity and Exorsus will push it until the last second, grabbing every last piece of Gul'dan progress they can.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2017, 5:29 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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This the big armory bug related update! It seems the problems aren't limited to just the EU and Korea, as KeaHoarl also didn't have their Tichondrius kill logged, making them the 5th Asian guild to kill him, just ahead of A Stars. Memento also managed to get their previously bugged Krosus kill logged, and Encore got Tichondrius yesterday, so that makes it 30 guilds on 7/10 and Star Augur.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2017, 5:03 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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It's been a mostly quiet day, but we have some movement over on the Asian servers. A Stars has gotten Tichondrius down, Asian 5th, putting them at 6/10. 

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2017, 12:34 pm (GMT+1) By Darrie
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There is at least one guild out there that hasn't forgotten raiding is supposed to be FUN! The "all Druid" guild Druids of the Beast (Shadowsong EU) are currently 9/10 (Normal), and hoping to bring down Gul'dan before lockout reset!

How many Boomkins are TOO many Boomkins? Answer: YOU CANNOT HAVE TOO MANY BOOMKINS.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2017, 3:16 am (GMT+1) By starym
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More news from the Asia servers, and it's some pretty good news as well! The guilds are returning from their break to celebrate the Chinese New Year and we already have Alpha up to 7/10 with an Asia fourth on Botanist, and previous two raid race winners A Stars starting to catch up, on 5/10 already.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2017, 12:28 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Well, apparently we have plenty more 7/10 hiding in the walls, with Memento running into the same armory bug Pieces had on Krosus, which means they have also been on Star Augur for quite a while now.  We also have an actually registered kill from Exploding Labrats, bringing the total 7/10, Star Augur progressing, might-see Elisande soon hopefuls at 25.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2017, 9:37 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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It seems my "no new 7/10s" comment has summoned a few more. The Korean armory might be a little wonky right now so it didn't log Right's 7/10, and that, plus In flagrantì's Botanist kill, makes it 25 guilds on 7/10 and on Augur!

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2017, 3:05 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Chao Jie continue at the fast pace that they have set, killing High Botanist Tel'arn, Asian second, putting them at 7/10. 

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2017, 8:44 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Chao Jie continue with their fast pace, getting Tichondrius down, Asian 3rd, putting them at 6/10.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2017, 4:55 am (GMT+1) By starym
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It's time for some late-night Asia updates! We got the second Tichondrius kill courtesy of Alpha, as well as two Asia 5th spots on Aluriel and Krosus for Right. AFK R are still in a significant lead as Alpha are their closest competitor on 6/10 with this recent kill.

We also got a few more additions to the 7/10 pack with WHATEVER WERE AWESOME, Honestly, Euphoria and Sidestep joining the 22 others stuck on Star Augur.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2017, 11:06 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Just a reminder on the Fusion ban, back in ToV it took around a day for the banned guilds to be de-listed, so it may take a while. We based our report on several sources we trust.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2017, 8:28 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Some action over on the Asian servers, with Chao Jie downing Krosus, Asian 4th, getting 5/10 in the process. This leaves them as the #2 Asian guild currently, as the other two guilds who've killed Krosus (KeaHoarl and Alpha) are both at 4/10. 

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2017, 6:36 am (GMT+1) By starym
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I was waiting for a few more 7/10s to pop up before posting, but as pretty  much nothing happened in the last 7 or so hours, it was only Embody who gardened their way onto the big group and are on to Star Augur, making it a nice round 20 guilds on the boss. Serenity and Exorsus have widened their leads considerably today and are gaining very valuable time on Elisande, who we do very much hope makes it through the reset intact.

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 9:53 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Two more join the, now huge, ranks of the 7/10 group, as Impact and Nova take down High Botanist and engage the Star Augur.

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 8:30 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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We're close to a top 20 with at least 7 bosses down as NollTvåTre do some gardening of their own and head on to Star Augur and the big No.2 group on 7/10 rises to 17 guilds.

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 4:32 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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A few more guilds have taken a dislike to gardeners, killing of High Botanist Tel'arn, namely Openness, Fusion and FatSharkYes, getting rank 16, 17 and 18, respectively. 

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 7:39 am (GMT+1) By starym
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14 guilds on 7/10 now, as Easy cleans up after themselves and go back to take down Tichondrius US 6th.

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 6:07 am (GMT+1) By starym
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It's getting crowded behind Serenity, as 13 guilds now stand at Star Augur's door. SNF have taken down High Botanist quickly after their Tichondrius kill, but not quickly enough to get that US top 5 spot, as Alacrity skipped Ticho and went straight for Tel'arn.

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 3:54 am (GMT+1) By starym
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We have a bunch more 6/10s: FatSharkYes, NollTvåTre, Nova, Easy and SNF, with the US guilds getting regional 4th on Botanist and 5th on Tichondrius, respectively. 21 guilds now with at least 6 bosses down!

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 3:28 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Not much late night action, so let's take a look at Serenity's raid setup for Star Augur, with Shadow Priests and Rogues taking center stage:

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 1:13 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Midwinter do the backtrack and down Tichondrius, catching back up with the big crew on 7/10 and take the US 4th on the big demon.

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UPDATE - 28th January, 2017, 12:08 am (GMT+1) By starym
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One more on the 7/10 pile as ScrubBusters backtrack and clean up Tichondrius after their previous Botanist kill. 11 guilds now 1 boss away from Serenity and the 8/10 top spot.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 10:16 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Method also posted their High Botanist kill video a little earlier:

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 9:47 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Prestige Gaming grab the missing Botanist kill (W11th, EU 7th) and head to 7/10, joining the now again 8 strong group 1 boss away from the leader.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 9:38 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Two more 6/10s as Fusion get Tichondrius (EU 11th) and ScrubBusters get High Botanist (EU 6th).

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 6:40 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Well, it's good to know I wasn't completely insane and/or clueless, as we got some confirmation that Aluriel was, in fact, changed to be skippable by the devs:

Now, they don't specifically mention WHEN this change occurred, but my money is on day 2 of the race.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 3:46 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Movement in the Asian scene, KeaHoarl has just taken down Krosus, Asian 3rd. 

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 3:14 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Prestige Gaming is the latest bat-slayer, killing Tychondrius, World 10th, EU 6th, leaving them at rank 11 overall.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 11:20 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Honestly continue at their high pace, getting Tichondrius down, World 9th, US 3rd, placing them at rank 10 overall! 

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 7:37 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Alpha got Krosus down Asia 2nd, and as the Chinese New Year's celebrations start, it seems only KeaHoarl will be continuing with progres for the next few days.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 6:46 am (GMT+1) By starym
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More Tel'arn fatalities as we have the US/OC 3rd, World 8th on the High Botanist go to OC guild Entropy!

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 4:14 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Midwinter took a bit of a detour as they went straight to High Botanist Tel'arn and avoided Tichondrius. World 7th, US 2nd and 6/10.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 1:37 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Meanwhile, Method have added Tichondrius to their Mythic videos, which now include everything other than Krosus and Botanist. Check out their youtube page for all the vids.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 1:16 am (GMT+1) By starym
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A new 6/10 has appeared! OC guild Entropy grab the US/OC 2nd, World 7th on Tichondrius and are only 1 kill away from the top group!

Meanwhile Openness joined the ever growing 5/10 club that is now 7 guilds strong.

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UPDATE - 27th January, 2017, 12:30 am (GMT+1) By starym
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More 5/10s! ScrubBusters and Prestige Gaming have jumped up a notch and both downed Krosus in the linear fashion, grabbing the EU 12th and 13th kills.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 9:06 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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We have 3 more guilds up to 4/10, with Embody and Innominatum skipping past the non-gatekeeper Spellblade and downing Krosus EU 9th and 10th, while Prestige Gaming took the more traditional route and got Aluriel down, EU 8th.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 7:19 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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When the kills start the apparently chain up! Pieces has joined From Scratch on 6/10, World 6th, Eu 5th Tichondrius! If you'll remember, they're still logged as 5/10 on Wowprog because of their bugged Krosus kill, where they didn't get the achievement because of the spectacular "everyone died to slam the same second the boss died" incident.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 7:04 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Just a small update on the Serenity RaidID lockout drama. It seems Jadelol, who is the main suspect of perpetrating the lockout, despite denying it himself and claiming he "just shared the screenshot", was previously in Serenity and got kicked after a lot of bad blood between himself and the guild leadership, including leaks of private conversations over twitter. I'm not going to post these here because who needs even MORE drama, but it seems the (alleged) ultimate reason for all this was in fact personal beef one player had with Serenity. It's just very unfortunate that person ended up in Method and sullied this race a little. As I said before, hopefully none of this will matter if the raid lasts long enough, especially since all guilds have been having lag issues and there's no way to know who was hit the hardest by that, so all this calculating of who "lost more time" is, unfortunately, not definitive.

In less aggravating news, Ebrius took down Krosus, making me look foolish again for not knowing Aluriel was skippable and claiming the EU 8th on him. Gatekeeper indeed.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 5:31 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Back to smaller dramas that weren't actually dramas but just misunderstandings on my part: it seems the whole "gatekeeper" part of Aluriel's job description (that I made up) isn't accurate, and you can indeed skip her without any tomfoolery. So apologies to Strawberry Puppy Kisses for any implication on my part, I was misinformed and wrong! Krosus Us 3rd, World 7th it is!

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 12:42 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Method is the next in line to take down Tichondrius, World 5th, EU 4th. On the other side of the pond, we see Honestly getting Krosus down, World 8th, US 4th.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 11:46 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Sidestep and Danish Terrace both have managed to make their way past the initial wall of Spellblade Aluriel, getting World 13th/EU 6th and World 14th/EU 7th in the process!

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 10:45 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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From Scratch has started the catch-up work, having gotten Tichondrius down. World 4th, EU 3rd. Further down we have gotten us another guild who've managed to break past the big wall that's Spellblade Aluriel, Honestly, Getting OC Second in the progress.

 

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 6:56 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Well, we have some "interesting" news here: first off Alacrity claimed the Us 4th on Spellblade Aluriel, nothing crazy there, but then Strawberry Puppy Kisses also went to 4/10 - except the didn't kill Aluriel, which is required to get to Krosus, who they did kill. We're not sure exactly how they pulled it off, but it definitely wasn't the intended way. In any case we'll hold off on giving them the US 3rd on Krosus until this is cleared up a little. In any case thanks to SPK for livening up the progress a bit at least!

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 6:09 am (GMT+1) By starym
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So, to close out the day/start a new one, we have Serenity, Limit and Exorsus on 7/10, the second group 2 bosses behind featuring From Scratch, Method, Midwinter and Pieces on 5/10, SNF (and perhaps set sail for fail, who may have had an achievement bug as well) on 4/10.

Then come the bigger numbers, with 94 guilds on 3/10, 33 on 2/10 and 318 guilds with only Skorpyron down, on 1/10.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 4:00 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Spellblade Aluriel goes down again as SNF get the US 3rd, World 9th and move to 4/10.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 1:58 am (GMT+1) By starym
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Midwinter are back and just got past Krosus for that World 7th, US 2nd. They're up in the 5/10 group, joining From Scratch and Method, all 2 bosses away from the very top group.

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UPDATE - 26th January, 2017, 12:19 am (GMT+1) By starym
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It seems the first weirdness of the raid is here, courtesy of Pieces, who have downed Krosus World 6th, EU 5th, heading up to 5/10, but didn't get the achievement for it for some reason. So they'll probably be absent from Wowprog rankings for a while, but we'll trust their killshot and rank 'em!

Apparently they got the kill just as Krosus was hitting his slam and all died from it, after having killed him, it's a pretty fun sequence.

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 10:23 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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In less groundbreaking, World Firsting news, we have another Spellblade Aluriel kill! Pieces hop on the 4/10 train, joining Midwinter and grab the World 7th, Eu 5th. 250 guilds have downed Skorpyron so far, 65 for Chronomatic Anomaly and 52 for Trilliax, making it abundantly more obvious that Aluriel is the first gatekeeper of the raid. It remains to be seen if Star Augur can put up enough of a fight to be considered the second one, but we can hope!

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 6:06 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Method has been having some lag and disconnect issues all morning on Tarren Mill and it seems to not be resolving any time soon, with Sco getting frustrated:

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 4:17 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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From Scratch successfully defended the bridge, defeating Krosus World 4th, EU 3rd. 

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 12:00 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Serenity has now joined the race, finishing of their split runs and killing Skorpyron.

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 11:49 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Top10 EU for the first 3 bosses are done, as Embody, Ingenium and Waít for it rounding out the rankings. 

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 11:20 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Honestly have caught up with their OC competition, getting Trilliax down OC second. 

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 10:23 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Lotion decided to join in on the 3/10 pile, getting OC first Trilliax in the process!

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 9:42 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Sidestep and Openness have joined up with the 3/10 crowd. Let's see who will manage to break down the wall that's named Spellblade Aluriel first!

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 9:17 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Euphoria and Method joins the ever growing 3/10 crowd. Openness are close behind with Chronomatic Anomaly down.

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 8:51 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Pieces have entered the race as well, getting the first three bosses down. Euphoria downed Chronomatic Anomaly, closly followed by Method, but with as fast as these bosses are dropping, I'd assume both will have three bosses down before I'm finished writing this update. 

Over on the US side we have two more Trilliax kills, by Addiction and Champion respectively. 

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 8:28 am (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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Method has entered the Mythic race, downing Skorpyron.

I'll update the official rankings of the early EU kills once armory updates with official kill times. 

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 3:41 am (GMT+1) By starym
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We have more kills for Chronomatic Anomaly and Trilliax: Encore, Strawberry Puppy Kisses, DNOgaming, WHATEVER WERE AWESOME and Instant Dollars fill out the 2nd boss top 10, with Fused, DNOgaming, Encore, WHATEVER WERE AWESOME and Instant Dollars making it a round 10 on the cake maker.

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UPDATE - 25th January, 2017, 1:56 am (GMT+1) By starym
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In other news, we have a bunch of new 1/10ers and a new 3/10er! Fused grabbed the World 6th on Trilliax and are in the running for that 2nd place on Aluriel, while Vigil, DNOgaming, Purple Side of the Loot, Hysteria and Instant Dollars got past Skorpyron, making it 15 guilds that have entered Nighthold Mythic and got some kills.

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UPDATE - 24th January, 2017, 10:15 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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Limit have entered Mythic Nighthold for the first time and are on their way to that 3/10, starting with a World 6th Skorpyron, followed very quickly by Alacrity.

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UPDATE - 24th January, 2017, 8:17 pm (GMT+1) By Warriorsarri
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New kills are rolling in, and with Armory being slow to update, exact rankings are hard to get by, but both Joy Club and Pew Pew have Scorpyron down, World #4 and World #5 respectively. 

This will most likely change once Armory gets updated, as the US main raiding times have started, meaning a lot of kills are about to roll in. 

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UPDATE - 24th January, 2017, 4:32 pm (GMT+1) By starym
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As Midwinter catch up and Easy loom in 2nd place, SNF are going into lower gear and heading for some Heroic split runs after grabbing that quick loot from the first three bosses. Limit have also shared that they will be doing Heroic splits before venturing into Mythic this time around.