UPDATE - Sep 07 15:36 CET by Starym
And the Top 50 is done, as is our coverage of tier 18 and Mythic Hellfire Citadel! It's been a hell of a ride and probably one of the better races so far in WoW's history, so let's hope Legion isn't too far away and brings us the same quality of raids and bosses WoD did (and that all the top guilds manage to stay together until then!). See you next time!
Here are the final three finishers, and they're nice and diverse: Chinese guild 魔神 (Devil), Drive from the EU and Easy from the US! Congratulations to every guild that managed to finish up Mythic and down Archimonde, regardless of position, that takes some dedication.
UPDATE - Aug 30 15:22 CET by Starym
Long time. no update, so here's the latest guilds that managed to finish up tier 18 in spots 38-47 : Consequence, NollTvåTre, Рак Гейминг, Error Code, B Negative, The Fallen, Embody, Enraged Revolution, Promethean and Devil. Big GZ to all of them!
UPDATE - Aug 24 14:24 CET by Starym
Seven more guilds have finished up HFC Mythic since we last checked in and claimed spots 31-37. They are: 炼 狱, Fusion, Reckoning, 傲血荣耀, Punishment of Asia, eXample and Huge in Japan.
UPDATE - Aug 15 19:35 CET by Starym
More Archimonde kills as we move away from the top 20. Force of Creation, Nova, Forgotten Name and WHATEVER WERE AWESOME claim spots 27-30.
UPDATE - Aug 12 19:41 CET by Starym
Quite a few new Archimonde kills in the last day, with Wave Flow getting the World 24th and the bigger news being the US/OC top 5 being done. Midwinter managed to finally down the big guy and finished US/OC 4th, just ahead of Ascension who ended up 5th!
UPDATE - Aug 11 16:25 CET by Starym
There's been some more kills in the past few days, but let's start with the US/OC No.3, namely vodka, who got Archi down a few hours ago. Spot 20 was claimed a few days ago by 丨金錢丶魅劦丨and 21 yesterday by Openness with vodka coming in 23rd. GZ to all three guilds!
UPDATE - Aug 08 12:04 CET by Starym
And the top 20 is complete! Entropy claim the final spot as well as the US/OC 2nd!
UPDATE - Aug 07 19:15 CET by Starym
Danish Terrace almost close out the top 20, downing Archimonde World 19th, EU 13th. 13/13 and Gz to them!
UPDATE - Aug 06 20:25 CET by Kozmo
Prestige Gaming, set sail for fail & FatSharkYes are the next ones to take down Archimonde, World 16th/17th/18th.
UPDATE - Aug 05 01:25 CET by Starym
ScrubBusters get the kill mere minutes (9) after Nihilum and get the World 15th, EU 9th on Archimonde and 13/13. Gz!
UPDATE - Aug 05 01:07 CET by Starym
And Nihilum are across the finish line as well! World 14th, EU 8th Archimonde and 13/13. Gz!
UPDATE - Aug 03 16:34 CET by Starym
The Asia top 5 is done! Right get the latest Archimonde kill and finish World 13th!
UPDATE - Aug 03 14:17 CET by Kozmo
Stars join the party and takes down Archimonde aswell which places them as number 12 in the world, 4th in Asia.
UPDATE - Aug 02 19:54 CET by Starym
And here's the top 10 in table form:
UPDATE - Aug 02 19:45 CET by aenima
Impact grab the German First Kill / EU 7th on Archimonde and finish the race in 11th place.
UPDATE - Aug 02 17:20 CET by Starym
It really was Asia day today as we have a third kill on Archimonde, which also rounds out the top 10! Style War have reached the end of HFC and are on 13/13. Gz!
UPDATE - Aug 02 13:56 CET by Kozmo
#AsiaRising, KeaHoarl are the next ones to kill Archimonde, Asia 2nd, World 9th!
UPDATE - Aug 02 09:03 CET by Kozmo
This tier surely is full of surprises, AFK R grabs Archimonde as the first guild in Asia, World 8th!
UPDATE - Aug 01 10:00 CET by Starym
We have a US/OC first! Limit claim this tier as their own as they down Archimonde and finish up Hellfire Citadel as US champions as well as World 7th! 13/13
UPDATE - Jul 31 21:26 CET by Starym
And we have a 6th guild across the finish line! Another one from the EU, it's Rapid Eye Movement downing Archimonde and done at 13/13. Gz to them!
UPDATE - Jul 31 17:35 CET by Starym
The post-race interview with Method is now up!
UPDATE - Jul 31 00:20 CET by Starym
And here's the top 5, all nice and pretty:
UPDATE - Jul 30 19:16 CET by Starym
Pwnanza pull quite an upset and claim the World 5th on Archimonde, closing out the top 5 before both Midwinter, REM and both Asian guilds! Huge GZ to the guild on their 13/13, and it seems we have a full EU top 5.
UPDATE - Jul 28 23:14 CET by Starym
As with the kill itself, Paragon aren't far behind on posting their video:
UPDATE - Jul 28 21:01 CET by Starym
And Method have released their WF Archimonde video! Enoy:
UPDATE - Jul 28 09:01 CET by Kozmo
Yiboliu, FatSharkYes, 丨金錢丶魅劦丨and vodka take down Mannoroth and move up to 12/13, most noteable is vodka with US/OC 5th.
UPDATE - Jul 27 21:58 CET by Starym
We have a fourth guild that's done with HFC! It seems that screenshot motivated From Scratch somehow as they claim the World 4th on Archimonde! Huge gz on the finish before the next reset. We're still waiting for those US and Asian firsts.
UPDATE - Jul 27 19:31 CET by Starym
Thanks to 王雄
@CoBeTDH on Twitter we got a taste of Phase 3 Archimonde Mythic:
UPDATE - Jul 26 23:13 CET by Starym
A few more guilds downed Mannoroth, the lastest being Nihilum just now. Set sail for fail got him just alittle beofre Nihilum and Impact and ScrubBusters also got to 12/13 yesterday, gz at all four!
UPDATE - Jul 25 08:24 CET by Kozmo
Entropy occupies the 4th spot in the top 5 US/OC table on Mannoroth, World 21st, 12/13.
UPDATE - Jul 24 20:24 CET by Kozmo
Stars, Ascendance and Danish Terrace joins the 12/13 club with World 18th/19th/20th Mannoroth, and we now have 16 guilds fighting for that 4th spot.
UPDATE - Jul 24 02:57 CET by Starym
And here's the updated wipe count table with Exorsus' numbers:
|Hellfire High Council||9||3||19|
|Socrethar the Eternal||19||11||26|
|Fel Lord Zakuun||32||32||53|
UPDATE - Jul 23 22:00 CET by Starym
Literally seconds after I posted a facebook update hyping up the bronze race Exorsus go and ruin it! They got Archimonde down World third and clear HFC, 13/13! Congratulations to them! I guess it's time to hype the top 5!
UPDATE - Jul 23 20:23 CET by Starym
It seems Envy isn't as done as some grim commenters were saying. They're still in there, clearing bosses and managed to get the EU 9th on Mannoroth and slot into overall 17th.
UPDATE - Jul 23 17:08 CET by aenima
Ascension claim US/OC 3rd / World 16th kill on Mannoroth and moving up to 12/13, also. 14 guilds now at 12/13.
UPDATE - Jul 22 21:14 CET by Starym
Another Asian guild gets past Mannoroth just before their reset, setting them up with at least a chance at that World 3rd finish. KIN Raiders claim the Asia 5th and move into 15th overall. 12/13.
UPDATE - Jul 22 17:50 CET by aenima
Right down Mannoroth for an Asian 4th/World 14th kill, making it now 12 guilds in chase of Method and Paragon and the World Third Kill on Archi.
UPDATE - Jul 22 10:29 CET by Kozmo
KeaHoarl grabs Asia 3rd on Mannoroth right before their reset, 12/13 and 13th overall.
UPDATE - Jul 22 01:59 CET by Starym
Mannoroth down again, for the 12th time and Russian guild Openness claims the EU 8th, moves into 12th overall. Plenty of guilds now on Archimonde, that World third is getting close - can anyone beat Midwinter's 1 day extra loot/legendary rings advantage?
UPDATE - Jul 21 18:55 CET by Kozmo
Mannoroth is having a bad day as yet another guild takes him down, this time its Prestige Gaming who gets the kill, World 11th, EU 7th.
UPDATE - Jul 21 16:41 CET by Kozmo
We have some stats on Method and Paragon's wipe counter throughout the entire Hellfire Citadel.
UPDATE - Jul 21 08:45 CET by Kozmo
Limit are the next ones to take down Mannoroth, World 10th, US/OC 2nd 12/13.
UPDATE - Jul 21 04:45 CET by Starym
Vodka aren't stopping and move to the 11/13 group and grab the US/OC 5th on Tyrant Velhari.
UPDATE - Jul 21 00:54 CET by Kozmo
Pwnanza claims World 9th, EU 6th on Mannoroth and moves 2 spots up on the ladder. 12/13
UPDATE - Jul 20 05:00 CET by Starym
Vodka are back in the rankings, sealing up the US/OC 5th on Xhul'horac and moving to 10/13. Welcome back!
UPDATE - Jul 19 14:38 CET by Kozmo
AFK R is the 2nd Asian guild to take down Mannoroth, and 8th overall in the world. 12/13
UPDATE - Jul 18 18:20 CET by Kozmo
And it is Paragon with the silver after all, World 2nd Archimonde, 13/13. It really has been an incredible race (and it's not over yet, that fight over 3rd seems like it'll be quite intense) and we have to thank both Method and Paragon for giving us one of the best progress tiers ever. Let's just hope we get more like these in the future! Also, 3 more to go until it's video time!
UPDATE - Jul 17 14:55 CET by aenima
Style War just downed Mannoroth for an Asian First / World 7th kill. This brings them up to 12/13 and in front of Archi.
UPDATE - Jul 17 01:18 CET by Starym
More 11/13s and we already have a complete top 20 on them - set sail for fail rounding out the rankings, followed by ScrubBusters and KeaHoarl, who also go the Asian 5th on Tyrant Velhari.
UPDATE - Jul 16 19:52 CET by Starym
And we have the nerdscreams from the Method Archimonde kill!
UPDATE - Jul 16 18:21 CET by Starym
So, it was Method after all, huge GZ. We'll be doing our usual interview with the winners so let us know if you have any questions for them in the comments. Make sure to start with #Question or similar so we can easily sort them!
UPDATE - Jul 16 16:50 CET by Kozmo
Once again it's Method who are victorious, they are the T18 Champions! Archimonde is no more as they take him down for World First, 13/13. I am really looking forward to seeing the video of this boss after hearing from the likes of Rogerbrown and others that this boss is probably the hardest end boss they've ever fought. He died after 472 Attempts.
UPDATE - Jul 16 15:16 CET by aenima
Finally another kill to report: Entropy climbs to 10/13 with an US/OC 4th kill on Velhari.
UPDATE - Jul 16 05:56 CET by Starym
Early morning action as Limit also join the ever expanding 11/13 group and down Tyrant Velhari US/OC 3rd and move into 19th overall.
UPDATE - Jul 16 00:03 CET by Starym
Day 1 of the EU reset gives us another high profile kill! Rapid Eye Movement get the World 6th, EU 5th on Mannoroth and gain access to Archimonde! 12/13.
UPDATE - Jul 15 23:05 CET by Starym
While the extra set of gear and potential rings haven't seemed to loosen Archimonde's grip on his own life they are helping other guilds progress. Danish Terrace move up to 11/13, downing Xhul'horac and setting up in 18th place overall.
UPDATE - Jul 15 06:13 CET by Starym
As has become something of a tradition during progress, we have another History of World Firsts edition for you and this time it covers Mists of Pandaria! http://bit.ly/MoP-History-WF
UPDATE - Jul 15 05:10 CET by Starym
Archimonde lives! The first endboss of a raid to make it to the third reset since early Cataclysm and Al'akir (not counting Ra-Den and his limited attempts, of course). Maintenance has started in the EU and it's pretty impossible for the Asian guilds to down both Mannoroth and Archimonde for the first time in the next day, so this is it.
Five years since we've last seen a three week race and we also have five guilds at the final boss. Even though it still seems to be a race between Method and Paragon, you shouldn't discount Exorsus, Midwinter or From Scratch, despite the significantly lower amount of time spent on Archimonde. We may have have a serious upset this race, and at least all guilds are now ready to go, the finish line starting at them so close they can feel it.
UPDATE - Jul 14 23:57 CET by Starym
It seems the 11s just won't stop today, the reset's got everyone going all in! Nihilum are the next in the 11/13, two more bosses to go club, downing Tyrant Velhari World 20th. Not sure where this puts them in the overall standings since WoWprog still hasn't updated even the Ascendance kill, but I'd guess it'd be at No.17.
UPDATE - Jul 14 23:13 CET by Starym
More 11/13s today as KIN Raiders and Ascendance down Xhul'horac (Asia 6th for KIN) and move into 14th and 16th place overall, respectively.
UPDATE - Jul 14 19:49 CET by Kozmo
FatSharkYes moves up to 14th place with a Xhul'horac kill, we now have 9 guilds sitting at 11/13.
UPDATE - Jul 14 18:30 CET by Starym
So, here we are in the last day of the EU reset and the only guilds that have a shot at downing Archimonde before the next cycle are going at it. Method, Paragon, Exorsus and From Scratch still have some hours to go before we actually get to see the first raid endboss to surive the second reset since Al'Akir back in Throne of the Four Winds in Cataclysm (we don't count Ra-Den, screw you limited attempts!). So, will they make it in the few hours remaining or is Archimonde going to be the big bad he was back in Warcraft 3 again?