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Highmaul Mythic Progress Coverage

Article originally posted on Manaflask

UPDATE - Dec 23 21:20 CET by Starym
Duality round up the US/OC guilds Top 5! Overall 23rd.

UPDATE - Dec 22 23:59 CET by Starym
And the framed Top 20:

UPDATE - Dec 22 23:31 CET by Starym
Two more finishers in 21st and 22nd places, 龙之心 (Heart of the Dragon) grab the Asian 5th and ScrubBusters the EU 13th.

UPDATE - Dec 22 07:16 CET by Starym
And here comes the US/OC 4th on Mar'gok! Midwinter also claim the final spot in the Top 20! We're still going to track progress for a while but on a somewhat less frequent basis.

UPDATE - Dec 21 23:10 CET by Starym
One spot left in the Top 20 as Moonzlinge and Brotherhood of the Wolves grab the 18th and 19th spots, as well as the EU 11th adn 12th.

UPDATE - Dec 21 22:10 CET by Starym
From Scratch claim the No.17 spot and EU 10th on Imperator, moving us ever closer to that Top 20.

UPDATE - Dec 21 20:59 CET by Starym
And yet more kills on Imperator! We have an Asian 4th on 7/7 with 七 煌 (KeaHoarl) finishing the race in 16 place overall.

UPDATE - Dec 21 19:20 CET by Starym
Two more guilds are done with the Ogres, Avast claim the US/OC third and Danish Terrace the EU 9th, as well as the overall 14th and 15th, respectively.

UPDATE - Dec 21 03:51 CET by Starym
Another EU guild crosses the finish line, with Refuge claiming the World 13th spot as well as the EU 8th on Mar'gok.

UPDATE - Dec 20 20:45 CET by Starym
Here's the top 10, all nice and fancy:

UPDATE - Dec 20 20:18 CET by Starym
Continuing the trend, another guild has downed Mar'gok. Rapid Eye Movement claim the overall 12th spot and EU 7th.

UPDATE - Dec 20 19:59 CET by Starym
It's Mar'gok down day, as another guild has arrived at the finish line and claimed the 7/7. 天啟 (Apocalypse) secured the 11th spot in the world rankings as well as the Asian third on Mar'gok!

UPDATE - Dec 20 18:20 CET by Starym
The Top 10 is here! We close it out in style with the Asian 2nd kill on Mar'gok by 清水星辰 (Shimizu Stars). Big congrats to them! It seems they went the Paragon way and got Imperator before Butcher, but luckily again they got Butcher before any other Asian guild finished up Mar'gok.

UPDATE - Dec 20 05:56 CET by Starym
And the top 10 is even nearer! Blood Legion are back and completely over their earlier problems, just in time to remain in the top 10 best guilds in the world. US/OC 2nd World 9th on Imperator Mar'gok.

UPDATE - Dec 20 03:44 CET by Starym
The top 10 is near! The No.8 spot goes to Practice who have finished the race and downed Mar'gok EU 6th. Congratulations!

UPDATE - Dec 19 01:10 CET by Starym
It seems we have another Imperator kill! Ascendance get the World 7th, EU 5th kill on the final boss and jump to a fully cleared 7/7!

UPDATE - Dec 18 20:00 CET by Starym
Well, that'll teach me to take one day to actually make up the sleep I skipped during progress... Huge apologies to everyone for missing the two kills for such a long time, it definitely won't happen again. In any case it seems Ascension did finally and definitively prove that their earlier World Firsts were no fluke and that they are indeed in the very top of Mythic guilds, so huge/gargantuan and colossal congratulations to them for securing the World 5th and US/OC first - it seems it really was the terrible lag OC players had that was holding them all back! Envy finished strong as well in 6th spot, also securing their permanent spot in the top guild gang.

UPDATE - Dec 18 17:13 CET by aenima
Sorry for the late update here. Ascension (US/OC first / World 5th kill) and Envy (EU 4th / World 6th kill) both managed to kill Mar'gok, making it now 6 guilds with 7/7 bosses and progress clear.

UPDATE - Dec 18 13:05 CET by Dodar
Still no 5th kill on Mar'gok, but Paragon and Style War decided to release their killvideos. Lets see how this affects the fight for Spot No. 5!

 UPDATE - Dec 17 00:43 CET by Starym
It's high time for a 6/7 Butcher update and we have several new guilds that passed that threshold, namely 一波流 (Wave Flow) grabbing the Asian 5th, One Leap to Heaven representing France, Advance and set sail for fail on the German side, as well as our new name friends FatSharkYes. Also coming up the rear are TG Gaming, Herp Derp, Accidentally, Prestige Gaming, Memento, NollTvåTre and 즐거운공격대 (Enjoy Raid) in 39th place.

UPDATE - Dec 16 21:16 CET by Starym
A very surprising amount of time has passed without another Mar'gok kill - still only four guilds that have managed to down the final boss. Unfortunately this time has allowed this iteration of the "tier drama" to materialize, and it's the old item level story. Check the comments for the ongoing debate.

UPDATE - Dec 16 18:13 CET by aenima
As you might have figured, there is nothing really going on for the last almost 24 hours. So let's just take a look at the current picture: Paragon, Method, Style War and Exorsus all have 7/7 bosses and cleared the raid. Worldwide there are 24 guilds at the moment having 6/7, including 15 guilds from the EU. For Asia we do have 4 contenders with 6/7 bosses, Style War of course already are done with Highmaul Progress. 25 guilds worldwide are now 5/7, including 20 EU-guilds and 2 guilds from Asia.  46 guilds have arrived at 4/7, 31 from EU and 7 from Asia. 80 guilds with 3/7 (38 EU, 18 Asia). So much for the statistics.

UPDATE - Dec 15 22:24 CET by Starym
Several more guilds on 6/7, but 七 煌 (KeaHoarl) have the honor of the Asian 4th on Butcher (World 26th). Others that recently downed him include: Nightmare Asylum, Brotherhood of the Wolves, Fusion and Be Negative.

UPDATE - Dec 15 21:03 CET by Starym
And we have our interview with Paragon up, so if you're interested (and if you're reading this, you are) check it out!

UPDATE - Dec 15 18:50 CET by Starym
So, four guilds are finished with Highmaul and still 6 slots left in the coveted Top 10. There's also still the matter of the Mar'gok video - that's going to be a real treat with the insanity of the final phases, and we will have an interview with Paragon up soon, so stick around as this race coverage is far from over!

UPDATE - Dec 15 15:40 CET by aenima
Style War and Exorsus killed Mar'gok almost at the same time! Style War was around 6 minutes faster securing the Asian FK / World 3rd Kill, Exorsus ends up World 4th / EU 3rd Kill. Tables will be updated! Four guilds now with 7/7 bosses.

UPDATE - Dec 15 12:06 CET by aenima
Still nothing too exciting to report, we are still waiting on the next guild who will make it to 7/7.

UPDATE - Dec 15 04:20 CET by Starym
Not much happening recently aside from two more guilds hopping up to 6/7 (Danish terrace and Moonzlinge) - it's really starting to feel like Cataclysm all over again, with Paragon and Method far ahead of the pack, politely waiting for more kills so they can release their videos. Last time we had this type of situation it was Envy who grabbed the third spot and they just might repeat history, although the competition is far bigger this time around. The biggest favorite so far would probably be Style War, as they were in the final phase even before Paragon's kill. Exorsus and Ascension are also up there, having had a lot more time on the boss than the rest of the pack (especially Ascension, if they had some tries on Mar'gok before they downed Butcher). While the top 2 were very predictable (although the order might have surprised some), the battle for the bronze is really anyone's guess at this point - which guild will stay up all night (or nights?) and who will have the edge to complete the top 3. I hope we get an answer soon, as i think we might get a video after the 3rd kill which would be amazing for us watching the race!

UPDATE - Dec 15 00:20 CET by Starym
We have a top 20 on Butcher and 6/7! Refuge grab the last spot on the elite guilds list, for now at least!

UPDATE - Dec 14 23:22 CET by Starym
And here's the big news we've been waiting for! Method claim the World 2nd on the final boss and go up to 7/7, with Highmaul finished and Imperator Mar'gok downed!
And the killshot:

Imperator Mar'gok World second by Method

UPDATE - Dec 14 21:21 CET by Starym
Only one more to go for that top 20 6/7! ScrubBusters grab the penultimate spot on the Butcher.

UPDATE - Dec 14 20:40 CET by Starym
We're nearing a top 20 on Butcher, with Impact passing that 6/7 marker and sliding into 18th spot.

UPDATE - Dec 14 19:29 CET by Starym
And we finally have the real Nerdscreams video from Paragon's World First Imperator Mar'gok kill:

UPDATE - Dec 14 19:13 CET by Starym
Another Butcher down, this time it's Prime that go to 6/7 occupying the No.17 overall spot. Seems as if Nnogga and Jendle upped their sexyness, which might lead to Prime disbanding anytime now

UPDATE - Dec 14 18:47 CET by Starym
This is quite surprising. When I woke up today I was sure there would be several Mar'gok kills done. It seems Paragon was truly quite a bit ahead of the other guilds and perhaps even figured out a unique strategy for the boss. Could it be more than a full day before we see the next Imperator kill? Or even a full reset?

UPDATE - Dec 14 16:47 CET by Dodar
Sorry for the late update, forgot to actually post the news. Anyway, 天啟 (Apocalypse) managed to kill Butcher, world 16th/Asia 3rd!

UPDATE - Dec 14 12:44 CET by Dodar
From Scratch finally downed Butcher, after tons of wipes, especially around 0,1-1%. Gratulations guys and welcome to the 6/7 group!

UPDATE - Dec 14 02:33 CET by Starym
Another Butcher killer with Avast hopping up to - US/OC 4th! We now have 13 guilds on 6/7.

UPDATE - Dec 14 02:18 CET by Starym
Practice are the 12th guild on 6/7 and have downed the Butcher EU 8th.

UPDATE - Dec 14 01:39 CET by Starym
A little quiet recently and one thing you can be sure of is that Method and possible other guilds as well will not be sleeping tonight, as the No.2 spot is wide open.

UPDATE - Dec 14 00:53 CET by Starym
Some more action from the back (no not that way you pervs) with Nightmare Asylum snagging the US/OC 6th on Ko'ragh while FatSharkYes and Brotherhood of the Wolves also downed him EU 20th and 21st.

UPDATE - Dec 14 00:06 CET by Starym
We'll be doing our traditional interview with Paragon soon (a day or two soon, not a few hours soon), so if you you have any questions for them post them in comments and we'll add them in (if they're interesting enough).

UPDATE - Dec 13 23:12 CET by Starym
Remember, the race is far from over, with 11 guilds now competing for the World second on Imperator and Method might be at risk of losing even the silver, especially from Style War, who we know managed to get to the final final phase of the fight (when technically Mar'gok IS dead).

UPDATE - Dec 13 22:54 CET by Starym
And it's finally over! Paragon wipe any doubt of their triumph in Highmaul by killing the Butcher before anyone else got Mar'gok and are the first and so far only guild on 7/7! World 12th and EU 7th. In the random facts section, they had around 116 wipes on Imperator Mar'gok and 121 on Butcher.

UPDATE - Dec 13 22:37 CET by Starym
While all this exciting stuff with Wowprog and various Butcher kills was going on, Impulse and Project Apocalypse Moved up to 5/7, with the former getting Tectus down and the latter Ko'raghclaiming the EU 19th spot.

UPDATE - Dec 13 22:27 CET by Starym
Wowprogress' new Chinese rankings are showing another guild downed the Butcher and it's 龙之心 (Heart of the Dragon), for the Asia 2nd, World 11th.

UPDATE - Dec 13 22:06 CET by Starym
Wowprogress has started tracking Chinese guilds as well it seems, and while the feature is very new and still a little weird, it's a great thing that we might have all the competing guilds in one place and on one ranking table!

UPDATE - Dec 13 20:25 CET by Starym
It's been a while now with Paragon on Butcher and the tweets have already started flying with people's opinions on what is going to be considered the real end of Highmaul if we get a "split" result. Whatever the answer to that particular question may be, the race is really on now as Paragon seemingly have the easier job of downing a boss 10 other guilds already have, while those other guilds need to down the final boss that only Paragon has managed to get - but as with everything in life, it's not quite that simple. If it does end up being split, aka another guild gets to 7/7 first and Paragon has the WF on the final boss, regardless of the various screaming fans etc, the only real, absolute answer will be had quite a wile later, when we get to Blackrock Foundry. It may be a bad outcome for fans of clarity and no drama, but it will definitely ignite the race into a whole new level.

UPDATE - Dec 13 20:15 CET by Starym
We have another Butcher kill, but not by Paragon - Rapid Eye Movement got the EU 6th and World 10th.

UPDATE - Dec 13 18:36 CET by Starym
And if you were wondering about the DPS in the Paragon first kill here's another screenshot for ya:

Impreator Mar'gok WF killshot by Paragon (now with DPS meters)

And Shimizu Stars have a stream up at the moment where they're doing Imperator Mar'gok, so if you want a preview of kill videos check it out while it's up.

UPDATE - Dec 13 18:29 CET by Starym
The Asian Top 5 on Ko'ragh is now updated in the tables below and it's Styl War, 清水星辰 Shimizu Stars, 天啟 Apocalypse, 七 煌 KeaHoarl, 龙之心 Heart of the Dragon.

UPDATE - Dec 13 18:02 CET by Starym
Typical, I miss the WF by a few minutes... Anyway now it's time for all of us to take a deep breath and start hoping Paragon gets Butcher before anyone else on 6/7 gets Imperator - not because we want Paragon as No.1 or anything, but simply so we don't all have to endure endless discussions and fights about what the "real" end of Highmaul is.

UPDATE - Dec 13 17:12 CET by Dodar
IT IS DONE! Paragon just downed Imperator Mar'gok! World First for the Fins! Only the Butcher remaining for 7/7. Let's see if he is a challenge to them.
We´re even granted a Killshot:

Imperator Mar'gok World First by Paragon

UPDATE - Dec 13 17:12 CET by Dodar
There are a lot of speculations right now, regarding the Death of Mar'gok. Looks like after you get Mar'gok to 1HP, Cho'gall kills him and you have to deal with him. If you look at the mythic Mar'gok achievement ("Mythic: Imperator's Fall Complete the Imperator Mar'gok encounter in Highmaul on Mythic difficulty.") its pretty clear that the fight isnt over once he dies. The big question we cant answer however is: What happens after Cho'gall kills Mar'gok? The Asian guild Style Wars seems released a screenshot:

The final phase of Imperator Mar'gok

Cho'gall seems to not be moving, so maybe you just have to kill all adds and the fight is over.

UPDATE - Dec 13 16:30 CET by Dodar
The fall of the Butcher continues, Envy is able to defeat him and is now at 6/7. They´re completing the EU Top5 on that Boss.

UPDATE - Dec 13 14:47 CET by Dodar
Seems like the guilds are waking up! Фьюжн (Fusion) downed Ko'ragh and are now at 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 13 14:41 CET by Dodar
My asia progress-tracking site still wont load, but AngrybirdsTW summed up what happenend on the asian server. According to him 一波流 (Wave Flow)清水星辰 (Shimizu Stars) and 天启(Apocalypse) are all 5/7 and going ham on the Imperator. #1 in Asia is still Style War with 6/7. 
In Addition to that we have a lot of rumors regarding 1-2% wipes of almost every top guild. Since nobody know what is true and what isnt, we´re just not gonna take them for real (also, I dont think Paragon would wipe 24h on 1-2%).

UPDATE - Dec 13 13:55 CET by Dodar
There is movement! Not much today, but BIZZNO managed to kill the Butcher for an EU 4th. We now have 8 guilds at 6/7.

UPDATE - Dec 13 13:22 CET by Dodar
According to the comments, KeaHoarl just downed Ko'ragh and is already on Imperator. Since the progress-site wont load for me, I have to thank jonezy chow for pointing that out.

UPDATE - Dec 13 11:12 CET by Dodar
Theres like literally nothing happening right now. Its like the guilds dont want me to announce their kills. But, no matter what, I´m sure we´re gonna see Imperator Mar'gok dead by the end of the day! 

UPDATE - Dec 12 06:45 CET by Starym
Midwinter down the Butcher US/OC 3rd, World 7th and are on 6/7!

UPDATE - Dec 12 05:15 CET by Starym
Duality grab the US/OC 5th on Ko'ragh and set themselves up in 22nd place overall on 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 12 04:50 CET by Starym
Blood Legion are really back in the running for the top guild this time, with their US/OC 2nd, World 6th Butcher kill and are up there with the best of them on 6/7. Also, this kills sees the return of Riggnaros who was away for two days.

UPDATE - Dec 12 03:34 CET by Starym
It's numbers time! Five guilds are at the very top with 6/7: one from US/OC (in their case, OC), three from the EU and one from Asia. Paragon is technically on 5/7 but going very strong on Mar'gok and will make it quite messy if they down him and then not down Butcher as well before anyone else downs Mar'gok, but more on that if it happens. The 5/7 pack consists of  16 guilds: 3 US/OC, 11 EU and 2 Asia. The 4/7 pack is large and consists of 25 guilds: 2 US/OC, 20 EU, 3 Asia. 3/7s have 20 members: 4US/OC, 15 EU, 1 Asia.

UPDATE - Dec 12 02:05 CET by Starym
Ascendance break through the Butcher to 6/7, World 5th, EU third. Huge congratulations to them on a very impressive achievement. So now it's Ascension followed by Ascendance in 4th and 5th places, have fun remembering who's who!

UPDATE - Dec 12 01:05 CET by Starym
We have an Asian third on Ko'ragh as 天啟 (Apocalypse) get to 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 23:52 CET by Starym
Refuge hop onto the 5/7 bandwagon and also down Ko'ragh. Twenty guilds now with only Butcher and Mar'gok to go.

UPDATE - Dec 11 22:22 CET by Starym
Ascendance down Ko'ragh and move to 5/7, overall 18th, with ScrubBusters very close behind on 19 with 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 21:13 CET by Starym
Three more 4/7s, with Fusion, Danish terrace and Black Lotus downed Tectus recently and joined the top 30.

UPDATE - Dec 11 20:39 CET by Starym
It seems my curse works in Asia as well, as Shimizu Stars got to 5/7 by killing Ko'ragh Asian 2nd, World 17th.

UPDATE - Dec 11 19:50 CET by Starym
Not much going on on the Asian servers, with Style War still at 6/7 and running for that Imperator first along with Paragon, Method, Exorsus and Ascension. Only four guilds on 4/7:  七 煌 (KeaHoarl), 清水星辰 (Shimizu Stars), 龙之心 (Heart of the Dragon); only one guild on 3/7, 一波流 (Wave Flow); 17 guilds on 2/7; at least 78 on 1/7 (the site only tracks the first 100).

UPDATE - Dec 11 19:40 CET by Starym
Envy have downed Ko'ragh and move up to 5/7 and the overall 16 spot!

UPDATE - Dec 11 19:35 CET by Starym
Some more 4/7s, with 26 guilds past the half way mark, the latest being Century Tribe and Advance.

UPDATE - Dec 11 18:44 CET by Starym
More 5/7s with TG Gaming downing Ko'ragh and sliding into 15th place overall.

UPDATE - Dec 11 17:49 CET by Starym
It would appear there's a chance Paragon are actually progressing on Mar'gok and maaaybe they're also quite close to a kill, so we may have to get in to that whole "last boss" discussion, unless of course they finish off the Butcher after Mar'gok before the others kill Mar'gok. Related to that it would seem this screenshot is actually legit:

UPDATE - Dec 11 17:34 CET by Starym
And Style War also posted their Butcher World third video!


UPDATE - Dec 11 17:24 CET by Starym
Hey guys, Starym here, aenima just didn't know what the policy was regarding Asian guilds and he didn't want to say anything without being sure, so apologies for that. Of course course Asian guilds are in the same race now and Style War got the World third on the Butcher, ahead of Ascension. There was never any doubt about it, as I wrote earlier in comments. Huge congratulations to Style War and good luck on Imperator WF!

UPDATE - Dec 11 16:10 CET by aenima
Asian First Killshot for the Butcher by Style War.

The Butcher Asian First Kill by Style War

UPDATE - Dec 12 15:33 CET by aenima
Ascension stays the biggest surprise! They just killed the Butcher for an US First, World 4th Kill. They are now joining Method and Exorsus for the lead, the race gets even more interesting.

UPDATE - Dec 12 14:30 CET by aenima
What do you guys think? Will it be Method or Exorsus for the Margok WFK? Or will another guild be able to skip past the two leading guilds?

UPDATE - Dec 12 13:28 CET by aenima
Prime just killed Ko'ragh, too. They are also now 5/7, making it 11 guilds now in pursuit of Method and Exorsus.

UPDATE - Dec 12 11:46 CET by aenima
Asian guild Style War downed the Butcher and are now 6/7 also. Of course Asian First kill and 3rd guild worldwide, who was able to beat this encounter.

UPDATE - Dec 12 11:43 CET by aenima
BIZZNO just downed Ko'ragh and join the 5/7 pack. Asian guild Style War just killed the Butcher and are now 6/7.

UPDATE - Dec 12 11:26 CET by aenima
I am taking over now, nothing changed progresswise so far. Method and Exorsus leading with 6/7, a whole bunch of guilds in pursuit with 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 06:52 CET by Starym
Another Tectus kill and Avast join the big group on 5/7, grabbing the US/OC 5th on the way. Duality got the US/OC 4th kill earlier.

UPDATE - Dec 11 06:25 CET by Starym
Midiwnter climb up to 5/7 - finally deciding to clean up that bothersome Brackenspore they left up for quite a while. 11 guilds now with at least 5 bosses down and 22 with at least 4 - Project Apocalypse and Duality also joined that group today.

UPDATE - Dec 11 05:38 CET by Starym
Finally some action! Moonzlinge downed Ko'ragh to break into the 5/7 group and slot into the No.10 overall position.

UPDATE - Dec 11 04:02 CET by Starym
Not a lot of activity in quite a while, but the hotfixes that were just released do contain some nerfs to Imperator Mar'gok, which may or may not impact his doability this reset. Here they are:

Imperator Mar'gok: Gorian Reavers now use their abilities more consistently, using Crush Armor every 6 seconds (instead of 5-8 seconds), and Kick to the Face every 20 seconds (instead of 15-30 seconds).
[Still in testing.] Imperator Mar'gok: Gorian Reavers now deal 15% less damage on all difficulty modes.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:56 CET by Starym
Blood Legion are back! They re-announce their presence with a US/OC Ko'ragh 4th kill and join the second pack at 5/7, in 9th place overall (don't forget Style War, who are currently in 6th place).

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:45 CET by Starym
As video season is officialy started, we have a video thread up now and it has Ascension's WF Brackenspore as well as Avast's Ko'ragh and Brackenspore and Method's Kargath vid.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:26 CET by Starym
A new face at the top with another 5/7. From Scratch have downed Ko'ragh EU 6th.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:03 CET by Starym
Method just released their Kargath Bladefist video:


UPDATE - Dec 11 23:16 CET by Starym
Practice retain their No.6 spot and head up to 5/7, downing Ko'ragh World 7th, EU 5th. Congrats to them!

UPDATE - Dec 11 22:55 CET by Starym
A small Asian update, Style War are still at the top with 5/6, but 七 煌 (KeaHoarl) and 清水星辰 (Shimizu Stars) have climbed up to 4/7.

On the EU side of the 4/7 crowd Refuge and Ascendance joined in and closed out the West top 20.

UPDATE - Dec 11 21:22 CET by Starym
ScrubBusters join the 4/7 club/train/crew/whatever and down Tectus, just before FatSharkYes, which is one of my favorite guild names now.

UPDATE - Dec 11 20:44 CET by Starym
I'm back and you know what that means!
The top currently consists of two 6/7s and three 5/7s, but the 4/7 field has expanded significantly. The 11 strong group isn't too fond of Ko'ragh, however, as only Midwinter and Avast (who are missing Brackenspre and Tectus, respectively) have downed him - everyone else seems to prefer Brackenspore. The 3/7 crowd isn't that much bigger, with 16 guilds dieting exclusively on Kargath, Twin Ogron and Brackenspore. With so many guilds handling Bracken relatively easily, it seems strange that Midwinter haven't downed him yet - perhaps they're actually on Butcher, trying to get that US/OC first. In any case, the 2/7 field is huge, with 109 guilds present, the latest of which was Such a Thing. And we close this statistical bonanza off with the largest group, the Kargath slayers - who number 433.
*Stats from only US/OC and EU

UPDATE - Dec 11 19:44 CET by aenima
Another guild joining the 4/7 pack: Inner Sanctum downed Tectus a few minutes ago, we do now have 11 guilds with 4/7 bosses down.

UPDATE - Dec 11 18:46 CET by aenima
I know you guys must be missing Starym, he should be back anytime soon.

UPDATE - Dec 11 18:46 CET by aenima
Another update on Asian progress: Style Wars is now 5/7, in pursuit are five guilds with 3/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 18:16 CET by aenima
We did get confirmation, that there hasn't been a hp hotfix for the Butcher, most likely no hotfix at all. Thanks to Sinnermighty for that info!

UPDATE - Dec 11 18:05 CET by aenima
With two Butcher kills in between 40 minutes, rumors spreading about a hotfix might have been applied for this boss. We can't confirm anything about that, according to Sco (Method) there hasn't been a hotfix. We'll try to get into that for you.

UPDATE - Dec 11 17:48 CET by aenima
Exorsus just managed to kill the Butcher for a World / EU 2nd Kill! Method and Exorsus now are up in the race with 6/7 bosses, Ascension and Paragon are in the hunt with 5/7. Will some guild be able to catch up?

UPDATE - Dec 11 17:43 CET by aenima
Not as spectacular as the WFK by Method, but nevertheless noteworthy to mention: BIZZNO just downed Tectus a few minutes ago and are climbing to 4/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 17:10 CET by aenima
And we now have the World First Killshot for the Butcher, thanks to Rak and Method!

The Butcher World First Kill by Method

UPDATE - Dec 11 17:02 CET by aenima
Breaking News: Method just killed the Butcher and is now the only guild with 6/7 bosses down. I don't think i have to mention it, but of course that was for a WFK.

UPDATE - Dec 11 16:28 CET by aenima
We have another addition to 4/7: From Scratch just downed Tectus and joins the hunt for the top guilds, which still remain at 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 16:00 CET by aenima
Rapid Eye Movement just killed Tectus, means they are the fifth guild going up 5/7. The progress race becomes more and more interesting. Who will be the first guild going up 6/7? Who are you betting on?

UPDATE - Dec 11 15:37 CET by aenima
Still none of the 5/7 guilds was able to get the next kill, imho the Butcher is almost impossible to beat with the current gear, but maybe i will be proved wrong.

UPDATE - Dec 11 14:37 CET by aenima
Envy also managed to kill Tectus a few minutes ago, this means they also now have 4/7 bosses and are in the hunt for Method, Ascension, Exorsus and Paragon, all 5/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 13:42 CET by aenima
Congrats to Prime for killing Tectus and now also arriving at 4/7. Would be an even more interesting race, if some other guild would also go 5/7. Go guys!

UPDATE - Dec 11 13:28 CET by aenima
Method and Paragon are back to business, most likely both guilds now try to down The Butcher for a WFK. But don't forget about Exorsus and Ascension, who might also go for 6/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 12:15 CET by aenima
No 6/7, but we do have another guild at 4/7: Moonzlinge. They just downed Tecuts a few minutes ago for a EU 5th / World 8th Kill

UPDATE - Dec 11 12:11 CET by aenima
Not really much action the last  hours, but my gut is telling me that soon this will change. Who will go 6/7 first?

UPDATE - Dec 11 10:38 CET by Starym
Asian servers have come up and they're already on 3/7, with the usual suspects Kargath, Ogron and Brackenspore down for Style War as well as  七 煌. Four more guilds are on 2/7 and another two on 1/7. There may yet be time for the Asian guilds to catch up and grab some World Firsts, especially if the final two bosses prove to be two-reset types. Hopefully we can have a true world-wide race!

UPDATE - Dec 11 08:18 CET by Starym
More bad news for Ko'ragh as Avast get past him and join the 4/7 train. Yes, it's a train now, deal with it. They claim the US/OC third as well as the World 7th.

UPDATE - Dec 11 06:38 CET by Starym
Blood Legion is slowly coming back and are on 4/7, downing Tectus World 7th, US/OC third. They slip into 8th place overall.

UPDATE - Dec 11 06:03 CET by Starym
Duality is the 19th guild that downed Brackenspore and stepped up to 3/7.

UPDATE - Dec 11 05:24 CET by Starym
The quiet has been going on for quite some time and it's starting to scare me, so let's take a look at some stats. As wel know 4 guilds are on 5/7, with everything aside from Butcher and Imperator Mar'gok down; another three guilds are on 4/7 and they each are missing a different boss: Rapid Eye Movement still needs Tectus, Practice needs Ko'ragh and Midwinter needs the lowly Brackenspore. The field widens on 3/7, with 11 guilds all on Kargath, Ogron and Brackenspore, the last addition to the bunch being Nightmare Asylum. 2/7 is quite crowded, 90 guilds strong and 1/7 has 367 members!
Now, if that little paragraph didn't put you to sleep, you should seek a doctor.

UPDATE - Dec 11 03:16 CET by Starym
Ko'ragh is having a hell of a day as another guild downs him. Midwinter have finally wokemn up from their hybernation and risen up to 4/7, claiming the US/OC second on Ko'ragh.

UPDATE - Dec 11 03:01 CET by Starym
And we now have the World First killshots for Kargath Bladefist and Brackenspore, courtesy of Ascension. Thanks to

Kargath Bladefist World First by Ascension

Brackenspore World First by Ascension

UPDATE - Dec 11 02:46 CET by Starym
It's been a while, but Ascension is back on the scene after their four World Firsts and have downed Tectus World 6th, US/OC 2nd. They are now back at the top with 5/7 and in the running with Method, Exorsus and Paragon.
Here's the killshot, since we haven't had many recently and Ascension owe us two WF killshots anyway!

US/OC 2nd Tectus Kill by Ascension

UPDATE - Dec 11 01:46 CET by Starym
It seems Practice are moving up on the list, with their World 5th, EU 4th Tectus kill, bringing them to 4/7 and 6th place on the leaderboard! It still istn't fully Confirmed! but I trust our commenters here.

UPDATE - Dec 11 01:31 CET by Starym
Another 3/7, but this one is pretty noteable as it's Blood Legion that have finally joined the 16 other guilds that have downed Brackenspore. Also recent to the 3/7 club are Hone n Despair and From Scratch.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:36 CET by Starym
Just started adding some color-coding into the update posts for those of you who really don't want to hear my yammering and attempts at commentary, so you can get at the facts more quickly.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:54 CET by Starym
And we have Wowprog confirmation on Rapid Eye Movement and it seems they actually downed Ko'ragh beore both Exorsus and Paragon, so big congratulations to them on their World third, EU second!

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:36 CET by Starym
Something weird is happening with Ko'ragh as he has just died three times within 10 miutes as Paragon get him World 5th EU 4th and join the front of the pack on 5/7!

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:33 CET by Starym
Apparently Rapid Eye Movment also downed Ko'ragh around the same time as Exorsus, but we can't know for sure since some cursory armory digging didn't reveal anything and Wowprog will take a while to update. Based on the timing it seems likely Exorsus did get the kill first, though. They are on 4/7 now, seeing as they haven't downed Tectus yet.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:25 CET by Starym
Some big news again, as Exorsus claim the World third, EU second on Ko'ragh and join Method on 5/7! The two previous 25 man giants are head to head now with Paragon and Ascension right behind them.

UPDATE - Dec 11 00:04 CET by Starym
ScrubBusters have finally shown up, on 3/7 already having started raiding at 19:30, which sounds pretty impressive! ALso in 3/7 news, Prime did take the kill before Inner Sanctum and TG Gaming followed after that.

UPDATE - Dec 10 23:29 CET by Starym
Inner sanctum are also on 3/7, killing Brackenspore around the same time as Prime, so we'll have to wait and see which of them actually got it down first.

UPDATE - Dec 10 22:57 CET by Starym
Prime are the latest addition to the 3/7 Brackenspore down club, making it 11 guilds that have downed at least three bosses in Highmaul.

UPDATE - Dec 10 22:17 CET by Starym
Some rumblings are starting to form about what exactly happened over at Blood Legion HQ, and there might be some news on that front soon. Hopefully it isn't as bad as people are rumoring it to be.
In less (potentially) terrible news, Exorsus are close to downing Ko'ragh so we might get a second 5/7!

UPDATE - Dec 10 21:47 CET by Starym
And we have a 10th 3/7! Envy down Brackenspore EU 7th, World 9th.

UPDATE - Dec 10 21:07 CET by Starym
Practice is the lastest to join the 3/7 club and they also claim their EU 6th brackenspore kill.

UPDATE - Dec 10 20:56 CET by Starym
It seems Method can indeed access Mar'gok without downing Butcher. Whether they will go for the endboss directly or try the DPS check (if it's even possible at this time) remains to be seen.

UPDATE - Dec 10 20:45 CET by Starym
Method re-assert their dominance! Ko'ragh World second, EU first and they are now the leading guild on 5/7! Just when you thought Paragon was catching up, Method say nope and pull ahead of everybody. Only Butcher and Mar'gok left for them and Butcher seems to be a very VERY tight DPS check. It's still a little unclear whether you need to down Butcher to acces Mar'gok, however.

UPDATE - Dec 10 20:20 CET by Starym
Exorsus catch up to the front pack with their World 4th, Eu 3rd Tectus kill. We now have four guilds on 4/7, with only Ascension having downed Ko'ragh, but missing Tectus.

UPDATE - Dec 10 19:44 CET by Starym
Let's talk a little about Blood Legion, shall we? It seems most people have written them off, seeing as how Ascension is the new US/OC goldenboy, but I have a but of a teory (based on nothing at all): If BL have been going hard at the Butcher for the majority of their time, even though it's mostly a DPS check Patchwerk type fight, they may have an advantage. Spening the most time on the hardest boss could prove very useful (if there is anything to "get good at" in the fight, that is) and there could be a surprise waiting for us there. Why they haven't downed the easier bosses first for the extra loot is somewhat weird, though, especially if the Butcher such a tight DPS fight. Conspiracy hat /off.

UPDATE - Dec 10 19:32 CET by Starym
More EU 4/7s with Moonzlinge downing Brackenspore Eu 5th, World 7th. Another 10 man upgrade guild showing their stuff, as Hordlinge and Moonz merged into this Mythic guild.

UPDATE - Dec 10 19:22 CET by Starym
Paragon had a nice surprise waiting for my return it seems, as they join the top two with their EU second, World third Tectus kill! It seems those extra Heroic clears they did before going to Mythic paid off!

Now we have a real thrilling race on our hands. Method vs. Paragon on the Eu side, one of the oldest conflicts in Wow raiding, and definitely two of the best guilds throughout WoW history face off, with newcomer Ascension ready to mess things up for them.

UPDATE - Dec 10 18:58 CET by Starym
Aaand I'm back, what did I miss? Aenima did a fine job but now it's my turn again, and you know what that means... more random, pseudo-useless stats! We don't have 10 vs 25 to argue and fight over anymore, but ye olde US vs EU conflict rages on in the minds of trolls everywhere, so to honor that, let's compare the status of the two sides' guilds.

The very top is the same, with both Ascension (who are on Oceanic servers, but whatever, we're not trying to be objective, they're all yanks OK? (that's a joke right there, for you super sensitive fellows)) and Method on 4/7 with the difference that Method got Tectus and Ascension Ko'ragh.

The 3/7 aka Kargath, Twin Ogron, Brackenspore down crowd give a slight advantage to the EU, with one additional guild in that group, with Rapid Eye Movement, Paragon and Exorsus versus the USes Midwinter and Avast (although Midwinter has a Tectus kill instead of Brackenspore, so they might be climbing to 4/7 very soon).

The 2/7 cluster is pretty large on both sides, with 19 guilds on US (ending with Summit in 26th place overall) and 20 in the EU (ending with Cynetic at No.47). The 2/7s are exclusively Kargath (duh) and Twin Ogron.

The one boss down crowd, or the "ones",as no one calls them, are plentiful, with a total of 184 guilds besting one of the titular Warlords of Draenor, Kargath Bladefist and 138 of those haven't downed anything else yet. 115 come from the US/OC and 23 from the EU.

Now, if you think those stats tell you something about "who's better" or faster or whatever, they don't, as there are many many factors to consider, including the EU having had less time (at the moment), how many people actually play on either side etc. etc. But they're here just for an overview and so we have something to do while we wait for the next big kill!

UPDATE - Dec 10 18:10 CET by aenima
Pretty quiet now after the kills by Paragon and Exorsus, that pretty much could mean that soon something interesting might be happening.

UPDATE - Dec 10 17:16 CET by aenima
Exorsus now also killed Brackenspore and moved up to 3/7 with a EU 4th / World 6th Kill

UPDATE - Dec 10 17:10 CET by aenima
Now Paragon also managed to kill Brackenspore for a EU 3rd / World 5th Kill. Welcome to the show guys!

UPDATE - Dec 10 17:05 CET by aenima
Two more EU guilds managed to kill Twin Ogron: Ad Infinitum and Flat Earth Society. They are both now 2/7, joining a huge mass of guilds.

UPDATE - Dec 10 16:35 CET by aenima
Finally we do have another EU guild at 3/7: Rapid Eye Movement. They just downed Brackenspore for a EU 2nd Kill / World 4th

UPDATE - Dec 10 16:00 CET by aenima
Apex and Project Apocalypse just killed Twin Ogron and now are also 2/7. Would be nice if some of the EU guilds would go up 3/7, so Method at least has kind of a contender.

UPDATE - Dec 10 15:27 CET by aenima
A few more EU guilds arrived at 2/7, among them being Inner Sanctum and Accidentally.

UPDATE - Dec 10 14:33 CET by aenima
Method just managed to kill Tectus for EU First Kill / World Second. They are joining Ascension at 4/7, only three more bosses to go.

UPDATE - Dec 10 14:21 CET by aenima
One more EU guild was able to kill Twin Ogron, so Immersion now joins all the other guilds at 2/7.

UPDATE - Dec 10 13:47 CET by aenima
Not much going on at the moment, except for Century Tribe joining the pack at 2/7.

UPDATE - Dec 10 13:02 CET by aenima
All tables are now up-to-date, only minor changes had to be done. Nothing new on further progress till now, except Hope n Despair and Practice also went to 2/7.

UPDATE - Dec 10 12:42 CET by aenima
Cavalry is going to be me, fixed some of the tables with new kills and waiting for more to happen. Feel it in my guts, that anytime soon some new FK will be coming in.

UPDATE - Dec 10 12:22 CET by Starym
And the cavalry has arrived for me and it's finally time to sleep (a little), so please don't kill anything important while I'm gone, OK GUYS? (I think I just cursed it again...)

UPDATE - Dec 10 12:02 CET by Starym
10 EU guilds so far in the 2/7 field, with Method leading the way as usual and only another four that are on 1/7. Aside from the already mentioned guilds in the tables below we also have Fusion, BIZZNO, Prestige Gaming, Prime and From Scratch on 2/7 and Refuge, Hope n Despair, Immersion, Taiga and Incite on 1/7.

UPDATE - Dec 10 11:44 CET by Starym
And we have a 3/7 already in EU. Shockingly it's Method with their EU first, World third Brackenspore kill!

UPDATE - Dec 10 11:09 CET by Starym
The standings have been updated for EU, but they are almost certainly wrong at this point, so take them with several thousand grains of salt. Envy and Moonzlinge also climbed to 2/7 with our Ogron friends defeated.

UPDATE - Dec 10 11:00 CET by Starym
It seems Twin Ogron is as popular a destination in the EU as it was in US and several guilds have already been there and taken souvenirs, namely Exorsus, Method and Rapid Eye Movement.

UPDATE - Dec 10 10:27 CET by Starym
A large number of guilds have already downed Kargath, including Method, Envy and Prestige Gaming, the actual rankings will definitely take some time to sort out, but we'll keep an eye on the later bosses.

UPDATE - Dec 10 10:06 CET by Starym
And the EU instance servers are up, part 2 of the race begins now! The kills will be coming in pretty fast and it'll take a while for Wowprog to sort it all out so we won't hurry too much, at least when it comes to the easy bosses.

UPDATE - Dec 10 08:40 CET by Starym
More action from the Oceanic servers, as Avast claims the No.3 spot with their Brackenspore World second, putting them on 3//!

UPDATE - Dec 10 07:35 CET by Starym
Another World First, this time on Tectus by Midwinter, who climb up into second place with 3/7. Congrats on one of the harder bosses!

Tectus Mythic World First by Midwinter

UPDATE - Dec 10 07:15 CET by Starym
And we've arrived at an nice little milestone - we have 20 guilds on 2/7 and exactly 100 on 1/7!

UPDATE - Dec 10 06:28 CET by Starym
We have more entries in the Ogron down society, Promethean, Blood Runs Cold, Pie Chart, Topped Off, The Horsemen, Encore and vodka are on 2/7.

UPDATE - Dec 10 05:31 CET by Starym
Ascension just downed Ko'ragh World First and have opened the way to the final boss of the raid. This might get messy even before the EU guilds get their servers up!
The Killshot:

World First Ko'ragh Mythic by Ascension

UPDATE - Dec 10 05:15 CET by Starym
Some minor movement on the 2/7 front amont massive additions to the 1/7 one (we're at 58 guilds that killed the first bossa t the moment): Smitus and Friends have climbed up to the No. 10 spit with their Twin ogron kill.

UPDATE - Dec 10 04:05 CET by Starym
It's time for one of uncle Starym's late night "filler" updates, as we wait for some significant developments.
38 Guilds have gotten past the first boss of Mythic Highmaul and of those 38, 9 have also killed Twin Ogron and only one has bested Brackenspore. The most recent guild to get Kargath down and join the party was Indestructibe.

UPDATE - Dec 10 02:57 CET by Starym
A big update over at Wowprog, with several guilds jumping above their previous positions and knocking others down. Duality is the one that got the World 5th on Twin Ogron, with WHATEVER WERE AWESOME coming in at No.7, right after Vulgar.

UPDATE - Dec 10 02:57 CET by Starym
Modest were faster than Blood Legion after all and claim the No.6 spot, bumping Bl to No.7 on Twin Ogron. We now have 7 guilds on 2/7, and 13 on 1/7 (Stawberry Puppy Kisses just showed up with a Kargath kill).

UPDATE - Dec 10 02:44 CET by Starym
Blood Legion have decided to get some kills after all and moved on from whatever they were doing to twin ogrom, which they promptly one-shot. 2/7 and they stay in 6th place overall. Expect a Brackenspore kill very soon.

Winner of loudest guild ever, WHATEVER WERE AWESOME popped up at No.9 and Reckoning also showed up in the rankings at No. 13 with their Kargath kills, both bouncing everyone beneath them one lower than they previously were.

UPDATE - Dec 10 02:35 CET by Starym
The 1/7s are increasing fast, we have Memoirs, Avid, Voodoo and Simple Math joining the pack, as well as Pie Chart (which doesn't appear on Wowprog yet). In the Kargath down field the rankings are, in order: Blood Legion, Avast, Rebellion, Duality, Blood Fury, Tyranny, Memoirs, Avid, Raiding Rainbows, Voodoo and finishing with Simple Math in 16th overall.

UPDATE - Dec 10 02:20 CET by Starym
More additions to the one boss down crowd, with Tyranny and Raiding Rainbows snagging the 11th and 2th kills on Kargath Bladefist, respectively.

UPDATE - Dec 10 01:31 CET by Starym
Vulgar have taken the last top 5 spot on Twin Ogron and moved in to the 2/7 clubhouse, also taking he 5th overall position. Our old Oceanic friends Avast have also finally made it to the rankings, having killed Kargath 5 hours ago. They take in the No.8 spot as well as the World 5th on Bladefist himself, bumping Overture to the No.6 spot on that boss.

UPDATE - Dec 10 01:31 CET by Starym
Duality have also downed Twin Ogron, which would put them in 6th place overall on 2/7. Still not confirmed by Worprogress, however. Blood Fury did get on Wowprog, however and have downed Kargath to go 1/7, taking the 9th place.

UPDATE - Dec 10 00:58 CET by Starym
Finally some movement, we have Overture killing Twin Ogron for the World 4th and are now on 2/7!

UPDATE - Dec 09 23:47 CET by Starym
We are now on seven guilds that have downed Kargath Bladefist and are on 1/7. Vulgar got the kill before previously mentioned Rebellion and claim the World 6th spot on him.

UPDATE - Dec 09 23:36 CET by Starym
To clarifiy some confusion from the comments, according to the official writeup, The Butcher, Brackernspore and Tectus are optional bosses and don't need to be killed to access Imperator Mar'gok. How this will shape the race itself is yet to be seen, as it seems unlikely the top guilds will just ignore the optional bosses and rush the final one, knowing that there will be plenty of people complaining about "legitness" and so on. If we do get a Mar'gok kill from a guild that didn't clear the rest you can be sure that there will be plenty of crying foul and declaring that a different boss is really the "real" endboss. So let's all collectively hope that doesn't happen and we get a clean 7/7 result with Mar'gok dying last, which should be easily achievable if he is indeed significantly harder than the rest.

UPDATE - Dec 09 23:15 CET by Starym
And we now have definitive proof that my curse is real. The claims of quiet have summoned up another World First! Ascension extends their lead as they go 3/7 with their Brackernspore World First kill!

UPDATE - Dec 09 23:08 CET by Starym
The quiet continues as the rankings stay the same, but we have some action on Manaflask at least. First off we've finally added the real version of the Imperator Mar'gok Mythic banner, you'll notice the guy has some new bling and we've posted a pre-Mythic interview with some of the contenders for the Highmaul crown.

UPDATE - Dec 09 22:22 CET by Starym
I'm going to attempt tempting fate by saying that it's been pretty quiet for a while, and even longer if you consider all the recent comotion around WFs was actually old news, just updated recently. There's a possibility of an issue with the Buthcer that Blizzard are looking into, but other than that it would seem we have an actual raid on our hands and not a walk-over sprint to be finished in a couple of days. Here's the relevant tweet on the Butcher:

UPDATE - Dec 09 21:44 CET by Starym
I seem to have found my typo of the tier, and Twin Ogron is it! Get ready for some ridiculous typos for that particular boss (although I ninja edit them as fast as I can).

In other news, we have another guild showing up in the Mythic race, also a relative unknown - Rebellion got a kill on Kargath Bladefist and are 1/7. Welcome to the race, guys!

UPDATE - Dec 09 21:38 CET by Starym
Twin Ogron wasn't the only WF Ascension got, as the updated Wowprog tables now state that they also grabbed Kargath ahead of Blood Legion and Midwinter! It seems we might have a real contender for the race on our hands, at the very least for the US first!

UPDATE - Dec 09 21:32 CET by Starym
It seems it was the other way around, as Ascension claimed the WF on Twin Ogron over an hour ago and Midwinter got the second, as Wowprog has just been updated. Big congratulations to Ascension on their Mythic World First

Nightmare Asylum have also joined the 2/7, Twin ogron down club as they claim the World third on the doubleboss.

UPDATE - Dec 09 21:28 CET by Starym
Ascension are the second guild to go 2/7 and followed in midwinter's footsteps on boss choice as well, as they got the World second on Twin Ogron!

UPDATE - Dec 09 20:58 CET by Starym
We're going directly from a World First, my favortie thing to report during these progress races, to my second favorite, namely a new face showing up in the rankings! Overture have closed out the Top 5 on Kargath Bladefist and it's great to see a new face in this top tier of raiding!

UPDATE - Dec 09 20:47 CET by Starym
As usual, the instant I mention no kills in a while it happens! Midwinter are the first to get to 2/7 with their World First Twin Ogron kill!
They were also kind enough to get us a World First killshot:

Twin Ogron Mythic World First by Midwinter

UPDATE - Dec 09 20:38 CET by Starym
Well my arbitrary "feeling" deadline is coming up and it seems the guilds decided to make me look silly, as there's no sign of another kill within the next 10 minutes. Considering the second boss is a bit odd, since it can be any of three and guilds can be doing attempts on different bosses. There should also be some World Firsts up for grabs if the three other guilds decide to go for a different second boss than Blood Legion, so it's pretty exciting right now!

UPDATE - Dec 09 20:10 CET by Starym
Nightmare Asylum join the ranks at No.4 and The Butcher/Tectus/Brackenspore are still alive, which is a little surprising, but definitely gives us hope!

UPDATE - Dec 09 19:54 CET by Starym
Midwinter and Ascension also downed the boss and Wowprog says Midwinter got the World second with Ascension coming in third.

UPDATE - Dec 09 19:42 CET by Starym
Under 10 minutes. Not bad for Blood Legion who take the lead with the Kargath Bladefist World First! i'm going to go ahead an predict we'll see at least two more World Firsts within the hour. As mentioned in comments Ascension also got the kill, but until it gets sorted out on Wowprogress we can't really be sure who actually got the "real" WF. We'll definitely update it as it goes.

UPDATE - Dec 09 19:35 CET by Starym
Instance servers are up! Let's see how many minutes it takes for poor old Kargath to go down!

UPDATE - Dec 09 19:27 CET by Starym
Unfortunately it seems it won't be a perfectly smooth Mythic launch as the instance servers have yet to come online, and we're now 20ish minutes late from the official tweet timing. One thing you can be sure of is that the EU guilds definitely won't be bothered by this development!

UPDATE - Dec 09 19:15 CET by Starym
And it's go time as the instance servers should be up in the US. Blood Legion is expected to clean up the first few bosses, but with Mythic being new other guilds might have a shot, particularly Midwinter. These first few hours will be a good indication of what's in store, if bosses start falling all over the place Highmaul might be a short one.

Mythic is upon us! The US guilds are going to get started very, VERY soon (rumors are around 19:00 CET/ 10:00 PST, but could be any minute now) and I have a feeling a lot of bosses will fall today. With Highmaul being the first half of Tier 17 it seems likely it will be a short one, even though it's no slouch weighing in at 7 bosses. Last time a tier was split into several parts we got Mogu'shan Vaults as the opener and it lasted around 4 days, so something similar could happen here. Then again it's all up to the tuning and we could (hopefully) get another surprise like Heart of Fear's Imperial Vizier Zor'lok, the first boss in that instance bucking the trend and keeping guilds at bay for a long time (in terms of progress raiding anyway).

Meanwhile, the top guilds have been very hard at work farming those Normals and Heroics with dozens of groups, gearing everyone and their grandmother's third alt to the maximum and here are the results, the top item levels pre-Mythic, from Wowprogress:


While we wait for the inevitable race start you can also check out the less prestigious, but still impressive and interesting Heroic mode rankings, or catch up on some old progress races like the aforementioned Tier 14 raids Mogu'shan Vaults, Heart of Fear or something more recent like Terrace of Endless Spring, tier 15 Throne of Thunder (which also has a nice race recap as well) and the year-long visitor that just would not go away, Tier 17 Siege of Orgrimmar.

World First Killshot

Mythic World US/OC EU
Blood Legion

Nightmare Asylum
Blood Legion

Nightmare Asylum
Rapid Eye Movement
Prestige Gaming
TG Gaming

World First Killshot

Mythic World US/OC EU Asia
Style War
Blood Legion
Nightmare Asylum
Style War
Heart of the Dragon
Wave Flow

World First Killshot

Mythic World US/OC EU
Rapid Eye Movement
Blood Legion
Nightmare Asylum
Rapid Eye Movement

World First Killshot

Mythic World US/OC EU
Blood Legion

World First Killshot

Mythic World US/OC EU
Nightmare Asylum
Nightmare Asylum
Rapid Eye Movement

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Mythic World US/OC EU Asia
Rapid Eye Movement
Blood Legion
Rapid Eye Movement

Style War
Shimizu Stars
Heart of the Dragon

World First Killshot

Mythic World US/OC EU Asia
Style War
Blood Legion
Style War
Shimizu Stars
Heart of the Dragon