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Mythic

Ny'alotha

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Guild Ranking
  • #1 Complexity Limit
    US/OC
    12/12
  • #2 Method
    EU
    12/12
  • #3 Pieces
    EU
    12/12
  • #4 FatSharkYes
    EU
    12/12
  • #5 Jitianhong
    ASIA
    12/12
  • #6 Alpha
    ASIA
    12/12
  • #7 Skyline
    ASIA
    12/12
  • #8 Exorsus
    EU
    12/12
  • #9 Aversion
    EU
    12/12
  • #10 Chao Jie
    ASIA
    12/12
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh Mythic Raid Leaderboard
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1 Big Dumb GuildBig Dumb GuildPiecesAlpha
2 Complexity LimitComplexity LimitMethodJiTianHong
3 PiecesImperativeAversionSkyline
4 MethodMidwinterExorsusChao Jie
5 AversionStrawberry Puppy KissesPracticeKeaHoarl
Drest'agath Mythic Raid Leaderboard
# world us/oc eu asia
1 Complexity LimitComplexity LimitMethodAlpha
2 MethodBig Dumb GuildPiecesSkyline
3 PiecesMidwinterAversionChao Jie
4 AversionVodkaExorsusJitianhong
5 ExorsusClub CamelHalcyonHei Jia Ji
Il'gynoth Mythic Raid Leaderboard
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1 Complexity LimitComplexity LimitMethodAlpha
2 MethodBig Dumb GuildPiecesJitianhong
3 PiecesVodka AversionSkyline
4 AlphaMidwinterFatSharkYesChao Jie
5 AversionVisionExorsus坚决抵制黑手联盟
Vexiona Mythic Raid Leaderboard
# world us/oc eu asia
1 Complexity LimitComplexity LimitPiecesAlpha
2 PiecesBig Dumb GuildMethodSkyline
3 MethodMidwinterAversionJiTianHong
4 AversionStrawberry Puppy KissesExorsusChao Jie
5 ExorsusImperativePracticeKeaHoarl
Carapace of N'Zoth Mythic Raid Leaderboard
# world us/oc eu asia
1 Complexity LimitComplexity LimitMethodAlpha
2 MethodBig Dumb GuildPiecesJitianhong
3 PiecesMidwinterAversionSkyline
4 AlphaClub CamelFatSharkYesChao Jie
5 AversionvodkaExorsusHei Jia Ji
N'Zoth the Corruptor Mythic Raid Leaderboard
# world us/oc eu asia
1 Complexity LimitComplexity LimitMethodJitianhong
2 MethodBig Dumb GuildPiecesAlpha
3 PiecesHonestlyFatSharkYesSkyline
4 FatSharkYesEthicalExorsusChao Jie
5 JitianhongMidwinterAversionHei Jia Ji
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UPDATE - 24th February, 2020, 4:23 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The top 20 is complete! We have PMA on 15th, followed by Unwealthy Homeless Mean, Memento, 坚决抵制黑手联盟, Alterac Deviants and Impact closing out the top guilds of N'yalotha!

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UPDATE - 20th February, 2020, 6:55 pm (GMT) By Starym
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A little late, but we now have Pieces' World 3rd N'Zoth video!

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UPDATE - 18th February, 2020, 8:13 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have three more across the finish line, as Chinese guild Hai Jia Ji finish up Ny'alotha just outside the top 10, Korean guild KR get 12th and Practice are in 13th!

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UPDATE - 15th February, 2020, 3:37 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Exorsus is the latest guild to down the last boss of the Expansion, downing N'zoth World #7, EU #4.

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UPDATE - 13th February, 2020, 12:30 am (GMT) By Starym
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Since we're talking about raid progress here, we should also mention Blackwing Lair has also been cleared over in WoW Classic, with Calamity, Progress and Apes taking the top 3 on Nefarian, some 42 minutes after servers went up.

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UPDATE - 10th February, 2020, 3:42 am (GMT) By Starym
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We have a US third on Carapace as Midwinter take the boss down and we now have 18 guilds progressing on N'Zoth!

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UPDATE - 8th February, 2020, 11:46 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Here's Method's multi-pov N'Zoth kill video:

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UPDATE - 8th February, 2020, 7:25 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The race for third place is heating up at JiTianHong have gone into overdrive and are now at 54% on the boss! We still don't have a good idea of where Pieces are however, so they might me considerably closer.

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UPDATE - 8th February, 2020, 3:40 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And here's the details on Method's kill:

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2020, 8:55 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method are down to 15.8 showing some damn impressive progress today!

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2020, 5:31 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We don't have the exact details from Limit's kill, as they never got their achievement and this raider.io can't dig around their armories, but we do have a victory lineup!

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2020, 3:40 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have another N'Zoth contender, as Practice take the World 12th, EU 6th on Carapace!

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2020, 2:39 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Unwealthy Homeless Men take down Il'gynoth EU 8th! And yes I just did the update because I wanted to mention the guild name.

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2020, 1:53 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have a new best pull from Method with a significant 10+% improvement! 19.5%:

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UPDATE - 7th February, 2020, 11:02 am (GMT) By Starym
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We have two new guilds on N'Zoth, with Chao Jie and Big Dumb Guild taking down Carapace, World 10th, Asie 4th and  US 2nd, World 11th, respectively, as Midwinter move on to Carapace with their U 3rd Il'gynoth kill!

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 11:13 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Fun fact: N'Zoth actually died on a higher percentage than the earlier 2.2% wipe!

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 8:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Ok, just a quick heads up for you race following veterans: I'm about to eat. You have been warned.

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 7:16 pm (GMT) By Starym
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It's lunch time! Limit are taking a break after their pretty-much-almost kill, saving their 269th pull for after food!

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 7:10 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Here's Max on the almost-kill:

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 6:24 pm (GMT) By Starym
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A 9% pull now by Limit, with 2 DPS down for the final phase.

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 5:20 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method have a new best pull, coming in at 33.1%! Let's take a look:

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 4:25 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And here's the 7.3% video:

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 3:22 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit it are back at it while Method have managed to get the boss down to 38.6%

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 5:48 am (GMT) By Starym
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That's going to be it for Limit, as they didn't manage to improve on their 10.3% best with various different strategies and raid compositions. The next day will prove to be a crucial day, as the boss seems to be killable, but will need a whole lot of pulls for that perfect RNG (or maybe some crazy new strat).

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 1:36 am (GMT) By Starym
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While it's a good thing that Blizzard decided to postpone the hotfixes to not affect the race that much, unfortunately Method went to bed relatively early and did Heroics with the knowledge that the nerf was coming in mind.

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 1:26 am (GMT) By Starym
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There's no Corruption effect tuning coming, as a blue post has clarified that they'll be coming up on resets next week! There will also going to be Mythic N'Zoth changes coming next week to tune him.

We have been reading your thoughts on the Corruption changes and have decided to hold them for regional restarts next week. We understand the impact they will make on your gear selection and agree that it makes more sense to do it at the start of a week.

Also during regional restarts, we plan to make some tuning changes to Mythic N’Zoth to better align the encounter with the changes that are being made to players’ Corrupted items.

Thank you all for your feedback on this.

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UPDATE - 6th February, 2020, 1:09 am (GMT) By Starym
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Another crazy low pull by Limit, going down to 10%!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 11:04 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method are done for the day!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 10:59 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit are somewhat preparing for the incoming Echoing Void nerf as they're moving some players away from the effect, so the won't get hit that hard by the nerf when it comes. They also seem pretty confident that they can get the boss down, at least before the nerfs arrive.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 10:37 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We're almost at 10 guilds on N'Zoth as Exorsus join the fun, downing Carapace World 9th, EU 5th!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 10:14 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Also, apparently the 25.5% shield AND the fact that the gate was clickable was a bug, according to a Blizzard mail, and the fight is working as intended at the moment. Personally, I find that incredibly hard to believe, as that would mean the secret Mythic only phase is literally just going to the chamber once, killing 1 add and coming back without any further changes.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 10:11 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And more still, as he's pretty rightfully not that happy with the recent developments:

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 10:03 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Here's a clip of Limit's thoughts on the secret Mythic phase and what it turned out to be:

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 10:01 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Another question is whether the goal HP is actually 1.4% like in Heroic, or an actual 0%.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 9:59 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And here's more from Max:

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 9:41 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method have dipped into Heroics, but not the full array of splits, but only 1 or 2 raids.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 9:19 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And here's Limit Gm Max with comments on the fight:

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 9:16 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Weeeel....it seems Blizzard aren't done with messing with the fight. What it's looking like is that Blizzard have gone in and CHANGED the trigger for the re-entry into the chamber to 20%, as Limit have just gotten the boss down to under 21%! Or it's just the same bug twice.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 8:57 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The current theory on the 24.4% pull is that the boss simply didn't put up the shield because he was pushed to 25.5% in the middle of another spell cast, making him bug out and not be able to cast the shield.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 8:52 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit have pushed even further, as they got to 24.4%, causing a lot more questions as the boss DIDN'T put up his shield at 25.5%. Seemingly it was yet another bug and the shield simply didn't trigger, but no one is sure about anything at this point.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 8:32 pm (GMT) By Starym
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FatSharkYes are on to N'Zoth as they down Carapace World 7th, EU 4th in 52 pulls! Congrats!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 7:58 pm (GMT) By Starym
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With the usual hotfix timing, it seems likely Method will extend their raid day by few hours to get the full benefit of the un-nerfed effects, to keep up with Limit who will be raiding normally during the window the nerf will be coming in.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 7:40 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The Corruption effects have been announced!

I’ve updated the OP with:

Update – 11:30 a.m. PST February 5

Soon today, we’re going to make the following adjustments in a single hotfix:

  • Echoing Void damage has been reduced by 50%.
    • Echoing Void no longer deals reduced damage in PvP combat.
  • Deadly Momentum’s buff duration has been increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Void Ritual’s stat bonus per stack has been approximately doubled at each rank.
  • Surging Vitality’s Versatility value has been increased by 10%.
  • Avoidant now subjects you to 20% less Corruption at each rank.
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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 7:36 pm (GMT) By Starym
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It's time for pull number 200 for Limit, exactly after returning from their lunch break!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 6:22 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit managed another 25.5% pull and found it that they indeed have to get back to the gate, having suicided acroos all that Anguish to find out and, yes, the gate was clickable and someone made it inside the chamber for a second before dying.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 5:33 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit have gotten to 25.5% again, with the boss going immune, and it seems they have to go BACK to the SAME gate from the first Chamber phase, which in their current strat is in the middle of the huge Angusih pools.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 5:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method have gone below 50%!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 4:47 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have both Limit and Method at N'Zoth now, with Method already getting a 62% best pull! Today might be the day we see the boss fall or at least see the sub-25% phase, all depending on those Corruption nerfs!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 3:16 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Method have finished their reclear, and are once again back at N'zoth. Let's see if they will get as big of a progress boost as Limit did with a fresh reset worth of extra gear!

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 7:30 am (GMT) By Starym
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Midwinter have also gotten past Ra-den after their re-clear and are now at 9/12 in 14th place.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 4:50 am (GMT) By Starym
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After their one crazy low-almost final phase pull, Limit have been getting some consistent 30-something pulls.

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UPDATE - 5th February, 2020, 2:32 am (GMT) By Starym
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Blizzard have just announced massive upcoming nerfs to Corruption effects, including Echoing Void, which accounts for a lot of the damage all of the guilds have been counting on for progress, and with the EU reclear coming tomorrow, this might be very problematic. It's still unclear when exactly the nerfs are coming or how big they'll be, but here is Blizzard's announcement:

We’d like to give everyone a heads up that we’re working on tuning adjustments to several Corruption Effects. While we don’t have exact amounts just yet, we have some certainty that in the next 24 hours, we will:

  • Reduce the effectiveness of Echoing Void significantly.
  • Increase the effectiveness of Void Ritual by a small amount.
  • Increase the duration of Deadly Momentum, so that its buff doesn’t fall off.

At this time, we’re also considering:

  • Reducing the damage done by Twilight Devastation.
  • Increasing the effectiveness of other Corruption Effects.

Again, we intend to complete these changes in the next 24 hours, and we’ll let you know as soon as we’re set on final tuning numbers.

Thank you!

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2020, 8:05 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Limit is now deep in their reclear, and have reached Ra-den, and as Blizzard had warned, they have increased his respawn timer, in order to fix some questionable gimmicks. To compensate for this they have also nerfed the bosses HP.

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2020, 5:02 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Chao Jie join the 10/12 group moving past Big Dumb Guild and placing 4 Asian guilds in the top 10!

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2020, 5:01 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit are back in Mythic and are re-clearing right now, after having done some weekly prep with Visions, chests etc.

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2020, 3:06 pm (GMT) By Starym
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It seems the Thought Harvester hotfixes have been reverted and they're back to not casting while moving, and presumably also not spawning on objects any more, making the fight doable.

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2020, 2:06 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method just got their best pull on N'Zoth, with a 66% post-secret phase!

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UPDATE - 4th February, 2020, 1:54 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have two more Il'gynoth killers as Skyline and JiTianHong move up to 10/12 and taking the World 8th and 9th, Asia 2nd and 3rd on the boss.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 11:36 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have more Il'gynoth kills as Exorsus take the World 7th, Eu 5th and join Alpha, Aversion and FatSharkYes on 10/12! Carapace time.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 10:29 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Another best pull by Limit, this time at 53.5%.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 8:40 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have another Il'gynoth death! FatSharkYes take down the winged fellow and take the World 6th, EU 4th and are now on 10/12! Congrats!

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 7:45 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Skyline and Chao Jie move up in the world as they claim the World 10 and 11th spots, as Practice get there a little later and move down to 12th, all of them on 9/12 and on to Il'gynoth progress.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 6:53 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method have also poked through to the Chamber of Heart secret Mythic phase:

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 5:39 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit have finished up their splits and are now heading back to N'Zoth:

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 4:22 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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With the prevalence of Horde at the very top of raiding, it can be quite refreshing seeing an Alliance guild claiming a high ranking kill.

Ethical have downed Ra-den World 9th, US 3rd, Alliance First!

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 3:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method had their best pull a short while ago, at 74% on pull 74 (yes, really), so let's take a look at how they take on the fight:

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 2:11 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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The 9/12 group keeps on growing, with Jitianhong being the latest one to reach it, Asia 2nd, World 9th.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 7:19 am (GMT) By Starym
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Bug Dumb Guild also get a kill, downing Ra-den world 10th, Us 2nd, and move to 9/12 and Il'gynoth.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 6:09 am (GMT) By Starym
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Midwinter have managed to get Drest'agath down US/OC 3rd and are on 8/12, putting them in 17th place overall.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 5:04 am (GMT) By Starym
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Complexity Limit are also going to head to Heroics now after the "passive pull", and that's going to be it for their Mythic pulls for today.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 4:12 am (GMT) By Starym
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Some more pulls after the bugged one for Limit, with a 57% best as well. For now it's unclear what's up with the boss, what the bug meant and if something's simply not triggering when finishing the Chamber of heart Mythic phase, because as it is now, the boss seems solidly unkillable, unless they're missing something.

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UPDATE - 3rd February, 2020, 1:54 am (GMT) By Starym
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Limit got a new best pull, coming in at 60.2%, as they keep trying to figure out what exactly to do in the encounter, currently trying to get the boss under 60% before heading into the portal.

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2020, 11:20 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method have gone to do some Heroic splits at the end of their raid day, after a whole lot of pulls on N'Zoth,

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2020, 9:33 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Meanwhile, Method's best is currently at 93%, as they're warming up to the fight and settling in for a long haul.

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2020, 7:39 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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FatSharkYes is next in line to reach 9/12, downing Drest'agath, meaning they now sit as World 6th.

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2020, 11:11 am (GMT) By Starym
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Little by little, Carapace is going down, with a 1.6% pull just now.

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2020, 5:19 am (GMT) By Starym
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Limit have called it a night afer 56 pulls and some 9ish hours on the boss, with the 71% pull still their best.

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UPDATE - 2nd February, 2020, 4:33 am (GMT) By Starym
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Practice also get Ra-den Ra-down, with a pretty ridiculously late 5 AM EU kill! World 6th, EU 5th and 8/12.

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 7:58 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit are now also back from their splits and it's time for some N'Zoth Mythic!

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 7:16 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And here's Method's World 2nd Mythic Il'gynoth kill, starting in the middle of the fight for a change since we've seen plenty of Il'gynoth already. The kill was very smooth and really showcases just how important those splits were. It took 77 pulls to down him:

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 6:53 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method are back at Il'gynoth!

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 6:27 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Just a bit of a warning for you long time followers of the race here and previously on Manaflask - I have dinner cooking right now and it'll be ready in around an hour. That means either Method or Limit is getting the kill within 1-3 minutes of me putting food in my mouth. That is all.

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 6:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Still no pulls from either Limit or Method on their respective bosses, as it's a chill Saturday so far clearing many Heroics.

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 4:17 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have some Method insight as this interview talks about why exactly they take so long between pulls and have so many breaks:

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 3:32 pm (GMT) By Starym
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It's been an uneventful day for Method, as they realized yesterday that they weren't making the Il'gynoth enrage timer and needed more DPS, hence their Heroic splits for the past 4 hours. Limit haven't started yet but should be along soon, so we can get a look some N'Zoth madness!

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 8:54 am (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Drest'agath have been downed by some Big and Dumb group of raiders, I guess a Big Dumb Guild is a good way to put it, meaning they claim World 6th, US 2nd.

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 4:51 am (GMT) By Starym
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In an interesting and probably tactical decision, Limit have decided to not pull N'Zoth today and go to sleep instead. Usually they would raid another 1-2 hours.

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 2:06 am (GMT) By Starym
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Complexity Limit getting some serious progress done as they get another lowest attempt, this time at 16.4%!

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 1:51 am (GMT) By Starym
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A 22.6% pull just came in for Limit.

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UPDATE - 1st February, 2020, 12:44 am (GMT) By Starym
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Just a quick update, the lowest % for Method mentioned below was an error, it was actually not the final phase so the Method best is still 29%!

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 11:09 pm (GMT) By Starym
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For comparison, Method are on their 61st pull on Il'gynoth at the moment, with a best try at 29.1%, while Limit took 101 wipes to down the same boss.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 10:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Let's take a look at Complexity Limit's best Carapace pull so far, clocking in at 34% in phase 3:

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 10:11 pm (GMT) By Starym
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A whole lot of guilds downed Vexiona since we last checked in with the purple one yesterday, so let's take a look. We have 11 new kills including the already mentioned Asia ones since Imperative's yesterday, starting with Russian guild Banhammer (Банхаммер), followed by my new awesome name favorite Unwealthy Homeless Men (sorry FatSharkYes), Future, Memento, PMA, FatSharkYes, Impact and finally Halcyon.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 6:11 am (GMT) By Starym
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Limit are done for the day as well, with the 20% pull still being their best.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 6:00 am (GMT) By Starym
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It's a bad day for purple dragons, as Impreative claim the World 11th, US/OC 5th on Vexiona and jump into the now 8 strong 7/12 group!

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 5:35 am (GMT) By Starym
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Vexiona falls once again and the 7/12 club rises to 8. Strawberry Puppy Kisses get the World 10th, US/OC 4th.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 3:57 am (GMT) By Starym
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Vexiona goes down once more as Midwinter claim the World 9th, US/OC 3rd and move to 7/12!

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 2:55 am (GMT) By Starym
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Some big progress from Limit on Il'gynoth, as they've gotten to 20% on the final phase!

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 1:32 am (GMT) By Starym
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That's it for Method tonight, as they've seen enough of Il'gynoth to be able to sleep!

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 1:25 am (GMT) By Starym
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Let's take a look at the wipecount on the bosses so far for the top 3 guilds.

Boss Limit Pieces Method
Wrathion 1 0 1
Maut 2 0 4
Prophet Skitra 1 0 0
Shad'har 6 4 10
The Hivemind 5 4 7
Dark Inquisitor 23 20 38
Vexiona 12 11 12
Ra-den 76 ? 79
Drest'agath 15 - 49


As you can see, Ra-den turned out pretty much the same, but Drest' was a bit problematic for Method, as they spent around 5 more hours than Limit on the boss.

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UPDATE - 31st January, 2020, 1:15 am (GMT) By Starym
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Method are already pushing a bit longer than their usual raid time, drawn in by fresh boss tries! Meanwhile, Limit have made strides on the same boss, getting to 67% in the final Il'gynoth phase.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 10:02 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method recently had a 6% pull on Drest'agath, but haven't been able to replicate it in a couple of pulls, but it is looking like the boss will go down today. Aversion is also progression on Drest'agath, skipping Ra-den, and their best try is at 28%.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 8:36 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Method are slowly progressing on Drest'agath, with their current best at 34% with 31 pulls.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 7:25 pm (GMT) By Starym
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It's time for some Heroic splits for Complexity Limit, as they'll be targeting a few classes they feel are needed for Il'gynoth.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 6:03 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Just a quick update on Method's Drest'agath progress, they've gotten the boss down to 44% in 16 pulls and are going strong, while Complexity Limit managed to get the third iteration of Il'gynoth to 43% with two organs down.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 2:32 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Practice have joined the ever increasing pack of guilds sitting at 7/12, trying to catch up with Limit, and now are world rank #7.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 5:11 am (GMT) By Starym
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It's time to check in on some stats and see how many guilds got how many bosses down! Obviously we have Complexity Limit in a big lead on 9/12, followed by 4 EU guilds on 7/12 with Vexiona down, another four guilds on 6/12, 6 guilds on 5/12, 8 on 4/12, and we then move on to the big numbers, as apparently all 4 bosses after Maut and Prophet are a big jump up in difficulty. We have 196 guilds with Wrathion, Maut and Prophet Skitra down, 158 with just Wrathion and either of the other two, and only 57 with just the first boss down.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 4:48 am (GMT) By Starym
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Midwinter also move up to 6/12 with their World 9th, US/OC 4th Dark Inquisitor kill.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 4:28 am (GMT) By Starym
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We have two more 6/12s, as Big Dumb Guild went back to Hivemind to clear that after also clearing Shad'har today, and Imperative just killed Dark Inquisitor World 8th, US/OC 3rd.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 1:13 am (GMT) By Starym
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We have some more lower-tier kills, after Future's World 11th on Shad'har, Walthrough and Vision came through with the 12th and 13th, claiming the EU and US 7th as well.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 12:20 am (GMT) By Starym
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And so we only have Il'gynoth left before the big two, pretty much mirroring Eternal Palace in terms of difficulty curve. While the final two bosses are always next level in terms of difficulty, Il'gynoth might muck things up and stay alive a few days, otherwise the bigger number of bosses in Ny'alotha is pretty much meaningless for the race, as it'll just end up being the same as Palace and most other raids.

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UPDATE - 30th January, 2020, 12:18 am (GMT) By Starym
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Method have called it a day, finishing their first at the same point as Limit did, at 7/12, not having downed Ra-den, with a 17% best try.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 10:13 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The World 4th Vexiona is here! Aversion join Pieces and Method at 7/12 and are on to Ra-den.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 9:10 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We also had some lower ranked kills, namely a World 10th on Shad'har by PMA and World 13th and 14th kills on Hivemind by Casual Raiders and Walkthrough.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 9:07 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And let's also look at Method's Dark Inquisitor Xanesh World 5th, EU 3rd multi-pov video:

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 9:06 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Let's take a look at that 6% pull by Limit:

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 8:56 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Limit have recovered and adjusted to the hotfix, as they got close to a Ra-den kill, with their 6.1% pull!

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 8:44 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We have more Dark Inquisitor kills as Exorsus and Practice take the World 6th/7th, EU 4th/5th and move to 6/12!

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 8:23 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Wowhead just posted an article explaining what happened with Ra-den in detail with the hotfix and Limit's previous strategy on it, so head on over and give it a read.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 8:18 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The Ra-den fix changes things, and Limit's best pull after it stands at 55%, with Method around 70%, and no info on Pieces.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 8:14 pm (GMT) By Starym
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It's stealth hotfix time again, as Blizzard have removed the ability to immune out of Unstable Nightmare on Ra-den, significantly affecting Limit's (and presumably Pieces and to a lesser extend Method's) strategy for the boss.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 7:36 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Method have opted to go for Ra-den next.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 7:25 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Here's Method's World 3rd Vexiona kill, so we can compare it to Limit's:

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 6:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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Complexity limit just had their best try on Ra-den by a long shot, getting his down to 15% and seem pretty confident they'll get the kill soon!

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 5:30 pm (GMT) By Starym
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We haven't had any videos in a while, let's take a look at some EU kills for a change, with Method's multi-pov Hivemind kill :

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 5:25 pm (GMT) By Starym
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The EU guilds keep on pushing as we have a World 11th, EU 6th on the Hivemind!

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 5:15 pm (GMT) By Starym
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And Method's wipe count, for comparison:

Wrathion: 1, Maut: 4, Skitra: 0, Shad'har: 10, The Hivemind: 7, Dark inquisitor Xanesh 38.

Now, obviously wipe counts are completely indicative of everything, there may be strategies being tested, or more importantly classes and specs, but it's still fun info!

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 4:59 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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After struggling a lot more than they'd have expected, Method finally downs Xanosh, putting them up to World 3rd, and 6/12

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 1:46 pm (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Animal control keeps handling the corrupted dog, with the Swedes in Practice, and the Germans of Aversion claiming EU 3rd and 4th, and now sit at World #9 and #10.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 11:35 am (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Method are doing their best to catch up with Pieces, taking down the Doggo EU second. 

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 11:35 am (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Method are doing their best to catch up with Pieces, taking down the Doggo EU second. 

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 8:12 am (GMT) By Warriorsarri
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Pieces claims all three of the first bosses EU First, and now have to make a decision on where to go. 
Aversion and Exorsus currently sit at 2/12, both having downed Skitra, where as Practice and Method sit at 1/12, making it 5 guilds from EU this far who've joined the race.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 5:54 am (GMT) By Starym
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Big Dumb Guild are burning the midnight oil as they just downed Shad'har World 3rd and moved to 5/12!

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 4:59 am (GMT) By Starym
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We have another Hivemind kill, with Club Camel taking the 5th spot on the boss and rising to 4/12 and 6th place overall.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 2:44 am (GMT) By Starym
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Four more guilds have pushed through Maut and are now sitting at 3/12, with WHATEVER WERE AWESOME, Club Camel, Vigil and Infinity moving on.

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UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 2:17 am (GMT) By Starym
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Some more hotfixes today, as we get tuning for N'Zoth, as well as a big nerf to Echoing Void:

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Shad’har the Insatiable
      • Increased Shad'har the Insatiable's health by 30% on Heroic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: This change is meant to bring the encounter in line with the rest of the instance on Heroic difficulty.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • The Paranoia debuff can no longer be removed through immunity effects (e.g. Paladins’ Divine Shield) on all difficulties; damage and loss of sanity from Paranoia can still be temporarily avoided by using immunities.
      • A few of Exposed Synapses in N'Zoth's Mind have been moved a small distance.Developers’ note: This quality-of-life change should help melee characters better reach Exposed Synapses during the encounter.

Items and Rewards

  • Cloaks no longer drop in Mythic Keystone end-of-run chests.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Flash of Insight(Corruption Effect) now correctly scales with the total Intellect value of the character.
    • Echoing Void damage reduced by 20%
      • Developer's Note: Echoing Void's design makes its damage fairly reliable and high in most combat situations. As it's less situational than some other Corruption effects, we feel it is doing too much damage per Corruption by comparison.
  • Sk'shuul Vaz
    • This weapon’s Obsidian Destruction (Corruption Effect) now divides its damage among targets struck and deals additional damage for each target struck, up to maximum damage dealt at 6 targets.
    • Damage against a single target has been increased to 700% of armor (was 175% of armor)
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    UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 1:14 am (GMT) By Starym
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    Hivemind is having a bad 20 minutes, as it's down for a 4th time, to Midwinter as they also move to the 2nd, now four strong group on 4/12.

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    UPDATE - 29th January, 2020, 12:03 am (GMT) By Starym
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    Two more Maut kills have rolled in as Intern Made This Boss and Unity move up to 3/12 and join the main group in the race.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 11:52 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    As big dumb guild claim their first Ny'alotha World First I have to put out a huge thanks to them, as they've given me something I haven't seen in a long, long time: a KILLSHOT!!!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 10:47 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    It seems Ra-Den has successfully defeated Limit, as they've moved back a bit and are now trying out Drest'agath.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 10:29 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    Limit are on to Ra-Den the Despoiled as the rest of the guilds mostly progress on Hivemind, with Midwinter still doing their Heroic clears and BDG pushing Dark Inquisitor.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 10:07 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    While we're not expanding past the top 10 so far, we do have movement inside it, as Fused go to 3/12 and unity are now on 2/12!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 9:44 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    And here's the top 10 with guild Brain Delay quite ironically getting a delayed update, as they're actually on 2/12 and in 9th place ahead of Unity!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 9:38 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    We almost have a top 10, as Unity come in with the 9th Wrathion kill!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 9:24 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    We have the first relatively longer lull in the race since the start, as Limit have now joined Midwinter, Imperative and Vision on the bug boss aka Hivemind, and MW did go do some Heroic splits a while ago. It seems the bugs are indeed the next easiest boss, as Big Dumb Guild is having a tough time on Azshara and the football boss, so let's see who gets what down first.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 8:30 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    Blood Legion have downed Maut and are now on 3/12. We also have two more 2/12s with Fused and Intern Made This Boss getting the kills.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 8:20 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    With the 4 choices available after 3/12, we have the majority going for Hivemind, with Midwinter, Imperative, and Vision there and Limit going for Shad'har the doggie on their own, with BDG on Dark Inquisitor.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 8:08 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    5 guilds now on 3/12, clearing the first wing of Ny'alotha and now having 4 choices for the next boss to go for, with 3 of those leading to their own unique boss. Here's a reminder on the raid's structure, with a note that all bosses have to be down before the final 2 can be accessed:

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 8:03 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    Vision join the top as they down Skitra World 6th and are now at 3/12!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 7:46 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    We have a 3/12 and 2/12 as Imperative move to the top group and Vision also move up.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 7:21 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    We also have Blood Legion joining in the fun with their World 3rd Skitra kill, bringing them to 2/12!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 7:01 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    Midwinter also get Skitra down and join Limit on 2/12! Also we have Imperative moving past Wrathion and taking the World 5th.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 6:48 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    And Vision take the 4th spot on Wrathion!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 6:47 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    We already have a split, as Big Dumb Guild, the World Third on Wrathion, have gone to Maut, as Midwinter and Complexity Limit are at Skitra!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 6:31 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    Wrathion has already proven to be impressive, surviving almost 15+ minutes, which is damn impressive for a first boss! Ny'alotha may just be pretty damn hard after all.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 6:09 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    The servers are up, the players have opened their weekly chests and are now trying to zone in!

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 5:25 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    We're just about to get started, with around half an hour until the servers go up, so let's actually see what the raid layout is, as it's a non-linear one once more! Check out this image explaining it all courtesy of Wowhead:

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 3:30 pm (GMT) By Starym
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    Deepshades has been talking about Corrupted items and BoEs, and how Method has spent at least 3 million gold on them, even saying that a lot of the expansions has been almost pay to win with the amounts of gold (which can directly translate to real life money) required to stay well-geared to push the WF. With Limit's faction transfer for the warfront higher item level reward, all the BoE Corrupted items that both guilds have bought for this race and a lot more, it's definitely something to think about.

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    UPDATE - 28th January, 2020, 4:17 am (GMT) By Starym
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    We have the pre-race hotfixes ready and they've nerfed several Corruption item effects which could have been major issues for progression as their damage boosts were crucial, as well as implemented some raid changes. You can check out the full hotfixes over on Wowhead, and here are the major ones related to the race:

    Dungeons and Raids

    • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
      • Corrected an issue that prevented Protection Paladins’ Blessed Hammer (Talent) from dealing damage to Wrathion, Drest'agath, and Il’gynoth.
      • Wrathion
        • Fixed a bug that prevented players from looting Wrathion if he was defeated while transitioning.
      • Maut
        • The amount of mana gained by Maut through Dark Offering has been increased on Normal difficulty.
        • Mana gained by Maut through Devour Manifestation has been increased on Normal difficulty.
      • N’Zoth the Corruptor
        • Harvest Thoughts no longer counts player pets and guardians when dividing the damage and Sanity loss effect.
        • Slightly expanded the distance at which melee characters can attack Exposed Synapses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      Items and Rewards

      • Corrupted Gladiator’s Spite’s on-use ability cooldown has been reduced to 60 seconds (was 90 seconds).
      • Humming Black Dragonscale’s levitation effect no longer triggers if the player is affected by a Neural Silencer or Magical Intrusion Dampener.
      • Writhing Segment of Drest'agath's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Corrupted Items
        • Echoing Void (Corrupted Effect) can now only trigger from abilities that are on the global cooldown.
        • Echoing Void can now be removed by abilities that dispel Magic effects.
        • Twisted Appendage’s (Corrupted Effect) health has been reduced to 1% of the player’s maximum health (was 20%).
        • The ground spell effect indicating Eye of Corruption's (Corrupted Effect) radius of effect is now easier to see on sloped terrain.
        • Lingering Psychic Shell
          • Now applies an absorb shield that prevents 80% of incoming damage, up to the amount of damage indicated on the item.
          • While inside Ny'alotha, the Waking City instance, the wearer’s Corruption Resistance increases the total amount of damage absorbed by up to 50%.
            • Developers’ note: Due to several issues with this trinket, we have changed its functionality to be more intuitive. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch to more accurately reflect the trinket's functionality.
        • Twisted Appendages (Corrupted Effect) can no longer be struck by area-of-effect attacks such as Mages’ Arcane Explosion.
        • Killing Twisted Appendages no longer grant on-kill bonuses from Talents and abilities (e.g. Warriors’ Victory Rush).
        • Fixed a bug which prevented Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect) from triggering on some melee and ranged abilities.
        • Heart of Azeroth
          • Corrected an issue where Crucible of Flame (Essence) sometimes incorrectly healed Wrathion during his encounter in the Nyalotha, the Waking City raid.
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      UPDATE - 27th January, 2020, 2:45 pm (GMT) By Starym
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      The race is about to start with just over 24 hours to go until the US/OC servers come up and we get started, so let's take a look at what the fuss will be about, with Imperative's World First Heroic N'Zoth kill: