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The Tier 19 Mythic Progress Race Is Here, Complete with Coverage
Tier 19 is finally here and the US guilds are just about ready to head on into the Nightmare (both figuratively and literally, with the hour investment required)
Update, Day 2 again:
Well the fastness of the race continues and we already have our top 3. The guilds comprising it were very much expected, but their order certainly was not (except by me, I totally called it!). Method and Serenity take up the 2nd and 3rd spots and all three guilds took under 2 hours to kill Xavius after downing Cenarius. The Asian scene also flared to life as they finally got their reset, with several guilds climbing to 4/7, lead by Alpha who are currently the only ones there to have downed Il'Gynoth.
Now it's a race for the top 5 as From Scratch are in a massive lead as they're the only guild on 6/7 with only the very short lived Xavius left.
Update, still day 2:
Well that was fast. Too fast. Exorsus simply continued on and downed Xavius without too many problems claiming the World First and finishing off the raid in 18 hours from start to finish. They've said Xavius was easier than Cenarius and even he didn't take that long to kill, so all in all a slight blemish for the Blizz balance team. But we have two raids coming up very quickly so it'll surely be fixed there. Congratulations to Exorsus in any case, they were just doing what the top guilds always do, killing bosses as fast as possible!
Update, Day 2:
As expected the other EU guilds soon caught up with Exorsus, first it was From Scratch then Method and Serenity, but the Russians were determined to keep their lead so the just now got another World First, this time on Cenarius leaving them only one boss left in the Emerald Nightmare!
Update, Day 2:
The EU guilds have entered the race and it was very hectic for a while there after they cleared split Heroics, with Exorsus and From Scratch trading off EU firsts on the first few bosses. Method and Serenity were downing things very close to each other as well, and eventually the EU guilds fully caught up with the us on 4/7, with the rankings being Midwinter, Limit, SNF, Easy, Strawberry Puppy Kisses in the lead in the US and then came the EU guilds.
That all changed an hour ago when it was Exorsus that got the World First on Il'gynoth and is now the sole guild on 5/7! It seems the consistency the guild had really paid off as they were the least affected by the various splits and quittings of the inter-progress phase. It's been over an hour now that they've been in the lead so now we'll see how long it takes for the other to catch up and if this advantage will pay off in the end, since Xavius is really all that matters.
As usual, if you want to get more in-depth coverage, killshots and rankings head on over to Method.gg.
We now have three guilds with 4/7 bosses down with Midwinter leading the charge and, well, staying where they were in the last update. But! Limit and SNF have caught up trading World second kills on Dragons of Nightmare and Ursoc, respectively.
There are now 12 guilds that downed at least one boss in the Emerald Nightmare Mythic, only one on 3/7 and two on 2/7.
Well things are progressing at a fast pace as we're already at four dead bosses. While Easy took the early lead, Midwinter soon caught up and then raced past as they took the next two World Firsts, on Ursoc and Dragons of Nightmare. We have a new face at the top as well as SNF got two World thirds and a World second on Ursoc as well, while Limit joined the race and are on SNF's heels after they did a round of heroic split raids.
The EU servers will be opening in the morning and that's when all hell will break loose, with many more guilds entering the arena.
So it's been a couple of hours since the raid opened and it seems two US guilds are going at it at a pretty solid pace. Easy has taken two World Firsts so far and were ahead for quite a while, but Midwinter has caught up as they both took down Nythendera and Elerethe Renferal. No videos as of yet, but we do have the killshots (and the image at the bottom is constantly up to date as well.
Nythendera and Elerethe Renferal World First killshots by Easy:
Tier 19 is finally here and the US guilds are just about ready to head on into the Nightmare (both figuratively and literally, with the hour investment required) in around an hour, with the Eu and Asian guilds joining in 1 and 2 days, respectively. The usual progress coverage from Manaflask has shifted to Method, who've made a pretty impressive new page for the race coverage with plenty of bells and whistles so if you want to keep up to date on all the World First happenings head on over there and we'll also keep you updated here on the major goings on. If you're new to the race or haven't followed it since the last one, you can check out this article to get up to date (shameless self-promotion etc).
One of the cooler features for this progress, however, is this interactive image that will be updated with rankings and World First videos and can be embed into any site, like this one.
So good luck to all the guilds competing and let's hope for a not too short progress race!
Cleared Heroic and Normal Emerald Nightmare in the first week of it's release.
Discipline Priest that can switch to Holy when needed Rogue Always looking for exceptional DPS of any class.
We are a guild, made up of former members of <Red Shift> and <Casually Addicted>, on Bleeding Hollow (PvP Server on a Chicago Datacenter) that have a common goal and will do what is necessary to achieve it. We are Shifty Casuals.
We are a group of professional adults, who believe success in raiding doesn't correlate to number in days/hours you spend raiding. We are starting a fresh page within our guild history and sticking to a 3 day a week raid schedule.
We don't tolerate elitism, bigotry, misogyny or any of the like. We enjoy our calm, adult environment and have no qualms with protecting it.
We do loot council which is fair and distributes loot for the progression of the raid as a whole and not an individual player. No favoritism, no loot drama.
We have our sights set on top 100 US for Legion and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our ranks.
Raid Days and Times (All times in EST as that is our server time):
· Tuesday 8:45pm-11:45pm
· Wednesday 8:45pm-11:45pm
· Thursday 8:45pm-11:45pm
Who We Want:
Since we are reforming and building for the expansion now is a great time to get in on the ground floor and clear content with us, while prepping for the new expansion. These are some key traits that we are looking for:
· Someone who understands that 3 nights a week raiding means that you need to bring your A-game each and every night. Attendance is expected to be near 100%. By committing to raid, you are committing yourself to our raiding schedule.
· The ability to perform under pressure. We only recruit impressive players, and spots are always competitive.
· Extensive class knowledge of your class. (IE: Alpha/beta testing, keeping up with theorycrafting, properly gemmed/enchanted, always be up to date on the intricacies of your class (not solely your spec(s)) and on the utility of the entire raid group.)
· A computer that can handle 20-30 man raiding and the ability to communicate via VOIP when needed. You must have a working headset and mic, and you must be prepared to use them. We will not read chat during boss fights. Inability to give a vocal response will not be tolerated as it directly hinders progression.
· Tough skin. We're always looking to improve ourselves as should you. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but flaming and insulting is not tolerated whatsoever.
If you have what it takes to be a part of this great team and community, feel free to apply at our website http://shiftycasuals.wowlaunch.com/. If you have questions about the application process, contact any of the officers for additional information.
Mischievous - Officer - giggles#1351
Esurient - Co-GM - starvingsun#1436
Amisti - Officer - amisti#1417
Paladins get to benefit from BI Pathfinder, some more class and Xavius fixes.
The ground mount speed bonus from Broken Isles Pathfinder now stacks with the passive class bonuses On a Pale Horse and Heart of Crusader. Death Knight
Multiple Unholy Death Knights with the Armies of the Damned artifact trait can now have their Death, Pestilence, and Famine debuffs applied at the time. Monk
Soothing Mist is no longer interrupted by Spirit Tether. (Brewmaster) Set bonuses for the Battlewrap of the Hurricane’s Eye (Tier 18) have been adjusted: 2 pieces: Increases the chance for your Gift of the Ox to summon a Healing Sphere by 2% (was 5%). 4-pieces: Every time you gather a Healing Sphere, the remaining cooldowns of your Ironskin Brew and Purifying Brew are reduced by 1 second (was 5 seconds). Rogue
Shadow Dance should now be useable and should not be cancelled when the Rogue is affected by an enemy Hunter's Flare. Shaman
Lava Beam damage increased by 23%. (Restoration) The artifact trait Tidal Pools will now correctly heal all areas when multiple Tidal Pools are active at once. Warlock
Seed of Corruption will now properly detonate and spread if the target dies while still affected. Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Agony to not stack or generate Soul Shards. (Demonology) The Artifact ability Thal'kiel's Consumption will no longer sometimes fail to do damage because the target moves out of range. (Destruction) The Artifact ability Dimensional Rift will no longer spawn portals that are out of range to do damage to your target. Class Halls
Pet Charm missions now provide Pet Charms for both the main reward and the bonus reward. Dungeons and Raids
Players should receive bonus roll opportunities more reliably if they are eligible for them. The Emerald Nightmare
Immunities can no longer remove Darkening Soul or Blackening Soul. Dispelling either effect with an Imp's Singe Magic will give the owning Warlock +25 Nightmare Corruption. Items
Cloak of Fel Flames now correctly reduce magic damage taken by 15 % when immolation aura is active. Shard of the Exodar no longer causes Drums of Fury to unaffected by Exhaustion/Sated effects. Ancient Mana Gems and Ancient Mana Crystals now stack to 5. Loot-a-rang should no longer break hostile players' stealth. NPCs
Players can now get credit and be able to bonus roll for world bosses if they are up to 200 yards away when it dies. A number of questgivers’ pets are no longer critter-type creatures. Quests
During “Leyhollow Infestation”, players now only drop the rock when taking damage or attacking, not when entering combat, and player speed is only reduced by 50% when carrying a rock (was 75% reduced speed). Fixed a rare bug that could cause Guardian Druids to not obtain credit for killing Arch-Desecrator Malithar during "When Dreams Become Nightmares". Tomes of the Tranquil Mind obtained from "In the Blink of an Eye" are now Bind-on-pickup.
Peelyon outlines a few key steps that can help you make more gold, regardless how much you have!
I wanted to highlight a few very simple things that can help almost any player increase their overall gold, as sometimes you can lose sight of the basics when grinding. This thread is meant to be light-hearted but the tips will actually work if you stick to them.
With the Legion launch there have been a great number of returning players. If you have had similar experiences to me, prices for items have been pretty crazy so far and I'm finding more and more players asking the simple question "How do I make more gold?"
There are more gold making "methods" than ever before but rather than going into specifics that can sometimes can be complicated and time consuming, I'm going to go back to basics.
So whether you are a returning player, a player struggling to get to grips with gold making or a gold making veteran - I hope these three simple steps will at least get you focused for making some gold.
The 3 Simple Steps
1. Don't Spend Gold!
Not to always be taken literally! If you're raiding you still need to have gold to repair and buy potions and flasks etc, but don't spend gold on unnecessary items. Some examples:
Buying a 20k mount when you probably won't use it more than 5 times. Changing your transmog continuously (it costs more than you think - the same goes for changing your hairstyles). Paying premium prices for pets and toys that you probably won't use for a while (and you can buy at a later date when they are much cheaper). You get the point. By making a concerted effort not to spend gold, as well as trying to make gold at the same time, your gold will steadily increase. Craft what you can, use friends / guildies to make what you need for raids, gearing etc. The less you spend the more gold in your bags!
2. Don't do anything you don't want to
There are so many gold makers that try and help players to make gold (myself included), but one of the points I make continuously on my stream is that you should never try a gold making method just because you were told to do it. If it involves game play that you don't find enjoyable then you won't make much gold doing it. Gold making is meant to be fun and completing tasks that tie in with the way you play the game will yield you more gold in the long run. So combining gold making with your regular day to day activities that you like doing is better than going out farming herbs if you HATE farming herbs!
If you read / watch / learn about a gold making method but it doesn't appeal to you, find one that does. You can make gold in almost any game play within World of Warcraft, from the basic farming materials, to crafting, even selling boosts to other players if you are a high end raider / PvPer etc. If in doubt try a method that doesn't require much investment upfront and give it a try. That way there is no risk to yourself and if you enjoy it you can carry on and if you don't, you try something else.
3. Motivation is key!
I have touched on this briefly in other articles but it is key to gold making - being demotivated can be the fastest way to spend your gold! This does link in with point 2 above to some extent, so by keeping things fresh and enjoyable you will keep your motivation up and it will encourage you to make gold.
A great way to keep yourself motivated is to set yourself a gold challenge or a target. I have set viewers simple challenges before and have found when players put their mind to it they see some great results. Just make sure your targets are:
Realistic There is no point having 120k and reaching for 1million. Keep the targets smaller and continually set new ones when you reach them so you don't get stuck hovering around the same amount.
Have a set time period By setting a time limit it will keep your motivation up and help you grind out that gold faster.
Have a reward (optional) Although you don't want to spend all the gold you earn, having a reward at the end may motivate you as well. So if you struggle with point 1 (spending your gold on non essential items) then feed your addiction with your reward rather than spending the gold in the first place :P
Remember, all of my gold articles I have written so far are available here. So if you are looking for a new method check there first (just remember point 2!)
If you would like some more 1 to 1 advice remember I stream regularly on Twitch and I'm happy to answer your own questions in more depth there. You can find a link to my Twitch channel here.
Lastly - if you would like me to set you a goal challenge or a target, post below with your current gold (feel free to add in extra info such as what you enjoy, your professions and a rough amount of time you play per week).
Good luck with gold making folks and keep an eye out for more articles in future!
Legion has been out for a month now and it's time for the weekly bonus events to return!
As if we didn't already have enough things to do, it is time to add another bullet point to our list: the weekly bonus events. After a month of no events, due to the launch of Legion, it's back to business. For this last week of September, you can step into the Arena for the Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event.
Bonus Events have returned in World of Warcraft: Legion, and the first is underway with a focus on Arena PvP. What Are Bonus Events?
The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.
Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.
This Week: Arena Skirmishes
All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Arena Battles, choose either 2v2 or 3v3 and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena.
Look for the following all week long:
Archmage Lan’dalock near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes Reward: A PvP loot box Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes
If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!
(source) Starting from next week, we will be informing you about the weekly bonus events with our usual "This Month in WoW" posts.