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Nighthold M WF Race Day 4: Serenity Back on Top

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Star Augur Etraeus falls and Serenity rises to the top, despite their setback from the previous day as the 7/10 crowd grows ever larger.

 

Fridays are usually pretty action packed in the first week of a progress raid, but most of the day went by almost completely uneventfully. But it turns out Serenity were just waiting for prime-time to snag yet another World First.

But let's start at the beginning, again. AFK R continued their domination of the Asian scene as they have taken all Asia firsts so far, and they added Tichondrius and High Botanist Tel'arn to that list, ending the day in overall 8th place. Blizzard also finally confirmed that Aluriel WAS changed to be skippable at some point, but don't specify when, so I'll just assume it was on day 2 of the race, when guilds started doing it:

A couple of High Botanist Tel'arn kill video releases followed, unfortunately none of them from WF holder Serenity. Limit's is the next highest kill on the boss so check out their video below, or you can take a look at Method's or From Scratches.

But you're here to hear about World Firsts, so back to Serenity it is. It seems yesterday's 2-ish hour setback and ensuing drama didn't dampen their spirits as they managed to conquer Star Augur Etraeus at 21:39 CET, jumping to 8/10 and what turned out to be a pretty big lead, as no guilds have yet followed them through past the astronomer. Serenity are now the only guild with access to Grand Magistrix Elisande (who, incidentally, should have been the final boss of the raid. I mean seriously, first Garrosh hijacks Pandaria's storyline as the final boss of the expansion, and now Gul'dan ninjas the Suramar-elf theme?).

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Other guilds eventually started catching up with the now rapidly growing 7/10 group, as it balooned to being 14 strong, including (in order) Limit, Exorsus, Method, From Scratch, Pieces, Entropy, AFK R, Prestige Gaming, Danish Terrace, ScrubBusters, set sail for fail, Midwinter, SNF and Easy. While any of them have a chance to be the first to join Serenity on top and get a shot at Elisande, the most likely to seem to be Method, Exorsus, Limit, From Scratch and AFK R. So let's see who charges through to potentially give Serenity a run for their money today and don't forget to check out Method.gg's live coverage of the race, as today should be quite an exciting Saturday.

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