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Serenity Calls it Quits

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Well, it seems the World First race has suffered another loss, as Serenity has just announced they will not be raiding anymore. While their roster issues have been ongoing for a while now, it was today's news that four of their core raiders would be moving to Method that set the ball rolling towards the abyss.

While even the loss of four main raiders would be devastating for any guild, apparently even more left after Method's announcement and tank Slootbag covered what happened (and what was going to) on twitch pretty well:

Not long after that we got official confirmation, as Serenity tweeted:

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And GM Kuznam had this to say:

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As many of you have been aware, this tuesday evening we all suffered some sad turn of events.

I'll try to keep this post as short and on-topic as possible, but I feel like I owe it to all of the fans (and haters) that I and my guild Serenity have had in the past couple of years.

When we disbanded from Method in the beginning it was to make a raiding environment of people that shared the same interest in the game and that had the same desire to be the best. At first (during HFC farm) we accomplished that. We had a group of 25 players who all had numerous WF's on the record and we were looking strong as hell going into Legion.

As things progressed during the endless HFC farm that it was, people started quitting. We lost 3 noteably worthy players in Berrek, Sonie, and later on Zaelia, which was a huge blow for us. All 3 due to IRL commitments, which is only natural.

We kept going on as a guild trying to find the right players, but it was hard and it took a lot of effort on all of us. The stability of a core roster (especially your healers) is just the key to every top guilds' success.

Anyways. Enough about our roster issues over the years. Haters are gonna say its our own fault because we have a hostile environment or whatever lame-ass-hating comment you might have, and i'm glad you feel that way, because it means we were doing something right :-)

Now, personally. I wanna thank all of the 50+ players we've had in Serenity since we formed it, I wanna thank all of the fans, the friends, the viewers, the followers on social media and our sponsors we've had, I hope you all will still follow the race, follow MY friends that I've played with for the past 2 years and I hope you'll keep being awesome, because for a guy whos competing for a world first, theres nothing sweeter than when you get a cheer on the back from you guys following the wow PvE scene.

I know as i'm writing this post and as you guys might feel on my tone this is the end of my online "career". I will officially retire from the game with a heavy heart as the goal we set out to reach never got reached (the world first), however I have so many good memories that I will cherish forever.

To end it off with, thank you to Method for the motivation you've brought since we split up, and thank you for our times back in the day before we ditched. Props to you Sco for building the brand you've always talked about - I've been in it and I wanna give a massive kudos of respect to you for not burning out.

And lastly but not least I wanna give a shoutout to the friends that I met through this WoW process, particularly Leeds, Rogerbrown (all hates about your poaching aside), Pottm, Fragnance, Mike, Ted, Bodari, Ashvael, and Zeuzonita of course.

Kuznam out

No matter where you ended up in the whole Serenity/Method argument/war, this is a big loss for the progress race and raiding in general, as the first three raids of Legion were very exciting and you always felt there were three or even four guilds that might get the endboss World Firsts. Following From Scratch, SNF and Midwinter's departures, this even higher profile one reminds us that high end raiding is always in flux and it takes a whole lot of commitment to make a top-end guild work, especially in the long run. Here's Method GM Sco's reaction to the news, and specifically Kuznam's tweet above:

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It seems Exorsus will have their work cut out for them trying to keep Method at bay in Tomb of Sargeras.

In any case, good luck to all of Serenity's players, wherever they end up, and hopefully we'll see them again in future races.

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Pretty much expected anymore - one or two people quitting will kill an entire mythic guild.   I'll skip the schadenfreude for now but this one couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch. 

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2 hours ago, MrEdren said:

this one couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch. 

Your opinion of them is rather low, I take it?

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Never really heard of these guys, but then against, i am not the type to care about world firsts and hardcore raiding....so that is likely why, these guys seem to be the hardcore types, 'being the best' is normally a hardcore thing...unless i am mistaken?

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2 hours ago, Lithari said:

Never really heard of these guys, but then against, i am not the type to care about world firsts and hardcore raiding....so that is likely why, these guys seem to be the hardcore types, 'being the best' is normally a hardcore thing...unless i am mistaken?

You are very much not mistaken. The amount of time and effort they have to put in to even be able to compete at the very top for World Firsts is insane.

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17 hours ago, Starym said:

You are very much not mistaken. The amount of time and effort they have to put in to even be able to compete at the very top for World Firsts is insane.

It wasn't that much effort before Legion artifact Grindfest and LegendaryRNGfest

It was alot easier, but because of this two things guilds are quiting the World 1st races

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1 hour ago, Dvanom said:

It wasn't that much effort before Legion artifact Grindfest and LegendaryRNGfest

It was alot easier, but because of this two things guilds are quiting the World 1st races

It was a lot easier, but it was still incredibly intense and a LOT of  effort with heroic clears, alt gearing etc, the main difference is that now they don't get that much down time between raids due to the AP farm (mostly for many alts). But it really was a huge deal of effort even before Legion, not to mention the 16+ hour days during actual progress.

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