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ToS Race Final Update: Top 10, US First

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The top 10 has arrived and it's the first one ever that has 0 US/OC guilds in it! We also take a look at some more KJ videos.

Here we are in our final update of the Tier 20 Mythic Tomb of Sargeras Progress race! The top 10 has come and after 4 days of no KJ kills yesterday saw two arrive within only a couple of hours of each other. Chinese guild KeaHoarl got there first and secured the final spot of the top 10, while Limit only managed to claim 11th place and were the very first US/OC guild to down Kil'jaeden.

This marks the first time since, well, ever, that there hasn't been a US guild in the top 10 of an endboss (for 20/25/40 man), with the closest to it being Premonition with a 9th spot waaay back in Icecrown Citadel in WotLK. This top 10 is also very special in that the majority of the guilds in it are from Asia servers, with only 4 from EU, showcasing how strong the competition has gotten both from China and Korea. And so the top 10 is Method (EU), Exorsus (EU), AFK R (Korea), Alpha (China), Style War (China), ScrubBusters (EU), Memento (EU), Stars Gaming (China), Right (Korea), KeaHoarl (China).

Kil'jaden has proven to be quite a tough customer, even after the many nerfs he's received as, after 39 days of Mythic being available, only 11 guilds have managed to down him. Here a a few more kill videos, from World 6th ScrubBusters and World 7th, Memento:

 

And so we come to an end of our progress coverage for this tier, and while ToS was somewhat controversial with the issues surrounding Kil'jaeden's difficulty and Method and Exorsus' comments on them, it was a pretty good race, albeit the outcome was somewhat expected, as Method took home the win as initially predicted. Speaking of the controversy around KJ, here's a clip from the Legion Q&A where Game Director Ion Hazzikostas mentions the issue:


The next tier takes us to Argus and Antorus: The Burning Throne, where the guilds will be facing more of the Legion, corrupted Titans and a World Soul. See you there!

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Sad to see what's become of the US WoW raiding scene, but definitely not unexpected. Impressive to see KJ required so many nerfs before we finally see a top 10 list.

 

I think Blizzard was like "Geez, we really disappointed with Xavius on Mythic, Gul-dan was a step in the right direction but let's make it mathematically impossible first without 7 immunity soaks and just slowly nerf it so it's actually doable with 6 immunity soaks instead of 7."

 

It's okay though, they had - allegedly, by Hazzikostas himself - hundreds of hours of internal playtesting first.

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5 minutes ago, Yridaa said:

Sad to see what's become of the US WoW raiding scene, but definitely not unexpected. Impressive to see KJ required so many nerfs before we finally see a top 10 list.

 

I think Blizzard was like "Geez, we really disappointed with Xavius on Mythic, Gul-dan was a step in the right direction but let's make it mathematically impossible first without 7 immunity soaks and just slowly nerf it so it's actually doable with 6 immunity soaks instead of 7."

 

It's okay though, they had - allegedly, by Hazzikostas himself - hundreds of hours of internal playtesting first.

Thanks for reminding me of that quote, added the clip in to the main article now!

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5 minutes ago, Starym said:

Thanks for reminding me of that quote, added the clip in to the main article now!

Haha thanks, amazing. Best 20 seconds in a QA ever.

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9 hours ago, Yridaa said:

I think Blizzard was like "Geez, we really disappointed with Xavius on Mythic, Gul-dan was a step in the right direction but let's make it mathematically impossible first without 7 immunity soaks and just slowly nerf it so it's actually doable with 6 immunity soaks instead of 7."

 

It's okay though, they had - allegedly, by Hazzikostas himself - hundreds of hours of internal playtesting first.

Nice tinfoil hat sir.

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9 hours ago, Maruken said:

Nice tinfoil hat sir.

Thanks bruh. Your post is indeed a much better contribution to the thread *raised fist*

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On 8/5/2017 at 5:01 PM, Starym said:

Thanks for reminding me of that quote, added the clip in to the main article now!

Missed it from the actual Q&A, glad that I saw it here. 

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Is Stars Gaming's kill legit? It doesn't show any information for their kills on wowprogress, and also there is no other guilds listed for that realm? o_O

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On 8/9/2017 at 1:00 AM, Jperry21 said:

Is Stars Gaming's kill legit? It doesn't show any information for their kills on wowprogress, and also there is no other guilds listed for that realm? o_O

It might be that the guild transferred somewhere or so. 

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