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So, we have another 25 beta keys to share with our community and we thought we'd go a little historical this time around, focusing on the raiding aspect of WoW. Since we do raid race coverage here at Icy Veins and have plenty of top raiders in our guide writing ranks, it only seems apt for us to try and find out which guild our community thinks was the best of all time.

Personally, I'm clearly biased, as I used to play in Nihilum, who were at the very top for a while there at the start of WoW, but don't worry, all you have to do is actually vote and you'll be eligible for a key, there's no actual "correct" answer and we've also provided an option for those of you who don't know any of these guilds. And if you want to check some stats on the various guilds, just so you can get it right, you can head on over to Method's World Fist Timeline.

So, let's see who comes out on top, and if you don't have a strong opinion on the matter, just go for the last poll answer! You can also check out out main giveaway thread as there will be one more this week or you can just keep an eye out on the frontpage!

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I don't need the beta key, but it's fun to contribute.  This is tough, there are 5 names on that list that acted as "role models" for the rest of the community, in terms of progression.  For me, it's a 5-way tie between Death & Taxes, Nihilum, SK Gaming, Paragon, and Method.  One name that isn't on that list is Elitist Jerks, who I think deserve recognition.  Their website was THE go-to resource that every player used to be more successful, for quite some time.

For the purpose of this quiz, I chose Death & Taxes because, as a Horde player, I valued the competition that they inspired, and I remember a video that they released where they killed all of the faction leaders in a single night (which prompted retaliation and sparked a months-long open-world PvP battle, even amongst players who didn't PvP).

Edit: Method has had the most longevity though.  8 years in the spotlight and still going strong.

 

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I think this is a race between Nihilum, Paragon and Method. For me the clear winner is Nihilum. Although both Paragon and Method had great success, i personally think that the content in classic or burning crusade was way more challenging than in the other/later expansions. You can argue that in Classic a lot of other guilds (ascent, death and taxes, fury) had world first kills for the first bosses of a specific raid. But still Nihilum managed to get the world first on the endboss. And in my opinion, the endboss was and always should be the hardest encounter. So great job by them, but also every other guild that took their shot at the world first race.

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1. Which was the best raiding guild in WoW history?

the answer i think is paragon because they are a strong guild and they work as a team and able to communicate with each other.

 

 

 

 

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I think Midwinter should be an honorable mention as an Alliance guild that consistently got some early kills, even though being Alliance put them at a disadvantage due to racials and the smaller pool of potential recruits

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I'd say the top 3 are Nihilum/Ensidia, Paragon and Method.

Honorable mentions going to Ascent, Blood Legion and Death&Taxes

 

(I don't actually need the key I'm just here to share my opinion)

 

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I played the most during Wrath, so you always heard Ensidia's name everywhere. You wanted to look at a spec or gear, you searched Ensidia members. Nowadays though it's probably Method. 

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I personally think its Method. They have really been dominating the last 6 years of wow raiding with plenty of world first kills like Archimonde & Garrosh (2 different expansion), + they also won the race in Legion against Exorsus 3-2. 

Nihilum & Paragon are also close competitors, and many will say that the early years of wow were really difficult. But I state my opinion based on the years of domination they had, and those 2 do not have such a long period of success like Method + They both miss the end boss of that expansion, when they were top contenders.

Example: Paragon dominated Cataclysm, but they did not finish at the top. Kin Raiders finished DS first, and therefore they got the end boss of that expansion world first. Same story with Nihilum in Wotlk where they did not get The ruby sanctum kill on Halion... (Even though it wasn't a good raid)

Yes, Method did not get world first on bosses like Xavius and Gul'dan, but they did end on the top with the end boss world first in Legion. Method is probably also the top guild going into BFA, which means they would be dominant for 8 years, if they come out victorious...

 

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[Smart kid here] the Best Guild in WoW history was the guild I'm in cauz that's where I have my friends and had the most fun!!!! [/smart kid]

Else ye Method sound like a winner. I'll pass for Beta key hope the winners will enjoy them!

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I dont know (pretty sure because of youtube videos), but i guess it was, for me, Nihilum. It was another times on the game, but looking how they did kill that bosses, think it was fantastic.

 

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Cant vote in the poll as I'm a newbie but as they were top when I started playing WoW in TBC my vote goes to Death and Taxes (US)

Keeping my fingers crossed for a Beta Key, 3 weeks off work so plenty of time to test and have never got into a beta after 10 years in this game (apart form when we all payed for a years wow access to get beta in Pandaria)

 And thanks for all your hard work Icy Veiners, been making good use of your guides for many years!

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Well... There are many good Guilds out there but i would say that i am still with paragon, due to the fact that they were on top for so long while i was in progress raiding and so i checked them out the most... :)
But Nihilum and Method are without any doubt on top next to Paragon!
Hell yeah! That were hard times! :D

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My vote goes to Method out of pure world firsts however, I find Paragon the most impressive. Finland is a tiny country and to be as successful as them using a Finnish based team is truly incredible.

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I know you’re trying to limit this to raiding guilds but my decision goes beyond strictly raiding.  For raiding I would say Method.

Overall Method is my hands down best WoW guild because they constantly place people in arena tournaments, world firsts in raiding and many of their members are also quality streamers.  In other words, they’re not just nameless elitists that hang around outside an AH saying “Look at me.”

I was never as dedicated to WoW in any one area to play near a world first or even server first raiding.  It bored me banging my head against the wall seeing the same person fail the same mechanic over and over and over.  Of course world first and progression guilds rarely have “that person”.  But killing heroic/mythic bosses in blues takes a special kind of skill set I would never possess.

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