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Battle of Dazar'alor Race Day 8: Still No World 2nd

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Technically the title should be "Method are No.1 again", but we've already covered that part. What's really surprising about the final day of the EU reset and the first day of the US second reset is that Limit haven't managed to down Jaina yet, even with the extra lockout's worth of loot.

While it's strange to say that Method's victory was "an upset", a lot of people did expect Limit to take this race just as soon as they re-cleared or even before, and it was long assumed that they were, in fact, ahead of Method this whole time. Limit and their GM did congratulate Method on the win, as well as shed some light on what was going on with them, but this was just after the kill:

Limit arrived at Jaina once more at 1:40 AM CET, so it took them around 10 hours to re-clear the raid, but they haven't managed to down her since then. With the EU reset here, could we actually see someone other than Limit take that World 2nd?

There's also a bunch of new stuff related to the Method kill that's been released since our last update, including the always amazing nerdscreams, as we didn't really get to hear them in the live stream version of the kill:

It took Method 346 pulls to down her and there were a lot of sub 8% tries before the kill as well, so they knew they had it in hand. It's possible they could have even taken the boss down to 1% on the kill pull, if she took more time to retreat on Mythic. Meanwhile, they also got a congratulatory tweet from Blizzard themselves:

One of the more.. interesting reactions came from Spookie, who may not be the biggest fan of progress any more:


(He was actually planning to quit even before the raid.)

While the raid started off somewhat poorly, with all but 1 bosses dead on the second day, Jaina managed to pull it off and we got a pretty tense finale that didn't just go the way of reset-new gear-kill the way G'huun did, but it seems Method's strategy was the key factor here as Limit mentioned that they were using a different one. And so Method take their 11th raid endboss World First and race win, moving even further ahead as the guild with most endboss kills of all time. The next raid may only have two bosses, but it's still might be an interesting race, as we'll have all top 5 guilds (at least) streaming and unless the bosses just die on day 1, it's going to be a brand new experience for us viewers!

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The interesting thing to see is that all of Method's players were over ilvl 400 on their Jaina kill. Limit, even after the reset, still doesn't have everyone over 400 after their 2nd Blockade kill...

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42 minutes ago, Maxkitty said:

Method World 2nd as well image.thumb.png.592501b6ad96c1c0379d507708eeef02.png

Honestly that's just poor sportsmanship. There was no reason for them to push for it just to rub everyone else's face in it. Method, proving that big money wins every time and always brings out the worst in people. 

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1 minute ago, Demonpuke said:

Honestly that's just poor sportsmanship. There was no reason for them to push for it just to rub everyone else's face in it. Method, proving that big money wins every time and always brings out the worst in people. 

They didn't push for it. As you can see from the above they don't even have all their raid members and they explicitly said that they might not even reclear today. Of course they were going to play again, I mean most of them stream and they have huge number right now, do you think they should just NOT do what a whole lot of people want to see just because of... what exactly?

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2 hours ago, Crazysoul said:

The interesting thing to see is that all of Method's players were over ilvl 400 on their Jaina kill. Limit, even after the reset, still doesn't have everyone over 400 after their 2nd Blockade kill...

For real? In that case they just aren't doing everything they can then. Don't wanna make this seem like a boast in anyway but lots of people were over 400 by yesterday and I doubt they were the type of people prone to buying BoEs  or funneling loot. 

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On 2/6/2019 at 11:54 AM, Demonpuke said:

Honestly that's just poor sportsmanship. There was no reason for them to push for it just to rub everyone else's face in it. Method, proving that big money wins every time and always brings out the worst in people. 

I was just joking around. Limit did a really good job and the race was actually fun to watch. Obviously in the end Method did outplay them but that doesn’t mean Limit didn’t play it to their best.

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13 minutes ago, Maxkitty said:

I was just joking around. Limit did a really good job and the race was actually fun to watch. Obviously in the end Method did outplay them but that doesn’t mean Limit didn’t play it to their best.

Method didn't outplay Limit. Method out spent Limit. Bought and paid for win, no way to even argue that it wasn't. Hundreds of millions of gold spent on this tier by Method, from their own mouths. Method server hopping non-stop to buy boe's and then server hop back to funnel it to their team. In the end it was ilvl that won and Method bought theirs. 

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