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Crucible of Storms M Race Day 3: WF Pieces Video, Uu'nat Lowest % Video

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Today was a good day for streaming, despite Limit stopping their raiding and us losing their perspective, but we did gain Method's on Uu'nat progress, as they downed the Restless Cabal almost immediately after they went into the Crucible. But first off, we have the World First Restless Cabal kill video by Pieces:

Some very impressive nerdscreams there, as is befitting a guild's first World First! The player skill was also damn impressive, but let's focus on the screams instead. There really is nothing quite like your first WF, other than perhaps your first raid endboss WF, which the Pieces guys might just experience this time around as well. Once again, big congratulations to the new player in the very top raiding scene.

As already mentioned, Method caught up early today, as they downed the Cabal some 50ish minutes after starting raiding. The good part about that for us is that we now have a good view of Uu'nat and their progress there, which led to today's lowest % try, coming in at 63.6%, pretty late in the day:

There are varying rumors about Pieces progress, ranging from 41 to 51%, but the only thing we can say for sure is that they've had around 6 hours more on Uu'nat than Method, and possibly only a couple of hours more than vodkaz, but we're not sure until when the US guild actually raided so it's just an approximation. 5 other guilds also got past Restless Cabal after Method's World 4th, with Exorsus, Aversion and Practice claiming the next 3 spots as well as the EU 2nd-4th, followed by Club Camel and Big Dumb Guild in spots 8 and 9 / US 2 and 3. 

Then we have today's hotfixes, which nerfed Uu'nat and made him more melee-friendly, and buffed the Restless Cabal a bit. You can check out the specifics here.

And to finish, we have the key perspective for the Restless Cabal fight from Limit's World 2nd, aka one of the many, many Shadow Priests:

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Cabal is the hardest first boss in any WoW raid ever, its also a really fun fight with enough RNG to make it always feel different and keep you on your toes but not the unfair "you lose" kind of RNG that was present on Jaina, for example (Icefall being on top of the raid in last phase).

Hope Blizzard is monitoring the progress as they usually do and steadily nerf it during weekly resets as guild's progress starts slowing down, giving a great experience to everyone involved. Current tuning is just about perfect for the top ~100 guilds, but doubt anyone else can take it down without nerfs, as there will be no further gearing / heart power coming in to help anytime soon.

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57 minutes ago, Seksi said:

Cabal is the hardest first boss in any WoW raid ever, its also a really fun fight with enough RNG to make it always feel different and keep you on your toes but not the unfair "you lose" kind of RNG that was present on Jaina, for example (Icefall being on top of the raid in last phase).

Hope Blizzard is monitoring the progress as they usually do and steadily nerf it during weekly resets as guild's progress starts slowing down, giving a great experience to everyone involved. Current tuning is just about perfect for the top ~100 guilds, but doubt anyone else can take it down without nerfs, as there will be no further gearing / heart power coming in to help anytime soon.

thats a bold statement, i look forward to the countless replies saying "no, X boss is"

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The fight itself on Heroic is challenging and I imagine on Mythic it can turn into a nightmare if mechanics/check points are not met within a timely fashion.  

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On 4/26/2019 at 11:42 AM, Blainie said:

thats a bold statement, i look forward to the countless replies saying "no, X boss is"

If only I didn't say "first boss" I'd tend to agree ? but unfortunately 99,9% of first boss in any raid tier are a total joke..closest second would probably be Odyn or actually, Hydross from TBC before there were difficulty levels to begin with! I remember skipping that boss so we could take on the easier bosses behind him and ended up just killing him before Lady Vashj or close ? 

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