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Limit 7/8 World First + Azshara Mythic First Look

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Limit have done it after many, many low % wipes! Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha has fallen, opening the way to Queen Azshara, the final boss of the raid and we get to see what she looks like on Mythic. Obviously huge congratulations on the kill. Method have been doing Heroic splits all day

First off, let's take a look at that Za'qul kill from GM Max's PoV, which is actually tank Darkee's PoV, as Max isn't playing, but is actually just coaching. We're also starting at the exciting part a little later in the fight:


The timestamp is 03:13:10 in case it doesn't autoplay for you

The big thing here is that Limit prepared and geared 4 fire mages, which other guilds didn't gear up, which gave them a big advantage on Za'qul specifically.

And now let's move o to Azshara, with the very first pull ending in a wipe extremely quickly, with the new Mythic wall/laser mechanic causing chaos. Here's the second pull, which went a little better. While we technically don't get to see the Queen herself yet, we get a better idea of the new mechanic, and it's always great watching a guild figuring out new things about a boss for the very first time.


The timestamp is 03:23:48 in case it doesn't autoplay for you

And here's the third pull, this time from Red Bull's coverage with commentators:


The timestamp is 09:17:38 in case it doesn't autoplay for you

An amazing performance by Limit overall, but the race is far from over and we'll see how long it takes Method (or any of the other 5 guilds curently progressing on Za'qul) to catch up, as Limit is now generating a lot of advantage as they progress on Azshara!

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While reading this, was wondering if we might get a different cutscene when beating mythic Azshara. It was a pretty short one and one that gave nothing really new, what if it's longer on mythic? They did say the final boss would be obvious at the end of the raid, technically Mythic Azshara is the very end. And I jokingly thought all eyes would be open too on the first kill (all viewers watching). Maybe it gets longer by splitting open the waters and showing Ny'alotha and N'Zoth in the distance, with the heroes in the cutscene watching it in shock.

It highly probably won't and I'm not expecting it, but here's hoping!

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1 hour ago, Pandabuffel said:

While reading this, was wondering if we might get a different cutscene when beating mythic Azshara. It was a pretty short one and one that gave nothing really new, what if it's longer on mythic? They did say the final boss would be obvious at the end of the raid, technically Mythic Azshara is the very end. And I jokingly thought all eyes would be open too on the first kill (all viewers watching). Maybe it gets longer by splitting open the waters and showing Ny'alotha and N'Zoth in the distance, with the heroes in the cutscene watching it in shock.

It highly probably won't and I'm not expecting it, but here's hoping!

Had the same thought but was told there's no way cos we'd know due to datamining etc etc.

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10 hours ago, Starym said:

Had the same thought but was told there's no way cos we'd know due to datamining etc etc.

Whilst reading the first reply I had hope, then had your thought, datamining would have found this quite early I suspect. 

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17 hours ago, Bobbis said:

Whilst reading the first reply I had hope, then had your thought, datamining would have found this quite early I suspect. 

Blizzard is well aware of datamining, and it's pretty obvious (to me, at least) if they want a big surprise they won't do a cinematic that is accessible by DMs. It can either be encrypted, or just straight up not in the client, but instead streamed from the server. 

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15 hours ago, Yolo said:

Blizzard is well aware of datamining, and it's pretty obvious (to me, at least) if they want a big surprise they won't do a cinematic that is accessible by DMs. It can either be encrypted, or just straight up not in the client, but instead streamed from the server. 

I don't think that's ever happened before though? Why would they suddenly change it now?

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7 hours ago, Starym said:

I don't think that's ever happened before though? Why would they suddenly change it now?

My comment wasn't exactly about that (i just wanted to suggest that there are ways to hide something from datamining), but that's a good question. In my opinion, doing things never done before is a major part of innovation - and in the entertainment scene, innovation is the key to success. Walt Disney once thought it would be a great idea to do a animated movie as long as a regular movie - others said to him that people would leaving in the middle of the film because its too long. Now it's just natural to make animation films 100+minutes long, and the company that did it in the first place is the biggest ever. 

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12 hours ago, Yolo said:

My comment wasn't exactly about that (i just wanted to suggest that there are ways to hide something from datamining), but that's a good question. In my opinion, doing things never done before is a major part of innovation - and in the entertainment scene, innovation is the key to success. Walt Disney once thought it would be a great idea to do a animated movie as long as a regular movie - others said to him that people would leaving in the middle of the film because its too long. Now it's just natural to make animation films 100+minutes long, and the company that did it in the first place is the biggest ever. 

I mean if they would change it it would be a good time now since the actual cinematic we got was laughably short (and not that good). I guess I just don't have a lot of confidence in Blizzard when it comes to innovation, like at all.

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