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Eternal Palace Day 7: JTH World 3rd, Limit Hiding VoDs, 5 Guilds on Azshara

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The last day of the US/OC reset was pretty uneventful for the top 2, but we did get a third contender for the title, and a very exciting one, as Asian guild Ji Tian Hong downed Za'qul World 3rd and joined Limit and Method on Queen Azshara! We now have all three regions represented in the top 3, which is just amazing, especially when you consider the 2 day disadvantage JTH had over the US and 1 day over EU.

The highlight of the day was obviously the JTH kill, as they plowed through the raid, which started during the EU night on Wednesday, meaning it took them some 4 and a half days to get to the final boss, almost exactly the same as it took Method and half a day slower than Limit. The guild also did an interview with the Red Bull stream event and it was very informative:


Timestamp for mobile: 15:31:39

We also got some more information on Limit's missing VoDs from Sunday, as it appears there is indeed some strategy hiding going on, as Limit also removed comms from their streams at the half way mark of their day. We also saw all VoDs from Sunday disappear, first from GM Max's channel, then Red Bulls, and then later from all other raiders as well. Now, it could be a simple raid composition/strategy hiding thing, or perhaps they discovered something very specific that they really don't want other guilds to find out remains to be seen, but it's certainly very interesting. Considering the US reset coming up soon this may indicate Limit have a really good strategy prepared but need more gear to pull it off, as they still pushed today to stay sharp, with no new low %, and also went back to farming more loot in Heroic splits for a while. Here's one of the lower tries of today, at 55%:

As for Method, no comms has been a thing since they started streaming their progress, but their VoDs are still there. They spent today going at Azshara fairly hard, only getting 5% lower then the previous day as a result, but definitely ironing out some strategy ideas and shoring up their execution. Here's their best pull so far, at 64.2%:


Timestamp for mobile: 10:38:40

There were also two more Za'qul kills as the EU and Asia presence on Azshara grew, with Pieces and AFK R taking the final two top 5 spots on 7/8!

And so the first week is done for the US/OC guilds and Limit will be heading for the re-clear later today, but will the second week's worth of gear be enough to push the boss 52% further down? Could we be looking at a 3-week, Kil'jaeden-style race this time around? In any case, it's about to get a whole lot more exciting as not only are Limit and Method whittling the boss down little by little, but JTH joined the fray and we have 3 resets coming up in the next 2 days, and we'll see just how big of a factor that extra gear is in the Palace.

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