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Ny'alotha Mythic Race Day 1: 7 Down, 5 to Go

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Day 1 aka US day of the race is done and EU servers are about to come up, with the EU guilds waking up to find only 5 bosses left in the raid. This is actually more than some people expected, considering the massive number of bosses present in the raid. As you might expect Complexity Limit cleaned up handily with 4 of the 7 World Firsts going to them, with Midiwinter and Big Dumb Guild getting the rest. Well, let's take a look at the day's events, as well as all 7 kill videos from the guilds' streams.

The days started off pretty promising, with Wrathion, the first boss actually lasting almost half an hour! Considering previous first bosses went down in only 1 pull, this was a good omen for the raid's difficulty, and Midwinter took the very first World First of the raid, only 2 minutes ahead of Limit.

The second boss was a choice between Maut and the Prophet Skitra, and the latter went down only 20 minutes after Wrathion, with Limit taking the reins and grabbing their own first WF in Ny'alotha, with the difference between the top 2 guilds once again being around 2 minutes as Midwinter caught up quickly.

The pace was pretty consistent at the start, as another 20 minutes passed and another World First came, this time with Midwinter taking down Maut, but the gap between WF and second grew to a whole 7 minutes, with Limit and Big Dumb Guild getting Maut down around the same time.

We now also had a pretty good idea of who was pushing those kills early, with Blood Legion, Imperative and Vision joining the top 3 quickly. After the first wing aka 3 bosses were down, there were now 4 choices of boss to go for, 3 of which lead to their own unique next boss. The top guilds actually split up quite a bit here, with Limit heading to Shad'har, the dog boss, Big Dumb Guild to Dark Inquisitor Xanesh (aka Azshara's torture session, aka the football boss) and everyone else deciding to for for the bugs of the Hivemind. Big Dumb Guild got the sharp end of that particular stick, as it took them a loong time to get their boss down, while Complexity Limit came out ahead, as they got their doggie down first of the four bosses:

Next up on the World First meter was... oh, it was Limit again, as they moved back to the Hivemind and took the kill while Midwinter were clearing heroics:

It took Limit just under 3 hours to go from 3/12 to 5 and with that pretty commanding 2 boss lead, they went on to try several bosses, but after a while gave up on Ra-Den, and on the tentacle-fest that is Drest'agath, and settled on progressing on the Dark Inquisitor. But this is where Big Dumb Guild's big dumb focus and perseverance came through, as they managed to get that World first on Dark Inquisitor Xanesh and closed the gap to Limit with their 4/12 cleared.

Blood Legion were next to come closer to the top dogs, as they got the Hivemind World 2nd and joined BDG on 4/12, as Midwinter still cleared heroics. Limit soon cleaned up Xanesh and moved way from the pack to a 2-boss lead once more, just as Imperative joined that same pack, finally getting their only focus, the Hivemind down World 3rd, just ahead of Midwinter's return and World 4th on the same boss. We now had 4 guilds with 4 bosses down and Limit on 6/12 ahead of them, putting the race into its first real lull of the day.

The hotfixes might have had something to do with the lull, as they nerfed one of the more powerful Corruption effects, the heir to Infinite Stars, Echoing Void, by 20%. The nerf wasn't enough to stop Complexity Limit, however, as they pushed through and finally found another killable boss in Vexiona, making their bosses killed tally 7 and their World First count 4.

Midwinter managed to close the gap at least a little, as they got Shad'har down World 2nd and moved to 5/12, two bosses behind the leaders. Limit went back to Ra-den the Despoiled and have progressed on him until they called it a night very recently. Big Dumb Guild pushed a little longer than that, and it was worth it as they managed to also down the doggie Shad'har World 3rd, placing them on 5/12 together with Midwinter. In the end we have Limit on 7, Midwinter and BDG on 5, Blood Legion, Imperative and Club Camel on 4, 35 guilds on 3/12, 48 guilds on 2/12 and only 35 guild with just Wrathion down.

Once again thanks to Method's site progress coverage (and the exceedingly handsome fellow that runs it) for the live updates and sources, make sure to check them out for all the latest live updates - that is if you're not following Complexity Limit or Method's own 24/7 streaming events, which now have some damn impressive twitch extensions with a whole lot of info featured!


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6 hours ago, Bobbis said:

I feel like AKA was used far too much in this piece, aka cliche aka hackney...

Hey, you try writing stuff after 12+ hours of race coverage and no sleep ? I didnt actually have time/energy to read it back so yea it's probably a little rougher than usual. Aka rude aka constructive criticism.

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Good grief, I'm sure the top guilds are Thrilled to be beta testing bosses and having hotfixes mid-attempt.     It seems more and more obvious that the Q+A/Tester groups were hit hard with the "800 laid off during one of our best years ever" nonsense.

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21 minutes ago, Migol said:

Good grief, I'm sure the top guilds are Thrilled to be beta testing bosses and having hotfixes mid-attempt.     It seems more and more obvious that the Q+A/Tester groups were hit hard with the "800 laid off during one of our best years ever" nonsense.

Not really, this is pretty normal, has been like since, uh, Vanilla? I know plenty of mid-pull hotfixes that change the entire fight all the way through BC while i WF raided, and there have also been plenty in the last few years as well.

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15 hours ago, Starym said:

Hey, you try writing stuff after 12+ hours of race coverage and no sleep ? I didnt actually have time/energy to read it back so yea it's probably a little rougher than usual. Aka rude aka constructive criticism.

Nah kuddos for watching 12 hrs of it in the first place ?

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