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Ahn'Qiraj 40 Cleared on Chinese Servers After a Few Hours + VoD

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As the Chinese servers got the weekly raid reset first, they've been able to enter AQ40 and push though (after a bit of an early start that was thwarted by Blizzard)! They cleared the raid in a few hours, with some interesting pulls and weird attempts at a nature-resist-gear-free Huhuran, but finally managed to down C'Thun, technically World First for Classic, but since the different regions get the raid at different times, we can't really call it a true WF.

Prefoxfox from APES was kind enough to re-stream several Chinese guilds from theor own Doyu platform, so we can check out a whole lot of raids, including the first C'Thun, which has been marked below.

You should definitely look through the rest of the VoD, however, as there are some really interesting and weird strategies going on.

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12 hours ago, Starym said:

but since the different regions get the raid at different times, we can't really call it a true WF

Yet we're fine with the usual WF race and the US/EU/OCE split release in retail?

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9 hours ago, Bobbis said:

Yet we're fine with the usual WF race and the US/EU/OCE split release in retail?

Depends on what you mean by fine, at least there there's a chance of a win (and in fact EU guilds have basically always won anyway). I personally find it insane and hate it, but yea, when a raid is cleaed in a few hrs there's no way anyone can get a WF other than the early opening regions.

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15 hours ago, Starym said:

Depends on what you mean by fine, at least there there's a chance of a win (and in fact EU guilds have basically always won anyway). I personally find it insane and hate it, but yea, when a raid is cleaed in a few hrs there's no way anyone can get a WF other than the early opening regions.

I was more torn towards the OCE side. I don't follow the WF race religiously, never watched it, just go by the stuff on here (usually you, good stuff), WH and Reddit. Nya had some OCE guys catching up, but seems with their extra day behind, they're never really looked at for WF stuff.

I do get that it's a bit hard to say which way to go (first kill or quickest kill from open), US get it early, but they also stream their tactics so EU/OCE get a confirmation of what works/doesn't, (fixable by US not streaming until EU catch up but that'd hurt revenue so won't happen) and they benefit from US finding bugs earlier. 

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