• The Raid Observer: A New Year with a new line-up

    After a holiday break, the Raid Observer is back with some midstream observations about how things went over Christmas and new years and how things are looking in the race in general.

    So I'm back! I hope everyone had a nice holiday period and ate too much. While I was not making updates, I did keep half an eye on the progress rankings and I saw a few interesting trends, which I'll highlight below.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 20:09
    by Ladan
  • Deathwing bites the dust, T13 finished

    After returning from our Christmas break and conquering the disconnect and platform bosses, Deathwing is now dead. We'll surely write more about the tier once we've had a chance to recover a bit.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 19:13
    by arx
  • Multiboxing (also random streams)

    So I bought 3 more accounts and started multiboxing about a week ago. Raids have slowed down my leveling progress quite a bit but my 4x paladin team is cruising at 82 already. The 3x experience bonus from RAF combined with heirlooms means really really really fast levels until Catalcysm content. Yesterday I also setup a stream with vods available as well (don't watch the first BRC run, it went horribly horribly wrong ;] Watch the second one instead!).

    Monday, December 26, 2011 - 01:15
    by Diivil
  • Paragon wishes everyone happy holidays

    We were able to finish Spine of Deathwing on Thursday putting us at 7/8 bosses killed in Dragon Soul. As many of our members are heading home to visit their families for a few days we are taking a 3 day Christmas break from raiding. Hopefully you can expect Madness of Deathwing to fall "relatively soon" after that.

    Friday, December 23, 2011 - 15:59
    by Diivil
  • The Raid Observer: Week 4, Starting Over in Fits and Starts

    A couple more guilds have broken the 7/8 barrier and some nasty DCs are plaguing the EU servers. Here's a little update from the Raid Observer.
    Last night we saw Stars, the highly successful, longtime world-ranked TW server guild (ranked 8th in Firelands), join the two Korean guilds at the top and become the second 25-man raiding guild to have killed the Spine of Death ...

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 19:29
    by Ladan
  • The Raid Observer: Week 3, Tuesday Update (with a wall of sound)

    So I've opted to record my update for today. Read on for the podcast link!
    I injured my right hand yesterday so in my bid try and rest it, I decided to record a wall of sound for you. It's only 6 minutes long, though, so not so bad! Right? Anyway, I cover a few things like the world first kill of Madness (congrats Kin Raiders!), some general impressions of how the race is going, and a few comments on whether Tier 13 is truly the unluckiest tier race (for some, at least) ever.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 13:18
    by Ladan
  • The Raid Observer: Week 3, Weekend Update

    Some interesting developments over the weekend so far, most notable being our very first 7/8 kill, thus providing a small bit of movement to a race that's got more and more guilds queueing up at the 6/8 stage and even more joining the overall heroic race. Read on!

    Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 23:30
    by Ladan