Last night I sat down and had a long discussion with members of 7 of the world's top ranked 25-man raiding guilds. We discussed the Tier 13 race and issues like the LFR ban, exploits, the content of this tier, the state of the raiding race going forward, the loss of long standing raiding guilds and appearance of new ones on the scene, and the shifting ranks up and down at the top. I thought it was a very informative discussion and I'm grateful to the participants.
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 12:14Tags: podcast
It's not often that we have major newspapers reporting on our progress races, but thanks to an eagle-eyed, news-reading (work-procrastinating?) source, I've been alerted to an intriguing piece of news. Oh and vote in my latest poll: http://www.raidingresearch.co.uk/?p=1313. Anyway, read on!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 10:45
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
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 - 19:13by arx
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 - 01:15by Diivil
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 - 15:59by Diivil
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