The Raid Observer: Special Sunday--The Round Table Podcast!
In this very special issue of The Raid Observer, Ladan meets up with members from four of the top raiding guilds to discuss the current race, the LFR ban drama, and the alleged US/EU guild tension!
Cataclysm history in the making: Podcast with four top tier guilds
So I sat down today with eight members of four of the top tier raiding guilds to discuss the recent LFR ban, the current tier 13 raiding race, and the so-called conflict between the US and EU guilds. The guilds and members that participated are:
- Killars (Rogue) and Grafarion (Warrior) of US-guild vodka
- Xenophics (Priest) and Arx (Druid) of EU-guild DREAM Paragon
- Tekniqz (Shaman) and Ennuo (Warlock) of US-guild Exodus
- Sco (Warrior) and Rogerbrown (Hunter) of EU-guild Method
We laughed, we cried, we even disconnected at a few points. In fact, I have to just point out a few salient points here:
- The participants literally span the globe, all the way from Las Vegas in the US to Auckland, New Zealand.
- We used technology and even had to defeat the lag and DC monster during the podcast. (That's my way of saying there are some slight variations in sound quality in the interview, but I hope you'll be understanding.)
- And this is the first time that these guilds can remember having a sit down discussion with so many different guilds at the same time.
- As well behaved as they all were, there is a wee bit of good spirited playfulness at the end that I hope you'll take in the spirit of fun. :)
So what did we discuss? A few highlights:
- The recent LFR ban and the subsequent impact on the top tier raiding guilds
- The overall issue of exploits and bugs and what might be done to deal with them in the future
- The current Tier 13 race
- And whether the US and EU server guilds really "hate" each other.
Note: If you'd rather skip the background and introduction to the topic that I present and just get right to the group discussion, you can jump to 07:20.
Special thanks again to the guilds and members that participated and an additional acknowledgement to xenophics, Tuutti, Olog, and Fenchurch for technical advice and support. And for more information about my research, please visit http://www.raidingresearch.co.uk.