• The Raid Observer: A New Podcast and Help Needed With a Research Project (not mine!)

    So I've had to restart this post 3 times now. This is apparently the cure for my typical walls of text... I have this unbearable need to keep this brief (before I throw my laptop out of the window).

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 19:14
    by Ladan
  • The Raid Observer: Fleshing out the Top 50

    Just a tiny update with a couple interesting tidbits of information about the race in the past couple days. Read on!

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 19:59
    by Ladan
  • The Raid Observer: Round Table Podcast with Top Guilds

    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 - 12:14
    by Ladan
    Tags: podcast
  • The Raid Observer: Tier 13 race in the news

    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
    by Ladan
  • 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