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2-17-2008 @ 11:03AM
The way sunwell works kind of makes a joke of world firsts. You could be the best guild in the world, but if the other people and high end raiding guilds on your server don't get into the event, then you won't be unlocking the later bosses early enough to get world firsts.
2-17-2008 @ 11:36AM
Perhaps the difficulty to unlock the gates isn't the same on every server. This is 100% speculation but they could just base it on server logs of the month pre 2.4 launch, if Realm X killed Illidan 8 times, Archimonde 12 times, Vashj and Kael each 6 times a week then the number of [Essence of the Immortals] required to open the gate could be higher than on Realm Y that only has one guild currently killing Illidan.It wouldn't be an overly difficult mechanic to setup and only has to be announced after 2.4 goes live to avoid any attempts to exploit it.PvE shouldn't become an E-sport but if server population and progress is completely ignored in this event there could be a lot disappointment and that's probably not a good risk to take keeping in mind many of us are waiting on new content since summer.
2-17-2008 @ 11:59AM
Note in the WorldOfRaids article it also says "After a GM deathtouched Brutallus," Vis Maior got to the Eredar Twins .. they are just wanting guilds to test that the bosses are tough enough.If they are going to buff all the bosses this will still demand individual talented guilds even if the realm has unlocked them.
2-17-2008 @ 12:13PM
@4 Extremely unlikely scenario. This is going to be like the Gates of AQ, if you are low pop then to bad.@5 I never said it wouldn't require good guilds. But if you are a good guild on a server with low number of t6 raiding guilds then forget it. I also doubt that Sunwell is going to be massively more difficult then MH/BT, so we are likely to see an "upset" with someone other then the big names getting a lot of world firsts (just like Vis Maior are doing on the PTR).
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