Apr 16th 2009 12:24PM 3. According to WoWJutsu, the top 18 guilds are EU anyway, so it's not that much of a surprise.
Apr 16th 2009 12:22PM It makes more sense when you consider that they wanted world first and it would be faster if they didn't do hard modes...
Apr 16th 2009 12:20PM Kudos to them for clearing 25 man! I honestly think it makes sense to go for the normal mode (which does NOT mean it's not hard, fyi) if they cared so much about world first (which they really seem to have).
For those of you who think that Ulduar is "too easy" based on this, think of the following facts
- These are the cream of the crop raiders in BiS gear
- They admit that they did- have a difficult time, despite having been on the PTR. It took 13 (or was it 10?) hours to complete the raid and they skipped one boss. If it's anything like Naax, it will eventually become a 3-4 hour raid when everyone is geared and good at all the fights. So 10-13 hours is a good deal of time.
I think that Blizz didn't make it "too easy" if the highest ranked guild took 10-13 hours to do the raid on normal mode. How many of us put in the time pre-Ulduar to spend countless hours on the PTR? How many of us would be willing to do the 20 hours of raiding and waiting for the servers? How many of us have all or almost all BiS gear? Not many. So the fact that Ensidia was able to do this does not mean we should be whining about it.
All that they showed was that they put a lot more time than most of us would be willing to into the game, and raiding. I know I have plenty of other stuff to do in my life and will be fine with progressing through Ulduar at a moderate pace with my guild. It's more fun for us to not plow through new content. I understand how some guilds want to do that, but then they get problems with getting bored until new content is released. Blizzard had a good idea when they came up with 14(?) hard modes, so at least the super hardcore guilds that get all the gear they need and have normal mode on farm will have more to do.