Blackwing Lair’s first kill in WoW Classic happened less than an hour after the raid went live

    
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Doom approaches.

Technically, there was another race for a world first clear last week in World of Warcraft, specifically in WoW Classic with the opening of Blackwing Lair. Unfortunately for the onlookers, this one was over almost as fast as it began. Two guilds from the game’s European cluster, Calamity and Progress, both downed Nefarian at 42 minutes out from launch, a clustering so close that Blizzard itself declared that it was functionally impossible to determine a winner beyond “both of those guilds.”

Of course, the reason for the short race should be fairly obvious with a moment’s thought, as the guilds were already fully geared and the mechanics were all well-known due to the fact that Blackwing Lair was already mapped out ages ago; that’s kind of the nature of the classic game, after all. Still, congratulations are in order to both Progress and Calamity for downing the big black dragon again for the first time.

Source: Wowhead

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Josh Wolford

I agree, Its not really a first if the content has been done before. Its being able to react to the unknown that makes it a competitive feat. Either way congrats.

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Dobablo

/something happens
/internet commentators poo all over it

It is not the same THING! that it was years ago. It isn’t even a surprising or unbelievable THING, but it is still a Thing that people in which some people were invested and succeeded. Congratulations to everyone involved who achieved their goals.

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TherecDaMage .

The elitist mentality of those who push for world first in the joke that is classic raiding is one of the reasons I quit. This reinforces how much of a joke it is. It may have been difficult in 2005, but it’s a breeze now, and people are toxic about it like you can’t faceroll your way through every boss in each raid. It just made me realize it wasn’t worth the time investment when the people raiding classic weren’t fun to be around.

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warroth weill

Why do you quit because some people have this mentality? Ofc classic is easy for those who have played it for years.. but for new players or not the most hardcore it takes time to get it done. There are still a huge amount of players who have not even cleared onyxia yet. For me personally I just raid 2 times a week with my guild and trying to geared, and doing some pvp. I enjoy doing BWL now and look forward to the next update.

As someone who never played vanilla/tbc or wotlk I’m glad I can do it now and wouldn’t ever want to miss it.

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TherecDaMage .

It’s good to know that’s not the experience everywhere. It wasn’t that way on my server when I was playing last fall. That attitude coupled with the fact that I didn’t have much to do outside of raiding killed classic WoW for me

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Darthbawl

Meh, never cared for first, world first announcements. Although I supposedly have a world first in EQ2 for finding something on one of the servers. *chuckle*

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Loopy

World first races in a game like Classic WoW is something i don’t get. The whole point of the release is to get a nostalgic trip back to the times that were. And yet it’s being treated as some hardcore progression MMO that needs min-maxing in order to enjoyed?

I’m really not trying to tell people how to enjoy their games, but i really dislike what gaming turned into..

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Bruno Brito

You don’t realize how much of that hardcore mentality became a toxic ground for how the game is played and how classes are picked.

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Random MMO fan

I still find it hilarious that people go for these “world first” achievements. I mean, you figured out how to do necessary amount of damage while avoiding the pre-programmed attack pattern of an NPC, what a huge achievement. /s
Oh well, whatever makes other people proud about themselves.

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whowutwhen

To the shock of no one paying attention.

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ichi sakari

oh man I used to love to kite RazorGore, hunter’s FTW!

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Robert Mann

The only thing more boring than a race to world first raid kills: A race to re-released boss with no changes first raid kills.

I can think of dozens of things more entertaining to watch than raiding, having raided and having been part of several strategies for boss battles. It’s rarely about a player really having great skill, but rather the patience to run the same things for hours with the same rotation.

Certainly, there’s some requirements there… but anyone with any interest can find greater challenges for their skill.

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Armsbend

This is probably the least surprising thing in the history of gaming. How would a scheduled release – one that is well documented on how to beat it – take any longer than one hour?

sorry elliot – the interest level on this subject is Zero.

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Bryan Correll

And not just well documented, I’m guessing that more than a few people in those guilds had run it many times in the olden days.

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Ben Stone

Probably not even in the olden days, on some private servers getting practice.