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Complexity Limit defeat N’Zoth to claim WoW Race to World First victory

Published: 6/Feb/2020 22:23

by Scott Robertson

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North American guild Complexity Limit dethroned reigning European champions Method in the newest Mythic difficulty Ny’alotha raid, after a ten-day race between the world’s biggest and best WoW guilds.

History has been made in both North America and Azeroth, as the Complexity Limit guild finally defeated N’Zoth the Corrupter on February 6th, winning the Race to World First event.

Limit completed several Mythic difficulty boss kills first, including The Hivemind, Vexiona, and Shad’Har the Insatiable. Prior to defeating the final boss, the last Mythic kill they achieved first was the Carapace of N’Zoth, which took place on January 31 – meaning it took six days of attempts just to defeat N’Zoth, himself.

The Complexity Limit guild and its stream casters went absolutely insane upon the boss’s defeat. It was their 274th attempt, and they had gotten as close as only 2.18% of N’Zoth’s health remaining before finally accomplishing their goal.

This victory ended the eight-year-long drought of a North American guild failing to achieve a World First raid, and likewise ended Method’s reign of dominance, who had won all three prior races for Mythic difficulty raids in the current Battle for Azeroth expansion.

Complexity Limit’s ability to outpace Method throughout the entire event proved to be a difference-maker in securing the final kill, as they had almost 100 more attempts at N’Zoth than the Europeans did at the time of victory.

The North Americans ran into a short obstacle during their quest when they discovered a glitch during the final raid boss, forcing Blizzard to stall their progress to fix it.

Blizzard temporarily despawned the Corrupter and made the fix, and the guild finally downed their enemy just a couple days later.

Raid leader Max expressed his frustration that the group had attempted roughly 200 pulls before “Blizzard changes their mind,” regarding how the encounter worked, but frustration gave way to elation when they finally achieved their goal.

Members of the Method guild were clearly disappointed to anyone who switched streams after N’Zoth fell, but the dominant European guild still extended congratulations to the victorious North American players.

According to them, the last time a US team conquered the world’s first end boss was during the Mists of Pandaria expansion in 2012, making Complexity Limit’s latest achievement that much more impressive.

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World of Warcraft 22 October patch notes: Mage Nerfs & Demon Hunter fixes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:11

by Lauren Bergin

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The World of Warcraft 22 October Hotfixes sees some major changes to some of the game’s most popular classes alongside a host of other changes.

In the run-up to the highly anticipated release of the Shadowlands expansion, Blizzard have made several key updates to WoW Classic, as well as the Battle for Azaroth.

Between 14-22 October, there has been a range of different updates to the game, but some of the most important have been rolled out after 19 October. These changes include a whole host of alterations to some of the game’s most popular classes, items, quests, and bug fixes.

Blizzard EntertainmentNew adjustments have been made to several of the game’s most dominant classes.

Class Changes

Some of the main changes these Hotfixes will implement apply to the games major classes.

The healing classes of the the game have been given significant buffs, specifically the changes made to the Priest’s ‘Atonement’ to increase the healing lower level characters receive from the spell.Also, taking the Priest with you on “Blade of Twilight” lets the player return to Whispering Woods using the Tirisfal Camp Scroll.

Healers aren’t the only ones who have seen some positive changes. The Demon Hunter has also seen a revision of a bug which decreased armor when using Demon Spikes while buffed.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Mage class has seen significant nerfs, with “Arcane Pummelling” losing 40% of its damage per wave and Vision of Perfection no longer proccing Rune of Power.

Headgun Changes

Another significant change in this hotfix appears on the Tactical and Blink-Trigger Headguns, whose cooldown on-use effects have been increased significantly from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This makes firing those bullets a lot harder, and you’ll have to use them much more sparingly.

Trick or Treat?

As Hallow’s End dominates the game, players will be pleased to hear that the Hallow’s End Candy Bucket in The Veiled Stair now appears in all phases, offering treats to any passers by whenever they need them!

All this and more has changed in the World of Warcraft universe, so take a look below for more details.


Other Notable Hotfixes:

Achievements

  • The Will of the Emperor encounter special ability, Opportunistic Strike, is obtainable once again for completing the achievement Show Me Your Moves!

Characters

  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.

Class Changes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • The additional Shadow damage from Soul Reaper’s (Talent) explosion is now correctly affected by Mastery.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Damage caused by Starfall will break the caster out of stealth.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%.
      • Whispers of the Damned (Azerite Trait) Insanity generation reduced by 50%.
  • Warlock
    • General
        • Unstable Affliction’s damage dealt when it is dispelled has been reduced by 35%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azerite Extractors from functioning correctly.

Pet Battles

  • The Sun Darter Hatchling is obtainable once again. Happy hunting!

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The Conquest limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.

Quests

  • After completing “An End to Beginnings”, the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, “The Warchief’s Order” or “The Wolf’s Offensive”. Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, “Send the Fleet”, by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete “The Legion Returns” and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in “The Battle for Lordaeron”.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up “Tides of War” from Hero’s Herald.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest “Fairwind’s “Friends”’.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner should now be present in Grommash Hold if you have quests to turn in to her while you’re also in the middle of the Vulpera Allied Race questline. Shhh… Don’t tell Tyrande.
  • You’ll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest “Paint it Red” and Alliance quest “Unleash Hell”.