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US guild Death and Taxes has managed to snag the US-first Illidan kill and thus finish all available raid content in the game. Their US-first puts them world-sixth, behind European guilds Nihilum, Forte, Last Resort, Curse, and For the Horde. So I'm thinking the process has to go something like thi...

July 3rd 2007 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/pc_games/Exclusive_interview_with_WoW_guild_Nihilum'; There might be no guild in all of Azeroth that has attracted attention like Nihilum has. They've charged through the endgame, gaining an unimaginable four world firsts in one day. They've downed Illidan. They'...

June 19th 2007 at 12:34pm 0 Comments
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Daelo, Blizzard's lead encounter designer, posted today on the forums that they had decided to ramp up the damage of six bosses in Hyjal and Black Temple: Gurtogg Bloodboil, Teron Gorefiend, Mother Shahraz, The Illidari Council, Illidan Stormrage and Archimonde. This contradicts Tigole's earlier s...

June 6th 2007 at 3:41pm 0 Comments
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This should mark an end to this string of world-first posts, and hopefully the poor raiders of Nihilum can get some sleep now. Illidan has now been defeated: the Black Temple is cleared. But how did the fight go? Do you actually kill Illidan, or is it more like the Majordomo Executus fight from MC?...

June 5th 2007 at 1:02pm 0 Comments
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Warning: this post relates what is popularly known as a "world-first" kill. If you are not interested in a certain high-end European raid guild that shall not be mentioned destroying enemies you may not have heard of, read no further. Right. Still here? OK then.A mere 15 hours after their last kill...

June 4th 2007 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

Jeff Green and Sean Molloy of 1up have gone where I know I have never gone before: the Blizzard offices for a tour of the Black Temple. Knowing that it's not likely that I will ever set foot in the instance, this peak into the world that is Illidan's lair is fascinating. To me it lo...

June 4th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The world first kills continue. First, Nihilum brought their PTR skillz out to the live servers, and rocked four bosses in one night. Then, they dropped three more just for fun. And now, other guilds are getting in on the action.Curse reports that Forte from EU Kazzak took out Anetheron in Mount...

May 28th 2007 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Nihilum, never ones to rest on their laurels, tore through Tempest Keep and claimed the head of Kael'thas Sunstrider in a bold sweep that landed them the world first kill on live servers. From there, they finished the Mt. Hyjal attunement quest, and then proceeded to peek their heads in and see wha...

May 26th 2007 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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On the PTR, it was really easy to get attuned to the big new tier 6 raid, the Black Temple. All you had to do was be at least Honored with the Violet Eye and talk to Johnny McWeaksauce, and you'd get the amulet that served as a key. So it actually never occurred to me to wonder what the attunement p...

May 23rd 2007 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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As announced yesterday, patch 2.1 has gone live this morning. It brings many, many changes; here are some highlights: Almost every level 70 epic buffed Big Alchemy changes Black Temple and Mount Hyjal raids Druid epic flight form New zones: Ogri'la, Skettis, Etherium Prison...

May 22nd 2007 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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For those of you who didn't want to wander through the extremely long transcript for the Stratics House of Commons Dev Chat in the last post, I thought I would point out one extremely pertinent bit. According to Tigole, Kalgan, Drysc and Eyonix, patch 2.1 is going live tomorrow morning to all server...

May 21st 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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From the guilds Drama and Curse on the PTR comes some more Black Temple loot! This stuff is amazing, folks! Both guilds have succeeded in slaying two bosses of the Black Temple instance, and I'd like to give you a preview of the loot. How about a 100.2 DPS One-Hand Axe? Or a high-stat crossbow? Or,...

May 14th 2007 at 7:00pm 0 Comments