I don't want to diminish their achievement, as this is a late day 2 heroic kill, (like KJ?), But I thought it would be remiss to not mention SPK has quite a few world first heroics under their belt.
All hail Kib, our supreme Discord leader.
Grats SPK. Can't believe all the people saying this isn't a "fair race." Also, seeing lots of angry people online about this topic makes me think EU gets touchy on the subject. REMEMBER; it's just a game.
It is entertaining reading all the people saying how no one cares or that stuff like this doesn't matter because it isn't super-duper-I-have-no-life hard mode. Relax, its a video game.What matters is that SPK did something pretty cool by beating the hardest version of these fights available, first. Doesn't matter if someone else could have done it but chose not to. Doesn't matter if there will be a harder version of this available in a few weeks. Doesn't matter if you think they have a stupid guild name. Doesn't matter if they were part of the group that beta tested the raid. Doesn't matter if no one else was in the "race". Bottom line is that they got across the line first and as a community we should be congratulating them and not trying to find ways to invalidate their accomplishment.Congratulations SPK!
Huge congrats to you SPK! Awesome work!
time for them to unsubscribe now
Objectively speaking, these people, not for the right reasons, are right. Personally, I don't care and I think it's nice that a bunch of dudes that like each other got together and did a cool thing, but if we look at the situation in a truthful way, well...Nature itself defines fitness by how well individuals do for a certain task in a certain environment. So, no, not really "congrats to SPK", it'd be like saying "congrats for finding the keyboard". Usually, both nature and humans cherish feats of strength that show capability and this doesn't show anything. Take a thousands of guilds who would care as much as they did about this HC run and try to approximate the cognitive ability needed to complete this task. What you will find is that 99% of these guilds are perfectly capable of doing and I'd say a big chunk would be miles, miles better.It's like congratulating a small cup player for winning a game - sure, to him it means a lot and you respect that, but when you know there's 4-5 leagues above him, you're like..."well, dude you knoooooooooooow". It's not that great of a thing.In fact, WoW being a mostly 2-dimensional game, as in, you don't require much brain to do very well (do note, there's a palpable difference between very well and great) in, if you look at the time spent on pre-gearing, farming, talking & learning of the top guilds, what you find is that most guilds who are top ~600 or so are very well capable of being world ~50, if only they put in as much time.So, the "objective" truth is that, really, besides emotional comfort, saying congrats for a WoW-related achievement isn't anything you should do. It's mostly a time sink. Now, if you look at the very, very top people, Method guys - they know their rotations, interactions of nearly everything, have great awarness and can understand how things work way more efficiently / faster than most people. These guys are smart in terms of this game and achieving a world first for M is a very serious and complex task.