“13/13,” Method’s Scott McMillan tweeted. And just like that, the World of Warcraft community went nuts.
McMillan was referring to the fact that his guild defeated all 13 bosses in WoW’s latest top tier raid, Hellfire Citadel, on Mythic difficulty. And they only wiped 472 times before pulling it off. (For some perspective, they wiped 325 times on Blackhand, the previous end tier boss, according to a Reddit post on the subject.) Method is one of the best guilds in the business, though, so they’re no stranger to world firsts—nor to being reduced to piles of weeping ash and giant shoulder pads over and over and over in the process of figuring out how to get those world firsts.
It took weeks for Method to become the first to make mincemeat out this Mythic difficulty raid, something that hasn’t since the days of WoW’s Cataclysm expansion, according to Blizzard Watch. So yeah, Blizzard didn’t fuck around this time.
So, how did Method do it? How did they bring drunk-on-Mythic-might Archimonde (who I affectionately refer to as Archie) to his knees? They’re not telling. Not yet. They posted an image of his extremely dead body and their reactions to the big win (see the above video), but they want other high caliber guilds to do their own dirty work before they let the cat out of the bag.
Or at least, that’s how things have worked in the past with WoW progression guilds, aka top guilds that work their asses off to push the raid game forward. You can see videos of other Mythic Hellfire Citadel boss kills on Method’s YouTube channel, though.
For now, Method is basking in the glory of the moment. They’ve overcome the toughest challenge in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, possibly one of the toughest challenges WoW has ever seen. And after this? Well, they’ll probably do it again and again and again. I mean, we are talking about World of Warcraft, after all. There are mounts to be collected from between a dead giant’s toes, pants as powerful as god to be farmed. Sorry, Archimonde. I doubt the next few months are gonna be particularly pleasant for you.