The reddit OP is my guild leader in classic! We're Valhalla on Myzrael :)
Hi, Reddit OP here!As people have figured out, we didn't have an Atiesh fully crafted, but we did have 40 splinters and a frame fully assembled so all we needed was the head from KT to complete it. For the Onyxia head buff -> Tichondrius in those days was a particularly brutal PvP server. One of the horde guilds, <T A O>, got wind that we were getting a world buff for Naxx, and they sent their entire guild to EPL to try to intercept us and kill us. We rode together in a group to be safer in case we had to fight them on the way to the raid. As it turned out, we beat them by 1 minute and they only managed to kill one straggler warlock. We also weren't trying to preserve our buff timers since we were only killing a single boss. The reason the video has "ridin' dirty" as its song is because the horde were trying to catch us "ridin' dirty" with our world buff. For the kill time, the times listed on classic warcraft logs seem to exclude phase 1, which takes about 5 minutes. So if you want to compare those times, it would roughly be comparing our 12:30 to a range of 8:00 to 13:00 for logged kills in Classic. But keep in mind we had 5 months of Naxx gear farmed (I was 7/9 tier 3 in this video, which I think was typical for most of our raiders), and all of the classic guilds that have killed KT had no Naxx gear this week.
I like how the priest in the video has a Flask of Titans active. I don't see priests using that very often these days :P
World buffs trivialize all content. No one would have progressed so easily without them now. Most guilds think they're good, but they're only good at stacking world buffs.We barely got KT to 50% without buffs but when we stacked them all we downed him pretty easily.I wish world buffs were disabled so we get an even playing field.
It's blowing my mind that guilds were able to clear naxx with less knowledge back then while most guilds got everything now and can't bring Loatheb or 4h down
This just goes to show that world buffs and applying the @#$%ty retail meta to Classic ruined it.
The killtime in the video is 7:38 not 12:30.Killtimes today are only measured in P2. For a full time you need to add the last trashpack in WCL.