Battle of Dazar’alor Raid Achievements and Off-Season Details


way to screw over every guild that didn’t take CoS seriously because everyone expected Cutting Edge to go away with the raid after Azshara, just like how ToV was.

Really gotta announce this stuff day 1.

The Hall of Fame isn’t even full for either faction at the moment…


Alliance is definitely not going to make it… but the Horde might get 100 before EP opens.

Does seem like an oversight on the cut-off date, but Seems Like An Oversight is the motto of this expansion.


June has 30 days. Today being the fifth in that series of numbers.
So where’s this middle?

5 - 10 - 15 - 20 - 25 - 30

I’m thinking the 15th, but that’s probably just speculation.


Removing Cutting Edge from Crucible of Storms is just cruel. My guild is 9/9M and we were US 106 on a 9 hour schedule. No one in my guild (and a lot of other guilds in my shoes) was happy when CoS released, as people would have rather farmed 9/9M in 1 to 2 nights and be done with raiding for the week.

With that said, we tried to embrace this new raid and we have been trying to clear BoD in 3 to 4 hours per week and we are really close to killing Mythic Restless Cabal after 200ish pulls. I am already not thrilled with the difficulty level of this raid considering every guild just came off 300-500 pulls on Jaina. Now you are going to pull the rug out from under people with no notice? Like so many other things over the past 1 to 2 years, why was this not communicated in April when the raid was released? I bet you most guilds would have not even bothered, especially knowing the pull counts and difficulty of these two fights. Now you are basically spitting in the face of guilds who decided to progress in your poorly thought out micro raid that no one (besides super high end guilds) asked for.

Now guilds who have invested a lot of time into Restless Cabal basically have to give up if their only aspiration was Cutting Edge. On the flip side, imagine being a super high end guild just getting to Uun’at now. Now you have to make a decision to go all in on this fight or give up to prevent players quitting and burning out before 8.2’s essence grind and the new raid. Imagine being some guild who is consistently top 75 US for many tiers dying because you went all in on Uun’at and failed to get Cutting Edge right before Eternal Palace releases. That is a great way to spit in the face of another portion of the player base. I was already pretty fed up with this raid and this is just icing on the cake.

There are only 79 US Restless Cabal kills and 25 US Uun’at kills. Who was this raid meant for? The HoF leaderboard is not even full!

What makes this even more confusing is you could get Helya CE up through the end of Nighthold and Margok CE through the end of Blackrock Foundry. Maybe the player base should not make assumptions, but you have set a standard that a good chunk of guilds will be able to get CE. Now you took a 180 turn and are blindsiding people.

I usually try to be positive and stand by Blizzard, even through the tough times. I have run my mythic raid guild for years and try to be excited about the content that is coming. This really sucks though Blizzard and you really should be ashamed.


And that content will be stale within a month.

Crucible of Storms Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge will cease being available when Azshara’s Eternal Palace opens. The Crucible of Storms Hall of Fame will lock at that point, regardless of whether it is full, and Crucible of Storms will be available for cross-realm Mythic.

We expect that Rise of Azshara’s new Essences and the increase in the power of the Heart of Azeroth will give a final boost to people who are close on Uu’nat in the two weeks prior to Azshara’s Eternal Palace opening.


So you expect players trying to get CE on Crucible to farm AP and all the essences they can to get something you’ve set a terrible timeline on?

I’m totally not surprised by this, sadly. GL to those players.


What’s the reasoning for this? I’m working on the keystone master achieve and this is only hurting my chances at getting it.

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Thank you very much for separating out patch 8.2 from seasonal rewards. Season 1 to Season 2 transition was a very jarring experience with big changes to the game before Season 1 officially ended. I’m really glad to see you guys resolved to not put people through a meta shift before the end of a PvP season this time around. :+1:


This is basically the equivalent of closing ToV Cutting Edge when Nighthold released instead of when it ended.

Really bad decision.


If I’m not mistaken, we’re on week 20 of a 25 week PvP gear schedule.

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Which means Rise of Azshara (8.2) should release July 16. Week 25 starts July 9, and this post says 8.2 launch marks the end of Season 2. Two week off-season period follows, which lines up with the 2 weeks post-8.2 launch until Season 3 launches.

If we know all this already, why can’t they just come out and say 8.2 launches on July 16?


Crucible of the Storms Cutting Edge will be unobtainable when Azshara’s Eternal Palace opens?

We’re already talking about Crucible of the Storms Cutting Edge removal, but Crucible of the Storms raid is not even out for TWO MONTHS, yet!

I thought that Crucible of the Storm was meant to be a mid/late Season raid like Trial of Valor with its rewards still attainable within two tiers Emerald Nightmare and Nighthold…

This is madness! Alliance Crucible of the Storms Hall of Fame will be halfway when Eternal Palace begins…

If that’s how those mini raids will work going forward, with a short reward duration with extremely overturned bosses, I hope Crucible of the Storms is the last mini-raid we’ll ever see.


Yeah absolutely no one is doing your next mini-raid if it’s similar to how CoS turned out.


Should really tell us when the patch is coming so guilds can figure out if it is worth the headache to push for this or not. You are killing your player base Blizzard with decisions like this.

Why we are at it, can you just tell us if you are going to nerf Mythic CoS again or not so at least guilds have all information they need to make an informed decision? The mythic raiding community is in the dark so much when it comes to stuff like this.


I can’t wait for classic so I can forget about these God awful systems


Mini-raids should be a Bonus Content, not these overtuned messes that are harder than the last boss of the “Main Raid”…

Method killed Uu’nat almost TWO WEEKS after the Mythic release, with 417.35 average item level and TEN (10) WARLOCKS…


im so glad you guys STILL haven’t learned.

still waiting for tiger’s peak which was to be fixed “soon”
still waiting for 8.2 patch release date which is now labeled “soon”
still waiting for ANY spec changes that effect pvp, which oh? “soon”?

multi-billion dollar company in what universe? I’ve seen better communication between 2 blind/deaf people.


They are losing business, Moral is all time low and their best dev are making mobile games that no one wanted. Activision pretty force them to abandon their old games.


Why not close Crucible of the Storms Cutting Edge and Ahead of the Curve when 8.2.5 patch drop, instead?