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Posted by: Bowzakana
« on: October 30, 2018, 02:20:51 PM »

It's been a long and hard road working for this award and I have to thank all the people who helped me get this far, first Rascal dog for being a good boy, Gucci mane for providing my background music, God, and of course Bobkebob!
Posted by: Baja
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:56:01 PM »

Good day Vortexians! It is with great pleasure that I am here to announce the awarding of Battle for Azeroth's first round of lucrative and legendary awards: the Zappies! The Zappies are granted based on some completely arbitrary and/or fun criteria relevant to our first kill of each progression raid boss in mythic.

Our first round covers the encounter against one of the most elevated of the titan constructs within Uldir: Taloc!

The categories are:
  • The Do the Thing Award: This award is granted to the raiders who do the thing the best.
  • The Dodge the Thing Award: This award is granted to the raiders who dodge the thing the best.
  • The Avoid the Thing Award: This award is granted to the raider who has the highest avoidance tertiary... I mean who avoids the thing the best.
  • Pot of Greed: This magic card allows me to draw two more cards from my deck.

Without further adieu, let's start with the first category, the prestigious Do the Thing Award!

The Thing to Do in question on the Taloc encounter, is to drop the Blood Storms (puddles left behind by ticks of Plasma Discharge) on the appropriate spot, a marker designated by the raid leader, Xannathos. Based on this criteria, after observing the replay of the first kill, I am happy to award the Do the Thing trophy to...

Gizmozz and Sunnymuffin!

Gizmozz dropped the most Blood Storms on the appropriate position, followed closely by Sunnymuffin. Sunnymuffin received the ability one time fewer than Gizz however, and had a better percentage of drops on the correct position. Congratulations both of you and thank you for doing the thing!

Our second award is the revered and highly sought after Dodge the Thing Award!

The Thing to Dodge to receive this luxurious trophy is Sanguine Static, a targeted conal ability that shoots five blood spheres in lines in the direction of the cone. Who am I kidding, this is literally just Aggramar's Wake of Flames reskinned to look like blood. Being a completely avoidable ability by all members of the raid team, everyone who took no damage from it was awarded the Dodge the Thing award! And so, congratulations to...

Warbus, Lynxx, Bowzakana, Gale, Demoniclink, and Ellyana!

On behalf of Xannathos and I, we would like to thank you all for dodging the thing!

Our final award for this ceremony is the utterly essential Avoid the Thing Award!

Similar to the Dodge the Thing award, this is granted to the player who performs best at avoiding the damage of an unavoidable ability. This can be achieved in some cases by proper defensive utilization, but also in some cases such as Taloc, by properly executing the mechanics. Taloc's Cudgel of Gore ability causes him to deal unavoidable damage to the raid, but the damage is reduced based on your distance from the source. This award was gifted to the raider who took the least amount of damage from this ability.

And so the awarding of the Avoid the Thing Zappy goes to...


With no immunity and scarce defensive abilities, Xalilith managed to take the least amount of Cudgel of Gore damage in the raid by properly positioning himself at max range when the damage erupted. Congratulations Xal, we appreciate you for avoiding the thing!

Thank you all for tuning in, keep up the good work, and we will see you all at the awards ceremony for M.O.T.H.E.R.!