The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places have been claimed for The Epic of Alexander. Updates will continue here at least until after the weekend. The news posts however will slow down as I put a focus on improving the website overall. Congratz to MOOF and an unnamed team claiming 2nd and 3rd place!
The hidden mechanic most groups were missing, golden heart, has now been found. The clock for the next teams to clear Ultimate is ticking. The site here unfortunately will be updated slowly, but the spreadsheet will be updated rather quickly for the time being. Also, if you want to check out the interview with Thoughts per Second that happened Saturday, please click on the link below!
It's been over 24 hours since the World First clear from Thoughts Per Second, and still no signs of another team clearing. However, streams have started venturing deeper into Phase 4 of the fight to the point of seeing multiple Perfect Alexanders on the sidelines. You can check it out in the link below.
Just as it was about time to sleep, NA based team becomes the first to clear The Epic of Alexander. The team is full of all-star world racers and what an amazing job they did on one of the most difficult fights to exist in the game. Check the link below for the screenshot and tweet from one of their team members, Sfia.
It looks like most parties are struggling to keep everyone alive at a dps check near what is believed to be the end of Phase 3. We may be getting near the end of the race soon! Perfect Alexander looks to be around the corner, of course it is assumed that some of the silent world race teams are already there. Stay tuned!
Nearing day three, players on stream are still working on Phase 3 - working on the 'Trio Attack' Worm Formation. It seems to have plagued most teams since the struggle to get to that point is about 7-8 minutes in the fight to test how the mechanics work. We will see as we lead into the weekend how teams develop their strategies! Still no word from teams not streaming.
Almost two days into the release of the fight and teams are just scratching the surface of facing off against Alexander and his version of trios. Still complete silence from teams not streaming, but definitely another day of progress for those that are. If this continues, we could likely see a clear this weekend - if not before.
It has been a full day of raiding for groups participating in world-wide progression on The Epic of Alexander. Living Liquid has proven to be an extremely tedious obstacle for groups to continuing pass, only to get to a transition phase that majority of the groups are having trouble consistently passing. Just one transitions has more than 10 hours have been dedicated from even the best of groups to clear it without deaths. Groups that aren't streaming are staying fairly silent, but the ones we can see that are streaming are making their way through phase 2, which deals with both Brute Justice and Cruise Chaser delivering a mechanic vomit. So far with all the groups streaming, 'Ticking Bomb' seems to be doing the best. There are a variety of members streaming, but you can check the link out below to see OryzaMercury's stream when they are live again.
Tens of thousands wake up to watch players all over the world die again and again to Living Liquid. As he terrorized the hearts of raiders in A3S, he does so yet again. Check out all the streams on twitch for a large variety of players wiping out on his waves.
The race is almost upon us! I will not always be awake to give news and I do have a normal work schedule, but I will do my best to bring what news I can - when I can. Enjoy The Epic of Alexander and I do hope it's everything you wished for. That being said, if you want to follow the race through the spreadsheet it is still available. I have a link to it below.
If you are looking to compete in the The Epic of Alexander World Race, please fill out the form by clicking the link below.
I started updating the site and a lot of backend work I have been meaning to do. Hopefully I will get the site in a better state for Ultimate.