Paragon 1st, But Ensidia’s News of The Moment

Paragon’s nice & legit. kill earned the European guild a world-first status for defeating The Lich King. Tarren Mill guild Ensidia though is still the news of the moment– and fansites are still buzzing with passionate exchanges.


“It is not our policy to discuss disciplinary action for exploitation. With that said, we take exploits very seriously and will action players that use exploits to overcome an encounter.

We continue to closely monitor all 25 player Lich King attempts and will take action if we deem players blatantly exploiting the encounter.” (Blizzard statement on Ensidia’s ban)

I think it is unfair that Ensidia go(t) the ban and didn’t get another fair shot at getting the world first. As it has been shown, the individual has always used those as part of his rotation and several high end raiding guilds do the same. If Blizzard believes that it’s incorrect and diminished the encounter, they did the right thing by hotfixing it but the wrong thing by punishing the guild when they were using the same dps techniques they always employ. (From

I really don’t care and wasn’t surprised in any case. If the end fights had been on the PTR they’d (Ensidia) have already learned all the tactics and been ready to go anyway. They do one thing and they do it well. (very, very well) They raid.

I will give ’em credit for not posting how they kicked the hell out of Arthas and how Blizz needs to make the game tougher. They took a pretty cool position of “we did it, now for the really tough stuff.” (

(Where) is the video? I don’t understand why it needs to be kept underwraps if it would prove your innocence. I understand that the lot of you feel shame, but its not because of using an exploit. It is how the Ensidia leadership has chosen to handle the situation. However, lets not stray away from the point of this post. Where is the video? (From Ensidia)

(If) you’re in the position of Ensidia, you’ve got a reputation to protect and every reason in the world to be cautious. Didn’t they hear any warning bells ringing: isn’t this a little bit too easy? (From Blogger)

Unless Blizzard has evidence that <Ensidia> was deliberately exploiting the encounter then they should not have been stripped of their achievements/loot and banned.

If Blizz does? Then <Ensidia> got what its deserved. (US WoW forums)

World First in Doubt

Doubt is clouding Ensidia’s world first achievement for defeating The Lich King. Yesterday the influential guild posted on its website:

Ensidia did indeed receive a 72 hour suspension for 1 rogue using his everyday normal DPS rotation.

We would like to apologize for some members outburst but we hope that people understand that everyone is quite disappointed and distraught with the whole situation.

Date of Violation: 03/02/2010
Type of violation: Exploitation – Abuse of in-game mechanics or glitches with intent to exploit or cheat in World of Warcraft.
Details: Use of Saronite Bombs to bypass The Lich King fight mechanics
Consequences for Account: Account suspended for 72 hours, all items and achievements gained removed

"Bombs are Great". Agencyguild comic


One cheeky person commented of Ensidia’s world first forfeiture

Agreed. An exploit is an exploit is an exploit.

However, I would like to point out that every one should have KNOWN this would happen, though. We were all told about this waaaaay back in Warcraft 2 when you select the dwarves:

“Bombs are GREAT!”

[EU] Lightning Blade’s Paragon is currently no 1, according to GuildOx. And the only guild with The Frozen Throne (25 Player) achievement. Congrats to the Paragon team!

*** Ed. US guilds vodka and Blood Legion now ranks top 2 and 3, respectively, according to the GuildOx website. It wouldn’t be long before new guilds follow suit. Tick Tock King, your times up. 🙂