It's Blizzard's fault, STARS was clever and used a bug that Blizzard created.
Yes it's Blizzard's fault for not closing that obvious bug before, but that doesn't make it any more valid for Stars to exploit that bug. Stars used to be the "guys who do really well despite being at a big disadvantage", but now they're just "those guys who cheat". If I was in Stars I'd be pissed off that whoever made that decision disqualified me from the whole T12 race and I'd be looking for a new guild.
But all the top guilds discrediting it. Yup. So gratz Stars on a world's first in a pool of one.
What their competition thinks of them really doesn't matter. In the realm of public opinion what matters is the publics opinion. And while they managed to get this kill through what can probably be seen as unsportsmanlike conduct, much of the public doesn't really view this as a sport.
As far as world first is concerned, they fought the actual fight and they didn't do anything underhanded in the encounter itself. And consequently, they killed the boss before anyone else in the world killed the boss. So to many, they have the world first.
On a side note, many people say the US starting 2 days early is nothing and not a big deal. Well, if 2 days is nothing, surely 5 days can't be all that much either. This is after all one big reason to not respect any of this world first nonsense as its not a fair race to begin with.
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Originally Posted by Ultragrisen
Totally wankers i must say, takes out all the meaning of competition, as from now they are on my blacklist and will never count any kills from them.
But they're on one of your lists! Means they're more important to you than you are to them =-)
honestly, jokes on them, they got locked out, got an early non important boss kill before everyone else. its amazing that people are complaining about the first boss, its not like its Rag, or Deathwing. who the fuck cares about one minor boss?
WHO FUCKING CARES? They PAYED to change faction, taht is NOT CHEATING. Jeezes, what a bunch of pricks some of you are. And, who the hell cares about the achievements anyway. If you want to feel speciall, try and do the boss's without addons and tactics gathered from people whom killed the boss before... Once again, what a bunch of pricks you guys are.