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All WOW: Lich King raids defeated

That didn't take long.

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A European World of Warcraft raiding guild has announced that it has killed all of the raid bosses in new expansion Wrath of the Lich King in just under three days.

The guild is a raiding super-group formed from a merger between Nihilum and SK Gaming. It doesn't have an official name yet, going under the temporary moniker TwentyFifthNovember - which is when we'll find out what it's really called.

Nihilum and SK Gaming are the two foremost guilds on the semi-professional WOW raiding scene, with an unbroken string of world-first boss kills between them that goes back two-and-a-half years. While there are no official raiding competitions, leading guilds can expect to earn money from sponsorship deals and promotions.

According to MMO Champion, the guild killed Kel'thuzad of the Naxxramas dungeon, Sartharion of the Obsidian Sanctum, and Malygos of the Eye of Eternity within a few hours of each other on Saturday afternoon.

With Wrath of the Lich King servers opening late on Wednesday night, it only took the guild 68 hours and 30 minutes to get to a stage where it could defeat the hardest boss.

A message from the guild on the TwentyFifthNovember site was critical of how easy it had found the 25-player raids to be.

"This is both a moment of triumph and a cause for concern," said the statement.

"Did Blizzard miscalculate in the tuning of these encounters? Or is this Blizzard folding under the weight of a large casual player base that demands to be on equal footing with end-game raiders?"

The mystery guild will now have to wait until the Ulduar raid is released in the next content update before it can attempt to claim another first.

Thanks to Dizzy of the Eurogamer forum for spotting this. Our Wrath of the Lich King review was published today.

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