A guild of some of the most dedicated World of Warcraft Classic Hardcore players in the world was brought low by a notorious griefer, ruining a 1,000+ hours of work in the process.
The guild HC Elite were attempting to conquer all of WoW Classic’s raid content using the community’s unofficial “Hardcore” (aka one-life permadeath) ruleset before Blizzard introduces their own official Hardcore servers later this summer. Until July 11, they had nearly succeeded, conquering almost every challenge the game could throw at them over the last year. All that remained was to complete the game’s final raid, Naxxramas, and the final three bosses within: The Four Horsemen, Sapphiron, and Kel’Thuzad.
It was on the Four Horsemen, perhaps the most challenging boss fight in all of WoW Classic, that a griefer known as TeenyViolin (who goes by TinyViolin69 on Twitch) made their move. The player was one of the guild’s tanks, assigned the role of tanking one of the fight’s four bosses, Sir Zeliek, in a corner of the room far from the rest of the raid. Shortly after the raid engages the bosses, it became clear something was wrong. TinyViolin started to move the boss to the correct corner, then proceeded to drag him all the way to the opposing corner, where most of the raid was standing
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