This award was another close call. Honorable mentions absolutely must go to both Vej and Verran for this one (for obvious reasons, those guys are phenomenal), but our guild's fear of the letter "V" has pre*ailed and The Most Leet Raider Award goes to PeeWee!
He is a true altoholic (I think he has like 12 110s or something absurd), but he is most well known for his prowess as a Hunter
Sure he's great because he knows how to soak mechanics and abuse haste bubbles on Elisande, tow the line between strong AoE and exceptional single target DPS, and even nonchalantly cycle through his multitude of rare mounts. However, what I personally most appreciate from our zookeeper is his ability to provoke a profanity filled rage from deep within one of our mages with a single phrase: "Hey Aureliano...I beat you."
Although they are incredibly substantial, a lot of the seemingly minute contributions Peewee brings to our boss kills can easily go unnoticed, but what is near impossible to ignore are this kid's placements on the dps charts. I remember always being shocked hearing him get excited about an 890 piece dropping because I couldn't fathom he was performing so well on the meters with an 887 ilvl.
Let's be honest here, its not just about the raw damage he can do. His attitude is always on point (I guess), he comes to raid prepared and ready to help out, and he handles mechanics like a champ! I'm not sure what fuels him apart from the tears of Aureliano, but whatever it is, this guy is always looking for an edge to get every drop of awesomeness out of his character for every challenge Bliz can throw at him.
Watching your performance may be disheartening whenever I'm debating swapping to shadow, but if I had to make a list of people I would bring to a run, you would definitely make the top 60 players I've run into in the past week.
All kidding aside, I think we can all agree that you are an incredible addition to the team, and a very deserving recipient of Radiant Dark's Most Leet Raider Award!
As a token of our appreciation for everything you do for our group, and because we want your deeps at least through June 😋, Cyn has arranged for you to receive 30 days of game time (clearly her generosity isn't limited to sweet sweet cauldrons). Get in contact with her to work out the important details.
-----Radiant Dark Tier 19 Most Valuable Raider Award-----
The last award for the Radiant Dark Tier 19 is for the Most Valuable raider! It ended up being the closest award on votes with these 3 raiders. With room only for one winner, a quick thanks to everyone that participated in this award show by voting!
Here are the raiders for this award. (hopefully these hints aren't too vague)
Captain America throwing his shield?
Rogue from X-Men?
The Most Valuable Raider is described as the raider who exemplifies all the best aspects of a great raider: exceptional performance, attitude and dedication.
And the winner of the Tier 19 award for for Most valuable raider is.........
Rogue from X-men!
Congratulations to Kerrplunk on her award for the Most valuable raider this Tier! This rogue has been doing a lot in and out of stealth with making sure the raid teams is ready to roll before raid and doing the hard job of asking people to switch specs when needed mid raid (even though they usually offer first) She has been doing a excellent job at leading the raids and responding the whispers she gets!
The prize for this award will be a 30 day subscription for wow. Contact the helpful Cyn to redeem you're reward!
Lets not forget the two runner-ups for this award, Captain America and A Sunflower
Verran and Maid! Verran takes the charge to show all the bosses that he a paladin that is ready to bubble hearth! I would define Verran with this quote, "a good offense is the best defense". He constantly shows this over many boss attempts and proves that sometimes throwing his shield is better then using it to block a hit that he just heals up anyways. Verran also puts his voice out when we're a little stumped on a boss by giving us some suggestions here and there during progression. He is also as helpful outside of raid with his Mythic + runs as he is inside the raid lending a hand tanking.
Thanks everyone for participating in The Radiant Dark Tier 19 Awards Show! Congrats to all the winners and Special thanks to the presenters, anyone that helped in the prize pool, and the Show host Pwny for taking the time to make this event awesome!
Grats Kerrplunk! You are an amazing raid leader and player.
Verran and Maid were also very deserving of the award. The difference between each of you was 1-2 points. Also, you each had the same number of first place votes, so it ultimately came down to second/third place votes. We are lucky to have all of you.
Now it's time for everyone to sharpen their blades for Tomb! The Tier 20 awards are just 5-8 months away!!! :)
Thanks Cyn for all the cauldrons that you provide the raid, even if you aren't there that raid, you always try to make them for whoever else that can drop them.
Grats Kerrplunk! So well deserved!
Peewee, whenever I look at the dps charts, I pretty much ignore yours when comparing dps because you are always so far ahead that is pointless to even consider yours. It's kind of on a bell curve, you are one of the outliers that skew data! (oops that's a pretty nerd comparison lol.) Grats!