It's been a while, but here we are! When I stepped into Emerald Nightmare this tier, it felt really weird. Actually, I felt unlike I've ever felt before. Normally, when you step into a new raid tier - you have this feeling that your character is as ready as it can be and yet that's not how things felt this time around. I felt like my character could be infinitely better and to some of us, that's a good thing whereas to others, it's very unappealing.
Taking on these heavy changes to availability of content, people went hard. Really hard. More than I ever imagined they would and for that I am immensely proud of us. As usual, the competition is stiff - the beginning of an expansion marks the return of veterans and guilds reform or increase their commitment to raiding in order to come out on top. For us, we dropped a few ranks in the US-wise but improved our World rankings so kudos to US guilds for that.
Lastly shout out to Ariyannah, Dravi, Laugh, Mcrofls, Pikmin, Ducez and Ekyo for their contribution!