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Posted 02 October 2012 - 15:38
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:08
So Elegon is not a joke…
Don't miss your chance to see the first difficult encounter in 8 months. We all know this isn't going to last.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 21:01
He's #5, IMO the pacing of the instance (what I've seen) is pretty good for normal mode. The first ones are marginal healing/dps/don't stand in stupid checks and the later ones require more individual responsibility. #4 could probably be buffed but I suppose that encounter has the "hard mode" version you can do for elite loot where as most people are probably doing 'easy mode' now. It works kinda like iron council, or for older players: eredar twins/bug trio.
Is he the first boss? I didnt get a chance to raid last night (damn you 3 1/2 hour server queues!).
The "problem" with this encounter is that it requires exceptional DPS and very high levels of execution. The execution check is giving the sorts of guilds that did '0% deathwing for ****s and giggles' a pretty hard time so it's not something that less experienced people are going to just walk in and get: it'll take practice. There's a pretty stiff penalty for not getting the orbs done properly and that means you really need to play well to move on: you can't zerg this encounter as it stands. The DPS requirements are also very stiff (those 0% DW guilds are hitting hard enrage despite having the best possible gear at this point in the expansion) which means that you need to have players with a high level of expertise with both end-game raiding and their particular class. Most players like to think they can play their class as well as somebody in a top-10 guild but they can't. There are pretty huge gaps in skill that are very hard to overcome even with a full tier of loot.
f blizz continue to nerf then the raid finder will serve no purpose at all.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:51
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:19
I must say that so far i love this xpac. I don't have as much time to play as i used to and i leveled 90 two days ago only so i've yet to try the raids since my ilevel is way too low (still wearing many green items).
But i really love the zones so far. The lore is really great. The soundtrack is awesome. The lore is far superior to Cata lore (or lack of to be honest). The dungeons are really nice. The heroics are too easy but can't wait to try the challenges once i'll have the proper gear. I'll start doing dailies tonight to be able to buy those tailoring patterns.
Maybe the fact that i like anime movies like Mononoke Hime, Grave of the fireflies and 5 centimeters per second has to do with my love of the zones and lore. I can see the problem some people have with pandas and mystical thingies though. But personally i thought the mix between wow lore and oriental lore would be more disparate that it actually is. It actually blends together very well.
Now i just hope that the raids will be more interesting that Dragon Soul.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 19:03
Posted 09 October 2012 - 14:43
I sorta miss WoW. I always think i'm done with it, but it gives me a ton of entertainment hours. I'm not sure if i'm burned out. I joined Cata at the end of it and did DS with a guild but i found it horribly boring. I am not sure if DS was just a bad raid, or the game has gotten stale for me. I like with WoW i can get home, log on for a few hours, and just play. I tend to have ADD when it comes to games so i jump around a LOT, so something that can hold my attention would save me some money.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 14:53
I have yet to try the new raids but so far from a levelling perspective MoP is the best xpac since BC.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 15:07
That's how I feel. I joined a 40m random raid in Kun-Lai summit to kill the Sha. Got him down after about 10 minutes and got my epic boots quest. Something about that experience brought back something I hadn't felt since early BC.