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5-27-2009 @ 8:09PM
Not being a raider, this is what I took away from the video: Algalon hits hard. He has several AoE's that will damage the whole team, so have a healer be prepped for that. He spawns adds that, when killed create "black holes". I didn't notice anyone step into them, but I doubt they do anything nice. He can spirit shift people into another plane of existence, and that sort of thing is always a pain, even if it's manageable. So, yes, it might be a tank and spank. But I doubt many people will be downing him on the first try at this point, and then you've got the timer, and the hamstrung ability to even attempt the fight. And I still want to see 25 man. Also, PS: ranged DPS is a horrible way to judge a fight. It's easy street compared to melee, tanking, or healing. (no offense to our ranged brethren. I love you. You bring the damage and the AoE's. But you also have the best PoV.)
5-27-2009 @ 8:23PM
"Algalon hits hard. He has several AoE's that will damage the whole team"Correct. He hits like a truck. His big nuke - "Big Bang" hits so hard. We though we had to avoid it at first. Alas no. It's another cooldown rotation fight.Compared to Mim. It's a massive anticlimax for us. :(
5-27-2009 @ 8:45PM
I am sorry that it was a let down. =( As I said, I'm not a raider, so I haven't set foot in Ulduar, and I hope to see Mim soon (I have heard many a tale. He's becoming legendary). I LOVE puzzle fights. Tank and spank is easier for me, but still. You'd hope that a boss so difficult to get to would be a challenge.
5-28-2009 @ 8:56AM
As regards to the black holes, check out 1:53 - you see several folks rushing towards them, just as Big Bang is being cast. I surmise that the holes do the shifting and save you from the damage of Big Bang. That's entirely based on what I see in the vidja, though, not personal experience.
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