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6-16-2009 @ 2:07PM
I've been reading a lot recently about the guild that "Zerged" 10 man Freya. I understand in general what the term 'zerg' means. But I don't understand what it means to 'zerg freya'? How do you overwhelm her with units in a 10 man raid - you only get 10 players.
6-16-2009 @ 2:29PM
"zerg'ing" also means to go balls-to-the-wall from the moment you engage. You hold nothing back and do your most damaging and devastating attacks right from the start to shorten the battle. It's usually concerned more with raid make-up than numbers, which is why its theoretically possible to zerg in a 10-man- it just needs to focus on the heaviest hitting and strongest classes.I played FFXI for a number of years, and zerging is a very popular way these days to down a number of bosses. Haven't seen the same tactic applied in WoW so much.
6-16-2009 @ 2:37PM
If you look at the DPS info linked from MMO Champion, you'll see that, with the exception of the tank and healer, everyone was doing over 4k DPS. (most doing quite a bit more than that. The ret pally was doing almost 8k.) So, while they didn't technically use a large number of people to zerg Freya, they ignored all the adds and used overwhelming DPS to overcome her massive healing. Certainly not a feat many can do.
They also implemented a hot-fix last night to prevent Freya zergs
6-16-2009 @ 2:44PM
In the realtime strategy game Starcraft (also by Blizzard), one of the three factions are called the Zerg. They are a race of biological manipulating aliens. One of their strengths is the ability to create massive numbers of low level units very quickly.One common tactic is to quickly create large hordes of cannon fodder troops and sweep over the enemy before he can get his own troops and infrastructure established. This is called "zerging."It has evolved to cover similar situations where you go fully offensive, often completely ignoring defense or full preparation, in hopes of overwhelming your objective.In WOW, it if also often used when players of a much higher level than the content they are facing power through the opposition with little or no preparation or downtime. High level players are also often asked to "zerg" lower level toons through content, essentially letting a high level toon one-man a quest or instance while the low level tags along.
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