Skip to Content
7-12-2009 @ 4:25PM
You could make it work with an instance, and make it make sense, and still give it loot. That would keep players doing this.Allow me to demonstrate:Massive war-dungeon, you lead a small brigade of troops dedicated to wiping out a valuable strategic point for the Lich King. Failure to take this point will lead to the slaughter of hundreds of troops in a valley below. So far, so good.You charge in as usual, and do some excellent work killing various groups and bosses. One of the latter ones drops some loot and a 'tightly locked chest' that can only be opened in the "______ Rise" ending area of the dungeon (this contains the major loot). Then, you go into the final battle, NPC soldiers all around you, against one of the Lich King's trusted lieutenants... and once you reach a certain point, he moves to wipe the floor with you. NPC soldiers die in droves and some clever attack does slow damage to everyone just for being there. NPC soldiers yell, "Retreat!" and it should become clear that's the only real choice. You flee with them, entering the TRUE last boss fight -- A gauntlet of small mobs and monsters that need to be either run past or killed fast enough that the party doesn't wipe to the slow, constant damage. (HoTs here could be vital to survival.) As you break out of the dungeon, onto the "______ Rise". And you get to see the soldiers march into the valley... and be slaughtered horribly. You know you failed, and the price of your failure.The loot in the chest is a cold comfort.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.