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12-15-2009 @ 1:17PM
I pretty much hate that they nurfed Occ. :( It was my favorite instance because you really had to think about what your doing instead of being a mindless AOE zombie. Oh well. Say-la-Vee. (My french is ultra-bad)
12-15-2009 @ 1:48PM
C'est la viehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%27est_la_vie
12-15-2009 @ 2:53PM
Yea, Oculus was never really hard as long as at least 3 or 4 ppl understood the drakes. It was generally easy enough to explain the fight to 1 or 2 ppl and get by with minimal wipes.I finally got the joy of running the nerfed Oc the other day. My first experience was on when the random popped on my lock. I was mounted doing the jousting daily; so it didn't automatically port me to the instance, but I was part of the group. A couple ppl dropped and my first thought was that we must have drawn Oculus! I went ahead and dismounted / ported to the instance and sure enough, it was Oc.Later that day, I drew Oculus as the random daily on my spriest as well. Everyone stuck it out, and the tank let me ride the red drake so I could finish my Experience Drake Rider achievement. Everyone seemed to know the drakes for the most part, altough there was ZERO communication on the time stops for when the last boss does his mini-enrage (which all i know it as is "Such insolence, such arrogance"). But even with totally botching those time stops, we only lost 1 player during the fight and still one shotted it and got the 20 minute run achievement.It truly is a joke now. If only more ppl would give it a chance and see this for themselves. As DPS, it truly sucks to have to sit in the LFG queue for another 10-15 minutes to join a new random daily because ppl are afraid of The Oculus.On a side note, I've had a couple groups disband on me now when doing the random dungeons. I found that if you leave group, you get the 15 min debuff. However, if everyone else leaves first (automatically disbanding the group entirely), you will not get the debuff! (Now that I've said that, the last 2 ppl will sit there and argue, "You leave..." "No, you leave...")
12-15-2009 @ 5:15PM
Sidenote @Abaddon and everybody elseWaiting it out until the group disbands might be a valid way of skipping the deserter debuff, but unless you absolutely hate the instance and refuse to run it, simply requeue. This will put you back at the FRONT of the queue for more members instead of waiting another 10~15 minutes to get a different random dungeon, which will probably be the same dungeon you just deserted, thanks to Blizzard's awesome "Random" Number Generator (I can hear riots of laughter going off at Blizz HQ and the sobs of anybody who's done gathering quests where the last item JUST WON'T DROP)
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