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7-02-2010 @ 1:09PM
I can tolerate a vehicle fight if it's done well. Flame Leviathan and Eregos come to mind with that. These two fights are great because you can go in with virtually any composition and down the boss, and the different mechanics/roles between vehicles keeps it interesting. On that note, I wouldn't consider Malygos (phase 3, obv) a well-done vehicle fight as the only vehicle is a red drake; there is very little diversity between the roles (healing and dps) which leaves uninteresting mechanics to pick up the slack.That said, I would not consider the run leading up to FL well done, and neither is getting around Oculus on drakes. The Iron Gauntlet in FL suffers from "ugh, this is tedious and boring, AFK" syndrome, while Oculus suffers from "why bother having drakes until Eregos" syndrome.As for jousting in ToC... I'm a bit conflicted. The Defend/Shield Breaker mechanic makes it interesting because you can decide how to balance your offensive/defensive capability. The combination of strafing/charging/lancing to deal a lot of damage in a short time is also interesting, as it lets better players get through the encounter much faster. The only drawbacks to jousting are how NPCs can both charge and throw the breaker at the same time (should be limited by cooldown, like it is for players), how NPCs can throw the breaker behind them, and how the vehicles don't turn on a dime like our similarly-sized ground mounts can. Oh, and I don't like how the NPCs can hit you when you're trampled down on the ground, but all you can do to them is trample and run off. Laaaaame.
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