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2-28-2011 @ 8:33PM
Why I personally hate Al'akir. I'm gonna comment over here too what I wrote there.1) Ledges on the platform. If you fall off you normally get spinning animation back to the platform - intended. If you fall to these platforms however, couple things can happen: a) You will 80% of cases die - its more than 60 yards fall. If you dont die by luck(like being at 100% health) you WILL take fall damage and if its phase 2 (aoe damage to whole raid) or you are tank and he channels the lighting? DEAD b) You cannot get up to the platform by jumping down hoping to get spinning.. you will fall to your death.2) Cyclones don't respond well to lag.Every raider has "latency". My "ms" is about ~60-100 and it seems ridiculous that its still a lot for them. Either its that or it has big annoying mechanic of sucking you in. Sure, its cyclone and they tend to do that in real life. But when I stay slightly to left of the exact middle of the safe zone? Sucking you in!Demonic teleport just second after the cyclones passed the portal? Sucking you in.Basically their "hitbox" does not respond well to their visual graphics at all. Oh and if you are very unlucky you get all that AND ice patch under you taking ridiculous damage from both sources. 3) Boss swats melee randomlyThis cannot be mechanic. I know most bosses have big F- you abilities to melee in this tier (some has been hotfixed, sure) but this? Tank has perfectly fine threat. Lets say tank has 100% threat (pull aggro is 110% for melee) and next guy has 60% threat and is ranged, next melee has 50% threat.All of sudden "Melee has died". Why? "Al'akir's melee hits MeleeDPS for huge amounts of damage". Oddly this only seems to occur on phase 1 for us on following occasions: a) Tank has to run to safe zone of the cyclones, gets lighting cast and .. bam melee gets hit. b) He just does it as he pleases. Puny mortals have no change!4) Last phase and 3D space.It seems that for some reason people cant grasp the concept of 3D space and if they would they hate it (oculus? Dreamwalker?)Theres "always" -someone- who is miles above you making the next lighting cloud there..going thro that will result atleast 2-3 people dead if they arent either full health (healers are pretty oom at this point) or wind burst just happens to hit before/after you get thro it.Overall scores for al'akir? 5/10. Doesnt feel tested. Has lot of RNG that isnt suppos to be there. Loot feels unrewarding (right item! ...wrong stats). Doesnt even have cool music or even have voice acting. Just seems they threw it in there as some bizarre test to see if random enchanted gear would work as loot.Malygos of the tier. Do once for achi/progress raise. Stay heck away from it.
3-01-2011 @ 7:19AM
Try tanking him at 300-400 latency. You've got to run 1/2 way around the platform to get through the wall then back into melee range before he knocks you into them (or off the edge) then thunderbolts you to death while you spin helplessly. Alright, then you run straight through the gap. OWAIT you're stuck in the tornado anyway!
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