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3-22-2011 @ 8:05AM
3-22-2011 @ 8:11AM
3-22-2011 @ 8:22AM
A million times this. It's long, boring, unforgiving in a PuG and makes you do that tedious drake thing every single time. Remember that feeling when you would get Oculus pop up as your random, or when it was the daily dungeon? That's how the Grim Batol loading screen makes me feel.
3-22-2011 @ 8:23AM
/agree as well. GB is ridiculously difficult compared to the others.
3-22-2011 @ 9:04AM
I disagree. At least as a (reasonably geared) tank (ilvl 350), it's not a difficult instance at all. I generally chain pull and most of the PUGs I've been a part of know what to do on the bombing run and we can usually burn down the trash quickly. For the most part, the bosses are a cakewalk as long as you have someone to CC the purple trogg and DPS that have 2 working synapses to know to avoid Erudax's shadow gale and dps down the adds.
3-22-2011 @ 9:28AM
I had such a bad experience in the first couple PUG runs of GB that I now cringe when I see its loading screen. Let me tell you, it's pretty hard for a healer with very little gear grouping with a tank and dps with very little gear.Most of those runs ended at the second to last boss (can't remember his name) with his dragon and burning from the inside out, all that after nearly an hour and a half.
3-22-2011 @ 9:35AM
I dread every time this one pops up, only because it seems to come up so often. There are other heroics I hardly ever see that I actually need loot from still.
3-22-2011 @ 10:41AM
3-22-2011 @ 11:49AM
This, out of five 85s who I run the daily on most of the time, I'll get GB at least 3 of the times every day.
3-22-2011 @ 11:55AM
I like Grim Batol on regular, on heroic it's a bit brutal.What gets me is always the tank that marks some barely alive guy for Sheep, when it heals them to full again, rather than sheeping someone near full health. Yeah, X may be more dangerous or whatnot, but he's at 10% health!And the next to last boss on heroic is a pain. Wiped 4 times last group then we just skipped him.
3-22-2011 @ 12:16PM
I hate Grim Batol when tanking, but don't mind it so much when I'm DPSing. Place still has a depressing atmosphere, though.
3-22-2011 @ 1:02PM
I generally don't mind Grim Batol and I think I've completed it more times than not in PuGs as both the tank and the healer. The thing I find funny about it being so hated and considered so difficult is that the fights really aren't all that special from a tank or healer perspective. It's the dps that can fail horrible and make the fights hard or impossible.1st boss- Handling the trog and avoiding the blitz. All about the dps being awake and doing their job.2nd boss- Easiest boss imo but still most difficult part of the fight is the dps not standing in things and watching their aggro (especially when he picks mace first).3rd boss- Nothing special for the tank. All about the dps killing the adds and avoiding the breath.4th boss- Nothing special for the tank. Once again, all about the dps killing the adds.
3-22-2011 @ 1:31PM
GB defo, I'm all up for difficulty but this...it's just not Puggable, furthest I've ever gotten is the second boss in a PuG (Guild runs are alright).
3-22-2011 @ 1:48PM
I hate healing GB, but my only 333 is my disc wand, and GB's 2nd boss has the only 346 healer wand that I know of.
3-25-2011 @ 11:40AM
GB is easy. The only one I've had any type of problem in has been Blackrock Caverns. Someone ALWAYS either gets transformed or lets one of the mobs transform and if I'm not tanking we wipe. I say that cuz in my sucessful groups, the only time we dont wipe if one transforms is if I grab it, pop some CD's and we burn the shit out of it and thats only guild groups.
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