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12-28-2011 @ 1:43PM
I have to agree, I enjoyed ICC more than I have DS.I mean, we've got one boss thats pretty much just the Stonecore dragon with a different model, two faceless bosses that are so similar most groups can't tell them apart without the trash (and even then raid finder usually can't tell them apart with the trash up), and two fights against Deathwing where we don't actually fight Deathwing at all. We fight some trash on whats supposed to be his back, but other than the occassional quip from DW about forgetting we were still there doesn't FEEL like we're on his back, and one where we just wail on some pillars that are supposed to be claws (that don't even really look like claws). At no point did I feel like I was actually going toe to toe with Deathwing himself.And while I will admit Hagara was one of the most fun fights from a gameplay perspective for me, she really felt more like an overgrown 5-man heroic boss from my point of view. It reminded me of the end of Occulas at times, where you stand still and burn, then everybody runs around in a circle for a little bit, then go back to burning, just with some ice tombs thrown in every now and then.I dunno, maybe I'm just jaded after all the years, but I just really was not impressed with Dragon Soul. Won't stop me from running it every chance I get for the loot and to work on my legendifying my rogue daggers, but it just didn't feel as good as Arthas did.Now Arthas, that was cool. Someone that showed up enough to antagonize you that you felt you actually had a personal reason to go after him, and an end fight so hard even raid geared 85's can still routinely wipe on him today. That felt like an accomplishment, like we had really done something big (it was freaking Arthas the Lich King for Pete's sake). This one, not so much.I really think DW just wasn't personable enough. Yeah, he broke the world, and he occasionally showed up as an achievement for burning places at random, but he never felt fleshed out. He was just an abstract force of nature type boss. Arthas felt more personal, he wasn't insane, he wasn't random, he just personally wanted you dead.To bring my movie preferences into it, I feel like Arthas was Freddy Krueger, and Deathwing was Jason Vorhees. And we all know Freddy was scarier than Jason because he was an individual that tormented and killed you because he thought it was fun, not the slow inevitable tide coming in that was Jason.
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