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3-30-2012 @ 8:09PM
My guild has always been casual, so we are just now progressing in DS normal.The only part that feels weird to me is taking flying mounts to two of the boss areas. I would have liked to fight the trash up to the boss rather than being dropped in and clear around the boss (especially given a 5man proves we can and have cleared a trail before). This is especially true of the all the tentacles and everything. You mean it's safe to be dropped in parachute over to this spot, but we do have to deal with this? Perfectly safe to hop in and out, but not safe to ignore despite the fact it won't move fast enough to really do anything? Uh, yeah.I disagree with your outlook on Warmaster. The way I see it, when we defeat Ultraxion, two things occur. 1) We just defeated his secret weapon. Oh, crap, rite? 2) We blast him with the Dragon Soul and it hurts, a lot. OH CRAP I'M OUTTA HERE. When you defeat number two and hurt the boss, he's gonna turn tail and hide for a while until he can deal with you in some other way. We hadn't defeated everything or everybody, just his best. He knows he's in trouble, but all he has is these rejects. It's the classic, "hey, you've always been loyal now prove it by delaying them as long as you can (read: please go die) so I can get away" tactic. It's an appendix in the sense that you've already defeated the number two, but it's a transition fight as you chase number one. It's the lootship as it should have been in ICC. Real bosses, real issues/destruction, and it's all a delaying tactic where the lootship was a side event.All raids involve a level of "learn mechanic, collect loot". People still run ICC and it's a joke, not only because we are level 85, but because half the raid knows the tricks and carries out the rest of the raid. I never did Ulduar, but if you feel a raid is not epic, it's something else to me and not the mechanic. Maybe you've over done this. I mean, some guilds may have run ICC several times a week, but there was no LFR to do when your raid hits a wall on progression. Before, you go to a previous raid or something to take a break from progression and now you are doing the same raid on easy mode.Deathwing himself was kinda off to me too. I get he is big, but in the final thing encounter, I didn't even realize that was his head we were pewpewing because it didn't fit on the screen correctly. I just haven't properly seen that fight yet thanks to camera and scale. And I totally expected some human form to burp out of his mouth to lose the hulky skin and try to kill us personally since we kept interrupting his attacks on the Aspects. Call it cheesy all you want, but again, it took several weeks to realize what we were attacking and that that was all there is. I wanted something we could crowd around and finish than simply pushing his handhold off the ledge.The only other thing I didn't like was the story of the 5mans. We time traveled all over the place only to give what we earn back to Thrall and then escort him to the Temple? That level of time travel just makes it all feel kinda wonky and hand wavey. The scenes and locations themselves were awesome though.
4-02-2012 @ 3:52PM
Well don't I feel silly. I never even realized that that was his head.
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