An Ex-Gnome Tank's World

Taking out the trash

May 8th, 2007 Posted in Burning Crusade, Dungeons

This curator is equipped for gallery protection… Yeah, right. Once you work out a strategy for the Curator he’s really quite straightforward to take down.

And then you enter the Great Library. Visually it’s quite stunning. However it’s the most badly-thought out piece of the tower I’ve yet to see. Forgetting for a moment the giant killer robots and the little things that are immune to all schools of magic, to force a clear of the entire room to get to each of 3 NPCs in turn for no remotely explicable reason is just unforgivable. As is the sheer amount of trash in there. In order to get to the Chess event from the Curator, there were two hours’ worth of trash clearing. Yes, our raid was a man down at that point but even so – with half the creatures magic-immune he wouldn’t have made a huge difference, being a mage.

Two hours between encounters is just insane. And the chess event? Something of a disappointment to be honest. I’ll probably be hung for this but it just seemed like it was too easy. Yes, perhaps the epics it drops are just reward for the insane trash clearing-session, but I’d like to have encounters like this to have at least some difficulty. The fact that a bunch of people could do it at the end of a five-hour raid at 2am without any problems says to me that the event probably needs to be harder. Though I suppose that given the trash needs a nerf, it’s swings and roundabouts.

Anyway, other stuff:

  • Romulo and Julianne for three weeks running is taking the piss.
  • I’m very much looking forward to the epic buff coming up in the patch. No longer will my gear be merely borderline upgrades!

The Shade of Aran is next. Should be interesting….

  1. 3 Responses to “Taking out the trash”

  2. By Ivatar on May 8, 2007

    *grabs King*
    *moves forward a couple squares*
    *spams cleave, massacres hordie pieces*

  3. By Phil on May 8, 2007

    Yeah, you’re right – Chess is too easy.

    I picked one of the water elementals, but couldn’t actually do anything for 1/2 the fight because there was a pawn in front of me and the piece to my right hadn’t moved out of the way yet (I was also too tired to be able to work out how to release from a piece – Is it even possible?). I happily killed one of the healers after though :)

    Did it really take 2 hours to clear all the way up to chess? :S

  4. By Zed on May 8, 2007

    Yeah, it’s possible to release a piece. You cancel the buff you get from controlling a piece, wait 15s and then run in and talk to a different one.

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