An Ex-Gnome Tank's World


January 19th, 2009 Posted in Bosses, Wrath of the Lich King

There comes a point in every challenging ¬†raid where it’s far too tempting to give up and go on to something else instead. Sometimes it’s the right call, Sometimes it’s just frustration at the way certain people are playing, sometimes there’s a real problem.Loatheb.

One of the biggest real issues to be experienced at the minute is that of significant, and problematic, server lag. As an example, in Naxxramas at the moment we can have up to two seconds of server lag. It’s bad enough that that’s greater than the global cooldown by a large factor. Two seconds is a huge amount, and while many bosses are just made harder by such a change, there’s a couple that are made impossible.

Of those three in particular stick in my mind – two in the Plague Quarter. Heigan the Unclean requires that you be standing in the right place in his room at all times, as different areas of the floor become no-go zones. With a two-second lag, it’s not always straightforward to work out whee you should be standing bearing in mind where the server thinks you will be standing; it’s bearable, though, once you get into the swing of it.

Loatheb, however, is a different matter. The three second healing window is, at worst case, reduced to a 1s window. Ouch.

As for Thaddius? It’s really not very conducive to success¬† zap everyone on your side of the boss because the server hasn’t told you what your charge is by the time it goes off.

I sincerely hope the lag is sorted soon; it just isn’t pleasant to try to do anything when the server takes longer to acknowledge your actions than you do to perform them.

  1. One Response to “Lagtasia”

  2. By Tankette on Jan 19, 2009

    I don’t know if it was server lag or just brain lag but people not moving fast enough when their charge changed kept us from downing Thaddius in heroic last night. We are sooooo close to a full heroic clear so we’ve got to get Thaddius, Sapph and KT tonight.

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