Re: ZA buffed
- From: "Mark (newsgroups)" <marknewsgroups@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 14:01:23 +0000
Catriona R wrote:
On Sun, 02 Dec 2007 21:19:41 +0000, "Mark (newsgroups)"
Maybe I missed a thread on this but we went to ZA again tonight and I believe the place has become harder. The lead up to Akil'Zon is notably harder with what seems like faster spawns on the birds coming down the ramp, extra elite warriors and protectors spawning and a sort of mini boss on the stairs.
If you mean the tempest it's always been there, and it's not a miniboss,
just a trash mob - you'll meet more of them further into the instance ;-)
If there's extra elites spawning that just means you're not moving fast
enough, you have to keep on pushing forward quickly or you get overwhelmed
by the adds.
I don't know exactly how many times I've been there, but I believe I've fought Akil'Zon three times, downed him twice. I've never come across the tempest on the stairs before, and the trash beforehand has never respawned either. For some reason certain people seem unable to grasp the "hug the boss" strategy so we wipe a lot there and spend a lot of time running back, last night was the first time I've seen the trash respawn and it was only after 3 wipes. It was noted by everyone how many extra adds we got on the guantlet type fight leading up to the stairs too.
So either we had a buggy instance all the other times or something has changed. I'd like to hear if those mobs from the "guantlet" (I don't know what else to call that fight leading up the ramp towards the stairs) always respawn so fast for everyone else.
On the actuall boss it felt like the static charge hit harder than before, and our timings mods were all out for the storm so we wiped because we couldn't hug the boss correctly.
Happens to us pretty much every attempt, seems it's not accurately
predictable - usually it's alright but there's always at least 1-2 storms
that come way after we've all gone to hug the boss so we get zapped by
chain lightning :-/ AOE healing abilities come in very useful in those
situations, either shaman's chain heal or a priest with circle of healing.
Agreed, however I find that the timing is off after a few storms, last night the first one caught us all by surprise. Perhaps we were just unlucky.
We're just not geared enough for ZA is the bottom line, especially with the "buffs".
I very much doubt anything's changed, there was no patch so it shouldn't
have done. maybe you had a different group setup? We've found that changing
even just 1-2 people can make a fight much easier/harder, doesn't even have
to depend on the class but simply on their build/ability to learn stuff
What kind of gear level are you? My group is pretty much all full
Kara-level epics, some have the pvp epics as well (mainly dpsers), but
we're basically all people who've done kara a lot, learned that place and
got the best gear we can from it. You don't need gear above that level; in
our group which cleared the place last week I think we only had one person
who's even seen SSC/TK, most of us had never been beyond Gruul before, but
spending some time at Kara level and gearing up is very much recommended
for ZA, yes.
Our guild is smallish and has Kara on "farm" status. Not being a long time raider I don't know exactly what that means, but we can clear it in two nights with the right group. However, a lot of us are still wearing blues. We're not geared for ZA, so our guild leader has downranked it to just 1 night a week offical raid, and anything else is bonus, until everyone gears up enough.
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