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02.04.2013 , 03:13 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by DelphinHunter View Post
Awesome congrats. Thanks for posts.
We tried him at 5 stacks this week with a 24 man OP. The Harbinger server.
(time and day intentionally undisclosed ) lol
Thanks again to everyone who showed up participated.
2 tanks then we added a backup tank.
Not enough healers I think. we only brought like 4 max.
Need to cleanse more I think? Is this true and how do you deal with it?
Got him down into the 60's a couple times , We couldn't break 50% to see the reflective shield buff. 'Shriek" ? (yet) grrr
Once we'd loose a tank it was game over pretty quick.
We tried using smuggler shields also the big one for the raid and hide healers behind individual smugglers.
It seemed to help, not sure.
With all the DPS we burned him down pretty fast., but now need to figure out how to stay alive. lol
Epic looking attempt though, learned quite a bit for first try at 5 stacks. (didnt know he could go above 5 stacks)
May make some adjustments more research and try again.
Oh yeh other issue to consider is video lag with 24 players etc lower vid settings definetly helped some people.
Key binds vs mouse click helps probably.
Also we had tanks in masks and a few others but agree it didnt seem to help?
Never saw "Dread Touch" attack or buff but thats uncertain. Has anyone seen it? Will check log maybe.
Anyone think it helps?
Maybe next time I'll rip and move my 63 pieces over to the mask for this fight, just in case
Bummer theres no extra dread drops or something.

I truly am not trying to be mean here, but not getting to the 50% phase is a ways off - it is pretty much a walk in the park up until that point. I agree with your assessment, it is probably due to the lack of heals (Even so, I think you ought to be able to hit 50% with just 4). I'd say that your healers were probably losing focus on tank - it may be due to not cleansing fast enough. Like on just about any fight, it would probably be helpful if you assigned a healer or two to stay on the tank at all times. Also there is a swap mechanic that will kill people if not done correctly.

As far as I can tell, this fight was designed for 24 DG geared players (we may have been able to win without 2 dps, but it would have been close on enrage). I would not advise bringing PUGs into this fight.

As for some other things you mentioned --
Yes, reducing lag will help, of course - there can be a lot of stuff going on with 24 people
Key binds vs mouse click is a whole other argument - it comes down to preference, I think a good click player can be as good as if not better than a good keybind player ... it's really just personal skill.
Again, mask does nothing at 5 stacks (we may try 7 stacks very soon and will let everyone know).
No one thinks it helps but we do have our tanks wearing them anyways.