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NiM Vorgath (Droid Overload Bugged?)

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RattyRattail
02.18.2013 , 10:33 AM | #1
We were doing Vorgath the other night and had the tank positioned against the wall, and all other's behind the mob. We were on the left side of the minefield. The first droid we ran into no issues with the push back. On the 2nd droid when it reached about 50% health it fired it's knockback, and it punted a good number of our ops team into the bad part of the minefield. None of the DPS grabbed aggro, as many in the ops team verified that the droid was focused on the tank the entire time. Before switching to the left side we were running up the right side with no issues with the knockback. Anyone else experiencing this, or have an idea of why its happening?
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bbare
02.18.2013 , 11:53 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by RattyRattail View Post
We were doing Vorgath the other night and had the tank positioned against the wall, and all other's behind the mob. We were on the left side of the minefield. The first droid we ran into no issues with the push back. On the 2nd droid when it reached about 50% health it fired it's knockback, and it punted a good number of our ops team into the bad part of the minefield. None of the DPS grabbed aggro, as many in the ops team verified that the droid was focused on the tank the entire time. Before switching to the left side we were running up the right side with no issues with the knockback. Anyone else experiencing this, or have an idea of why its happening?
The "frontal cone" on the knockback isn't 180 degrees. It is more like 270. If you are not directly behind the mob, you are at risk to knockback. It really isn't necessary to stand behind the droid. Just have everyone put their back against the wall and have ranged dps go out and kill the exploding droids when they spawn. You can easily interrupt his cleave so their is little risk of raid damage by being against the wall.
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Khevar
02.18.2013 , 03:23 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by bbare View Post
The "frontal cone" on the knockback isn't 180 degrees. It is more like 270. If you are not directly behind the mob, you are at risk to knockback. It really isn't necessary to stand behind the droid. Just have everyone put their back against the wall and have ranged dps go out and kill the exploding droids when they spawn. You can easily interrupt his cleave so their is little risk of raid damage by being against the wall.
^^^ 100% this

With 4 dps on the ground, we have two that trade off Overload interrupts, and two that trade off Cleave interrupts. If someone messes up their interrupt rotation they call it out and the tank picks up the next interrupt.

Everyone has their back to the wall the whole time.

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bbare
02.18.2013 , 03:27 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Khevar View Post
^^^ 100% this

With 4 dps on the ground, we have two that trade off Overload interrupts, and two that trade off Cleave interrupts. If someone messes up their interrupt rotation they call it out and the tank picks up the next interrupt.

Everyone has their back to the wall the whole time.
He was referring to nightmare strategy where there is no overload interrupt.
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Khevar
02.18.2013 , 04:41 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by bbare View Post
He was referring to nightmare strategy where there is no overload interrupt.
D'oh, sorry.

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RandomXChance
02.18.2013 , 08:57 PM | #6
My group tried that method at first, but it is too dicey due to the large arc of the attack. As a previous poster said, just have everyone stack against the wall and make sure you are all in the same alcove or you will LOS the healers.

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Loki_
02.18.2013 , 09:42 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by bbare View Post
He was referring to nightmare strategy where there is no overload interrupt.
Fairly sure you can still interupt overload on Nim, there is just no cast bar for it, however if you hit your interupt as his legs begin to spin around you have around 0.5 sec window where you can still catch the interupt.

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bbare
02.18.2013 , 10:06 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Loki_ View Post
Fairly sure you can still interupt overload on Nim, there is just no cast bar for it, however if you hit your interupt as his legs begin to spin around you have around 0.5 sec window where you can still catch the interupt.
That's interesting, I might try interrupting it when I do NiM EC again. Its not like the interrupt is necessary, though. The fight is extremely easy for a NiM.
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