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2-Man Hardmode Eternity Vault Cleared!


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SupraSayain
06.09.2013 , 11:32 PM | #1
My friend and I have just cleared HM EV as a 2-man group. As far as we know, we are the first duo to accomplish this. We cleared this on June 7th, 2013. I would also like to note that all 5 of the boss fights were done with just the two of us. We both reside on The Harbinger server and our group consisted of Marisi (Mercenary Healer/Dps) and Chi'koda (Marauder Dps/tank).

This was a very enjoyable and fun experience for us both, it was great to accomplish this feat. To be honest the operation itself was relatively easy to do with only two people, with the exception of one fight.... and that fight, was definitely those dreadful pylons....

The problem with the pylons wasn't so much that the elites still hurt (which they do), but instead the 250 seconds really doesn't grant much leeway with the 30s lockout per rotation, which meant that we both had to have puzzles that were 8 moves each. Sometimes we got lucky and after zoning in or resetting we both had 8s but more often that not one or none of us would. In some of the extreme cases it took an hour of resetting (60 resets all up) to get 2 8s.
Even with 2 8s, after you take away 7 rotations worth of lockouts, the time it takes to channel the rotation console, the time it takes to confirm the wheel and the final second it takes to register both sides as complete, we were left with about 4 seconds of time in which we could mess up, including time for lag, so it was incredibly unforgiving.
Although we spent countless hours on these horrible pylons, we finally got them down!

So that's enough rambling on my part, here are the videos! Enjoy!!!

Droid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or1IyDFEcBQ
Gharj - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byCQVMifxNM
Pylons - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTvg5QFwAgA
Council - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syg4whbR5S8
Soa - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO5rypiuffQ

Big thanks to Marisi for being the best Healer/Dps/Tank for the job! Also for just being super awesome! Woooo! Yay us!

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Sprgmr
06.10.2013 , 12:07 AM | #2
Bravo! Gotta say, it adds to the "Epic-ness" of the characters we play. I strongly believe that this ih how amazing our toons are in the universe.

I gather you were the Mara, so not sure if you can answer this: How did the Merc decide on which cell to use for each boss? I see it was the armor-piercing for Gharj but Healing for Soa. I also see she switched mid-fight.

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Bastila-chan
06.10.2013 , 04:00 AM | #3
Nice one, congrats.

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Larry_Dallas
06.10.2013 , 11:47 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by SupraSayain View Post
My friend and I have just cleared HM EV as a 2-man group.
Council - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syg4whbR5S8
Achievement that popped during the infernal council vid says you beat them on 16m storymode. I actually don't know if that's more or less impressive with two vs 8 man hardmode, though.

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06.10.2013 , 12:47 PM | #5
Some of the achievements for 8 man hard mode EV and 16 man storymode EV are swapped. I ran 16 man storymode EV the other day and the Puzzle and the gear check both gave the hard mode achievements.
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SupraSayain
06.10.2013 , 01:40 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by GrovesK View Post
Some of the achievements for 8 man hard mode EV and 16 man storymode EV are swapped. I ran 16 man storymode EV the other day and the Puzzle and the gear check both gave the hard mode achievements.
Yes that is correct, the operations seem to be bugged with their achievements. For some reason we received the 16-man story mode achievement. Although I can assure you that this was completed on 8-man HM. Because,

A) On story mode there is no lockout debuff that you receive from turning the wheel once, if I'm not mistaken this is solely a HM/NiM mechanic.
B) Again if I'm not mistaken, in 16 man the Rakata Guardian adds would appear to be much larger in scale than they are in the video.

Many operations are bugged with their achievements, for example my guild wanted to clear 16 NiEC for fun and for some reason on completing the Kephess fight, we received the 16-man story mode achievement. So I'm sure this is just a bug and I apologize for not making a note of it before, to avoid confusion.

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SupraSayain
06.10.2013 , 01:50 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Sprgmr View Post
Bravo! Gotta say, it adds to the "Epic-ness" of the characters we play. I strongly believe that this ih how amazing our toons are in the universe.

I gather you were the Mara, so not sure if you can answer this: How did the Merc decide on which cell to use for each boss? I see it was the armor-piercing for Gharj but Healing for Soa. I also see she switched mid-fight.
Marisi decided which cylinders to use based on the fights themselves. For example, I'm sure she determined it by deciding what was needed more, dps or heals. We also 2-manned this on sm pre 2.0 speding time on on that and have had plenty of practice figuring out which fights were more heal or dps intensive. She found out which fights she needed to be full heals in or which she could sacrifice heal tree skill points to put higher into the Arsenal tree to deal more dps needed to beat the enrage timers.

I'm sure she could answer this question much better!

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ceazare
06.10.2013 , 05:06 PM | #8
Very nicely done!

I'm curious though, how did you handle the other side of the pylons? Which spec were you using?
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Cthulhooo
06.11.2013 , 02:50 AM | #9
Good choice of music

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ronniehenlau
06.11.2013 , 03:16 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ceazare View Post
Very nicely done!

I'm curious though, how did you handle the other side of the pylons? Which spec were you using?
Ima go out on a limb and assume annihilation for survivability. :-)
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