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What do you think of the difficulty of the flashpoints?

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What do you think of the difficulty of the flashpoints?

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RiORdian
12.20.2011 , 07:40 AM | #31
I with my guildmates finished Cademimu yesterday. Juggernaut @30, Marauder @27, Sniper @26 and me Operative @25. Not too hard till the last general (cant remember hist name). The fire debuff there behaves rather illogically (sometimes you get debuffed even across the room right near the wall, you cant run up to the boss at start without getting 5-6 stacks etc). Nervertheless after few wipes we did bring him down, only to die to the fire debuff that appeared when we went to the console to finish the quest. Wrote a ticket right after that, got a quick response (kudos to the GM of LoL EU server) and this is obviously being looked into.

The flashpoints Ive done up till now seem to be going higher in the difficulty, which is good, but arent too hard for experienced/leveled group (however I wouldnt want to fight the last boss of athiss, the 4 class bosses in mandalorian one and the general in cademimu with random group as a healer atm )
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Darren_Kitlor
12.20.2011 , 07:45 AM | #32
Mandalorian Raiders and beyond are much, much harder.

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Lacedemon
12.20.2011 , 09:30 AM | #33
Did cadimeu or however it is spelt. Was piss, we had an IA healing 1 DPS SA and 2 DPS spec juggs (one of which was me). I ended up tanking and there was not 1 moment in time where I really felt I was lacking due to not being tank spec'd nor did I have aggro issues or need to ask the other guys to hold back on DPS. We then moved onto Boarding Party and again wasn't difficult as well bar the 2nd to last boss.

I've done all the flashpoints up to Boarding Party and compared to what I am used to doing this is a breeze. And for the people saying about cc's on Mandalorian raiders, certainly in the MMO I have come from not being able to CC bosses is the norm.

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verzin
12.21.2011 , 01:42 PM | #34
They are Far too easy, and I feel that they could use something....more. they seem to lack interesting mechanics of ANY kind.
Still fun though.

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CommandoDeltasev
12.21.2011 , 02:35 PM | #35
In all honesty i feel that the flashpoints, as well as with some aspects of the game, have great potential, although are lacking when it comes to difficulty, and mechanics. As i have only gotten up to athiss, i dont know if i could stand for everyone, but i personally felt that the bosses, could use a boost when it came to damage dealt or if anything the things they did.
A great example of this is the last boss in Athiss, THe Prophet of Vodal. In all honesty, he had some nice varied mechanics for a lower end boss, but they were so easy that it took out any real excitement in the encounter. The flames he shoots out from both sides of the room, slow, and piss easy to avoid, and the damage nominal at best. His "lightning stun",although at first a surprise, it quickly becomes more of a nuisance then a threat when it only targets the tank and barely does any damage. THe only real interesting bit to the encounter was the random force attack he does on a target, which did enough damage to atleast keep the healer busy.

All it would take would be a simple increase to the damage of the Prophets abilities, and perhaps making it so that the mechanics of the fight make it so that all members of the party have to be on their toes and not just the healer. For instance making it so that the flames would move faster from each side, or have it so that the lightning stun he did affected more people than just the tank.
Although i can understand that you may be catering to new players, please remember that many of us have come from games that we've felt have been to easy, or dummed so that down lower end players could grasp it easier, i understand your caution, but this caution may make it so that you lose many individuals who find interest in your game and the potential it has.

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NoxiousAlby
12.21.2011 , 04:52 PM | #36
I'm playing to have fun with a group of random people in FP's not to repeatedly smack my head against my desk as I did in the first 3 months of Cata.

Stop with the QQ about difficulty, you want a challenge then manage a household.

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CommandoDeltasev
12.21.2011 , 05:59 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by NoxiousAlby View Post
I'm playing to have fun with a group of random people in FP's not to repeatedly smack my head against my desk as I did in the first 3 months of Cata.

Stop with the QQ about difficulty, you want a challenge then manage a household.
So let me get this straight, you QQ about Cata being hard at launch, and now that people find this game to easy you tell them not too voice their own opinions of the matter

If you are not a hypocrite than i dont know what is

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NoxiousAlby
12.21.2011 , 08:51 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoDeltasev View Post
So let me get this straight, you QQ about Cata being hard at launch, and now that people find this game to easy you tell them not too voice their own opinions of the matter

If you are not a hypocrite than i dont know what is
And if you werent aware before the game launched that this was designed to be significantly easier than Cata then you have had your head buried in the sand.

Many people like it the way it is, and are not interested in the squeaky wheel making the most noise. Take your minority elsewhere.

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Nylyan
12.21.2011 , 09:03 PM | #39
You found Cataclysm heroics at the release hard?
Dear god, that's just sad, they were easy as long as you had people with average IQ.

Anyway, so far, the Flashpoints have presented a decent challange at some points, such as the Boarding Party boss in Mandalorian Raiders when I was the recommended level, and now the Storm Squad or whatever, in the Boarding Party flashpoint. At first I didn't seem to be able to down the Storm Squad due to the damage being insane, apparently.
Then ofcourse, after 3 runs, we finally got a decent group in the 4th run, and it was a breeze, it's all about communication and such.

The Foundry isn't all that hard either, as long as you know what you're doing.

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JediIorith
12.21.2011 , 09:52 PM | #40
I'm up to level 45, done every flashpoint and almost every heroic, and I have to say, they are a bit too easy. 90% of encounters are straight tank-n-spank. I've only found 2 or 3 that requires any strategy.