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Phases for World Bosses?


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Synchronised
07.21.2012 , 04:32 PM | #1
Earlier today I assembled 3 ops groups for the world bosses on Alderaan, Tatooine and Nar Shadaa (1 ops group for each planet since almost everyone left the group when we moved to another planet). When we got to the spawn areas we found out (by asking around) that a level 50 had just soloed them. It was very annoying since we had to wait a long time to be able to kill them.

The reason why I'm posting this story here is:
I thought "Well... There must be other people having the same problem. And the 50's who're soloing the bosses are ruining it for the players who’re at the appropriate level."

Before going any further with this thing I have to say this: I don't have anything against soloing world bosses at all - I even did it myself once! But then again I didn't want to ruin it for other people.

So my idea is that BioWare should make phases for the world bosses - Yes I know it's not just a minor thing 'cause it'd take some rearranging of the map - but hey - that's what patching's for! So instead of the world bosses having a very long respawn time, the phases should have a cooldown for each person who's slain the boss in their phase. But in order to prevent mass re-runs from different phase owners (you know where you change the story owner), the ops should own the phase so that every guy in the group gets a cooldown. This would also prevent people from soloing it and then joining a group. It would make for a ‘world-boss system’ similar to the one we see at the moment, but with the possibility for all people to do it when they want.

Now that was my idea. I'm glad to share it with you, and hear what you think about it. And I'd also like to know if you've had the same problem!

Ps.: What is the respawn time? Can't remember

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sleeping_hobbo
07.21.2012 , 04:58 PM | #2
Indeed the World bosses could do with a bit of a redesign hope bioware take this into consideration. world bosses are great as long as your not waiting around for hours for them to respawn
I go by many Names:
Chin Chin, Purple Chin, The Chin, Chin to the power of 10, Chin, Chinington.

Any will do.

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lightSaberAddiCt
07.21.2012 , 05:01 PM | #3
A simpler solution would be just to have maybe a 10 level cap on the bosses. If someone is over 10 levels, then he cant attack the boss.

Really, there is no justification for 50's to solo low level bosses.

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sleeping_hobbo
07.21.2012 , 05:09 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by lightSaberAddiCt View Post
A simpler solution would be just to have maybe a 10 level cap on the bosses. If someone is over 10 levels, then he cant attack the boss.

Really, there is no justification for 50's to solo low level bosses.
But what if your a bit of a completionist and are looking to fill out your codex entries
I go by many Names:
Chin Chin, Purple Chin, The Chin, Chin to the power of 10, Chin, Chinington.

Any will do.

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Soluss
07.21.2012 , 06:13 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by lightSaberAddiCt View Post
A simpler solution would be just to have maybe a 10 level cap on the bosses. If someone is over 10 levels, then he cant attack the boss.

Really, there is no justification for 50's to solo low level bosses.
I like this idea best. World bosses are there to promote competition between raiders. To instance them would be taking that away. But the guy above me also has a good point. So maybe make it so after 10 levels you get absolutely no benefits other then a codex entry. That will deter most 50s from soloing them more then once.

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TrooperCam
07.21.2012 , 07:31 PM | #6
Make them instance for each player but put them on a weekly lockout to stop the farmers.

Could also be extended to the NP which is often the cause of anguish in here.
Somewhere in Dalborra.

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Synchronised
07.22.2012 , 02:28 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Soluss View Post
I like this idea best. World bosses are there to promote competition between raiders. To instance them would be taking that away. But the guy above me also has a good point. So maybe make it so after 10 levels you get absolutely no benefits other then a codex entry. That will deter most 50s from soloing them more then once.
As you said yourself it'd deter most level 50's from soloing them, but would that also deter the people who do it for fun? Because that was why I soloed them once - to see what the bosses looked like.
I was wondering myself what to do with the "ops race", but I just couldn't find a better solution than to instance the bosses and discard the "ops race".
In my opinion this prevents most bad things from happening. And I'm looking for a system that makes it able for everyone to say "Hey! We'll do this world boss on monday!" - and then if a level 50 had just soloed the boss monday morning, it would be impossible for these guys to do it. This system with instances would allow casual players, who don't play that much, to pick a date in the calendar with their friends and do the boss - I think that things like these would open the game for a much wider audience.
But you know - it's just an idea

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RediKnight
02.19.2013 , 11:21 PM | #8
Old thread, but the same ****. I assembled a group of people ready to take down the WB on to find 50's soloing them, even the one my group of 8 stood in front of. This is utter ********. Why the **** should I continue to play a game that I get raped by my own team?

If you're a 50 doing WB's during prime time you are the biggest Douche I've ever met.

As for the designers that allow this, by making 50's impervious to damage from lover levels, **** you you lazy ****s. You've lost my sub. Totally, I see no reason to get ****ed everytime I play a game I pay for, and more and more often that's what happens. So yeah, you've officially lost my sub.

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mufgufkin
02.20.2013 , 05:03 PM | #9
I have only soloed one boss and that was my first 50 at 4:00 in the morning. I tried to set up an ops group on my alt, for balmorra two 50s waited for us to to get a group together and they killed it TWICE!!! The thing that pissed me off is theses guys were new 50s 11k hp each who im guessing were to afraid to try an HM FP

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wainot-keel
02.21.2013 , 08:36 AM | #10
BW has done nothing to prevent people from ruining someone else's fun regarding World Bosses. They didn't do anything for Nightmare Pilgrim, they certainly didn't do anything for the Gree event ones, they won't do anything for the "lowbie" WBs