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[Czerka Core Meltdown] The Vigilant SM becomes enraged

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[Czerka Core Meltdown] The Vigilant SM becomes enraged

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ElaineSpencer
08.09.2013 , 11:07 AM | #1
Alright, let me start off by saying I'm not sure this is a bug. That's why I'm posting this here.

My fiance and I have been running the new flashpoints, [Group 2+] Czerka Corporate Labs and [Group 2+] Czerka Core Meltdown since 2.3 went live, favoring Story Mode as we don't have to group up with random people.

Immortal Jugg, using Basic and Arkanian Mods; Level 53 crafted earpiece.
Bodyguard Merc, using Basic and Arkanian Mods; Level 53 crafted earpiece.
Mako, using Rakata and Campaign Mods; Level 53 earpiece dropped from CCL.
HK, using Rakata and Campaign Mods; Level 53 crafted earpiece.

Prior to today, we never had issues with Story Modes - we steamrolled them.

However, upon reaching The Vigilant in Story Mode, we encountered an issue that has caused us to immediately wipe twice so far. Upon destroying the Data Integration Points, The Vigilant becomes enraged, making this Group 2+ flashpoint impossible to do with two people.

Like I said, I'm not sure if this is a bug or not. I would just like to know if it isn't a bug, how long The Vigilant's enrage timer is?

EDIT/UPDATE: Upon doing some digging, we realized there was a patch that didn't download upon booting the client today. We are updating now, and will see if that solves the issue.

EDIT/UPDATE #2: Patching resolved the issue, it looks like. Upon fighting The Vigilant again, he didn't enrage until he was down to about ten percent health. We broadcasted this fight on Twitch, and it can be found Here.

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Qvasar
08.09.2013 , 11:29 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by ElaineSpencer View Post
Upon destroying the Data Integration Points, The Vigilant becomes enraged, making this Group 2+ flashpoint impossible to do with two people.

Like I said, I'm not sure if this is a bug or not. I would just like to know if it isn't a bug, how long The Vigilant's enrage timer is?.
As far as I know there are no enrage timers on story mode. I (and many others) have soloed that flashpoint in SM and never encountered such a problem. I suspect either you were in HM by mistake or it was indeed a bug.

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Altheran
08.09.2013 , 11:48 AM | #3
If you stay away from him when he is preparing his cleaving attack, you'll be fine even with an enrage. The remaining part of his damage is pretty bad.

With my Shadow tank (Campaign gear) each time I tried to solo him, he enraged and I fail with him at ~50% but only because I manage to screw and take his AoE in the face (at least 40% of HP in one hit). I should also mention that my Companion do not last after the third "perched datacore" (Zenith or HK). I use a medpack.

Considering that in your group you have a healer, it shouldn't be problem to make the companions survive until the end and heal the damage as long as you avoid the cleaves. I recomand you use Vette instead of HK because it would be pretty bad for HK if he stand in the cleave. I don't know if he has particular mechanics to get rid of other players than the one tanking him.

That's all I can say to this matter.

Quote: Originally Posted by Qvasar View Post
As far as I know there are no enrage timers on story mode. I (and many others) have soloed that flashpoint in SM and never encountered such a problem. I suspect either you were in HM by mistake or it was indeed a bug.
Like him, when trying to solo him, he has an enrage buff... or something that look alike because I don't have the time to look at the buff as I'm busy enough to avoid his cleaves of death. Considering how he is much more threatening and deadly than other "bosses", I assume it is an enrage.
And I'm sure I'm not mistaking SM and HM because it is clearly written [Group 2+], and I doubt that as Shadow in Campaign gear I could reach the Vigilent alone in HM.

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wishingwell
08.09.2013 , 01:22 PM | #4
On the PTS, if you took too long killing the cores, he would enrage in SM. I have to ask though -- did all your adds spawn properly during the fight? I ran SM solo a few times (on the PTS) and he enraged the one time I managed to bug out the add spawn.

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Xuanxu
08.09.2013 , 01:48 PM | #5
I believe he does have an enrage timer associated with how fast you kill the cores, happened to me and a guildie, we were using 2 healing comps and saw the enrage, we switched one of the comps for a dps one, and we didnt have a problem
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ElaineSpencer
08.09.2013 , 02:51 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by wishingwell View Post
On the PTS, if you took too long killing the cores, he would enrage in SM. I have to ask though -- did all your adds spawn properly during the fight? I ran SM solo a few times (on the PTS) and he enraged the one time I managed to bug out the add spawn.
I think the first time it happened, we did have a group of adds not spawn properly (I dismissed it as a lag spike initially, but it apparently wasn't - at least, according to the fiance). The second time not so much.

As for the patching (I'm going to edit the first post after this reply), he no longer becomes enraged - immediately, anyway. Maybe I never noticed it before, but he still enrages once he gets down to about 10% health.

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wishingwell
08.09.2013 , 04:28 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by ElaineSpencer View Post
I think the first time it happened, we did have a group of adds not spawn properly (I dismissed it as a lag spike initially, but it apparently wasn't - at least, according to the fiance). The second time not so much.

As for the patching (I'm going to edit the first post after this reply), he no longer becomes enraged - immediately, anyway. Maybe I never noticed it before, but he still enrages once he gets down to about 10% health.
Huh. 8 minutes seems a little short for SM to run into a timer. I would submit a bug report (if you haven't already)... unfortunately, I don't think there's a lot more that can be done. I've 2-manned the FP a few times since it hit Live and we haven't run into any issues -- I have no idea how long the fights ran, though. Something to keep an eye on I suppose.

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Ausgelebt
08.09.2013 , 07:17 PM | #8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JinUpTL1BxU

no problems here.. that was today at 2am


even forgot to put doc out of passive B(

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shadowflit
08.10.2013 , 06:27 AM | #9
I hit enrage first time through on SM, my HK decided he didn't really enjoy shooting cores. Was surprised there was an enrage on SM, didn't think that happened.

Should be fine with two people as long as you dodge mechanics and have healing. I was fine healing through the enrage while solo, though I am more geared.

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galliant
08.10.2013 , 08:32 AM | #10
I tried soloing him with most of my toons. He did enrage on my assassin tank, but he was in a mix of 61/63/69 (about 32k hp) and the comp i had out was the heal wearing mostly his starter gear (about 16k hp). He enraged from the ~5-6th core, but managed to kill him with enrage in my 3rd try. The thing i had to do was to kill the outer cores first due to the fact that after you destroy them you get hit for about 19-20k if he is enraged so my comp always died. The inner ones just spawn the 2 strong adds so there is no problem with them. When i engaged the enraged boss i just popped every legacy ability and every def cd i had and managed to kill him with a97% hp left.
In conclusion, both fps can be soloed easily if you and your comp are about 61/63s at least. More difficult if you or your comp are not that geared