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New time-limited nightmare Dread Fortress title announced

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New time-limited nightmare Dread Fortress title announced
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dipstik
03.04.2014 , 03:48 PM | #11
i totally read the notes as saying: if you down this on the pts within the first few weeks, youll get a title. i really wish i could think in the box once and a while.

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MattPucevich
03.04.2014 , 06:00 PM | #12 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Heya,

I just wanted to take an opportunity to clarify some things regarding Nightmare Mode in 2.7, and more specifically Nightmare Power, as we've been seeing a bit of confusion here and there regarding the system and our plans for it.

First of all, while we don't have *exact* dates, guilds can expect to have on the order of a couple of months to get their Nightmare Power clear before the buff goes away. Dread Fortress' Nightmare Power will not expire before 2.8, and we will monitor progress throughout the Operation and will make sure there is plenty of notice before it is removed. What Nightmare Mode will be post Nightmare Power is still up for discussion, but again we’ll make sure to communicate it clearly before it happens.

Second, Nightmare Mode with the Nightmare Power buff active will be balanced to the same deliciously devious difficulty level as the other Nightmare Modes you all know and love.

Third, we can confirm that the balance currently up on PTS is not final and quite subject to change.

Thanks everyone for showing up and testing/streaming on the PTS! The feedback has already been invaluable.
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TACeMossie
03.04.2014 , 06:43 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by dipstik View Post
i totally read the notes as saying: if you down this on the pts within the first few weeks, youll get a title. i really wish i could think in the box once and a while.
Thats ok, you're not the only one.

Though I am surprised that when Nightmare Power is removed the health and damage of the bosses will drop to HM level. At least give it +5%!

Cause I can guarantee I wont be able to take on NiM DF/DP while the buff is out (unless it lasts till december or something), but I'd like it to be more than just mechanical differences between HM and NiM when I do get around to it...

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Rasen
03.04.2014 , 08:31 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by TACeMossie View Post
Thats ok, you're not the only one.

Though I am surprised that when Nightmare Power is removed the health and damage of the bosses will drop to HM level. At least give it +5%!

Cause I can guarantee I wont be able to take on NiM DF/DP while the buff is out (unless it lasts till december or something), but I'd like it to be more than just mechanical differences between HM and NiM when I do get around to it...
For most people the mechanics are what causes wipes. Not the extra bump in health or damages.

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ArchangelLBC
03.05.2014 , 12:53 AM | #15
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For most people the mechanics are what causes wipes. Not the extra bump in health or damages.
Eh, for a lot of mechanically sound people it's getting the DPS checks that becomes such a pain.
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Jeweledleah
03.05.2014 , 01:41 AM | #16
it sounds like they are making it similar to pvp seasonal titles.

time based titles already exist in SWTOR, they were merely given to everyone who was there, just for being there. now, you don't just have to be there, you'll have to earn them.

I did also read it as... well... sounds like we're going to be spending some time on PTS practicing. I do wonder how limited is limited. how many months before the nerf.

its an interesting idea. and from what I read of the data-mined mechanics? they sound painful, even without the health/damage buff on bosses.

as long as they keep the nightmare mounts earnable though? I'm personaly content. I'd love a title, but I'd love the mount more :P

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DieGhostDie
03.05.2014 , 01:58 AM | #17
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Eh, for a lot of mechanically sound people it's getting the DPS checks that becomes such a pain.
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akabane_k
03.05.2014 , 03:50 AM | #18
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MisterBlackJack
03.05.2014 , 07:09 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeweledleah View Post
it sounds like they are making it similar to pvp seasonal titles.

time based titles already exist in SWTOR, they were merely given to everyone who was there, just for being there. now, you don't just have to be there, you'll have to earn them.

I did also read it as... well... sounds like we're going to be spending some time on PTS practicing. I do wonder how limited is limited. how many months before the nerf.

its an interesting idea. and from what I read of the data-mined mechanics? they sound painful, even without the health/damage buff on bosses.

as long as they keep the nightmare mounts earnable though? I'm personaly content. I'd love a title, but I'd love the mount more :P
oh there some other mechanics especially for brontes that are not mentioned on the pts. Like for one Brontes's lightning circle attack can now go clockwise OR counterclockwise. Also her fingers in the 2nd to last phase, where heals and dps have to stand next to one, now have an ability called "touch", if you get hit by this debuff again your dead, meaning you can't stand by the same finger anymore
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cs_zoltan
03.05.2014 , 07:36 AM | #20
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This does two things. First, it makes all nightmare titles an "original" clear. No more need to specify "pre-2.0 Warstalker" or "pre-2.4 Dragonslayer". Second, it avoids the utterly bizarre situation we have right now where easier ops (HM DF/DP) drop better gear. There is no reason whatsoever to get gear from NiM TfB or S&V, but they are indisputably harder than HM DF or DP. So, that's backwards. With this new time-limited scheme, they will effectively be nerfing NiM DF and DP such that they are accessible to those who want an intermediate gear tier between 78s and whatever-comes-next (maybe 85s?).
It only makes sense if the new HMs gona be so hard that you can't beat it without the gear from DF/DP Nim. If it will be another DF/DP HM lvl of difficulty than it's stupid, still a lot of guild trying to prorgress in TFB/S&V Nim, but with a nerfed version they might not care at all.