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Author Topic: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?  (Read 1017 times)

Apostrophe

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Last night... I was on a PuG SM Denova. When we got to the tanks, we pretty much hit a stone wall, for over 2 hours. Which was extremely frustrating, because in my opinion, especially in story mode, the tank are probably one of the easier encounters in that Op...

Basically... I spent the whole time healing Firebrand's side, because no one else could/was able to take the spikes/pillars, which to me is not a huge deal, because in my opinion healing Firebrand's side is a walk in the park, even if the tanks don't cross taunt for Incinerate.. It is story mode afterall.

Anyway... consistently.... attempt after attempt... when defensive systems would start, a lightning spike would either get dropped ON Stormcaller, killing the DPS before they got under the shield, OR a lightning spike would get dropped IN the shield, killing the DPS and the healer on that side.

That pretty much wiped us everytime. Now, I was only on that side once, and it was only until we realized that the healer on Firebrand's side was expecting a DPS to take the spikes/pillars and never said anything, so when the first spike got dropped ON Firebrand, it wiped... So I was never really able to see what was really going on over on Stormcaller's side....

Is this a bug? Or was Stormcaller's team doing something wrong?



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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2012, 11:26 AM »
Just sounds like people not being where they are supposed to be. Maybe the tank on stormcaller side wasn't placing the spires during the defensive system phase, or maybe people weren't getting under the shield quickly enough and having spires spawn on them.

Also on occasion we have seen a spire land on the stormcaller side tank right as defensive system started.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2012, 11:50 AM »
It's possible... I doubt it was the tank over there, since i've played him several times before and he does know the fight pretty well, and is actually a good tank.. Tho anything is possible.

I personally kept getting graphics glitches on Firebrands side, when the lightning spikes were dropping, but I couldn't SEE them... The only indication I'd get, was seeing my HP drop at 3k/tick... I'd move, and only THEN would the spike appear... Was driving me nuts.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2012, 11:53 AM »
Oh one more thing.. The Stormcaller tank had to leave, and we replaced him.. Same thing was happening with the replacement tank.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2012, 12:51 PM »
Was there someone standing on the ground on the stormcaller side? If everyone was on the tank itself that was your problem.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2012, 01:18 PM »
Everyone on Stormcaller was standing on the tank... Everyone except me was standing on Firebrand, and I was dropping spikes/pillars on the ground.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2012, 02:18 PM »
it  happens. When Defensive Systems is being cast the tank should probably taunt Stormcaller for insurance and already be running off because sometimes pillars do drop early. But they should be on the tank if they aren't then something is going wrong on that side.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 04, 2012, 02:27 PM »
That's what was wrong. Someone on stormcaller should always be on the ground.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 04, 2012, 03:49 PM »
That's weird.. Because anytime I have healed Stormcaller, its with 2 melee dps, we all stand on the tank, and I've never seen this happen before. Heh

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #9 on: Sep 04, 2012, 04:41 PM »
That's what was wrong. Someone on stormcaller should always be on the ground.

nah for 8 man only one person needs to be on the ground and it should be the healer on Firebrand side.

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 04, 2012, 05:15 PM »
My casual guild struggled for a long time with this, essentially, the stormcaller tank fucked up.  This is caused by the tank either losing aggro, not being first on the ground or, in the case of the spire on the tank, not getting off stormcaller fast enough. 

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Re: Denova (SM)... is this a bug, or just people screwing up?
« Reply #11 on: Sep 04, 2012, 05:48 PM »
So basically, the tank has to get on the ground first, and be sure not to lose aggro? Seems simple enough, lol... (says the not-a-tank)

 

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