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#1 Aug 30 2013 at 7:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just want to see how people see it, but...

Cutter's Cry (a lv. 38 optional dungeon) seems nasty to me. I tried pugging it three times, and did not complete it. The first two times, the tank had major problems keeping up with the first spider boss, with the adds and all, and we died several times before abandoning hope and leaving.

The third time, the tank was more competent, so the first boss went down with "only" a couple of wipes, when the DPS got their act together and focused on the adds properly.

Later on in that group, we reached Chimera, and I -note, the healer- died frequently because there's an apparent bug with the text announcing when Chimera's eyes "light violet / light blue" and sometimes nothing would show up. Since I'm not targeting the boss, I couldn't have a look at the casting bar and attempt to preemptively avoid the effect, so I died 2-3 times.

Eventually, we ran out of time.

I will retry this when I am lv. 40-41 with better gear and all, but it seemed nasty to me, definitely not a walk in the park and all.

Thoughts? Agree / disagree? Smiley: grin

Edited, Aug 30th 2013 9:23pm by Sovjohn
#2 Aug 30 2013 at 7:34 PM Rating: Good
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It's level 38 now? Geez, it was hard at level 50 in the first version.

Edited, Aug 30th 2013 6:36pm by UltKnightGrover
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#3 Aug 30 2013 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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Oh Chimera, fun fun fun. There still Sand Tornado?
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#4 Aug 31 2013 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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From a DPS perspective (I ran it as a 38 Summoner)

Boss 1 (Spider): Tank and Spank. When adds spawned, they went onto the healer, who then just proceeded to kite them around the room. We saved LB for this, and the dragoon we had used LB on the boss, and we burned the boss down before adds became a problem. I tossed a couple heals (Physick) as the healer kited, and as my DoTs ticked.

Boss 2 (Worm): Stay on the outer edge, dodge the sand "spears", and when you get sucked into the middle, run right back out.

Boss 3 (Chimera): Blue Eyes - Point Blank AoE. Get out of the immediate Area. Violet Eyes - Everyone stack on the boss.


As for not being able to target the mob while healing, I suggest making a mouse-over macro. That way you can keep the mob targeted (and maybe toss an aero every now and again, if GCD allows).

something like /ac "Cure II" <mo>
#5 Aug 31 2013 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Sovjohn wrote:
I just want to see how people see it, but...

Cutter's Cry (a lv. 38 optional dungeon) seems nasty to me. I tried pugging it three times, and did not complete it. The first two times, the tank had major problems keeping up with the first spider boss, with the adds and all, and we died several times before abandoning hope and leaving.


I dunno.

As a tank, personally, the damage increase from Haukke Manor to Brayflox's Longstop made that dungeon jump fairly rough because it's a big jump. Somehow, outside of the Golem boss from Qarn, everything's hitting so much softer I wonder if BL's is tuned incorrectly.

First boss is easy and it just involves knowing which add to tank/burn and which to let the DPS to deal with. It's basically an add burn priority.
  • Marshals heal the boss (the ones that establish a link). These are #1 priority to burn down.
  • Guards are high health high damage. These are to burned down after the Marshals.
  • Soldiers are fodder. It takes maybe 2 nukes from a BLM or 2-3 seconds with two DPS on them. Just get initial hate off the healer and let them deal with them.


Second boss is easy but annoying. When it submerges above 50% health, run around the room in a circular fashion and it'll miss when it trys to emerge under someone every time. When it's below 50% just start running towards the edges of the room after it does the sand whirl no one will get hit.

We wiped once on the Chimera (hadn't been there before) but noticed myself and the MNK wasn't getting hit on violet and figured the whole dragon = in, ram = out mechanic. Damage isn't really too bad on it and paralyze is never an issue as long as the ranged stay away from the orb following them and enter on Voice of the Dragon.

Personally Cutter's Cry seemed really easy. It's more of a situational awareness fight than any tank, dps, or heal check...and that's why it's more difficult for people. Chimera's fun for the tank and gives me a chance to actually do more than pick up adds occasionally.

I'm really impressed with the instances so far. They don't just throw out mega damage as difficulty and slowly increase the different mechanics most of the SWOTR/WoW/Rift veterans are used to in terms of boss fights so that MMO newcomers aren't overwhelmed throughout the fight. The pacing of the dungeons are fairly swift and generous sync down on gear makes going back through something much easier even with the level cap.

EDIT:

Sovjohn, that's not a bug. The "eyes glow" effect doesn't tell you WHEN it's going to do a voice; it tells you WHAT type of voice it's going to be doing. Blue = Ice/Ram, Violet = Lightning/Dragon.

The cast bar is when you need to dodge and you *have* to be looking for it. Eyes glow effect is nothing more than effectively letting you know which Voice it's going to be using until the stance changes again. Technically, outside of the circular ability later on as a ranged it's an indicator of "You may now stay behind the boss directly/move about 6-8 yalms back".

Again, it's not a bug.

Edited, Aug 31st 2013 10:17am by Viertel
#6 Aug 31 2013 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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I had to queue this dungeon twice since the first time the other DPS was one of those that completly ignores boss mechanics and keeps attacking boss so it was only me on adds on first boss -.-
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