Friday, January 30, 2009

Worst Achievement Ever

You know, I'm down with the hard achievements where it takes massive coordination, massive skill with healing or dps or tanking. I'm okay with wiping on a boss for hours and hours knowing that the next time will be an improvement.

Here's the low-down on this [Less-Rabi] Achievement I spent 6 hours attempting last night.

Defeat Moorabi in Gundrak on Heroic Difficulty while preventing him from transforming into a mammoth at any point during the encounter.

For the first 50% of his life, his transformation is easy-sauce to interrupt. 40% is even doable, hell even 35% is doable. His casts and cast cooldowns are all based on the percentage of his health. Silence, slows, poisons, hurricanes don't work to slow down his cast time. When he's below 25%, his casts come even faster all the way to .5 secs. Latency + Instance lag > transformation spell.

We even tried to trick of holding down the interrupt spell before he casts and releasing the button when it started to go off. It still wasn't fast enough. We tried counting, pre-empting a series of interrupts, going slow, going fast, and even the exploit!

This thing is 100% luck. Sure you can probably get it on your first try if people just happen to hit the interrupt at the EXACT right moment his is going off and it excluded all latency/lag issues. But this achievement I'm throwing in the bin in terms of any real skill.

I'm guessing the devs designed this one sitting next to the f-ing instance servers and therefore never considered latency issues. We'll definitely keep trying this one but even after we get it, I won't really feel like I achieved anything but a run of good luck.

QQ QQ QQ bite me!


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