Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Anything, including off-topic posts

Moderators: Fridmarr, Worldie, Aergis, Sabindeus, PsiVen

Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby thatguy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:07 am

I apologize if this was already posted somewhere but I did a cursory search and didn't see it.

I've been powerleveling my herbalist/miner so that I can cash in on the raw material bonanza that everyone is expecting the first couple of days of Cata. I've noticed some strange lower level mob aggro.

It seems as if lower level mobs have either had their aggro radius greatly increased and that certain mobs are chained to other mobs.

Eg. 1 - I was in the Yeti cave north of Southshore farming tin veins. I could maneuver around Yeti-X easily and get closer to my node but if Yeti-Y was too close to the node, he would then aggro men which would draw Yeti-X and Yeti-Z as well. I hadn't noticed this chaining of mobs before. Maybe it's always been this way and I've been too oblivious to notice it.

Eg. 2 Farming copper in the Goldshire mine with the kobolds, the kobolds were very sensitive to my trespasses. Nearly every single kobold would attack and they seemed to be chained as well. Mind you, I'm on my 80 shammy and they're level 7-10. Previously, I would have to walk through the mobs, sit on their heads, invite them to tea time, and read the front page of the Financial Times while sitting on them before they would attack me.

I guess I'm bringing this up because I'm curious if anyone else has seen this and what (if any) implications this might have on the new leveling zones. Are the aggro radii for mobs increasing? Is it just a fix on Blizz's part?
thatguy
 
Posts: 489
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:11 am

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Digren » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:21 am

They've always had the ability to implement an assist function - separate even from "ganged" mobs like in an instance. There were a few places where yellow (non-aggro) mobs used to have assist enabled, so if you pulled one, others in the area would join in.

I would assume that, with the complete revamp, they turned this feature on in more places. That's fine with me; the incredible short-sighted nature of NPCs has always been a distraction in MMORPGs, even if it is necessary for us to not be overwhelmed.
User avatar
Digren
Moderator
 
Posts: 2139
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:41 pm

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby rodos » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:52 pm

Also I believe that mining (and certain other actions such as opening chests and quest items) will alert mobs at a larger range than just standing around.

However, skinning a bear will not aggro every bears.
User avatar
rodos
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:20 pm

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Zonzede » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:58 am

Why not? I mean, you're skinning their best friend.
Image
User avatar
Zonzede
 
Posts: 440
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:56 am

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Discus » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:28 am

Previously, I would have to walk through the mobs, sit on their heads, invite them to tea time, and read the front page of the Financial Times while sitting on them before they would attack me.


I have nothing relevant to add other than thanks for making me laugh :lol:
Discus
 
Posts: 720
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:28 am

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Palisade » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:04 pm

rodos wrote:Also I believe that mining (and certain other actions such as opening chests and quest items) will alert mobs at a larger range than just standing around.

However, skinning a bear will not aggro every bears.


Mining does for sure, though herbing doesn't seem to. Surveying however does. I've been aggroing mobs while doing archeology, mobs that are well below my level.
Palisade
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:48 pm
Location: Aerie Peak - US

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Njall » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:15 pm

Palisade wrote:
rodos wrote:Also I believe that mining (and certain other actions such as opening chests and quest items) will alert mobs at a larger range than just standing around.

However, skinning a bear will not aggro every bears.



That takes me back to the days of truly skilled trolls.

Mining does for sure, though herbing doesn't seem to. Surveying however does. I've been aggroing mobs while doing archeology, mobs that are well below my level.


And yet, the mobs do not interrupt the surveying no matter how hard they try for you are...

COMBAT ARCHAEOLOGIST! WITH TWO FISTED SURVEY TECHNIQUE!
Image
Flight to Peru: £1000
Camping gear: £200
Native guide: £50
Sledgehammer to break down stone door: £12.99
Awakening one of the Great Old Ones: priceless.

There are some things man was not meant to know. For everything else,
there's Mastercard.
User avatar
Njall
Maintankadonor
 
Posts: 4328
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:13 pm
Location: Thank heavens! Heavy Metal!

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Teranoid » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:57 pm

I was in Bael Modan doing some digs and I put up Seal of Truth and half the dig site that was fighting the taurens came running at me from over 40 yards away. Whats weird was I wasn't even in combat and they just took off after me.
User avatar
Teranoid
 
Posts: 2156
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:56 pm

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Njall » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:15 pm

Teranoid wrote:I was in Bael Modan doing some digs and I put up Seal of Truth and half the dig site that was fighting the taurens came running at me from over 40 yards away. Whats weird was I wasn't even in combat and they just took off after me.


They couldn't HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Image
Flight to Peru: £1000
Camping gear: £200
Native guide: £50
Sledgehammer to break down stone door: £12.99
Awakening one of the Great Old Ones: priceless.

There are some things man was not meant to know. For everything else,
there's Mastercard.
User avatar
Njall
Maintankadonor
 
Posts: 4328
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:13 pm
Location: Thank heavens! Heavy Metal!

Re: Strange Lower Level Mob Aggro

Postby Teranoid » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:19 pm

Njall wrote:
Teranoid wrote:I was in Bael Modan doing some digs and I put up Seal of Truth and half the dig site that was fighting the taurens came running at me from over 40 yards away. Whats weird was I wasn't even in combat and they just took off after me.


They couldn't HANDLE THE TRUTH!


Well.. I set myself up for that one didn't I? :(
User avatar
Teranoid
 
Posts: 2156
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:56 pm


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ellingwood and 1 guest

Who is online

In total there are 2 users online :: 1 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 380 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Users browsing this forum: Ellingwood and 1 guest