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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Era » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:38 am

Not all GFs get the Boost ability, but a fair bunch of them do. You'll see a square icon during their animation, and a % showing how much you've increased the power. However, at some point during the animation the square will start flickering and then get a red X over it. Once it has the red X, every button press drastically decreases the power you've already built up, so keep an eye out for the flickering. ;)

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:46 am

I think you also had to hold a button just to see the thing telling you to press Square.

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Flex » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:04 am

Nikachelle wrote:
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Era wrote:Frustration: Unskippable cutscenes. Acceptable on first playthrough, infuriating plague on anything after - be it a load game or complete replay.

In XIII? They are skippable, there is even a 'tutorial' in the datalog about it (During cutscene, press start to pause, then back to skip)

Use the back button to go forward. Well that's intuitive. o.O


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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Jabari » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:43 am

Anyway, back to WoW:

One of the groups that I've been running with is still stuck at Tortos normal. 15 or so more wipes last night, maybe more like 20. We had 3 healers (shaman/shaman/paladin), a CD rotation for Quake Stomp (HTT, Ascendance, HTT, Ascendance, with the paladin rotating through her throughput CDs, one for each). I (shaman healer) was on shell kicking duty - was late on one kick over the whole night but the rest were good.

The problem seemed to be that the bat tank (a monk) would instantly drop down to about 25% health as soon as he picked up the bats...

This can't be normal, right?

We'd heal him back up, but his health would just yo-yo between full and 25%, even after I basically told the paladin to stay on him full-time. Of course, the bats would heal up and we'd eventually get to where we'd either have 2 sets of bats down at once, or he'd get splatted by the Quake Stomp because the bats were all still up. At one point I just told all the DPS to switch to bats, and it still didn't help. DPS was fine otherwise, as were the HPS numbers.

(As a side note, this tank has always seemed really squishy to me on other fights too. I think they run logs, what should I be looking for to make sure he's "doing it right"? I don't know monk tanks at all... Maybe somewhere I could point him to would help, too.)
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby halabar » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:40 am

Jabari wrote:Anyway, back to WoW:

One of the groups that I've been running with is still stuck at Tortos normal. 15 or so more wipes last night, maybe more like 20. We had 3 healers (shaman/shaman/paladin), a CD rotation for Quake Stomp (HTT, Ascendance, HTT, Ascendance, with the paladin rotating through her throughput CDs, one for each). I (shaman healer) was on shell kicking duty - was late on one kick over the whole night but the rest were good.

The problem seemed to be that the bat tank (a monk) would instantly drop down to about 25% health as soon as he picked up the bats...

This can't be normal, right?

We'd heal him back up, but his health would just yo-yo between full and 25%, even after I basically told the paladin to stay on him full-time. Of course, the bats would heal up and we'd eventually get to where we'd either have 2 sets of bats down at once, or he'd get splatted by the Quake Stomp because the bats were all still up. At one point I just told all the DPS to switch to bats, and it still didn't help. DPS was fine otherwise, as were the HPS numbers.

(As a side note, this tank has always seemed really squishy to me on other fights too. I think they run logs, what should I be looking for to make sure he's "doing it right"? I don't know monk tanks at all... Maybe somewhere I could point him to would help, too.)



Was he stunning the bats?

If I remember correctly, if you stun the bats, then they all hit at once once that wears off, which can make a tank splat.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Jabari » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:29 am

halabar wrote:Was he stunning the bats?

If I remember correctly, if you stun the bats, then they all hit at once once that wears off, which can make a tank splat.


Do monks even have an AoE Stun? I don't think so (I just remember the graphics for Keg Smash and Spin-kick) but I'd have to check. What's it called?
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Teranoid » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:32 am

Leg Sweep

Not to mention since you have 2 shamans you can use Cap totems as well. Between those three if you stagger them correctly those bats should be stunned basically till they're dead if your dps are doing what they're supposed to.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby halabar » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:33 am

Jabari wrote:
halabar wrote:Was he stunning the bats?

If I remember correctly, if you stun the bats, then they all hit at once once that wears off, which can make a tank splat.


Do monks even have an AoE Stun? I don't think so (I just remember the graphics for Keg Smash and Spin-kick) but I'd have to check. What's it called?


Might have been someone else stunning them. I remember my tanks/healers saying something about that...
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Worldie » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:37 am

Wouldn't be surprised if it's a destru lock stunning em under RoF ;)

If you do plan to use AoE stuns on bats, make sure the tank runs away from the bats, or when they wake up he's up for a nasty surprise.

Also make sure the tank has some CD up if he's going to be tanking some bats during a quake.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:14 pm

A coworker made death threats to some in the office... talking about how he's gonna get an unregistered gun and shoot people up.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby halabar » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:25 pm

Klaudandus wrote:A coworker made death threats to some in the office... talking about how he's gonna get an unregistered gun and shoot people up.


I would hope that it's been dealt with already..
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Newsom » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:02 am

Whenever I do a random dungeon I always only get other people Drak'Thul. I've done ~10 dungeons today and everyone in every single one of them has been exclusively from this realm. It's starting to get to my nerves.

Queue times are also really horrible...
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Nordix » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:14 am

I always end up being dps and healer too on my paladin while the others afk,leave or do 25k dps.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:30 am

halabar wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:A coworker made death threats to some in the office... talking about how he's gonna get an unregistered gun and shoot people up.


I would hope that it's been dealt with already..


The process is gonna take a while, apparently, the threats of violence actually took place outside working hours... over the phone...

Our CFO already knows and has taken statements of several of us and HR seems to be working on something, but it seems they want to run it thru the lawyer first because the guy is clearly nuts, and if they don't get the ducks in a row, I have the feeling the guy is gonna claim he's mentally unbalanced and that the district never offered him any sort of help/counseling... and if he's declared schizo, they might be afraid that it might get him labeled as a section 504 employee and accommodate him
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Worldie » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:21 am

I lost the track of reality again and ended up spending again a lot of money almost for nothing.

Sometimes I wonder if i'm suffering from some sort of disturb that makes me spend a ton of money when I got it >.<
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