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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby PsiVen » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:53 am

I'm sure Kael's speech is longer than Saurfang's, especially if you count all of "phase 1" as part of his bullshit speech :P

Shannox is only about a 5min fight on Heroic, so it's exempt from being considered overlong in my book. Illidari Council takes the cake for longest feeling boss, where on multiple occasions I recall staring at the Berserk timer rather than the health bars, hoping one of them would come up and not caring which...

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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:44 am

Treck wrote:I really did like that fight, and yes the last part was the hardest part, but the fight wasnt that long was it?

Iron Council always took 10-15 minutes with my guild's dps, heh. I know we were getting 2 Heroisms in. Then again I don't think we did hard mode early on, so that may only have been normal (it was definately the first hard mode we did, though, and I think while Ulduar was current).
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby culhag » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:49 am

Relwynd wrote:Definitely Chromagg for me. I was on dispel duty from full to dead, since I was one of the few that actually didn't suck in that guild. All I remember was watching debuffs on grid and hitting a mana pot every few minutes...

Not sucking at dispels is a sad thing to get noticed for.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Skye1013 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:54 am

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Relwynd wrote:Definitely Chromagg for me. I was on dispel duty from full to dead, since I was one of the few that actually didn't suck in that guild. All I remember was watching debuffs on grid and hitting a mana pot every few minutes...

Not sucking at dispels is a sad thing to get noticed for.

Does make me sad to think of what the rest of the guild might be like. Then again, I don't have any raiding experience pre-BC (priest was 53 when BC came out) so maybe dispelling was harder than I'm imagining :roll:
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Worldie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:25 am

Dispelling in Vanilla consisted in pressing 1 button. I was as well on dispell duty on Chromaggus, Lucifron and shit like that (was a Priest back then), so I remember it as an enjoyable thing as I could actually look what was going on around me rather than staring at 40 health bars.

You didn't even need to target, Decursive did that automatically. Actually thinking of it, I had an addon that did the same with heals, automatically targetting the lowest HP target, so I was always top on healing meters with the minimum effort possible.

So not sucking at dispelling meant the ability of putting some repeater on and go to sleep as Psiven said.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby culhag » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:26 am

It was different than now, but not really more difficult.
On some encounters the raid was flooded with debuffs and some people (usually paladins) were tasked with dispelling for the whole fight.
At the time, the add-on Decursive was literally a button you could mash to dispell people without any thought required. But if you wanted to do the job well, doing it "by hand" allowed to do some triage, which could sometime prove vital.
For example on Chromagus the people with multiple debuffs already were the highest priority to prevent them from transforming into drakonids.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Chicken » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:47 am

PsiVen wrote:I'm sure Kael's speech is longer than Saurfang's, especially if you count all of "phase 1" as part of his bullshit speech :P
Well, if you count phase 1 as the start of the fight instead I'm pretty sure the longest speech order would in fact be: Saurfang (Horde) > Kael'thas > Saurfang (Alliance). While it's nice the first time through as Horde that Saurfang Sr. gets some more interaction with his son... It gets annoying to have a cutscene of over one minute take place before every single pull.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Astronomic » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:36 am

Well Heroic Rag looks pretty long, they nerfed the enrage timer from 15 to 18 mins so im guessing the fight is 15-18 mins long. The hardest part seems to come at the end. And in Paragon's message after the kill they say they did over 500 attempts on him D:
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby tinalt » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:32 am

Chicken wrote:
PsiVen wrote:I'm sure Kael's speech is longer than Saurfang's, especially if you count all of "phase 1" as part of his bullshit speech :P
Well, if you count phase 1 as the start of the fight instead I'm pretty sure the longest speech order would in fact be: Saurfang (Horde) > Kael'thas > Saurfang (Alliance). While it's nice the first time through as Horde that Saurfang Sr. gets some more interaction with his son... It gets annoying to have a cutscene of over one minute take place before every single pull.


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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:35 am

HAHAHAHA DWARVES


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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Worldie » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:59 am

KysenMurrin wrote:(Okay, so I've never seen the Horde version.)

Basically it's Saurfang Senior telling all the story of his son blablabla zzzzzzzz
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Fetzie » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:43 am

Saurfang's speech is about 1min 40 on horde side >.>

nowadays the speech is longer than the actual fight.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Shathus » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:51 am

I remember when we had a new person in our group fighting LK, I would just explain the fight to them quickly during the Tirion speech. Saved time for all involved.
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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Amirya » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:20 am

Longest boss encounter in Cataclysm I've seen so far is either Nefarian or Cho'gall.

But only because of the raid leader's detailed explanations of what happens when, and what to do when.

My method is a 5 second, "do this, go here, kill that, win" method.

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Re: Longest boss encounters (at level)?

Postby Shoju » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:34 am

When did you start raiding in lurkers?
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