Hi, I have two questions about the very first action in S05E05, that begins in the lab and ends at the docks. It's not a complaint; I know I'm not used to dungeons, fractals, and high-level content. Just curious. I haven't play LW since pre-HoT.
- Is it designed to be played solo? I'm a L80 warden in green and yellow, and first attack at the lab made me rez like 6 times lol. At the docks, I rez only once during the second attack there, thanks to a bold tactic consisting into pulling in one or two veteran demons at a time, then fleeing back to the top of the pyramid until the asuras take the aggro on the last plateform. Perhaps I was surprised by the rather high level of damage they deal.
- Is the aggro system tweaked in the dock instance? Let's put aside the first attack at the lab, because there isn't much room to move. I'm not considering myself as a DPS, so I didn't expect to focus so much attention on myself. As the other guys (Braham, Ryland, Tammi) stick to me and don't charge the enemy, I have to open fire, then Braham go melee. He should take the aggro, but the 6 veteran demons target me, and even when I retreat, they forget Braham, Ryland, etc and fly up the stairs: 6 multiple rolling AoE on each attack turned me into a crispy thing (perhaps I was fleeing two quickly, allowing them to adapt their aim and spread their AoE all the way upstair). So either Braham is just there for the story, or I deal much more DPS I thought I was able to, despite my makeshift gear (mismatch stats, only one upgrade per piece, ...) .
Funny fact, once the 6 veteran demons gone, the rest was easy. Braham, Ryland, and a bold asura worker (the one in white clothes, you know) successfully blocked the final boss, and I could help from behind. I checked the asura's life bar : never under 50%, whereas the place was filled with peacemakers' corpses, I had to rez Tammi-golem earlier, and I couldn't myself withstand the full might of the monster. Brave worker.
Afterwards, I went to two DRM solo, Gendarran and Brisban to test my skills, and although public instances, it was off-peak hour, so I was alone (plus no NPC allies in Gendarran). I could beat any veteran in less than a minute; two veterans were a challenge, and the whole roaming group in Gendarran Fields (veteran demon, demon, veteran soldier, soldier, bursters, flamer?) were too much for me. Not to speak about the champion in Skrittsburgh. I rez twice and took like one hour? to grind it, thanks to having NPCs with me, Ryland and Caithe being immortal.
I figure I'll delay a bit before going on the LW story.