I mean, for real, why should we have to take Balthazar and Joko seriously, if we LITERALLY cannot lose to them?
Every duel with a boss follows the same pattern, you put in half an effort, and you kill the boss with easy.
Or you just laze away, half-minded, and the boss kills you a few times, but no worries, because THERE ARE NO FAIL CONDITIONS.
There literally isn't a point to having a health bar, because once the health bar hits zero, it just goes back to full and you can keep fighting.
Even if you're somehow so bad you keep dying until you're in your underwear, as long as you keep hitting that respawn button, you can kill Balthazar in your swim shorts.
So thats what I'm asking, why do we even care about the big villains if they're INCAPABLE of defeating us? We can literally keep nibbling away at them at our weakest, and they can't do anything to stop us.
And it's not just from a mechanical point of view, we're even immortal in the story.
Apparantly, having died once, makes us immune to dying again, according to LS4-3, which didn't make any sense to me, at all.
What, so we're incorporeal now? the beetles can't dig into us, lay eggs, and eat us up from the inside because our bodies have already been dead once before?
I am PLEADING you, anet, give the bosses some fail conditions, let them win for a change. Give us a reason to take their fights seriously?
Otherwise we can all just go on vacation and send a swarm of Skritt and Quaggans to go kill the next boss.
The whole talk about Generation III bugs had me hoping there would be a story point where Joko unleashes the plague, and we lose, and we have to cleanse, purge, or downright burn down an entire society or something. To keep it from spreading.
When we stormed that palace of his, and the gates broken, I thought "here it is".
Only to have a bunch of ghosts say "we'll keep them contained".
Then what was the whole point of the plague?
There was never any risk if we only needed a few ghosts to end the plague.
The plague was a sort of MacGuffin, but now it's just a background drop.
Give the villains some slack, anet, please, give us a reason to actually WANT to defeat them
To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
..jormag? Who's that?