Labjax.2465 Posted August 20, 2022 Share Posted August 20, 2022 (edited) Prob not the first to realize this, but it struck me recently. People have compared it to a raid boss and I think that's fair, but in this way, it actually lacks something very important that a raid boss has. Idk exactly how raiding works in this game, but in general, in the raiding format, you take some time to clear trash or mini-bosses and then you reach a raid boss. You can now make attempts on this boss. However long it took you to get there (maybe you had to kill other raid bosses for the week to get to it) you can easily make multiple attempts in one sitting and learn from mistakes. For a boss like this, even setting aside the prep investment time (which is a lot) you can only attempt it once within a certain time frame window. No room to immediately take lessons learned and apply them, or try some different things. And no guarantee the next time you will get a team that looks even slightly like the last one, unless you're organizing it all tightly via one guild (which doesn't match the pug spirit of GW2's open world anyway). So even if the group you're doing it with had the patience to try again and had the knowledge and desire to learn from mistakes, you just... can't. It's over. Go home. How many people would do instanced raids in raiding games, much less in a game like this where it's less popular content, if they were like that, I wonder. The expectations for organization of a raid with none of the design that facilitates progression in the typical raid format. It's no wonder people don't like it. Edit: Also, AFAIK, there's not much of any DPS check throughout the prep/pres, so you can spend all that time getting to the end fight and even without mistakes fighting it, be doomed to lose from the start because you never had enough DPS. Edited August 20, 2022 by Labjax.2465 16 3 13 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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