LucyFurr.6589 Posted December 27, 2017 Share Posted December 27, 2017 So, for anyone that owns the new expansion, you may have heard of the Serpent Ire meta event chain in the Domain of Vabbi. It is divided into 3 phases the 1st part is just killing some vets or higher level of branded monsters that eventually spawns a Branded Forgotten Zealot within the branded area in the map(the easiest part).The next part would be the most annoying part, possible the most broken event in the expansion. The squad has to split into 5 points by the Grand Court of Sebelkeh to CC(crowd control) and dps a Zealot. This is the part where 9/10 times the squad fails. The reason being each zealot has an overly-high-tuned breakbar that it takes forever to break it even with full CC utility skills and weapons, by the time you successfully have broken the bar, you ran out of skills to dps with and your left to auto attack for the most part for the next 5-10 seconds until the zealot regains his breakbar. I've tried this meta event several times already a few times within the 1st month of the expansion and many more times the last few days, all resulting in failure. And yes before you ask, i have gone full glass builds on this with top tier meta foods...I've been in squads of 30+ - 50+ people and still fail the 2nd part of the event. Ive seen the zealots hp ranging from 45%-90% by the time we ran out of time and fail the event, and never gotten to the 3rd phase since the event always fails. From reading guides, and reading forum posts, the 3rd phase is easier than the 2nd, a bit annoying but doable with the amount of time given.....so basically if you finish the 2nd phase of the event, your pretty much guranteed to finish the whole meta event.A few weeks ago Anet updated the loot for this event which gave people more reason to try it again after doing it once for the funerary armor collection, it was effective in lowering the prices of the unique exotic weapons in the trading post, but as soon as those prices spiked down through the floor, the meta was soon forgotten as people can find many more ways to spend their time and farm more gold while enjoying the game and guaranteed loot.When the haloween event came out, it drew most of the people away from PoF maps into the haloween events. Then came the season 4 living world episode 1, with its new map and new map meta which is way more profitable and almost guaranteed to never fail with enough people doing the events every 2 hours. Now the wintersday has come back, and it did the same thing the haloween event did, which was taking more people from doing the original PoF map meta events. Its been 3 months since the PoF expansion came out, i have yet to succesfully finish the Serpent's Ire meta event in Vabbi, one would think that after a few weeks Anet would fix the issue with this meta event and make it more doable for the casual audience that this game has acquired, just like they did with Chak Gerent meta in Tangled Depths in HoT, where they nerfed the boss after an outcry that the boss was too hard, and look at it now, people still do all the HoT map meta's to this day, because they are doable and they are tuned fairly well, yes the rewards maybe be another reason, but not all of us base loot rewards as our reason to enjoy this game.So there has been 3 big patches since the expansion came out and no changes have been made to make this event more balanced, starting to lose faith that anet will fix it any time soon. I get it that the dev's are probably on holidays, but this is not the 1st forum post about Serpent's Ire, there has been several in the last few months, though nothing was ever changed or addressed by game developers.TL'DR: sorry its long, this part of the game really just depressed me, i dont usually use the forums to post but i finally had to do it for this and sorry i can't put it in one sentence. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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