And the last boss is now available! (Again, this is strictly an LFR player perspective, please keep that in mind. :)) I did say I would wait til later in the week, but after looking at his loot table, I likely won’t run it more than this time. Maybe on my Paladin for the mace, but meh. The trinkets look pretty meh and don’t sim higher than my Zereth Mortis trinkets.
I love that you guys learned from N’zoth that permanent mind controls do not go well in LFR. You left the MC mechanic in, but made it so the rest of the raid is able to break them out by attacking them. This is a nice compromise. I did notice that MC in LFR increases health by 100%, whereas in Normal+ it’s 50%. Was there a particular reason for this? Also, can you look into possibly changing how DoTs stay on after it breaks? One healer got killed dispelling Unstable Affliction cause a troll warlock dotted someone.
When he pulls the group in, you might want to look at how it’s done. He pulled me on top of a hole. Like, literally on top of a hole, so I fell to my death. He wasn’t even near the hole either. He just threw me to the side over a hole. And you can’t move when it’s happening so I couldn’t try to save myself with disengage or such. It happened to 2 other people in our second attempt.
Likewise, when we throw ourselves into the hole when we have the bomb, I literally got shot out and right into another hole. Luckily I WAS able to disengage, but if I were on a class without something like that - I would have died without any fault of my own. I tried rotating my body and the direction I jumped in the hole in subsequent attempts, but it seemed random which way it threw me. Not very fun to die from something you can’t control.
The only real issue I had with the fight was… Defile. (And by issue, it’s more a future issue than a current one)
The first odd thing is this isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Dungeon Journal. Not in the role highlights, or even his ability list. It simply is not in the journal. It IS in the Normal+ Journal though, but not LFR Journal. Could we get that added?
Secondly, I assume you already vastly slowed down how fast it spreads in LFR, but I can tell you with 1000% certainty, there will be trolls who purposely spread it in LFR in a few months. I try not to advocate things like this, but please consider removing the spreading mechanic from LFR only. That said, it wasn’t an issue, and I think the mechanic is fine as is, but I just know, from personal experience in past LFRs, that trolls will come in and wipe groups by standing in it on purpose. I’d rather you be proactive than reactive. Removing the spread mechanic doesn’t take away anything really from the difficulty in LFR with how slow it already spreads, all it would do would take away trolling potential.
And on the opposite issue of Defile, Desolation doesn’t appear to be a mechanic in LFR, but it’s still mentioned in the overview for the roles (but not in the ability list). “Any damage not intercepted during Desolation will harm Azeroth.” - I saw a health bar for Azeroth and it slowly went down, but at no point did he mention using Desolation, BigWigs didn’t mention it, and Desolation isn’t listed in the moves he can use in the journal.
So I assume the health just tics down slowly in LFR as a soft berserk? But either way, only mentioned this cause if it’s not in LFR, that should probably be removed from the role highlights