Don't know if this is a game/quest issue...

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Don't know if this is a game/quest issue...

Postby Delthrien » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:51 pm

... or if we're doing something horribly, horribly wrong, but...

In the quest, "Nightmare's Threshold," we're fighting about half a dozen Uru Ancients. We've attempted the quest about 8 times (give or take) with varying tactics and we've gotten trampled to a bloody pulp every time. The best we've been able to achieve is to take out 3 of the Uru Ancients.

The party consists of:
    Level 9 Male Nix Runecaster
    Level 9 Male Mezoar True Bow
    Level 9 Male Mezoar Rogue
    Level 9 Male Forgeborn Vanguard

Any help, words of encouragement or good-natured ridicule would help... well... maybe not the ridicule, but... *shrugs*
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Re: Don't know if this is a game/quest issue...

Postby derek » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Ouch! That encounter is meant to be tough, but not so tough that it takes a slew of attempts.

Since the urus trample anything near them whenever they move, it often helps to minimize the amount of moving around they do after their initial charge. In addition, you might want to load up on Protection-boosting items from the Vault if you haven't tried that.

It's also possible that encounter is rougher than we intended, perhaps especially for parties that don't have a Beacon. If you don't make any progress, let me know, and we'll take another look.
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Re: Don't know if this is a game/quest issue...

Postby Djinnjaha » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:01 pm

Now, I am not in any way shape or form, about to suggest that Conclave introduce helicopters into the game...!!!!! Or, indeed firearms...!!! What I am suggesting is : Crossbows for True Bow characters. A modified crossbow that works like the modified rifle in this YouTube video. It would entangle, slow down, or otherwise impede the likes of Uru Ancients. Or anything else that may, in future enter the realms of Conclave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGp2okWpyJg
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Re: Don't know if this is a game/quest issue...

Postby Delthrien » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:28 am

Okay!

After a rather embarrassing number of tries, we've finally gotten through the encounter.

We went through and made sure everyone had the best armor they could wear (only one player had to upgrade). We also did our best to stay away from the Urus (not easy due to minimal maneuvering room), concentrate fire to bring down the beasts as quickly as possible and it helped that we had better than lukewarm luck in our to hit/damage rolls.

I suspect the disastrous results we "enjoyed" in this encounter were exacerbated by the fact that once one party member drops, the entire encounter is over regardless of the relative health of the remaining party members.
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Re: Don't know if this is a game/quest issue...

Postby derek » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:27 pm

Glad to hear you made it through, Delthrien. Although it won't help you this time around, we're planning to tweak the encounter based on your feedback.

I suspect the disastrous results we "enjoyed" in this encounter were exacerbated by the fact that once one party member drops, the entire encounter is over regardless of the relative health of the remaining party members.


The thought behind that is to make sure no player has to sit on the sidelines for long. We also hope it leads to more cooperation and tactics, as it makes it risky for a character to act like a guided missile and launch themselves into the fray. Still, it does make designing encounters a wee bit challenging at times.
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