Gokuu's no noob

| Monday, February 25, 2013
Picture yourself in Stormstout Brewery.  You're at the last boss.  First are the pair of big alementals.  Next are the dozen or so little ones with the ranged attacks.

Is your healer getting hit?  Is a DPS or three getting hit?  Does the tank have aggro on only a few mobs with the rest in a large ring around him, just out of range of his AoEs?

This is when line of sight pulling is a wonderful thing.  Aggro the mobs and run to the doorway that you entered through.  Hug the left wall and they'll run up close, all packed in for easy AoE and easy aggro.

My hunter finally got the gear for Pandaria instances, thanks to a vendor.  And so, off he went.  The first tank was a miserable failure of a fail.  The group collapsed.  Next came Gokuu the death knight.

In my drunken stupor I slurred, "Gokuu, if you shtand in the doorway during the boss, you can get all the little alementalsh to run in close."

Strangely, he replied that he'd do that that phase.

"here, if everyone hugsh the left wall, they come close"

He then proceeded to stand too far out.

"iun back more"
"back up"

And lo, did he back up, and drop death and decay right at the corner, so that all the little alementals ran in close and were easily killed with nary a drop of stray ale.

Afterward, perhaps noticing the contrast with the first time we'd done that boss, he typed, "ty for that"

I was happy.  In a random, not only had someone taken advice, he'd recognized that the advice worked.  And then thanked the advice giver.  There is hope!


Anonymous said...

About 90% of my pug runs in there automatically all go behind the pole behind the bar to LoS there. The only time that doesn't work is if the tank actually attacks the mobs - Avenger's Shield, D&D, etc - sometimes they'll still come, other times they'll just stand there healing the damaged mob(s). A taunt works better to get them all moving.

Klepsacovic said...

I've only seen a group use that pole once. It was smoother than no LoS break, but the mobs split on either side.

Verilazic said...

You might need another break. Sounds like your cynicism level is getting too high again. >.>

Klepsacovic said...

This was supposed to be an optimistic post. I was happy afterward, to see someone learning and recognizing the benefits of learning.

JThelen said...

Gorefiend's Grasp can be magnificent for that pack unless you got the immune pack.

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