Ugh agonizing finish to a Titan EX run today. I made up a party in PF and the party was decent enough. Few wipes that probably could have been avoided but for the most everyone grasped the fight and we were making it through heart phase regularly. The last try we did (probably 5th run overall) were flying through things till the second add phase. Things got a little sloppy and the DRG died (maybe gaoler landlisde?) and think one other person but we got through it and were just in the home burn stretch. At about 13% all of a sudden caster uses LB3 on Titan (maybe because someone was saying for DRG to LB but he was dead so BLM did it instead) and in the big flash from Meteor the double weights were nearly impossible to see and we all pretty much died under them cause we couldn't see. Had him down to 5% before the wipe. If BLM holds off on LB we have it but because nobody could see anything we wiped. I seriously wanna cry. So close.
lol wow. that freakin sucks dude. i've had that happen before too. caster LB in that fight is a VERY bad idea. but sounds like you're getting close. couple more parties and you should get it down!
finally took another fc run for ramuh ex. no one had done it since last sunday. had to take a pug. took us the entire time, but we finally got it. now to get to where we can farm it. had the mnk weapon and the tank ring drop. of course the pug takes my ring.............ugh. i don't care if i didn't need it. its my trophy. =P
Yeah 5% is about as close as it gets lol The thing that really pisses me off though about the fight is that there's always at least 1-2 people that bring down the entire party and cause the failure. If the fight wasn't so reliant on everyone else I would have been cleared it. Like when I just did my SMN relic and the HM Titan fight, 1 DPS died pre-heart and the other 2 died like halfway through the heart. We finished the entire rest of the fight with me as the only DPS. Now why can't the same thing be said of Extreme? If the other shitty DPS wanna keep dying why do I constantly have to pay for it? It infuriates me to no end. I know the fight perfectly by now but every party I join its the same problems. There's no excuse by now for people to still be getting hit by Landslide, Weight, and bombs. I just wanna get 1 good, cohesive group and finally get this thing done. The fight is not nearly as hard as people are turning it into if they just do what they're supposed to.
Grats on Ramuh EX too. Sucks the guy took your ring but you'll be fine. You got a nice cheevo for your trophy I guess lol Can't wait to give it a shot. The Ramuh HM fight was pretty fun but it's probably the easiest of all the HM primals. Hoping EX is a bit more challenging. Gotta get through Levi and Mog King first though. Tried Levi twice now and I got the beginning mechanics up to the first Tidal Wave down pretty good I think so hoping to keep at it and make more progress soon. Only tried Mog King once and went WHM and it didn't seem too bad. One of the tanks didn't really know what he was doing which kinda hurt but doesn't seem like it's insanely difficult.
haha yeah. its a pain to get a full group thats good, but thats meant to be so that its harder for players to get carried through content. wish you were on our server so i could try getting you a decent group for it lol. with all the buffs, it REALLY shouldn't be tough to get it down. people are just bad, i guess? the mechanics aren't that hard to dodge. just pay attention and relax. we actually stopped doing carry runs for guildies as an fc. carrying them through would only hurt them in the long run. if they can't beat easier fights like this, they'd be screwed once they get to fights that are actually harder later on. these are the starting fights of the game. once they facesmash and learn the fight, we'll get them a good party. but not until then.
Yeah kinda hope we stop doing carry runs for our guys too. It doesn't teach them anything. They never learn the fight and become a better player. They just feed off the rest of us and scrape by. Like for example, we helped my friend do Ultima last week and my other friend said he had to raise him like 6 times during the fight... But we got him through. He didn't learn anything from it, just praised the other healer (which i thought was funny) said thanks a million times and moved on. We've carried almost the entire FC through Garuda EX too. It's not helping us as a FC if people are getting carried through stuff over and over. When you get to the big boy fights (like Titan and T5) there are no carries. If you're not learning from previous fights and becoming a better player, you're only gonna hurt us in the long run in tougher fights. But we'll see. I'm gonna put it up in PF again tonight and see how it goes. Not fucking around with it anymore. I wanna get it done.
lol yeah. just don't be afraid to cut a pug loose if they aren't pulling their own weight. do what you gotta do in order to win.
in other news, i managed to get 2 sands over the weekend due to the hunts. i now have both an 110 body and weapon =D