Therakiel Rampage Coming Live Tomorrow

Do yourself a favor and

PLEASE.

READ.

THIS.

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Graphic by @kamokami​​

Comments

  • nbkxs
    nbkxs Posts: 744 Arc User
    I can't wait to have some amazing 360 fun in there! Oh, don't forget to let them burn.
    [NbK]XStorm
  • nique554
    nique554 Posts: 60 Arc User
    This is incredibly useful, thank you!
  • avianos
    avianos Posts: 5,587 Arc User
    WAAA YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE FIGHTING BIG BOSS WHICH IS NOT TANK AND SPANK? :grimace:

    The hardest part for me to get used to is is the Sword Spin aura mechanic!
    If the Boss has Dark Aura BLOCK
    If the Boss has Light Aura = DO NOT Block, You wont die from the damage​​
    POWERFRAME REVAMPS, NEW POWERS and BUG FIXES > Recycled Content and Events and even costumes at this point
    Introvert guy who use CO to make his characters playable and get experimental with Viable FF Theme builds! Running out of Unique FF builds due to the lack of updates and synergies
    Playing since 1 February 2011 87+ Characters (7 ATs, 80 FFs) ALTitis for Life!
  • squirrelloid
    squirrelloid Posts: 869 Arc User
    edited July 2020
    Start of every therakiel fight: explain mechanics for several minutes. Realize half the people didn't bother to grab a mirror. They forget half the mechanics immediately anyway and keep dying.

    It would be a lot easier if the mirror puzzles and aura puzzles had been left in the alerts/rampage, so people could have learned how those things work outside of hte Therakiel fight.

    Also, something i learned that isn't on kamokami's graphic: there doesn't seem to be a good visual clue as to which of light/dark therakiel will be while he's shielded (or at least it doesn't stand out to me), you have to click on him and find the icon to check. Kind of annoying.
  • kaiserin#0958
    kaiserin#0958 Posts: 2,759 Cryptic Developer
    Therakiel has a dark metal sword while affected by dark aura, and a gold sword while affected by light.​​
  • squirrelloid
    squirrelloid Posts: 869 Arc User
    edited August 2020
    Also a lot of games don't hold the players hand on endgame stuff. A group of people have to figure it out and then share that information with the rest of the players (TERA, FFXIV) via guides or infographics like the ones @kamokami did. The problem with CO is that the players are used to charging headfirst into every fight without taking 2 minutes to do some research beforehand...heck even without taking 2 minutes to check the infographic that I link whenever I pugged the rampage yesterday.​​

    I don't care what other games are doing; it's still bad game design. I've never played either TERA or FFXIV, nor do i care to do so. This kind of thing was fine in the 80s when no one knew good game design from a hole in the ground, but most modern games do have 'mini-tutorial' sorts of set-ups for new mechanics because its simply good game design. That there's a few hold-out dinosaurs is their problem, not a reason to do it. And what's the point of 'surprise! unknown mechanic!' We should want most people to learn to do it, not make this exclusive content that only the most hardcore players can do.

    I mean, your conception is sort of like the 1980s 'you have to read the manual before playing the game', except the publisher isn't even providing the manual! :trollface: