Re: TSW roll call
Wow.... art quality dropped off in Transylvania. Some of the areas are so simple it reminds me of DAoC with one ground texture and blank looking trees and rocks. The entire area isn't THAT bad, but it's no where near Kingsmouth. Story is still fine, haven't done many quests. For some reason NPC's here end up in random places though. Sometimes I come in and this guy at the bar is standing on top of the bar, or guys are inside barrels, or embedded in bookshelves.
Re: TSW roll call
Transylvania just ruined this game for me.
The entire scaling of it went loony toons. Up until this area everything had ROUGHLY my HP. Tough things would have more and do more damage but with something to dodge, so you evened out. Little things would have less but come in groups that added up ROUGHLY to my stats over a fight. Once you get to Transylvania many mobs are running around with triple player HP and protections, with some obvious weakness. Like ghosts with triple my HP and ranged attacks equal to melee dps which take 50% reduced damage from all sources... but have low magic protection and lose their 50% damage reduction when weakened. So you basically are funneled towards saving a deck+item build to do magic damage and weaken.
The story mission has brought me to a boss that does nothing but one auto kill move every thirty seconds or so, then destroys whatever you hid behind to survivie it. During this fight there's a pack of zombies attacking you. If you kill some, she just re summons them. It is nothing but a blatant stats check... kill her within the time limit and before the zombies kill you....
My stats don't add up to enough to beat that right now, mostly because I've been running melee/ranged mix but the stuff you need to hide behind is out at the very edge of ranged attacks. I could go back and use the market place to build another gear set or go back a zone and farm AP to use a second ranged weapon, but I have no desire to. The game is not compelling enough to want to grind out the entire skill wheel and buy/farm six gear sets so I can solo it, and they completely gave up on their own group dynamics of everyone-is-dps-plus-something and everyone is running around playing tank/healer duos. I would rather go back to City of Heroes for that.
Last edited by VKhaun; 08-14-2012 at 09:44 AM.