Siege of Niuzao Temple Heroic Quick-Read Tactics: Vizier Jin’bak, Commander Vo’jak, General Pa’valak, and Wing Leader Ner’onok

It’s action time! Yes, unlike old WoW’s mostly static dungeons, in Siege of Niuzao Temple you’re leaping right into the middle of a big world event, as the Mantid army assaults the Temple. Which doesn’t make that much sense given we’ll still be doing this in a year and half, but hey, it’s pretty cool. If you need to know how to stop the Siege’s bosses in this level 90 Heroic Mists of Pandaria dungeon, here are quick-read, quick-copy tactics for Vizier Jin’bak, Commander Vo’jak, General Pa’valak, and Wing Leader Ner’onok – no added apostrophes needed!

Quick Copy-Paste to Party Chat – If there’s someone in your group who isn’t certain about the tactics, click in the text box below each boss to auto-select a single line of tactics. We’ve checked them to make sure they’ll fit in a single line of party chat. Then CTRL+C to copy it, go back into WoW, start Party Chat, and CTRL+V to paste all the tactics your group needs!

(On a Mac, that’s Command-C and Command-V)

Contents

Vizier Jin’bak

Kill globules before they reach pool. Jump into pool for a SHORT while to make it smaller. When he casts Detonate, party will take damage depending on size of pool.

[copypastaparty]Kill globules before they reach pool. Jump into pool for a SHORT while to make it smaller. When he casts Detonate, party will take damage depending on size of pool. [/copypastaparty]

Commander Vo’jak

  • P1: Avoid bombs, use caustic tar to slow adds.
  • P2: use Caustic Tar to remove buff on boss, get out of whirlwind, target of Dashing Strike will take lots of damage.

[copypastaparty]P1: Avoid bombs, use caustic tar to slow adds. P2: use Caustic Tar to remove buff on boss, get out of whirlwind, target of Dashing Strike will take lots of damage. [/copypastaparty]

General Pa’valak

Kill adds by picking up bombs and throwing them at them. If you can’t click a bomb, get away from it. When boss throws sword, get away from it.

[copypastaparty]Kill adds by picking up bombs and throwing them at them. If you can’t click a bomb, get away from it. When boss throws sword, get away from it. [/copypastaparty]

Wing Leader Ner’onok

If you get Quick-Dry Resin, jump to remove it. When he flies to other side of the bridge, get to him using walls to get in the way of his winds and Pitch puddles to prevent you moving, and interrupt him.

[copypastaparty]If you get Quick-Dry Resin, jump to remove it. When he flies to other side of the bridge, get to him using walls to get in the way of his winds and Pitch puddles to prevent you moving, and interrupt him. [/copypastaparty]

That’s it. Good luck!

If you’ve got any additions to our useful tactics, let us know in the comments! Please do share these guides with your friends and guildies – and if you encounter a new player who’d benefit from reading the guides, point them in this direction too.

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Does Age Affect Gameplay In MMOs?

Peashooter’s in a bit of an age-related quandary. He went on a guild Heroic dungeon run the other night and there was a particular part of it some of them could do and some of them couldn’t. The obvious difference between the five guildies? According to Pea, nothing but age.

Peashooter says during his social interactions in the game he’s come to realise he’s a jot older than most players, and the majority of people he’s met are below 33 years old. That’s quite a specific data point, and I find it interesting as the playerbase I know well are much more balanced but the average is still around 33. Even so, Pea doesn’t consider himself old.

When people address me as “Mr.”, I still immediately assume they are referring to my father. Sure, I’m married (for 13 years now!), I’m a father to 4 children, and I work full time.  But… I still make time to play a video game. Gamers can’t be “old”, can we? … Two of us in the group struggled with dodging the poop.  We were the older players. The three twenty-somethings had no issues…

That’s why Peashooter’s wondering whether age plays a part in game performance or whether it’s just a case of how you relate to the situation at hand, regardless of whether you’re a spring lamb or a stately tortoise in years. He’s genuinely asking for feedback on whether he can put his Dying In The Fire ™ on one single portion of the dungeon down to age and put the incident away, or whether there are other ways to think about it.

I meanwhile suspect it’s a combination of the two and different ages favour different parts of gameplay. But what about you – do you know players of various ages, and have you noticed performance differences?

_Quote taken directly from Peashooter’s post

You can find Peashooter’s Target Dummies homepage here_

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