Quick-read tactics for End Time 5-man – Sylvanas, Tyrande, Baine, Jaina and Murozond – with no-effort auto-copy-paste tactics for party chat

This is the End, my only friend – or, as the case may be, my bunch of four people I’ve never seen before this LFD run. But don’t worry, this End Time doesn’t have Jim Morrison shouting about incest – just Sylvanas, Jaina, Baine and Tyrande Gone Bad, plus your friendly neighbourhood anagram Murozond, all ready to give out some phat lewts for your 5-man dungeon run in Patch 4.3. And we’ve got the quick-read strategies for each one ready for you – no massive walls-o-text here, just what you need to know.

If there’s someone else in your group who isn’t certain about the tactics either, click in the text box below each boss to auto-select a single line of tactics, checked so it’ll fit into party chat. CTRL+C or Cmd+C on a Mac to copy it, go back into WoW, start Party Chat, and CTRL+V or Cmd+V to paste all the tactics your group needs!

Dungeon Info

You’ll only face two of the four bosses listed here, plus Murozond at the end. Click the golden circle console thingy to be transported to the next area.

[copypasta]Click the golden console thingy to be transported to the next area.[/copypasta]

Azure Dragonshrine – Jaina

  • Before the boss: Click all the staff fragments around the outside to activate Jaina.
  • Dodge the frost blades after she blinks away.
  • Someone needs to stand in the fire. Yes, stand in it.

[copypasta]Click all the staff fragments around the outside to activate Jaina. Dodge the frost blades after she blinks away. Someone needs to stand in the fire. Yes, you did read that right.[/copypasta]

Emerald Dragonshrine – Tyrande

  • Before the boss: Run into each of the moonbeams that appear, then run into the Dark Moonbeam..
  • Interrupt Stardust and stay out of patches on the ground.
  • Blow CDs at 30%.

[copypasta]Before the boss: Run into each of the moonbeams that appear, then run into the Dark Moonbeam. Boss: Interrupt Stardust and stay out of patches on the ground. Blow CDs at 30%. [/copypasta]

Obsidian Dragonshrine – Baine Bloodhoof

  • Before the boss: CC the Time-Twisted Seer in each group.
  • Boss: Throw totems back at him. Swim to an island if he dumps you in the lava. Tank: Do Not let him touch lava. Blow CDs if he does.

[copypasta]Before the boss: cc the Time-Twisted Seer in each group. Boss: Throw totems back at him. Swim to an island if he dumps you in the lava. Tank: Do Not let him touch lava. Blow CDs if he does. [/copypasta]

Ruby Dragonshrine – Sylvanas

  • When the ghouls appear in a circle, everyone including healer dps a single ghoul until it dies, then run over its corpse and away from Sylvanas. Stay out of stuff on the ground.

[copypasta] When the ghouls appear in a circle, everyone including healer dps a single ghoul until it dies, then run over its corpse and away from Sylvanas. Stay out of stuff on the ground.[/copypasta]

Murozond

The final fight.

  • Assign one ranged to Hourglass. Use Hourglass when ppl’s health is low or ground is covered in AoE.
  • Don’t stand in front of or behind boss unless you’re tank. Tank point boss side-on from hourglass. Blow all damage CDs each time time resets.

[copypasta] Assign one ranged to Hourglass. Use Hourglass when ppl’s health is low or ground is covered in AoE. Don’t stand in front of or behind boss unless you’re tank. Tank point boss sideon to hourglass. Blow all damage CDs each time time resets. [/copypasta]

And that’s it!

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The “Virus ate my homework” roundup post

As we mentioned yesterday, the MMO Melting Pot was temporarily rather shut down by an extremely nasty rootkit. That was a double pain in the backside given various people have written some awesome posts over the weekend.

So here’s a quick round-up of the stuff we’d probably have featured yesterday, in shortened form. Sorry, guys – blame TR-Spy and TR-Crypt for eating our homework!

  • A neat offer – Scary of Scary Gamer is studying to become a personal fitness trainer, and he’s offering free advice to any gamers who want to tone up.
  • I Like Pancakes saw the new artwork for Tyrande Whisperwind, and is Not At All Impressed: “What this picture says to me is that Tyrande is Malfurion’s possession, or worse, his puppet. Look at the pose. Look at how disjointed Tyrande looks in comparison to Malfurion. Tyrande is looking at Malfurion; Malfurion is looking at us. Is there any doubt as to who calls the shots in this relationship?” (I completely agree)
  • Shintar has been looking back at her expectations of Cataclysm: “Soaring over the old world was interesting for maybe two weeks, then it just turned into the most convenient way of getting from A to B without having to pay attention to the scenery. I actually find myself enjoying my alts below sixty much more not just because of the new content, but also because they are glued to the ground and actually get to take in the changes in the landscape. “
  • Windsoar has a lengthy and interesting post on a personal dilemma she’s facing around anger and raiding: “Once upon a time, I spent many a raid night walking away from the game angry, furious even…I seriously thought, in light of my promise to my husband, that maybe I couldn’t manage to raid without the fury buff.”
  • And Spinks has a depressing, but thought-provoking suggestion – maybe the days of strongly cooperative gameplay were the sign of a golden era: “The internet in general has been friendlier towards strongly co-operative games than you’d expect. This I think is because the early adopters were blown away by being able to interact online with other people from around the world in real time. “

Any thoughts on angry raiding? Do you think we’ve just left a golden age? And does Tyrande now come off as a bimbo?

All quotes taken from the relevant article.

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