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EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:36:55 AM »
Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok


Gather Zone:  Gates of Kor-Sha
NPC Name: Praetor Tellik
NPC Location: Find path (CTRL-F)
 
Keyword to Enter:ready


Flag & Key Requirements

Zone Flag: None
Event Key: None
Group Mission: Essence of the Dragon I (Group) /achievement.  Everyone should get this.  Reduces Zone-wide AE.
Event Flags: Seal of the Kar`Zok (18/18)
 
* Minimum to be Piggy/85'/pushed into raid: N/A


Brief Event Overview & Strategy

Emanating Flames - Orange Auras - Three spawn random locations around the room.  STAY JUST OUTSIDE OF THESE AURAS

Snowblaze Gaze Emote - Frost Ring around Players:

At timed intervals, Snowblaze targets three players who are then hit by the Freezing Pulse (197k DoT + Root + Silence).

Each player targeted by the gaze emote has a > FROST RING < around them, to visually indicate to others they are targeted.

Flame tanks, can move their flame add close to a frost ring player to break their shield.


Reaper Tank:

Position reaper WEST as indicated in the diagram below (map also included).

Face Reaper WEST (away from raid), so his frontal AE doesn't hit raid.


Assaulter Adds - Kiters & Tanks:

Kiters assigned for each FROST assaulter add.  Kite in Counter-Clockwise (CCW) pattern, as indicated on diagram (map file has visual markers to help if needed).

When tanking a Flame add, bring it close to players targeted by the Frost ring (gaze emoted players, they will show visibly with a ring around them).

FLAME assaulter add Tanks: When your add dies, build aggro on kiter adds, in case the kiter dies, you can pickup their add and resume kiting it.


HEALERS:
  • Clerics IoS's on engage.  TB CR and GHoT as assigned
  • Druids TB SOTW as assigned
  • Splashes!  Maintain GHoT on your group
  • Shaman - Work out who's slowing which assaulter during prep.  Remember slow on reaper.

Strategy:

On ENGAGE - Everyone DPS Reaper until 90% HP -- Then STOP and kill adds.

Once ALL assaulter adds are dead, with only Snowblaze and Reaper remaining, we want to focus on a 35% HP gap between both.  We believe if we go over 40%; based on past experience, we suffer a big AE and wipe.  If we keep their HP too close together, we get penalty adds, such as spheres (somewhere under 10%).

Here is how we want to do this -- Once assaulter adds are down:

DPS Reaper until 65% HP, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 80% HP.

Then DPS Reaper until 45%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 60%.

DPS Reaper until 25%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 40%.

Then finally KILL REAPER, finish off Snowblaze.


Reminder: Timed BEETLE add - 50 second~ intervals

Beetle spawns SOUTH room -- Tank beetle SOUTH on ramp where campfire is.  Players with mana DO NOT WANT TO BE NEAR BEETLE, or suffer mana drain.


MA - Kill order: FLAME assaulter adds first, then FROST assaulter adds.

Positioning:



Dimbly drafted an EOTD2 write-up earlier this week.  I'm including it here, and have also incorporated it into the main strategy post.



How to Complete EOTD2 Achievement to remove Zone-wide Debuff - Aura of Kor-Sha

Author: Dimbly

Yay!  It's My Turn To Break a Box in The Kar'zok event;  How Do I Get My EoD2 Achievement?

- Where is the box I have to break?

The box you have to break is in the room behind Snowblaze.  There is a purple barrier that you have to get past.  If you run into the purple barrier you will be tossed back about 500 units into the room.

- How do I get past the purple barrier?

There are two ways to get past the purple barrier, the proper way and the cheaty way. 

The proper way:

The purple barrier is brought down by exposure to shield fragments from the Frost/Flame Assaulters' shield.  When an Assaulter is caught in the targeted aura that Snowblaze casts on players, that Assaulter's shield will break.  There is an emote that indicates that this has happened.  When an Assaulter's shield shatters a fragment of that shield drops to the ground.  That fragment must be picked up from the ground, equipped in a secondary slot, and brought to the purple barrier at Snowblaze.  With the fragment equipped one may pass safely through the purple barrier.  When the equipped fragment makes contact with the purple barrier the purple barrier and the shield fragment are weakened.  When the fragment has contacted the barrier 3 times that fragment is destroyed.  When the barrier comes into contact with a fragment 9 times, the barrier is destroyed.  So, 3 shield fragments will bring down the purple barrier eliminating the need to have the fragment equipped to pass through the barrier safely.

The cheaty way:

You may pass through the purple barrier using Shadow Step effects (ie Mistwalk for druids) if you angle it just right.

- How do I break the box?  Now what?

So, finding yourself inside of Snowblaze's room there are 6 boxes scattered around the room that can be targeted  and broken.  You need to break one (and ONLY ONE) of those boxes.  You may break the box using a melee weapon or spells or by using a pet.  Do NOT use your pet to break your box!  When the box is broken you will receive a buff call Unstable Potion (greenish icon).  This buff has a 5 minute timer attached to it.  Before Unstable Potion wears off you need to position yourself in front of either Snowblaze or The Reaper and be hit with Breath of Atrebe.  When you are hit with Breath of Atrebe you receive an additional buff called Unstable Infusion (reddish icon).  When you receive Unstable Infusion you are assured of receiving your EoD2 achievement BUT ONLY when the event is won.  After receiving Unstable Infusion you may safely die.

- My pet broke open the box, how come I didn't get the Unstable Potion buff?

YOU FOOL!  If your pet breaks open the box, your pet will receive the Unstable Potion buff instead of you.  Now even though pets are people too, they are not willing to share the achievement with you.  You are SOL.  Don't let your pet break the box!

- I broke open the box and got the Unstable Potion buff, but I died.  Now what?

YOU FOOL!  If you have broken open your box and received the buff Unstable Potion, but you are silly enough to die before being hit with Breath of Atrebe you will lose Unstable Potion and you will not receive your EoD2 achievement.  You are SOL.  Don't die before being hit with Breath of Atrebe!

- I broke open the box and got the Unstable Potion buff and to be safe I gated out.

YOU FOOL!  If you have broken your box and received the buff Unstable Potion, but you are silly enough leave the zone or instance before being hit with Breath of Atrebe, you will lose Unstable Potion and you will not receive your EoD2 achievement.  You are SOL.  Don't leave the zone/instance before being hit with Breath of Atrebe!

And that's all there is to it.




Details of NPCs/Mechanics


Emanating Flames - Auras



Every 55 seconds, three orange auras spawn at various locations in the room.

Action: MOVE AWAY / STAY JUST OUTSIDE OF THE AURAS

Can be used to break shield barrier on frost assaulter adds.

Shield breaking is optional, not required.  Related /ach: Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.

Emanating Flames    AURA - 219k DD + MANA DRAIN 17k (Range Based Mod: 0% at 0' to 100% at 320')
Effect message 1st person: Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.
Action: MOVE AWAY / STAY JUST OUTSIDE OF THE AURAS

Snowblaze emote:
[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] The snowblaze focuses heat in areas around the room.


A Kar`Zok snowblaze

Located stationary at the top of the ramp.  Surrounded by a blue aura that damages, has a push back and stun.

Snowblaze is damageable.  Can't get close enough to directly melee without hitting aura, but can by range.

Snowblaze is active and melee hits you, if in range.

Concussive Barrier    AURA - 88k DD + Push Back + Stun
Effect message: You are pushed back by a powerful magical force.


Snowblaze - Emanating Flames & Frost Assaulter Shield Breaking

The aura Emanating Flames causes can be used to break the shield barrier on frost assaulter adds.

Shield breaking is optional, not required.  Related /ach: Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.

Damage/Shield breakage:
[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 125158 points of damage.

[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.


Snowblaze emote:
[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] The snowblaze focuses heat in areas around the room.


Snowblaze - Gaze Emote & Flame Assaulter Shield Breaking

Snowblaze targets three players who are hit with Freezing Pulse.  When Freezing Pulse fades, Target AE hits MOBS nearby with Frozen Pulse.

Freezing Pulse and subsequently Frozen Pulse can damage flame assaulter's shields (Blazing Shield Barrier), as well as damage Kar`Zok reaper.

Breaking the shields on flame assaulter adds is optional, not required.  Related /ach: Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.

Freezing Pulse    196k DoT (12s) + Root + Inhibit Combat + Spell Casting.  On Fade: Frozen Pulse
Effect message 1st person: You are encased in unstable frost.
Effect message 3rd person: Soandso is encased in unstable frost.
 
Frozen Pulse    Target AE 217k DoT (18s, 100' range) + Root + Inhibit Combat + Spell Casting
Effect message 1st person: You are encased in frost.
 
Call of Flames    197k AE DD + Mana/Endurance Drain 15k/12k + Dispel - 31' range
Note: 10 seconds following the gaze emote, this spell is directed at each player emoted.

[Thu Feb 15 21:31:40 2018] Lukatai is encased in unstable frost.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:40 2018] Borean is encased in unstable frost.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:40 2018] Bumkus is encased in unstable frost.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:40 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Lukatai, Borean, Bumkus
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:42 2018] Lukatai has taken 94140 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:43 2018] Bumkus has taken 92669 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:45 2018] Borean has taken 94140 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:48 2018] Lukatai has taken 96562 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:49 2018] Bumkus has taken 94111 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:52 2018] Borean has taken 96562 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:54 2018] Lukatai has taken 100416 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:54 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:55 2018] Bumkus has taken 98847 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:55 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:58 2018] Borean has taken 100416 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:58 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper has taken 434246 damage from Lukatai by Frozen Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:58 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper has taken 434246 damage from Bumkus by Frozen Pulse.
[Thu Feb 15 21:31:58 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Thu Feb 15 21:32:15 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Daredilly, Finb, Dioria
[Thu Feb 15 21:32:50 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Alorra, Paye, Twoma



Snowblaze - Freezing & Burning Rage

Possible balance mechanic, with unbalance resulting in power up.

While in Burning Rage state, Gaze emotes are fake, and Emanating Flames is not as effective.  This makes it impossible to shatter shields on any assaulter adds.

Freezing Rage:

Related /ach: Freezing Rage - Win after pushing the Kar`Zok snowblaze into her cold rage for at least five minutes.


Burning Rage:

Applying damage to reaper (snowblaze's partner), causes Snowblaze to react (power up).  There is a threshold for this, we believe it is around 9-10% of each other.  Subject to change (WIP).

Related /ach: Burning Rage - Win after pushing the Kar`Zok snowblaze into her burning rage for at least five minutes.

[Thu Feb 15 21:59:29 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:39 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!

[Thu Mar 29 22:48:26 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes return to normal.



Snowblaze - Electrical Trace Emote & Ring Around Player Targeted

Visible electrical ring appears around targeted player, 10s warning to react.

Action: Move out of line of sight of snowblaze (wip, test/report).

[Thu Feb 15 21:33:10 2018] The snowblaze points and an electrical trace flows from her to Finb.

[Thu Feb 15 21:33:20 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze points her electrified finger, shouting, 'Well, my target appears to be missing, I shall seek another!'

Note: Above log sample regarding appears to be missing may be a result of Finb dying, not necessarily indicative of a success emote.


A Kar`Zok reaper

Located at the bottom of the ramp (can be moved).

Hits 17k to 55k and flurries.

Directional AE - Face reaper towards a wall, or away from main raid.

* Important Note: DPS can be applied to reaper prevent frost spheres from coming into play.

Breath of Atrebe    108k Directional AE - FRONTAL (300 to 60 Degrees)
Effect message 1st person: You are hit by a wave of ancient magic.
   
Lightning Blade    106k DD (single-target) + Stun
Effect message: You are struck by a blade infused with lightning.
   
Lightning Arc178k DD Caster PB (93' AE range) + Stun
Lightning arcs from the sarnak to everyone around him.
   
Killing Strike195k DD (single-target)
Emote: The reaper flashes, as fast as lightning, to Furro, landing a deadly strike.
Effect message: You are struck a killing blow.




Reaper - Killing Strike - Points His Weapon at Player Emote

Reaper emote points weapon at someone, 10s warning to react.

Action: when reaper trigger fires - RUN TO TO REAPER - BUT AVOID his FRONT (not in sight of you).

Failure penalty: Killing Strike 195k DD.

Sample 1:
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:24 2018] The reaper points his weapon at Evilash.
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:24 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Lightning Blade>
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:34 2018] The reaper flashes, as fast as lightning, to Evilash, landing a deadly strike.

Sample 2:
[Thu Feb 15 21:32:05 2018] The reaper points his weapon at Owmy.
[Thu Feb 15 21:32:15 2018] The Kar`Zok reaper has lost his target. Waving his blade in frustration, he searches for a new one.



Spheres - A sphere of frost

These can come into play 50s - 54s into the event (see note to avoid).  They pathed down the ramp towards assaulter adds.

As the spheres pathed down the ramp, they stopped periodically, moved back and forth.

* Important Note: Can prevent spheres from spawning by applying a certain amount of DPS to A Kar`Zok reaper.

Flowering Freeze    107k DoT + Snare + Melee Slow + Mana Drain 6k (36s, Caster PB AE 375')
Effect message: You are freezing.

[Mon Feb 12 20:44:03 2018] The snowblaze causes a freezing sphere to come into existence.

[Mon Feb 12 20:44:03 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A flame assaulter.
[Mon Feb 12 20:44:08 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A frost assaulter.
[Mon Feb 12 20:44:13 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A frost assaulter.
[Mon Feb 12 20:44:18 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A frost assaulter.
[Mon Feb 12 20:44:23 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A flame assaulter.
[Mon Feb 12 20:44:28 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A frost assaulter.
[Mon Feb 12 20:44:33 2018] A sphere of frost begins moving toward A flame assaulter.


[Mon Feb 12 20:44:33 2018] A sphere of frost begins to cast a spell. <Flowering Freeze>



Frost & Flame Assaulter Adds

Three frost assaulters and three flame assaulters.

Flame assaulters hit for 14k to 48k~.

Up at event start, pre-targetable.

a flame assaulter   Blazing Shield Barrier - Self Buff
   Increase Melee Mitigation by 80%
   Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 80% with up to 80% Damage
   Notes:
   - Cannot beneficial dispel
   - Shield breakage possible via snowblaze gaze at emote 3x players, Freezing/Frozen Pulse hitting flame assaulter adds
   - Shield breakage is optional, not required.
   - Related /ach: Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.
   
   Sarnak Bash - 90k DD (single-target) + Stun (6s)
   Effect message: A shield strikes you in the head.
   Note: Marked on map as FL00, FL01, FL02
   
a frost assaulter   Freezing Shield Barrier - Self Buff
   Increase Melee Mitigation by 60%
   Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 60% with up to 80% Damage
   Notes:
   - Cannot beneficial dispel
   - Shield breakage possible via frost assaulter adds being hit by Emanating Flames auras
   - Shield breakage is optional, not required.
   - Related /ach: Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.
   
   Sarnak Bash - 90k DD (single-target) + Stun (6s)
   Effect message: A shield strikes you in the head.
   Note: Marked on map as FR00, FR01, FR02




A disturbed ancient beetle

Comes into play at 1 min 30s - 2 min~ from event start.

Reported to spawn in SOUTH area of event room.  Near the little room.

A disturbed ancient beetle   Pernicious Pests - 90k DoT + MANA/END DRAIN - VIRAL DoT (55' range, single-target)
   Trigger added based on pattern: Pests crawl all over your body, hungry for more.
   Action: RUN AWAY FROM RAID - Return when DoT gone

[Sat Mar 24 21:35:53 2018] Rulolin has taken 47943 damage from A disturbed ancient beetle by Pernicious Pests.


Various Map Locations

Kiters:  Some markers for rocks/spikes/scaffolding, as a visual aid for kiting path.

Tanks:

Can pre-target assigned assaulter add before engage.  But it helps to have a /target hotkey in the event you lose target, and/or are assigned multiple adds.

Social hotkey example: /target a_flame_assaulter0#, where # is your assign or position in assignment (ie, Soandso, Whatso, where Soandso is a_flame_assaulter00, and Whatso is a_flame_assaulter01).

Updated: 06-28-2018

Map file: korshaint_1.txt (right-click, "Save As", and place in EQ maps folder).

Code: [Select]
P 765.7897, -2933.8018, -311.3129,  0, 0, 0,  3,  FL00
P 795.1224, -2947.1768, -311.5818,  0, 0, 0,  3,  FL01
P 815.2715, -2913.6692, -310.3218,  0, 0, 0,  3,  FL02
P 764.2802, -2915.6355, -311.4649,  0, 0, 240,  3,  FR00
P 781.0963, -2940.4529, -311.5813,  0, 0, 240,  3,  FR01
P 817.3365, -2939.7205, -310.7359,  0, 0, 240,  3,  FR02
P 652.6756, -2927.8179, -317.1669,  240, 0, 0,  3,  Reaper_MT
P 733.6052, -3004.4380, -314.2262,  0, 127, 0,  3,  RAID
P 868.9236, -2826.4163, -304.3772,  127, 64, 0,  3,  Rock
P 949.5286, -2845.7986, -302.9352,  127, 64, 0,  3,  Spikes
P 953.1772, -2970.4463, -312.6736,  127, 64, 0,  3,  Scaffolding
P 844.5781, -3038.5752, -298.8338,  127, 64, 0,  3,  Rocks
P 1474.1372, -3699.4004, -167.2486,  240, 0, 0,  3,  An_Ancient_Dragon


Achievements

Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.
Freezing Rage - Win after pushing the Kar`Zok snowblaze into her cold rage for at least five minutes.
Burning Rage - Win after pushing the Kar`Zok snowblaze into her burning rage for at least five minutes.


Zone wide AE - Aura of Kor-Sha

Appears in song window.  Group and Raid Achievements negate the effects.

Aura of Kor-Sha    Inhibits: Crit Nuke Dmg, DoT Dmg, Heal Chance, HoT Chance, Hit Chance, Crit Hit Dmg.  Cap Mana at 80%
Effect message: Dark magic infests your blood because it is not of the dragon.




Achievements:




[Mon Feb 12 21:45:14 2018] You have entered Kor-Sha Laboratory.
[Mon Feb 12 21:45:14 2018] Your mercenary has been suspended.
[Mon Feb 12 21:45:15 2018] You have entered an area where levitation effects do not function.
[Mon Feb 12 21:45:15 2018] You appear.
[Mon Feb 12 21:45:15 2018] Dark magic infests your blood because it is not of the dragon.



Text & Audio Triggers - Mandatory

* Important Notes:

There is a main package for everyone.  The optional package is not required, and only for other effects, /ach, shield breaks and things of that nature.

Everyone  Main Package  07-13-2018 (2:27pm)  - Event Reset
- Beetle Add - Pernicious Pests VIRAL DoT (1st Person) - Run away
- Reaper - Points Weapon - Run to reaper - Avoid his front
- Reaper - Points Weapon - Run to reaper - Avoid his frontal view (FAILURE 1st person)
- Snowblaze - Electrical trace - RUN TO SOUTH ROOM - Get out of Snowblaze Line of Sight
- Snowblaze - Emanating Auras - Move Away / Stay Out of the Flame Auras
- Snowblaze - Sphere spawn - Destroy Sphere NOW

Sub-group:

- [ Sub-group folder ] Snowblaze - Gaze Emoted (1st Person)
-- Snowblaze - Gaze Emoted - Freezing/Frozen Pulse - For Flame Assaulter Shield Breaking (1st Person)

Optional  Sub-Group Package  07-13-2018 (2:12pm)  Optional trigs not required, but for /ach and notification of other mechanics such as shield breaks, etc.

- [ Sub-group folder ] Assaulter Add Shield Breaks
-- Flame/Frost Assaulter Shield Breaks

- [ Sub-group folder ] Snowblaze - Burning Rage state
-- Warning - eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
-- Burning Rage - eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!
-- Normal - Burning Rage state over - eyes return to normal.

- [ Sub-group folder ] Vengeance - One minboss greatly wounded - Attack the other one
-- One Kar`Zok greatly wounded.  Attack the other one.




GINA Issues?  Help Below:

If you're new to GINA and/or having issues with importing/enabling our trigger files, please read Ssark's GINA Manual.  If you're still having issues after following Ssark's guide, reply to the Audio and Text Triggers Alternative - GINA thread located in the Raiders Essentials section of our forums, and we'll work to resolve the issue(s).


« Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 08:18:12 PM by Furro »

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 10:37:16 PM »
Added initial WIP trigger set as a starting point.

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 11:28:01 PM »
Strategy Post & Trigger Package Updated

Update based on our attempts Thursday, February 15, 2018.  We had a lot of pigs (sorry, some couldn't get in), but we managed to go in and take our first look with 35 in the raid.  This was enough to size up the event, gather some log data and do a preliminary analysis.  I've updated the strategy post based on those attempts.  I've also added various triggers, and adjusted others.

Please read the strategy post over from top to bottom.  Delete old triggers before importing new, and ensure they are toggled on.  Thanks.

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 01:50:20 AM »
Hey I found this on Daybreak Forums :D Was hoping it would help maybe? https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/how-to-beat-the-kar-zok.245422/
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 01:51:59 AM by Ehlana »

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 03:27:14 AM »
Initial observations:

Bugs - mana drain, spawn in the south room.  We'll probably need a group to handle killing them and keeping them away from raid.

A sphere of frost (summoned by snowblaze) - need to kill these before they reach their intended target, and preferably kill ASAP.  The dot (although not in the spell data) seems to have an interrupt mechanic to it.  Not to mention the snare makes it almost impossible to get to the orange auras, thereby taking even more dmg.  Until we get EotD2, and regain our max heal crits, I couldn't keep up with the healing needed.  IMO casters should do this .. the sphere is non-aggro, so don't need anyone tanking it.

That's all atm, I'm sure there's more I saw but too tired atm.  Wanted to get something posted for now though.


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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 11:53:59 PM »
Strategy Adjusts & Trigger Updates/Additions

Assign group(s); depending on setup, as sustained DPS on reaper (melee preferred).  In addition, assign group(s), casters/range DPS to snowblaze.
When reaper trigger fires, run TO REAPER.

When reaper trigger fires -- points his weapon at Soandso -- RUN TO REAPER -- NOT in his frontal view though (in sight of you).  Trigger adjusted.

Trigger Adjusted for Emanating Flames - Merely to point out when The snowblaze focuses heat in areas.

A disturbed ancient beetle:
  • Reported to spawn South of event room.  Near the little room.
  • Casts Pernicious Pests - 90k DoT + MANA/END DRAIN - VIRAL DoT (55' range, single-target)
  • Trigger added based on pattern: Pests crawl all over your body, hungry for more.

* Delete old trigger set before importing new.



Analysis based on run: Saturday, March 24, 2018

The gritty details.


Freezing Spheres


Eyes burn with flame emote:

When we attacked reaper (snowblaze's partner), it indicates snowblaze powers up.

Perhaps related to Burning Rage /achievement.

[Thu Feb 15 21:59:29 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.

[Thu Feb 15 21:59:39 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!


After our Saturday run, I was thinking back to when we first looked at this event on Feb 15th.  I remembered someone mentioning something at the time after the attempt where we started out with a big burn on reaper.  Anyway, I dug through the logs and found it.  It was from Paye and Nintap. :)

[Thu Feb 15 22:02:47 2018] Paye tells FLraids:5, 'didn't seem to be any spheres spawning when we were beating on reaper'
[Thu Feb 15 22:02:56 2018] Nintap tells FLraids:5, 'aye'

I've parsed the log from that attempt, and can confirm their observations of no spheres spawning.  There's no emote present.

This is good to know, thanks Paye and Nintap for picking up on it at the time.  Also, as a side note, Paruaa asked in channel about killing reaper first, on Saturday.  I remember replying at the time that we had.  Thanks for the feedback too, Paruaa.

On a related note, while working up the analysis from Saturday's run, I was talking with Padraigg in group, and he was thinking we may have to balance reaper and snowblaze.  I'm not sure on the balance part, maybe.  If anything though, we should assign some DPS to snowblaze, and see if it reveals other emotes, or changes the script in some way.  I imagine if we were to burn snowblaze, we'd get a similar emote as we did when we burned reaper.  Which would make sense, to satisfy the other related achievement: Freezing Rage - Win after pushing the Kar`Zok snowblaze into her cold rage for at least five minutes.

Strategy Adjusts:  Assign group(s); depending on setup, as sustained DPS on reaper (melee preferred).  In addition, assign group(s), casters/range DPS to snowblaze.


Reaper points his weapon at player emote

[Sat Mar 24 23:00:40 2018] Kianara tells flraids:5, 'just a note .. I ran, and he ported to me'
[Sat Mar 24 23:01:02 2018] Kianara tells flraids:5, 'I think we're gonna need to run TO reaper when we get emoted'
[Sat Mar 24 23:01:13 2018] Idaran tells flraids:5, 'i also ran but was snared.'
[Sat Mar 24 23:01:16 2018] You tell flraids:5, 'It's possible'
[Sat Mar 24 23:01:25 2018] You tell flraids:5, 'We'll note for testing next time Kia.'


Based on the data, I do still believe Killing Strike is the failure component.  Also, a success emote is present.  Consider the following from our recent run:

Situation 1:
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:03 2018] The reaper points his weapon at Owmy.
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:08 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Lightning Arc>
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:13 2018] The Kar`Zok reaper has lost his target. Waving his blade in frustration, he searches for a new one.
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:18 2018] The reaper points his weapon at Landaru.
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:23 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Lightning Blade>
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:28 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Killing Strike>
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:28 2018] The reaper flashes, as fast as lightning, to Landaru, landing a deadly strike.

Owmy is emoted, 10s later, reaper emotes waving blade in frustration.  Seems like a clear success emote.  Note also, Killing Strike was never cast.

Landaru was next to be emoted, 10s later, she was hit by Killing Strike, accompanied by a failure emote.


Situation 2:

This situation is interesting, because it's when we were wiping and I was emoted.  At this point, my DA (invulnerability has fired), and clearly reaper is trying to hit me.  So we know at this point, reaper is FACING ME and obviously close.

[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper executes a FLURRY of attacks on Furro!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:14 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:15 2018] The reaper points his weapon at Furro.
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:16 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:16 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:16 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:16 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:16 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:18 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:18 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:18 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:18 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:18 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:18 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper executes a FLURRY of attacks on Furro!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to kick YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Lightning Arc>
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:20 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Lightning Blade>
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper executes a FLURRY of attacks on Furro!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:21 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:24 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:24 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:24 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:24 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:24 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:24 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:25 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper begins to cast a spell. <Killing Strike>
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:25 2018] The reaper flashes, as fast as lightning, to Furro, landing a deadly strike.
...
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:29 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:29 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:29 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to crush YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:29 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:29 2018] Your opponent strikes through your defenses!
[Sat Mar 24 22:29:29 2018] A Kar`Zok reaper tries to bash YOU, but  are INVULNERABLE!


Conclusion:

I agree with Kianara's point that we may have to move to reaper.  But, I also believe there's a distance check as part of the emote mechanic.  In other words, when emoted, you have to be CLOSE enough to reaper to meet the distance requirement for reaper to check around for you, and then IF you are in his sights (ie, if you were in front of reaper), you would FAIL the emote and get hit by Killing Strike.

Furthermore, several people have reported that reaper was warping around to players.  This makes sense, in that it would be too easy to simply avoid the emote mechanic by positioning reaper far away and facing away from the raid.  Therefore, with a distance check, if the player isn't within that distance, reaper warps to that player and the person fails the emote (either because of the distance check being out of bounds or reaper is facing the player that point).  Either way, it's a failure.

The situation #2 above, where I was emoted, coupled with player reports of reaper warping around, appears to support the theory of a distance check, requiring players to run to reaper, but not let reaper see you (ie, avoid front of reaper).

Strategy Adjust: When reaper trigger fires -- points his weapon at Soandso -- RUN TO TO REAPER -- NOT in his frontal view though (in sight of you).


Emanating Flames - AURA




Areas of room targeted by Emanating Flames:

Emanating Flames    AURA - 219k DD + MANA DRAIN 17k (Range Based Mod: 0% at 0' to 100% at 320')
Effect message 1st person: Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.
Action: MOVE INTO AURAS - CLOSER YOU ARE LESS DAMAGE YOU TAKE
Big orange'ish auras, hard to miss.  I've seen several up at the same time.

[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 125158 points of damage.

[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] The snowblaze focuses heat in areas around the room.


Every 55 seconds, three orange auras spawn at various locations in the room.

The spell data, along with the resulting damage, and supporting description, indicates more damage the further away you are.  However, it seemed like the mana drain component didn't scale with the distance (I wasn't able to accurately test this, just vague recollection at the time).

Putting aside the damage at the moment, from last Saturday's attempt, I think we can conclude that Emanating Flames is going to break (remove) the shield from frost assaulter adds.  This run was the first time we actually saw a cracked emote from frost assaulters, but not a shattered one, yet.

[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 93299 points of damage.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.

This happened on one of our early attempts of the night, and I think it was a fluke that we probably had both an Emanating Flames aura at the main raid and one or more frost assaulter adds were inside it.  No other attempt that night resulted in a cracked emote.

Strategy Adjust: Tanks - move frost assaulter adds INTO Emanating Flames auras to crack their shield.


Aura Damage & Mana Drain:

Be mindful of false positives when testing the impact of Emanating Flames.  It's highly likely you'll have a RUNE buff on early into the event, and it's absorbing the impact of the aura damage.

Example Rune 1: Mar 24
[Sat Mar 24 23:00:44 2018] The blue aura fades.
[Sat Mar 24 23:00:44 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 46357 points of damage.

Example Rune 2: Feb 15
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:54 2018] The blue aura fades.
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:54 2018] The shimmer of glyphs fades.
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:54 2018] You are covered in protective runes.
[Thu Feb 15 21:59:54 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 40439 points of damage.

At this stage, feel free to explore the auras and try and keep track of your experiences to provide accurate feedback.  Thanks.


Other notes of interest:

Let's assume pillar of flames is the Emanating Flames entity (the actual aura), and when you die from the aura effect, it echos accordingly.  With that in mind, consider the following situation:

I know I'm in the aura, as I made note in a private channel where I put messages during an event to help with log context.

Situation 1: Mar 24, 2nd attempt
[Sat Mar 24 21:10:32 2018] Luthernhamner says, 'fight'
...
[Sat Mar 24 21:11:48 2018] Healxp has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:11:48 2018] Padraigg has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:11:48 2018] Kulitta has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:11:48 2018] Borean has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:11:48 2018] You have been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:11:57 2018] You tell ##2:2, 'died while in aura?'
...
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:18 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 91572 points of damage.
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:18 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:18 2018] The snowblaze focuses heat in areas around the room.
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:23 2018] Gibartik has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:12:23 2018] Dimbly has been slain by a pillar of flames!

Interestingly, The snowblaze emote: focuses heat in areas around the room, appears to be the follow up effect.

I have a couple theories on this, but I need more data (attempts/player feedback).  One of the theories is that the auras have a head count limit, perhaps 18 players (18 x 3 auras = 54 people).  For the next run, I'm going to try to be in an aura with less people.

Trigger Adjust: Changed trigger for Emanating Flames, to merely point out that snowblaze focused heat in areas.




That's all for now.

See everyone in game! :)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 06:54:03 AM by Furro »

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 11:28:49 PM »
Trigger Package Changes & Strategy Post Updates

Extensive edits to the strategy post and triggers.  Please review it and let me know if there are any errors, thanks.  Reminder, the "Overview" area of the strategy post is primarily what you need to cover.  The remainder of the strategy post contains details of NPCs/Mechanics.

Adjusts based on our run Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Emanating Flames - Orange Auras - Action: MOVE AWAY / STAY OUT OF THESE AURAS

Kiters & Tanks:

Kiters assigned for each flame assaulter add.  Kite in Counter-Clockwise (CCW) pattern, as indicated in diagram and map.

Assigned tanks for each FROST assaulter add are to tank their adds in raid, as we kill them first.

FROST assaulter add Tanks: When your add dies, build aggro on kiter adds, in case the kiter dies, you can pickup their add and resume kiting it.

Reaper MT: Position reaper SOUTH-WEST'ish (SW), as indicated in the diagram/map.  Not on the ramp, but below on the floor area, the ramp has an overhang.

MA - Kill order: FROST assaulter adds first, then FLAME assaulter adds.  DPS is more effective against frost assaulter adds vs flame, due to the shield self buff (refer to table for details).




Analysis based on run: Thursday, March 29, 2018

The gritty details.  For those who want to get their geek on.


Emanating Flames - Auras

Every 55 seconds, three orange auras spawn at various locations in the room.

Action: MOVE AWAY / STAY OUT OF THE AURAS

Can be used to break shield barrier on frost assaulter adds.  Optional, not required.  Related /ach: Destroy All Shields - Win after breaking all six sarnak shields.

Emanating Flames    AURA - 219k DD + MANA DRAIN 17k (Range Based Mod: 0% at 0' to 100% at 320')
Effect message 1st person: Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.
Action: MOVE AWAY / STAY OUT OF THE AURAS

Damage/Shield breakage:
[Thu Feb 15 22:23:03 2018] Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.  You have taken 125158 points of damage.

[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Sat Mar 24 20:43:59 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.



Frost & Flame Assaulter Adds - Shield Barrier

It's more effective if we kill frost assaulter adds before flame due to their shield buff having lower percentage of melee/spell mitigation.

a frost assaulter   Freezing Shield Barrier - Self Buff
   Increase Melee Mitigation by 60%
   Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 60% with up to 80% Damage
   Note: Cannot beneficial dispel
   
a flame assaulter   Blazing Shield Barrier - Self Buff
   Increase Melee Mitigation by 80%
   Increase Chance to Reflect Spell by 80% with up to 80% Damage
   Note: Cannot beneficial dispel


A disturbed ancient beetle

Comes into play at 1 min 30s - 2 min~ from event start.

Reported to spawn in SOUTH area of event room.  Near the little room.

A disturbed ancient beetle   Pernicious Pests - 90k DoT + MANA/END DRAIN - VIRAL DoT (55' range, single-target)
   Trigger added based on pattern: Pests crawl all over your body, hungry for more.
   Action: RUN AWAY FROM RAID - Return when DoT gone

[Sat Mar 24 21:35:53 2018] Rulolin has taken 47943 damage from A disturbed ancient beetle by Pernicious Pests.



Edit: Stealth edited out a strategy adjust regarding Snowblaze gaze emote.  After a log parse, I discovered a mistake in how to hand it. <whistles> Nothing to see here.

That's it for now.

See everyone in game! :)
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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 11:18:45 PM »
Trigger Package Changes & Strategy Post Updates


MA - Kill order: FLAME assaulter adds first, then FROST assaulter adds.  Shields are broken early on Flame assaulters, making them faster to kill first.

Snowblaze - Gaze Emote:

OK.  We're reacting to this gaze emote incorrectly.

We know Snowblaze targets three players, who are then hit by the Freezing Pulse DoT, and Freezing/Frozen Pulse breaks shields on flaming assaulter adds.

We know that each player targeted by the emote has a > FROST RING < around them, to presumably help visually indicate to others they are targeted.

Action: EVERYONE MOVE AWAY FROM PLAYERS WITH A VISIBLE > FROST RING <.

What's happening is, 10 seconds after each of the three players are emoted, a small area around the player is hit with Call of Flames - 197k AE DD + Mana/Endurance Drain 15k/12k + Dispel - 31' range.  This usually kills a handful or so of players (and pets!) who are too close to the FROST RING players.


Adjusts based on our runs to date, including Friday, March 30, 2018.

Analysis based on run: Friday, March 30, 2018

The gritty details.  For those who want to get their geek on.


Snowblaze - Gaze Emote

This was tricky to figure out, because snowblaze is shooting off several emotes, and the Frost shield breaking mechanic easily masked what was really going on at the same time.  The "pillar of flames" portion was throwing me off as well, because I was incorrectly correlating it with the Emanating Flames (orange auras).

Sample 1:
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:15 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kaloha, Rulolin, Mercurios
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:25 2018] Kulitta has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:25 2018] Rulolin has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:25 2018] Paruaa has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:25 2018] Bumkus`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:25 2018] Padraigg has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 22:28:25 2018] Bumkus has been slain by a pillar of flames!


Sample 2:
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:31 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Sylphan, Notorrious, Dimerall
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Dimerall`s ward has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Toransa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Toransa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Syco`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Toransa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Bumkus`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Bumkus`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Bumkus`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Paruaa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Paruaa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Paruaa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Paruaa`s pet has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] You are burned by falling fire.  You have taken 8588 points of damage.
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Luthernhamner has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Notorrious has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] Furro`s ward has been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Sat Mar 24 21:57:41 2018] You are burned by falling fire.  You have taken 89217 points of damage.


Thoughts:

I think this was done by the developers to stir things up a bit.  This requires the raid to react, while the players emoted are powerless (rooted, silenced, and taking DoT damage requiring the raid to heal them).  Snowblaze does the gaze emote every 35 seconds, and therefore the disruption is only 10s or so every 35 seconds.  Enough to cause damage to players not paying attention to the frost rings.  But the 31' range makes it not big enough to kill off half the raid.


Frost & Flame Assaulter Adds

Reverting our kill order back to doing Flame assaulter adds first because Snowblaze does gaze emotes early into the event, and Emanating Flames come into play later (albeit not much later, but we tend to get more gaze emotes before flames).  Since gaze emotes happen early, it results in flame assaulter shields breaking quickly, allowing us to kill them much quicker.


Emanating Flames - Auras

As I said before, I'm almost certain we're handling these orange auras auras incorrectly.  The spell data and the description are saying you take LESS damage while in these auras. 

I believe when players went into the auras previously (myself included), they took damage from > FROST RING < players who just happened to be in the aura as well.  Maybe the Emanating Flame aura locations are based on the last three people gaze emoted, or current emoted.  If the mechanics overlap (gaze emoted players and emanating flames), then to me it make sense that the current players emoted have the Emanating Flame auras pop on them, to prevent the player from dying (ie, they are in the Emanating Flame aura which should do 0% damage at 0' feet), and since they have Freezing Pulse DoT, they are also Rooted.

Emanating Flames    AURA - 219k DD + MANA DRAIN 17k (Range Based Mod: 0% at 0' to 100% at 320')
Effect message 1st person: Flame washes over you, growing stronger as it moves away.



That's it for now!

See everyone in game!  :D

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 11:30:25 PM »
Update - Saturday, June 2, 2018

We revisited this event Saturday, after spending the last two months backflagging a bunch of players.

In our two attempts, the 2nd was the best to date.  We've adjusted our strategy as well, which helped.

From last Saturdays attempt, it appears we cannot take Reaper too low, without also taking down Snowblaze.  We've adjusted our strategy for our next run.

Strategy:

Kite ALL adds -- Everyone FULL BURN on Reaper on engage.  Get it down to 80%.

MA will call in a kiter by name, bring in their flame add.  Melee assist MA to take it out.  Then MA calls DPS back on Reaper.

MA with main raid alternates between killing assualter flame/frost adds (and beetles) and Reaper.

Meanwhile, MA2 - Casters & Rangers, you need to SWITCH to SNOWBLAZE when main raid is killing a flame/frost add.  Maintain DoTs on Reaper.

MA2 alternates with Casters & Rangers to DPS Reaper and Snowblaze.

EVERYONE help on BEETLE spawns.  They are timed, but we need them down fast.


That's all!  We hope to see everyone at our next raid!

Edit: Strategy adjusted.
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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2018, 03:57:12 AM »
Friday, June 8, 2018 - The Kar`Zok - Reaper, Snowblaze and friends - Defeated!

Outstanding work everyone!  It was a bit dicey near the end, but we got it down!  We'll smooth out the rough edges going forward. :)

Updated Strategy:

Kite ALL adds -- Everyone FULL BURN on Reaper on engage.  Get it down to 80%.

MA will call in a kiter by name, bring in their flame add.

CASTERS on Snowblaze (sustained).

Assigned group # (in /rs, by group number), for sustained DPS on Reaper.

EVERYONE help on BEETLE spawns.   Tank them AWAY from main raid -- to help avoid mana drain.


See everyone in-game at our next raid!

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 04:37:23 PM »
Strategy Post & Trigger Updates

Updated the Strategy post to include a reminder regarding Reaper & Snowblaze and their HP:

Reminder:  Reaper & Snowblaze - We want to keep their HP OUT OF BALANCE by 15-20%.  Be mindful of this as the event progresses and assigned DPS continue to work on both bosses.

Some other edits:
- Exact location to tank Beetle (South on ramp, campfire marked as available).
-- Added marker on positioning diagram for beetle tank spot.

- Added marker on positioning diagram for South Room location, as run to location for players targeted by Electrical trace emote.


Trigger Package Update:

* Delete OLD triggers before importing new.

- Changed Snowblaze - Electrical trace trigger to indicate EXACTLY where to run.  RUN TO SOUTH ROOM.

- Removed 3rd person failure trigger for Reaper.  It was a sub-group, but some players may have had it toggled on and caused confusion/extra noise.  Sometimes sub-group trigs of this nature are included to help diagnose who may be failing an emote.

- Included/Updated - Vengeance emote - as a sub-group, to indicate when Reaper & Snowblaze HP too far apart.



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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2018, 06:18:13 PM »
Strategy Adjusts

On engage, CASTERS take Reaper HP to 91-92%~ and then STOP and begin assisting MA on assaulter adds.

Everyone else in the raid help on assaulter adds.  But!  Wait for MA call!

MA - Try to avoid targeting the current Flame add until its "shatters" trigger fires indicating shield down, and then call DPS on it.  The shield shattering should occur very quickly, as it was previously.


Trigger Changes

- Shield shatters trigger adjusted so that it will fire for both FLAME and FROST assaulter adds, and indicate which with voice/text.  Previously, it was only firing for flame.

- Added triggers for both warning of burning rage, burning rage, and when Snowblaze eyes return to normal (burning rage over)


Map Loc & Position Addition/Change

- Changed Reaper MT position.  Thanks Arsenil for the feedback.
- Added An_Ancient_Dragon to the map (not related to Kar`Zok event, but it is the same zone/map).

- Diagram in strategy post changed to reflect new Reaper MT position.


Strategy Adjusts - Overview

So, we're early in on the wins for this event; three weeks worth.  Our first win wasn't pretty, but hey, a wins a win! :D  However, we have to tweak our strategy.

In order to remove the zone-wide Aura of Kor-Sha debuff, we need to complete Essence of the Dragon II (EOTD2) in /ach.  The problem of course, is that to do this, we have to get into the room behind Snowblaze where there are a limited number of boxes.  Snowblaze has a barrier up around herself, which blocks the entrance to the room.  Some classes are able to leap beyond this and get access to the room.  However, not everyone can do this of course, so it's not viable.  We need to drop the barrier around Snowblaze.

During one of our Kar`Zok raids a couple of weeks ago, Dimbly noticed when a flame assaulter shield was broken that a shield fell to the ground in front of it.  Dimbly, being a pack rat, of course had to pick it up  ;D  He linked it in a private channel, and I clicked on it.  Here's a screenshot:

Sarnak Shield Fragment:


It's temporary, but you can equip it in your secondary slot.

We thought this we interesting, and pretty clearly has something to do with how to get that barrier down on Snowblaze.  The problem is, we haven't been shattering any shields on assaulter adds lately, so we haven't been able to get the shields to drop on the ground again.

We have to ask ourselves what's changed?  Well, our strategy changed a couple weeks ago.  On engage, we've been putting the entire raid on Reaper briefly, and taking it down to 80% HP.  Our thinking at the time was, we needed to keep Snowblaze and Reaper HP out of balance (and we believe this is still required).  The thing is, we didn't know how far out of balance; and we used 80%~ HP range.

The problem is, Snowblaze doesn't take too kindly to this action, and she begins making some noise:

[Fri Jun 15 21:44:27 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:32 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!

This isn't new information to us, we've seen this before back in February, when we were messing around on the event.  That's why it's in the write-up, and it was associated with the /ach Burning Rage.

Clearly, Snowblaze entering the burning rage state is a big deal.  It's preventing us from shattering shields on assaulter adds because the mechanics of the event are slightly different when Snowblaze is in this burning rage state.

When Snowblaze is in the burning rage state, the Gaze emotes are FAKE; resulting in no Freezing Pulse landing on players.  In addition, Emanating Flames is also not effective (or not effective enough).

Note the context in the log samples when the frost effect is present and when it is missing: Soandso is encased in unstable frost.

Also note that throughout the event Emanating Flames (EF) is still in effect, but during her burning rage state EF is not shattering any shields on Frost adds.  Note in the log sample we get weakened messages and "shield cracks", but it never reaches a "shield shatters".


The first sample below is to demonstrate what a normal (real) Gaze emote looks like along with the effects and context:

[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Snarlwolf is encased in unstable frost.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Twoma is encased in unstable frost.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Reccoo is encased in unstable frost.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Snarlwolf, Twoma, Reccoo
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Twoma has taken 91198 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:20 2018] Reccoo has taken 92669 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:23 2018] Snarlwolf has taken 94140 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:24 2018] Twoma has taken 91660 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:27 2018] Reccoo has taken 123558 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:29 2018] Snarlwolf has taken 100416 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] Twoma has taken 97278 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] Reccoo has taken 123558 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] Snarlwolf has taken 100416 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!


Here's some context while Snowblaze is in the burning rage state:

Note: the red highlights relate to Emanating Flames, the blue and green relate to Freezing Pulse.  I included both to illustrate the context while Snowblaze is in the burning rage state.

[Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Get Ready - About to engage! ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pets, Who art thine Leaders? ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pet owners, turn off taunt ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:36:49 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Feeling small?  Shrink if you are not already ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:14 2018] You tell your raid, '30 seconds'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:23 2018] You tell your raid, '20 seconds'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:28 2018] You tell your raid, '10 seonds'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:41 2018] You tell your raid, 'ALL YOU ARSENIL'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:54 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a Kar`Zok reaper >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:12 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:17 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Marquele, Jasson, Tyranosawr
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:17 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:35 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Luthernhamner bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:37 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:52 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kazmin, Remslaren, Tyranosawr
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:57 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:27 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Mulila, Ghanda, Beedlin
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:32 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:32 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:37 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Evilash bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:44 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:55 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:02 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Vulvana, Exzerker, Luthernhamner
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:27 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:37 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Exuo bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:37 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kazmin, Kevsaiyan, Lanadar
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:54 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:02 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:12 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Toransa, Reccoo, Idaran
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:21 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:22 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:47 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Castalia, Kevsaiyan, Dimerall
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:08 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:14 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Beedlin bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:22 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Dokhopper, Marquele, Castalia
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:26 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:57 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Pimm, Macebus, Gruesula


Here's a sample from my log demonstrating Snowblaze in her burning rage, and the fake emotes, and then her leaving burning rage state and the emotes becoming real, and also Emanating Flames becoming effective again.

[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Get Ready - About to engage! ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pets, Who art thine Leaders? ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pet owners, turn off taunt ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Feeling small?  Shrink if you are not already ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:42:11 2018] You tell your raid, '30 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:42:48 2018] You tell your raid, 'Electrical Trace emote == GO SOUTH ROOM'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:29 2018] You tell your raid, '30 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:34 2018] You tell your raid, '20 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:39 2018] You tell your raid, '10 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:57 2018] You tell your raid, 'ALL YOU ARSENIL'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:11 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a Kar`Zok reaper >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:22 2018] Kazmin tells the raid,  'Inc MGB Ancient Cry of Chaos butcher the enemy my Viking Brothers'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:27 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:32 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:37 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kazmin, Paruaa, Exzerker
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:50 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< Luthernhamner >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:51 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:57 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:57 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:57 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:12 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Absolutt, Cymrilx, Landaru
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:26 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:37 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:39 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:47 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Mehdisin, Dyanu, Toransa
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes return to normal. <-- Note: BURNING RAGE STATE OVER
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:11 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:22 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Dokhopper, Dyanu, Snarlwolf
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:47 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield shatters from the heat of the Emanating Flames!
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:47 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:47 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield shatters from the heat of the Emanating Flames!
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:57 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Pimm, Kazmin, Vulvana
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:12 2018] Arsenil tells the raid,  '**** TAKING AGRO ON AND TANKING a Kar`Zok reaper - HEALS TO ARSENIL****'
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:32 2018] Exuo is encased in unstable frost. <-- Note: Exuo has Freezing Pulse
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:32 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Exuo, Cymrilx, Kazmin
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:37 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a Kar`Zok reaper >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:43 2018] You tell your raid, 'need mt on reaper'
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:46 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:48 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:07 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Dimbly, Oruatyrim, Idaran
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:07 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner. <-- Note: BURNING RAGE STATE WARNING
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:42 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:42 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Vulvana, Dyanu, Furro
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:52 2018] You are burned by falling fire.  You have taken 126159 points of damage.
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:52 2018] You have been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Fri Jun 15 21:49:01 2018] You tell your raid, 'die please'


Note: The above log sample is not always showing unstable frost landing when you would expect it (ie, when Snowblaze leaves her rage state), at least not right away.  This could simply be due to range, and my log didn't pick up the messages.  I don't know where I was standing two weeks ago during the event, nor where the players emoted were.

The important take away is that shield shatters are NOT happening when Snowblaze is in the burning rage state.



That's it for now!

Hope to see everyone in-game! :)


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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 04:29:37 AM »
Update - Thursday, July 5, 2018

Just a quick update.  We had a good run on this event last night.  We got Snowblaze's barrier down on the 2nd to last attempt!  It's important we get this barrier down, as it allows us access to the back room where the boxes are, and make progress on EOTD2.  That's a why spent the entire night in there working on this.

Thanks everyone who was able to show up. :)


Trigger Package Change

Removed the Gaze emote trigger that was put in way back before we understood the mechanic, and as a result the action the trigger it was doing was counterproductive.  Sorry all! /whistles.

Delete your OLD trigger set before importing new.

By the way, if you were at our raid on Thursday, this is the trigger set I shared in the raid, so if you imported it at the time, you are already set up.

Other changes:
- Fixed a minor typo in the description of one of the triggers.
- Cleaned up the strategy post overview area.

See everyone in game! :)


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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »
Update - Friday, July 13, 2018

We're getting the barrier down on Snowblaze consistently, and as Dimbly directs, players are doing the steps towards ridding EOTD.  Of course, to actually finalize EOTD removal, we have to win the event!  ;D

We had two strong attempts last night.  Dispatched adds, kept on top of beetle, but our failure was primarily how we split our DPS on both Snowblaze and Reaper.

Strategy Adjusts:

On ENGAGE - Everyone DPS Reaper until 90% HP -- Then STOP and kill adds.

Once ALL assaulter adds are dead, with only Snowblaze and Reaper remaining, we want to focus on a 35% HP gap between both.  We believe if we go over 40%; based on past experience, we suffer a big AE and wipe.  If we keep their HP too close together, we get penalty adds, such as spheres (somewhere under 10%).

Here is how we want to do this -- Once assaulter adds are down:

DPS Reaper until 65% HP, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 80% HP.

Then DPS Reaper until 45%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 60%.

DPS Reaper until 25%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 40%.

Then finally KILL REAPER, finish off Snowblaze.


Trigger Changes

Changed Burning Rage triggers to remove the HP too far apart references.

Separated sub-group triggers into a stand alone optional GINA package.  The optional package is not required.

Reminder: Everyone - DELETE your old triggers BEFORE importing the "Main Package".  Thanks.


That's all for now.

See everyone in game! :)

« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 12:08:40 AM by Furro »

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Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 02:26:43 AM »
Update - Friday, July 13, 2018

We're getting the barrier down on Snowblaze consistently, and as Dimbly directs, players are doing the steps towards ridding EOTD.  Of course, to actually finalize EOTD removal, we have to win the event!  ;D

We had two strong attempts last night.  Dispatched adds, kept on top of beetle, but our failure was primarily how we split our DPS on both Snowblaze and Reaper.

Strategy Adjusts:

On ENGAGE - Everyone DPS Reaper until 90% HP -- Then STOP and kill adds.

Once ALL assaulter adds are dead, with only Snowblaze and Reaper remaining, we want to focus on a 35% HP gap between both.  We believe if we go over 40%; based on past experience, we suffer a big AE and wipe.  If we keep their HP too close together, we get penalty adds, such as spheres (somewhere under 10%).

Here is how we want to do this -- Once assaulter adds are down:

DPS Reaper until 65% HP, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 80% HP.

Then DPS Reaper until 45%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 60%.

DPS Reaper until 25%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 40%.

Then finally KILL REAPER, finish off Snowblaze.


Trigger Changes

Changed Burning Rage triggers to remove the HP too far apart references.

Separated sub-group triggers into a stand alone optional GINA package.  The optional package is not required.

Reminder: Everyone - DELETE your old triggers BEFORE importing the "Main Package".  Thanks.


That's all for now.

See everyone in game! :)

Quick update.  Fixed the Optional trigger package, I forgot to remove the HP too far apart reference /whistles.

That is all! :)