Just did it, it's a really neat way to have a short action packed adventure with your friends :D!
Kinda stupid that sub-ilv 353 character can't join in (tho I suppose I can just wear BoE PvP craftable to cheat my way in) - I should have ilv 353, but I didn't play much during this expansion, so my average ilv is low.Before I get accused of wanting free epics, just remove them, I couldn't care less.
For some reason, whenever I queue (even with three people) the queue doesn't pop. Is there something special I have to do? As a note, everyone has the proper gear level (surpasses it, in fact) so I don't know what the problem is. D:
As far as pre expansion events go...this was absolutely horrid.
So I ran this on my main, about ilvl 400 and basically was invincible. I just ran through swiping everything.Ran it on 4 alts ( mage, pally, hunter, shaman) who are all about ilvl 360.. again, it was a breeze. You almost have to try to die. The only strategy at all is to avoid the captains on the boats, not because they will kill you, but because they will extend the scenario from 4 minutes to 7 mins if you have to kill them.The queing system is messed up. Why would it take 7mins? to find any other people? you get insta entry if you join as a group of 3.. Still can´t understand why there would be queue times..Anyway.. horde side.. it felt like doing CoT Escape.... but doing it an expansion later.. just way too easy.They are a bit harder at 90, but not much.
-Pros-- Not having to que as Tank, Healer or DPS is alot more fun. (I wonder where they got this idea)- Watching the small story progress properly due to a series of events you make happen is alot more fun than usual dungeons.- Seems like I am accomplishing more than what I would in a dungeon. I also feel more valuable considering there are only 3 of us and there are no important roles like Tank or Healer.-Cons-- I am truly invincible. I qued with 2 friends and asked them to sit back whilst I attempted to solo it and yes, I did it without going below 75% health. The difficulty is truly disgraceful. - Quing for it makes it seem like another dungeon. GW2 pulled this system off alot better by it being a server-wide event anybody can join.- Making the pre-expansion event into a queable instance took away all feeling that this was an event at all. Including that this will be retuned for level 90 and we haven't really had anything at all. This was just a demo run of one of the scenarios we will be running in MoP rather than an event. Truly saddening compared to other pre-expansion events.- At the end of the scenario, my input felt truly useless when I was told everything I did was for nothing and that the Horde airship couldn't have been stopped and that they would have dropped the bomb on Theramore whether or not I had succeeded. Way to go Blizz, making my input in the 'event' feel unnecessary. Conclusion.This was a waste of time.
Yeah the difficulty is complete crap. Someone here mentioned getting killed by the captains but I really don't see how, my item level for my tank is only 381 (mainly pvp) and they were easily soloable. Blizzard really phoned this one in.
This really isn't a pre-event. This is more of a preview of what Scenarios will be like. Mind you most of us are going to be overgeared at the moment for it , due to LFR, HoT's and Normal/Heroic Raids. Scenarios just like in LoTRO are meant to be quick quirky little events and dungeons you can do when you maybe only have 15-20 minutes to run something. There more like Story Events to get you to understand what is going on, or to give you a tidbit of info.
Just got off it, it was a bit boring to say the least, but at I did get some of those nice epics. Oh, don't go to Jaina if you're horde, she'll cream you in 1 shot.
I only have one word for this 'world event'Disapointing