Monday night we killed Soa pretty quickly after learning the fight well the night before. After dealing with the looting bug relating to ending the fight in a mind trap we finally managed to get everyone their loot.
On Tuesday after the reset we re-cleared the entire EV instance to enable us to do Hardmode on Wednesday night. We had a crappy bug on Soa that meant we could not get any loot because we were stuck in combat and couldn't rez the people lemming jumping to the bottom of his room - a very crappy design from Bioware that will hopefully be addresses soon - there is no reason not to extend the speeder flight down there or at least add a lift after the boss is killed.
Anyway on Wednesday night we carried on fighting bugs to try and get the first boss in EV down on hard mode - due to numerous bugs with the defence towers before the boss and having to reset the instance and reform the group constantly we managed to get one good try on the boss in 1hr with a 30% attempt with a dps dead for the entire fight.
We are going to give up because fighting all the bugs is really painful, however we opted to carry on after a vote and thankfully the boss started to behave as intended and we were allowed to get stuck in properly. After hitting enrage a few times with 5 or 6% hp left and a few respec's and other minor changes we managed to finally squeeze out the extra dps required to get the boss down.
He dropped Tier 3 gloves, an really nice schematic for a cunning dps ear piece and some other Columni level drops. Sadly Bantora ninja'd most of the loot by accident after we all passed and he looted the boss with auto loot all on!! DOH!
We managed to get a few good tries in for Gharj, but after hitting some new bugs we had to reset the instance and couldn't be bothered to re-clear all the trash so we called it a night - we'll be back before long to clear through to Soa!
Good work everyone and keep up the hard work - hopefully we will have more recruits and people leveled so we can hit 16man real soon.
Hard Mode Progress
Grintogg / Jan 13, 2012