Last a small crack team of O o O's finest combat operatives (plus Upayidance) set out to make some progress in the SWTOR end game.
We started out with BoneThrasher, however it appears that either the encounter was bugged or he is un-tankable, with a pretty tight enrage timer for the gear we are wearing. We decided to come back there once the tanks have respec'd as DPS so we can just burn through the HP because the raid damage output is very manageable and this fight will be a joke once we have some gear on everyone.
We moved on to the Eternity vault - the entrance via escape pods is a really nice touch. We landed in an Ice field and promptly got our arses handed to us by two laser towers until we realised they were CC and tauntable! Once the towers were down the first boss died pretty quickly afterwards - anyone who has WoW raiding experience will find the normal modes in EV fairly simple.
The second boss killed us more by bugs than anything else, however the new Magmadar in new Molton Core was soon dead and we moved on to EV's own version of the Karazhan chess event - more of an inconvenience than a boss, but the pillars gave us loot so no-one complained.
Next up was a really interesting boss where everyone gets a mob to defeat in 1 on 1 combat - even the healers. Its a cool idea and it was soon dead once we realised some people needed their own group because of a stupid group heal problem.
With the contest boss down we were finally onto the last boss, who was a fun challenge and felt like a proper end game boss. We had a few amusing wipes with the floor disappearing under our feet and other such amusing bugs, like the boss staying immune and unabl to break the shield int he final phase (under 25% hp left!) We had to call the raid off though because it was time for me to go to bed, and we will be back to defeat Soa and Bonethrasher and probably a load of world bosses tonight.
All round we got some great loot and schematics - well everyone else did - the instance decided i wasn't allowed any new epics last night!! lol
All in all a fun and easy raiding experience for the guild leaving us a lot to look forward to with hard and nightmare modes. As well as more bosses being added to the Hutt palace in the next patch this or next week!.
To everyone who didn't get to come - keep on leveling and i look forward to raiding with you all in the not to distant future!
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Grintogg / Jan 09, 2012