Have people been doing this one? It is a lot harder than it used to be, by my estimation. Well, that is not entirely true. Most of the instance got quite a bit easier, but the final fight challenge mode more than makes up for that.
After four nights of trying this sucker (twice with folks I raid with and twice with kinnies), we finally got this one down. Once. Not quite "on farm" yet. Now, these are all solid players who have heaps of experience with the former version of this, and the consensus I get from them is that this fight is totally nutso! There are a lot of different elements to this fight:
1. Flying lessons from the boss
2. Flying lessons from the guardians
3. Flying lessons from the whirlwinds
4. Line of Sight - friend and foe!
7. Out of commission characters
8. Adds with incredible changing powers!
9. Aggro wipes
So yeah, a busy and involved fight.
What I am wondering is, are there folks out there who have a strat that makes this easy in their eyes?
Here is what our group makeup was: Guard, Guard, Capt, Mini, LM, RK (dps). This is just who we had around and what classes they had that worked together. We used this to our advantage in the strat that finally paid off. We had a guard tank the boss, a guard and a capt each take and attempt to control a guardian, healer healing, RK dpsing and LM doing a bit of everything (stun imm, spot heals, debuffs and dps - all utterly dependent on LoS). We started off by having people standing in certain places but really we ended up nearly constantly on the move. We had people go flying and had to run all the way back. It was hectic.
I would really like to convey that as absolutely crazy as this fight is, I am not complaining. The sense of accomplishment after finishing this was practically palpable. LotRO hasn't made me that way since our first Lieutenant kill back at level 65. Not that this was in any way reflected in the loot we got but ANYWAYS...
So yeah, anyone using a strat that makes this easier? (Or doing this at all when it is clear there is better payback from certain other instances *cough Sambrog cough*)