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  1. #1
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    This week's "Lay of Rust and Rime"

    Don't tell me, show me.

    I've been, mainly, enjoying it but this week I found disappointing for the reason given above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair6 View Post
    Don't tell me, show me.
    * SPOILERS AHEAD *

    I logged on to the forums to write about this exact thing. I was disappointed by the ending. I liked the start and the middle parts, but then, in the middle of the heat, everything suddenly stopped, and I was taken out of the instance. As the dragon had way too much morale for me to deal with, I was hoping for some special intervention to stop the killing, and it came! Only in text, which was a letdown. The ending would have been much better, say, if a war-horn could have been heard in the distance, and having one of those camera-focusing action sequences been shown zooming in on the Dale King firing an arrow at the dragon, and the dragon giving out a scream and flying away. Also, I did not see any of the Dwarves dying, as Thorin told me of afterwards - that would also be better to actually see during the instance - maybe I missed it. And we didn't see much of Thranduil's Elves either, did we? It all felt much like an anticlimax after all this building up in the previous story quests. And the excuse for not witnessing everything, the ice-encaging, seems too far out there. At least give us some visuals of the character actually freezing (I know there was the on-screen frost visuals, but the character itself) instead of just leaving the instance with even not so much as a fading out - the fight ended just like that and I was back at landscape Erebor.

    As the previous post states: Don't tell me, show me. This is a game, not a book. And as good as the game's storylines are, both visually and textually, and as much as I love this new teaser storyline you've created for the Grey Mountains, there needs to be some improvement in the "showing" department, of which this instance is a good example.
    Last edited by Brethwyn_EU; Jul 12 2018 at 06:46 AM.
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  3. #3
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    At least we know what the 6man boss will be... For one of them at least...

    A SoA-skinned dragon(almost?) with a hole in his wing.

    Challenge = do not avoid his frost attack. ( by line of sight )

    Oops , forgot the spoiler alert , sorry.

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    Agreed, this was a great instance, but the ending was disappointing and a bit of a let down. Would have been good to stay through til the end, and actually "see" the fight in all it's glory.
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  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Brethwyn_EU View Post
    And we didn't see much of Thranduil's Elves either, did we?
    Also, I did not see any of the Dwarves dying, as Thorin told me of afterwards
    There are Elven archers on the upper walkways to the left and right of the 'arena'.

    And a couple of (nameless) dwarves already get killed during the initial stages of the fight, regardless of how you manage the fight.
    Last edited by Onno; Jul 12 2018 at 12:00 PM.

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    The fight that we did have with the Boss lasted how long to get it down a smidge. Can you imagine the complaints you'd have if they let that go on in real time. Did you really want to lay there for half an hour while the NPCs beat it down to the point where it leaves?

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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymore View Post
    The fight that we did have with the Boss lasted how long to get it down a smidge. Can you imagine the complaints you'd have if they let that go on in real time. Did you really want to lay there for half an hour while the NPCs beat it down to the point where it leaves?
    One would imagine the additional help that Thorin told us about in the end sped things up quite a bit.

    There's really no arguing that the ending of this long announced battle was nothing but a letdown.
    (I mean, sure, it was obviously meant as a teaser for the upcoming content, but still, a little bit more production value (or artistic finesse) would have been nice )
    Last edited by Onno; Jul 12 2018 at 04:11 PM.

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    I kinda liked the ending, cause with my character I have traveled so far and done so much in my travels, I can't expect to see everything and always be on top, once in awhile you have have to be knocked out or have bad stuff happen to you and yet still make it out alive.
    Last edited by Pontin_Finnberry; Jul 12 2018 at 04:42 PM.
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