Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Patch 4.1 Changes

Just read the latest updates to the Patch 4.1 Patch notes and read something very interesting concerning the changes to the Atramedes fight outlined below:

Blackwing Descent
  • Searing Flames now causes a 6-second cooldown on Modulation.
  • Searing Flames no longer increases Sound on players.
The change to the cooldown on modulation is great, Searing Flame with a high ping can mean that 1 to 2 ticks can go out raid wide which is a lot of damage, that followed up shortly by Modulation has meant that there's been a few death's to this rather nasty chain of mechanics.

The last change to Atramedes is good too, Searing Flames is currently the only other ability apart from Modulation that causes unavoidable sound increases to the entire raid. The fight should be about avoiding abilities that increase your sound should be rewarded for playing well and avoiding sound increasing abilities, there shouldn't be 'no matter how good you are you're going to be penalized anyway' abilities in any boss fight in my opinion!