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That seems to be its main power, attracting morons.

Been in there several times.

Work my butt off to get it down and then fools start in shooting the frags and healing it. We keep telling them not to hit the large frags that spawn the small healing frags. But they just keep blasting away!

Total waste of time with idiots like that playing. I'd kill for a group in there that has a freaking clue what they are doing. Sick of being penalized for fools that don't have a clue.

Would kill to kick them out of the instance or something.

Venting.....Venting....Venting...


URG!!!!

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# 2
02-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Well, is this a group encounter oder can you solo it? If the latter, then don't join a party...
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# 3
02-13-2010, 02:49 PM
OK, that's nice to know...

The one and only time I was in there, they kept shouting on the local TO shoot all the frags or they'll return to the entity and heal it. That shooting the fragments prevented the entity from healing.

Must be why after a half hour I said screw it and left.
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# 4
02-13-2010, 02:52 PM
The strategy for beating the thing is so simple yet even me practically yelling it out in Zone over and over didnt seem to help.

Divert all power to engines. Makes you fly fast. Outrunning the shards is a good thing.

Fly in a circle around the Entity avoiding shards and outrunning the rest.

Hit the entity itself with everything you've got until it explodes.


Do NOT shoot at the shards.

Do NOT sit still and shoot at the thing.


So simple, yet so hard to understand for some I guess.
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# 5
02-13-2010, 04:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CommanderReed
The strategy for beating the thing is so simple yet even me practically yelling it out in Zone over and over didnt seem to help.

Divert all power to engines. Makes you fly fast. Outrunning the shards is a good thing.

Fly in a circle around the Entity avoiding shards and outrunning the rest.

Hit the entity itself with everything you've got until it explodes.


Do NOT shoot at the shards.

Do NOT sit still and shoot at the thing.


So simple, yet so hard to understand for some I guess.
I don't believe you, I'll do things my way.


:p
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# 6
02-13-2010, 02:52 PM
I was under the impression, that everyone needs to be around9km away, have power into engines, maxxed (reduce shields to compensate), go clockwise around The Crystaline Entity, All fire on CE, in one big group and if thats done correctly, it would be a doddle.

Or something of the like, the problem I seem to be seeing is, well not everyone has the same definition of clockwise and its something spectacular, to be evading the fragments only to have some ****** litterally fly into you, with a half dozen or so trailing.
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# 7
02-13-2010, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VanCaptain View Post
I was under the impression, that everyone needs to be around9km away, have power into engines, maxxed (reduce shields to compensate), go clockwise around The Crystaline Entity, All fire on CE, in one big group and if thats done correctly, it would be a doddle.

Or something of the like, the problem I seem to be seeing is, well not everyone has the same definition of clockwise and its something spectacular, to be evading the fragments only to have some ****** litterally fly into you, with a half dozen or so trailing.
This is the strategy that I use. It doesn't matter if you round it counter or not, so long as everyone's on the same path. I like to stay at different altitudes in relation to the entity as well.
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# 8
02-13-2010, 03:13 PM
It's OK to shoot the "large" fragments. In fact, doing so will help keep the noobs from getting hit by them. It's when the large ones hit a ship that they break into "small" fragments which fly back and heal the entity. You MUST shoot the small ones on sight or else each one will heal 1 or 2% of the creature.

The CE doesn't start spawning the "large" fragments until it gets down to 35% health, and the small ones only come from the large ones impacting on ships.
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# 9
02-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by VanCaptain View Post
I was under the impression, that everyone needs to be around9km away, have power into engines, maxxed (reduce shields to compensate), go clockwise around The Crystaline Entity, All fire on CE, in one big group and if thats done correctly, it would be a doddle.

Or something of the like, the problem I seem to be seeing is, well not everyone has the same definition of clockwise and its something spectacular, to be evading the fragments only to have some ****** litterally fly into you, with a half dozen or so trailing.
Yes I been a casualty of this.. everyone going one way i just dodge the large frags when boom here comes a big group of shards ande boom dead up goes the health..
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# 10
02-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Large frags will break up into small frags. If small frags get back to the entity, they heal it. Those are the ones you want to shoot. All other ones should not be shot.
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