Where's option D: I'm not a warlock, but more stuff of this Difficulty for other Classes, that involves using your class to its full extent?
Love him! Want to fight him again!
Meh, I could go either way.
Hate him! Never want to do that again, ever.
No you're right it was so easy... that is why you see every Warlock with green fire.
The fight it self once you get down all the phases its not really that bad but yes it's still hard because there are so many things going on in the fight and if you do not execute each one 100% then you're going to fail.
I didnt have to worry about any other warlocks tagging Ebonlocke. I didnt have to worry about him only spawning for 30 minutes every 5 hours. I didnt have to worry about getting healed by some random healer and Ebon despawning. I didnt have to worry about getting ganked while doing the fight. I didnt have to worry about going too far and Ebon leashing back and resetting.
That to me, is what made the fights so so much harder. No only did you have to worry about 100% perfect execution during the actual fight, but you had to watch out for all the extra other factors.
To each their own though.
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It was fun. I did it with the total anti green fire spec affliction at ilvl 489, because the warlock being my alt, I had only ever played affliction.
In terms of fight difficulty, I would say the fight is somewhere between normal modes and heroics of raid bosses, although closer to heroics. I personally don't consider that an unreasonable difficulty, as I percieve the reward as wanting to be something special like a end of tier heroic raid title, gladiator mount or any rare prestige reward in the game and as such should present a challenge equal to that.
Absolutely love. Was so much fun to see my gradual improvements (main problems were not dispelling enough and not using the pit lords heal when I needed it) get me closer and closer and then eventually killing him. I wish I could do him again without making another warlock. And I hope they continue this idea (I have a lot of alts so I can take advantage of it if they do) of solo challenges.
The mini lore nerd in me also loved the story of the quests where you learn about how warlocks learned our new spells that we got with the expansion. I just wish there was voice acting.
That said I've never really thought green fire looks all that great and prefer orange
I really liked this encounter and I like soloing stuff as well, the challenge was there but it could've been more difficult. Just learn the mechanics and have enough gear obviously. I'm pretty sure you can do it with 470 ilvl.
The green fire might be annoying in raids during some encounters though, (Horridon 25hc?)
Nosir, I don't like it.
Juggling chainsaws is not my idea of fun and there are other, better ways to make an encounter challenging without turning it into a micromanagement hell.
Did not enjoy.
This boss has caused me a lot of frustration at first. I just didnt get any progress between the tries. However, after I got some macros it became much easier each time I've done it. In the end I liked it and found finally killing him satisfying.
It's such a mechanics fight. I probably shouldn't say this but: took me about 40 tries to kill it my first time. Since then I have had 4 other locks pay me up to 30k gold to log into their toons and do it for them. Max tries after first was 5, and that was on a lock in ilvl 479. Anything above 500 and it was a one shot.
I'm not super elite; it's juz
I pretty much made a Warlock because of this quest and Green Fire. Did Kanrethad as Destro in 480 gear and using a Purification Potion.
Totally loved the fight and hope they make similar things for other classes as well. It was hard but i don't think it's too hard. I'd prefer it if it wasn't so dependent on gear. Someone in 502 LFR should easily destroy this fight considering it's doable in sub 480 gear.
If nothing else, at least it teaches you how to play a lock more than any tutorial ever will!
I'm about to start trying the fight, anyone have any suggestions for good strats/videos I should watch?