Oct 29

MER Episode 86: Speeders, Lasers, Armor Sets

Written by Admin | posted in Listen, Mos Eisley Radio | 3 Comments

The MER crew is finally back for more action this week and they definitely came back with plenty to talk about! Leo and Evan welcome back Scott, aka, Tassadar, to give us his thoughts on the recently released Terror From Beyond Operation. They also catch you up on the changes made in the last three weeks of Edge of the Empire updates. There’s more news as well as some great community discussion to be found in this exciting episode!

Come over to the MER forums, say hi to our podcasters, and talk all about the current and upcoming Star Wars games, including SWTOR, X-Wing minis, Edge of the Empire, and more!

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Discussion Topics
– Edge of the Empire Updates 6, 7, & 8
– SWTOR Patch 1.5 Up, Down, and Up on PTS
– The Cartel Market Hits the PTS
– Tassadar Talks: Terror From Beyond
– MERQ: Playing a different MMO? Will F2P bring you back?

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3 Responses

  1. Patrick L says:

    While I do believe that a skilled player can be pulled into Terror from Beyond Hard Mode, and successfully down it in one sitting if the other 7 have had a lot of experience, I don’t believe Tassadar did that. It sounds like he was playing storymode, which is significantly easier and designed to showcase the story and practice boss mechanics, but outside of some grade 8 materials and black hole commendations is not designed for the high end raiders.

    Listening to what he said he failed to mention several important parts that make hard mode more challenging, even from a healer’s perspective. Corrosive Slime leaves a void zone in Hard Mode which requires the healer to wait for the affected player to find a good spot before purging. The second boss’s first phase has Heirad cast a massive lightning field, the second phase has a force choke on a random party member, and the third phase has parts where the healer needs to *not heal the tank*. The third boss introduces the spheres, the rectifier, and COLOR DELETION. The 4th boss requires a whole host of coordination and timing, and the last boss requires the healer to learn specific spots where he can stand and not stand in phase one, and is intense in phase two.

    TFB HM is the hardest operation in the game. Story Mode is about as hard as EC Story or nightmare EV/KP. It is difficult, but if not that hard.

    One more thing, the final boss gives the party a buff/debuff which specifically says that distance is warped by the new dimension and that there is limit on the distance for healing or damage. This is a reference to The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:

    ” Without knowing what futurism is like, Johansen achieved something very close to it when he spoke of the city; for instead of describing any definite structure or building, he dwells only on broad impressions of vast angles and stone surfaces—surfaces too great to belong to anything right or proper for this earth, and impious with horrible images and hieroglyphs. I mention his talk about angles because it suggests something Wilcox had told me of his awful dreams. He said that the geometry of the dream-place he saw was abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours. ”

    “Johansen swears he was swallowed up by an angle of masonry which shouldn’t have been there; an angle which was acute, but behaved as if it were obtuse”

    The reference is a case of awesome and a super nice touch for Lovecraft fans.

  2. benjamin cc says:

    Sry, I gotta call bs on the claim about Tassadar’s first time through HM TFB. My guild downed it the 1st week it came out, completing it in ~8 hours. We are a solid group of raiders and had bis in just about full campaign. The way he describes it makes it seem like a total roflstomp, which it isn’t. We have had it on farm since the first week and it’s rare that either of our 8mans complete it with no wipes…that being said, it could’ve been more challenging but it is, overall, bioware’s finest op to date. I’m an op healer, and I assure you that someone’s first time healing HM TFB doesn’t seem like the casual experience Tassadar describes. In the future, plz cut back on the blatantly false information and/or lies Tassadar.

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