Avatus down! After a tough reset with a Life/Logic pair needing to be re-downed before gaining access to Avatus, we were unsure as to whether or not we would get enough progress time on Avatus to actually get him this reset, thankfully we rocked!
The life/logic elemental pair, post F2P-patch, was the last pair we needed to down, and with a lot of guilds having a hard time with the pair, the pressure was on to get it downed and onward with the Avatus progress. Tuesdays raid on the 17th of November went okay, and we only had two pair’s left for Thursday. On Thursday 19th we quickly got (Water/Fire) down and after 16 wipes, Life/Logic was downed as well. Good job guys!
Avatus, called Avalon in Lokes List for some reason, was now the only obstacle left in Datascape, and we had two hours left on Thursday to take him out. On our 9th and last pull on the evening at 23:23, we managed to get him into the last phase for the first time ever and downed him. Getting Avatus was a huge relief; Not that the Avatus fight itself was such a hard fight when compared to the rest of the instance, but completing Datascape has for many of us been the goal since returning to WildStar. Progressing in Datascape has been quite a journey for a lot of us, with many iterations of it; starting with the 40man version then the 20man vanilla version and finally the F2P 20man version, and numerous trialists and weird vanishers from the roster among the way, while the core stayed strong.
For everyone who’s been on for the ride through Datascape, good job! A special thanks goes to those who’ve been grinding at this game almost since release with Lokes List – We have quite a few on our Avatus kill who were also present on our first X-89 kill in Genetic Archives, and even more who were on the Ohmna kill. Playing and winning the game with the same good people is the reason we do this, thank you guys! For all those who have joined us during the course of Datascape, thank you, without you we would not have been able to complete this part of the game!
What next? Well, we still need to farm Avatus a bit for them “pinkies”, gear, fun and eventually; we’ll start looking at Augmenters hardmode (boss-in-a-box). HOPEFULLY Carbine get’s their **** together and will release the Red Moon Terror raid at some point!
Ohmna went down in September 2014 and since then we’ve been busy busy, just not so much in WildStar. Now we’re back though, ready to take names and shoot down bosses in the 20man version of Datascape! So what have we been doing? Hmm where to start…
We downed Ohman three times in total during the last iteration of “Lokes List in WildStar” before giving up hopes of running DS 40man ourselves. We joined Our Sick Story and managed to down the 40man version of System Daemons with their raid team (around 5-6 Lokes List guys on the kill team). You can check out the video here. It was great playing with the guys in OSS and we will always appreciate the manner in which we were taken into the guild and raid roster. Nevertheless, the feeling of getting SD in a pure Lokes List was great, we did this on Thursday the 30th of April 2015.
The impression of DataScape 40man was a mixed one. The encounters and the sheer magnitude of playing 40man raid was in many ways “epic”, but issues we knew from GA regarding loot along with A LOT of lag made the gameplay unparable. The WildStar community was facing major fatigue at the time, with a lot of guilds dying/merging in efforts to do 40man content, server migrations and a general decline in the player base. All this added up to quite a painful time in WildStar towards the end of 2014, and with WoD and a SWTOR expansion right around the corner, a lot of people were getting ready to shift MMO.
Changes were slowly implemented and by early 2015 we started contemplating on coming back to the game. Major changes that made it appealing were the general gear and rune changes, which made it rewarding to get drops (wauw…) As an example one could mention that 80% of the gear people were wearing on Ohmna were still craftable gear you could wear the second you hit level 50, simply because epic drops were so badly designed. Another major change was the shift away from 40man content to the more sustainable 20man model.
People started to come back to the game during March and April 2015 and by end of April a “call to arms” was initiated to see if enough people would be interested in reforming Lokes List and take on DataScape 20. On April 21st we had our first Lokes List raid, which featured a revisit to the Genetic Archives just to get things started. On Thursday the 30th of April we killed System Daemons and on Sunday the 3rd of May we got Lattice, Limbo and the Frost Wing cleared. So now we’re a 3/9 DS guild, yay!