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!