What up with Choking Palace?!

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What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Ardessa Moonblade » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:25 am

Why is this the only unbeaten zone in the game? Are we all just that bad at zoning now that some pathetic horde of demons can stop us? I've only been on 1 run, but it didn't seem like the odds were completely insurmountable. Are there just too many possible entrances to get to that poor, often slain Mephit king? Discuss.

And yes, I understand the whole thing is fixed in 2.0
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby shalath » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:52 pm

Maybe there is some as yet undiscovered way of "reactivating" the zone, meaning it's not a one-shot-and-dead affaire?
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Botef » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:28 pm

Last run it was pretty clear that it was doable, and it was an evilrace group!
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:01 am

Botef wrote:Last run it was pretty clear that it was doable, and it was an evilrace group!


Upgrade CHP at once.
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Dugmaren » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:42 am

I was on that run, I think it's doable. Heck we made it 1/2 way through the wave of devils and .. man Mugo was in the group. Now that's saying something.

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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Gormal » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:03 am

Best geared tank was an antipaladin too... ugh.
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby flib » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:18 am

I've been on like four or five runs, it's just really hard. I like the idea it's really cool and original, but i've been in groups of 15 and groups of 20 and we just couldn't stop them.. maybe slow the wave time down a bit? or the count.. idk. I think the thought that we almost beat it after it being in the mud going on what? 3 years at the least says something about a possible balance issue.
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Yasden » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:07 am

Gormal wrote:Best geared tank was an antipaladin too... ugh.


Anti's > dwarf?
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Gormal » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:41 am

No, I hate that character... fucken Droolos amirite?
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby kiryan » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:16 am

the problem is after you fail you can't try again, so its hard to get enough people experienced and practiced at doing it.

I think if you added a way to reset the zone (such that it could only be won 1x per boot) it would get done within a couple of weeks and we'd be farming it after (assuming the eq is worth it).
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Gormal » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:24 am

I know we can do it now as goodies if we have the right group. Honestly, Ellen and Ross are the only ones who know it well enough to lead it right at the moment. I'd like to see them do it though, just to say we've beaten it.
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Dalar » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:50 am

If the waves weren't so fast/random on human it would be fun. Or if Ekahk had some lvl 55 guards that can rescue/stone him it would be much more doable
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Ardessa Moonblade » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:52 pm

Brian/Dalar makes a damn good point. I don't think it's too much to have a few NPCs in the room who can either help spell the king, or help rescue off him. Even if you had a largish group of NPC's (i.e. 1 cleric, 1 mage type, 3-5 mephit guards), they'll still get wrecked by the demon wave I'm sure. But it might be enough of a margin to allow a victory (finally!).
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Ardessa Moonblade » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:22 pm

<cricket noises>

Is this zone still unbeaten? Are we just the much of pansy-asses on this mud?

Or is that just Cofen?
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Re: What up with Choking Palace?!

Postby Elet » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:51 pm

wow after years.. it's still undone? been there for a couple of trips.. my first trip was a disaster.. 2nd trip we lost due to ehkak being molest by the devils.. and that was like 3-4 years ago?

wish i can hear a good news on this zone :)

maybe we can put cofen as ehkak's guard

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