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[Lost Ark] - Machinist & Kakul-Saydon raid out in September

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Jumped into try out the Machinist. Man, that seems like a lot of fun! Hit drone buddy is super fun and turning super saiyan iron man is great. I really wish I could get into this game more. The art, characters, and animations are just so great. But move sets not optimized for a controller and all these MMO trappings are killing it for me. I got to the "Asian" island with my paladin and just gave up. If they could make a Diablo 3-like spin off with all the art assets, that would be great haha.

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  • KamarKamar Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    Have all 7 of my 50s at 460+ so I can take them to the next continent for story if I figure out who all I want to do that with, with my Bard actually there and questing and getting close to 600 over 600 now. I'm mostly just doing Chaos dungeons and soloing Guardian Raids. For the first few Guardian Raids, Bard was actually pretty strong, and I was pretty overgeared on ilvl by the time I tried the fourth fight, Vertus.

    Little did I know Vertus was going to just ragdoll me forever unless I got good. Well, I didn't get good per se, as even on the third attempt where I killed him in 15m instead of timing out he got to ragdoll me a lot. I easily beat the next boss, the big turtle, without any real challenge or danger though it took me just as long.

    Honestly he's really frustrating with his constant lengthy CCs if you mess something up, but at least being tougher should make him a better test for how I like my 50s for solo boss-fighting than smashing up the easier ones.

    I guess I should also try these with other people to see how I enjoy classes in that context, but for now I'm having fun learning the classes in solo fights.

    Kamar on
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    The 4th and final Guardian of each tier of Guardian Raid is usually more difficult than the ones that came before it. t1 and t2 guardians are kind of...well, let's just say that some of them are sort of poorly tuned and designed because smilegate was gung ho to copy Monster Hunter but didn't quite nail it. Some of these Guardians got nerfed later just because their difficulty/damage on some of their attacks was just not commensurate to the kind of gear the average player going through t1 and t2 now has as opposed to when there was actually no more content at those points and you were expected to be fully kitted out in that tier's abyss dungeon gear sets.

  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2022
    Update is confirmed for Dec. 14th, bringing in a bunch of stuff. Brelshaza legion raid! Cal Eligos guardian raid! Summoner class!

    now if they could just fix their servers...

    Orphane on
  • hushhush Registered User regular
    are you on one of the bad datacenters? USW has been stable, just bad AH load due to bots

    new GR is gonna be an exciting time on reddit/discord - the war between item users and savers is gonna be real hot and heavy (i will not be touching MM for him for a while it looks like)

    pretty ready for Brel - I think Valtan is gonna be the raid I drop (clown is very quick and will only get quicker, and vykas drops the guaranteed class books) - prob just start driving it full time on any 1490 char, its pretty quick/easy at this point, and should be decent gold if 1500-2000g per person holds steady.

    This is the future. This is what we built. This is what we wanted. It must have been. Because we all had the fucking choice, didn't we? It is only our money that allows commercial culture to flower. If we didn't want to live like this, we could have changed it at any time, by not fucking paying for it.

    So let's celebrate by all going out and buying the same burger. -transmet
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    hush wrote: »
    are you on one of the bad datacenters? USW has been stable, just bad AH load due to bots

    new GR is gonna be an exciting time on reddit/discord - the war between item users and savers is gonna be real hot and heavy (i will not be touching MM for him for a while it looks like)

    pretty ready for Brel - I think Valtan is gonna be the raid I drop (clown is very quick and will only get quicker, and vykas drops the guaranteed class books) - prob just start driving it full time on any 1490 char, its pretty quick/easy at this point, and should be decent gold if 1500-2000g per person holds steady.

    i'm on NAE which has had intermittent issues with server disconnects which seem to come and go; the last 3-4 days there were no issues but i dc'ed two or three times in 5 minutes today which cost me a chaos dungeon run on reaper

    not sure which legion raid between vykas or valtan i'll be dropping, vykas has the class books like you said but it's still a much bigger pain in the ass than valtan since it actually requires most of your raid execute mechs

  • KamarKamar Registered User regular
    I still can't commit, but I'm making progress nonetheless.

    I'm pretty sure I want to mostly focus on Bard and an assassin, but I keep going back and forth between Hunger Reaper and both Shadowhunter specs and I'm not completely off Deathblade since aesthetically it's the coolest...and reflux sorceress is still my easiest and fastest guardian kills and a lot of fun, but I think I'm traumatized from seeing all the bots.

  • hushhush Registered User regular
    The frog shop is not being extended - this is a true tragedy

    I wasn't sure if they were going to figure out a way to wrangle their insane economy issues, but that vendor alone did some real work.

    This is the future. This is what we built. This is what we wanted. It must have been. Because we all had the fucking choice, didn't we? It is only our money that allows commercial culture to flower. If we didn't want to live like this, we could have changed it at any time, by not fucking paying for it.

    So let's celebrate by all going out and buying the same burger. -transmet
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    i would say that just knowing that the frog shop exists and can come back at any time as an adjustment lever for the economy hopefully keeps things from getting too out of hand but botters and RMTers don't really care about that i guess

  • UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    took ~6 tries but i got my main through the new guardian boss. I assume it will be much much easier when we're over geared and when people actually know the mechanics
    I succeeded once with a support and one without and the one with the support was basically a cakewalk

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  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    getting the buff from killing the cluster of 5 lightning orbs (it's a huge damage and cdr buff) that spawn in phase 2 after his stagger->counter->destruction mechanic seems essential to getting a faster clear before everyone learns all his moves but he still just is a very fast, spastic son of a gun

    UrQuanLord88
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    one of my groups managed to clear up to Brel g4, since we're not pushing hard for 1520 that's probably all we're doing for now and getting familiar with those gates before we worry about 5 and 6. Gate 1 is more or less a warm-up, I personally am not a big fan of Gate 2 because how much of a burden of execution is placed on the person fighting Prokel (though if your outside dps is strong obviously you can make it much easier for the 1v1er by constantly beating down the head for Sidereal charge + the stagger), Gate 3 was pretty fun since it's mostly all about execution, and Gate 4 is pretty nuts all around as a knowledge/reaction check while keeping uptime on the boss.

  • hushhush Registered User regular
    same situation - no real rush to full clear anything on the first week, but its a very neat raid overall so far

    This is the future. This is what we built. This is what we wanted. It must have been. Because we all had the fucking choice, didn't we? It is only our money that allows commercial culture to flower. If we didn't want to live like this, we could have changed it at any time, by not fucking paying for it.

    So let's celebrate by all going out and buying the same burger. -transmet
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    ok after going back on my 2nd 1500 character and clearing g3 and g4, those two gates are good imo. solid design all around once you know the major mechs, nothing seems super cheap

    through the power of social engineering (aka convincing everyone who was making a brelshaza piece after g1/2 to let me have the auction box since they wouldn't need it anyways) i should be able to craft a Brel weapon week 2 combining the first clear rewards with 2 weeks worth of g1-4 clears

    also i did finally manage to upgrade my weapon quality from being stuck in green limbo to at least a respectable blue quality and it only took me 30 stones of chaos minus a probably hundred or so i didn't keep track of!
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  • hushhush Registered User regular
    nice - my main is a bard so i really haven't put much into my weapon, and sort of refuse to do so cuz im gonna be mad if it randomly goes high blue/purp/100 before my dps alts have reasonable weapons (but i did 100 qual my chest, which def bangs for sup)

    This is the future. This is what we built. This is what we wanted. It must have been. Because we all had the fucking choice, didn't we? It is only our money that allows commercial culture to flower. If we didn't want to live like this, we could have changed it at any time, by not fucking paying for it.

    So let's celebrate by all going out and buying the same burger. -transmet
    Orphane
  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    hush wrote: »
    nice - my main is a bard so i really haven't put much into my weapon, and sort of refuse to do so cuz im gonna be mad if it randomly goes high blue/purp/100 before my dps alts have reasonable weapons (but i did 100 qual my chest, which def bangs for sup)

    The sad thing is my main striker had been stuck at 68 qual forever but i had 3 dps alts all tap to 75 or higher weapon quality within like 5 tries of getting their weapon

    To say i was salty would be a massive understatement, like saying the ocean is wet

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited January 14

    apparently Lost Ark players are getting banned from the game for...being inactive
    hmm

    I don't appear to have gotten a ban and haven't played since the launch month, but if they are banning Steam accounts frivolously, I think it shows up in your VAC ban history and affects your account reputation in various ways across Steam. If this is true (and I'm not sure that it is) seems like they did this without understanding what the purpose of the steam ban system is.

    The angry reviews complaining about this do look like real people though.

    BahamutZERO on
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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    It shows up as a game ban rather than a VAC ban, but it still shows up in your profile as a ban.,

  • hushhush Registered User regular
    It shouldn't show up as a vac - game bans are very specific, and can be reversed (you'll see images in that reddit thread that basically show the screen, as well) - they've already commented on it & looks like it will be fixed soon. Very weird that this was a method they chose in order to help combat bots, thats for sure - I wonder how many old accounts they saw that had bot activity to force this kind of action being taken.

    This is the future. This is what we built. This is what we wanted. It must have been. Because we all had the fucking choice, didn't we? It is only our money that allows commercial culture to flower. If we didn't want to live like this, we could have changed it at any time, by not fucking paying for it.

    So let's celebrate by all going out and buying the same burger. -transmet
  • KamarKamar Registered User regular
    All of the unreleased classes look great, huh. I'll always give a 2h sword lady a try, Artist seems like a fun support, and Aeromancer with the combination of weather magic stuff and umbrella sword stuff is too cool.

    And of the current classes, I'm most into my Reaper and Summoner, though I'm still going really slow since I'm playing like half a dozen other take-all-your-time-up games.

  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus goeticSobriquet: Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINERegistered User regular
    I'm thinking of getting back into this, but I don't have any characters on the Regulus server who I've played past Log Hill, and I don't know who I want to main. Reaper seems fun and I like Arcanist, but there do seem to be a lot of mage's about. Was also thinking of maybe doing Glavier, or the classic Gunslinger.

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  • OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    edited February 7
    https://www.playlostark.com/en-us/news/articles/first-anniversary-celebration-release-notes

    patch notes are out for Wednesday's update - anniversary stuff, everyone's favorite shining froggy boi returns, Rowen continent, Caliligos nerfs!

    i want to say that Carl wasn't necessarily difficult once you got the hang of the patterns but it was extremely tedious and unfun if people weren't doing mechs or if it decided to just spin 24/7 given its attack speed, so these nerfs should make it a lot more manageable

    Orphane on
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