So I was sitting back in my rune-etched Chaos throne this morning, kicking about the charred and smoldering skeletal ruins at my feet, when I realized that even though I've played most of the major MMOs out today, I've never really gotten a taste of the end-game with most of them. I mean, WoW has its Illidans and its Archimondes and so forth, and CoX has the massive Task Forces where you take on major story characters like The Statesman and Lord Recluse, but what about EverQuest 2? Lineage 2? Vanguard? Hell, even Sword of the New World and Rappelz? What are some of the hardest raid bosses that these games have to offer?
Also, I eventually came around to the idea of attaching a bit of potential discussion to this topic: What are some of your most frustrating and/or harrowing stories of 1% wipes, pulls gone wrong, and miracle boss kills with three rogues Evasion tanking and everyone on Vent simultaneously bursting out into a hysterical explosion of glossolalia? I'd be interested in reading about these situations in all games, even just to see how similar the experiences can be. We might be trading off our Swords of One Hundred Cocks and pieces of cloth gear with agility on them for sleek, sexy harem ships and plasmatic butt thrusters, but I'm willing to bet that knowing grins will pop up all around the moment someone speaks of getting ganked during an outdoor boss fight or being slaughtered by respawn in the middle of an important task.
So, then, have at it. And I'm still interested in hearing about the "end bosses" in various games. Not sure why, but I've been curious about that for a while.