How long would you wail on a boss mob before you give up...

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How long would you wail on a boss mob before you give up...

Postby Melinia.Spellteaser » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:16 pm

http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/new-game-enemy-takes-a-solid-day-to-defeat/1238418

New game enemy takes a solid day to defeat
Players pass out, get sick during extreme battle.
By Ben Silverman

If it's good enough for Cartman, it's good enough for Square-Enix.

The developers of the online role-playing game Final Fantasy XI seemingly borrowed a page from the Emmy-winning South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft" by updating the game with one of the longest - and most physically grueling - video game fights ever. Introduced in the game's latest downloadable update, the boss monster "Pandemonium Warden" remained perfectly fit after a group of high-level adventurers wailed away at it nonstop for over 18 hours straight.

FINAL FANTASY XI SCREENS

Though the seemingly unbeatable boss will not prevent people from 'completing' the game -- persistent online games typically do not "end" like most single-player games -- it has sparked debate over what exactly the game's developers, Square-Enix, expect out of their devoted fan base. Message boards have lit up with disgruntled players calling out the company for failing to respect its very own in-game warning telling players they have "no desire to see your real life suffer as a consequence [of playing]. Don't forget your friends, your family, your school or your work."

Easy for them to say. While the beast continually healed, the gamers weren't so lucky.

"People were passing out and getting physically ill," leaders of the player guild said in a forum post. "We decided to end it before we risked turning into a horrible news story about how video games ruin people's lives."

Too late.

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Re: How long would you wail on a boss mob before you give up...

Postby Jhereg » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:49 pm

I'd read up on this a bit after a gucomic the other day: http://www.gucomics.com/comic/?cdate=20080814
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Apparently several mobs have been 18 hours or more originally, then after people figure out the tricks or gear up more on other stuff it drops to 3 hours. Guys farther back in progression in the game will have heard what the tricks are when they get to it.

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Postby Jaffod » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:32 am

how long did the sleeper kill take?

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Re: How long would you wail on a boss mob before you give up...

Postby Drolek » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:21 am

Not sure here but I did hear before that it took 3-4 guilds and over 3 hours .. again don't quote me .. but just something that I heard ..
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Postby tauaunt » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:54 pm

and now he is groupable. Or at the least two groups.
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Re: How long would you wail on a boss mob before you give up...

Postby Qmaus » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:36 pm

18 hours!

I can get incredibly manic at times, but I think that's a bit extreme even for me. No way I could hang with that.