January 27th, 2011

Do you think he’s compensating for something?

I mean really. Take a look at the side view. Irish much, Al’Akir?

So for anyone who hasn’t experienced this lovely encounter on 25 man mode yet, I thought I’d give you a few visual aids. The Al’Akir fight consists of three stages. The first stage looks something like this:

Yes, that is a SQUALL LINE. Many of our raiders became intimately familiar with the squall line. If I could have made the little stick figure spin in place, I would have, but alas I’m not that skilled.

Now, if you can manage to get through the first stage, you get to enter the second stage, wherein you encounter the glorious ACID RAIN. MAESTRO IF YOU PLEASE, AN ILLUSTRATION!!!!

Feedback is the debuff your friend Al’Akir with the humongous sword gets when you kill one of his little cronies, the Stormlings. (And btw Blizz, the sword…really…did you have to make it so big that it’s hard to see the hole in the squall line sometimes because your UI is full of ginormous sword? Anyway…) If you fail to properly stack Feedback, this will be the result:

Finally, if you do all that right, you get to go to stage three where you pretend you’re an airplane and constantly tell the air traffic controller that you have to deviate for weather because there are stormclouds up ahead. Well, okay, what you’re really doing is playing a great big game of follow the leader. It’s like doing Malygos, except up and down instead of side to side. Wait! Up and down. Side to Side.

Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything, Daniel-san! Well, anything except staying out of the big ass cloud at the bottom of the Al’Akir encounter. If I’d had my wits about me, I’d have taken a screenshot of my perspective of the third stage of the fight…which was staring at my “release spirit” button from deep in the cloud at the bottom of the Throne of the Four Winds. Instead, I offer you this final, graphic, illustration of how to do stage 3 in Al’Akir.

And, of course, the end result:

Nefarian and his undead hussy next. See you soon!

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