Yes this is just another Mabar thread, feel free to skip to something interesting.
Today's (Sunday) adventures in attempting to kill the Spectral Dragon:
Attempt 1: Succeeds - Wooohoooo!
Attempt 2: Fails - well to tell the truth the turn in counter reset to 10k instead of opening the doors like it should have so I am counting that as a fail.
Attempt 3: Fails - Not enough people, oh well it happens (but should it? Mechanics for this were never the best thought out IMHO).
Attempt 4: Fails - As soon as the first set of mobs appears they are led by a boss level lag monster who not only managers to take out an alter but even after we get the failure message many people end up dead. And to top it off I didn't get my key back.
I am not one of those people who complain about lag. In fact I am one of the lucky few who almost never encounters it (mid 20's ms with 0% packet loss on a good quality machine). Prior Mabar (and other) events I have not run into issues, however this time its different. I have had more than one adventure just freeze up and eventually dump me (and the rest of the party) out of the game during this weekend.
XP bonus weekend is nice but so far this weekend it actually has not made up for the adventures that were lost.
Oh well, its the thought that counts????