Here's an annoying pair who deserve each other: Mage-Lord Urom of the Oculus versus Xevozz of the Violet Hold. Yes, I admit it -- when my husband IMs me from his office in frustration over the latest twist in corporate politics, I take a certain twisted pleasure in replying, "No worries – I just sent Xevozz and his stupid spheres up against Urom the bloody platform-hopper." Ahhh ... Takes the edge right off.
So let's start with the ground rules. Assume that these foes share similar levels, health pools and a comparative overall damage output. Of course, we'll allow Xevozz to be able to "follow" Urom from platform to platform (we'll leave the details to your imagination). Don't get caught up in game mechanics and what actual players might do in each encounter. Focus your debate on the three S's -- Style, Story and Scale – and consider the flavor each villain brings to bear. What do you think would happen during this battle? Leave your comment explaining what happens, and cast your vote for who you think blows up who.
Clearly my pets failed. Perhaps another demonstration is in order.
When Mage-Lord Urom, the third boss in the Oculus, is engaged in battle, he summons minions and then teleports to another platform – not once, but three times. The third time, he teleports to the Oculus' center ring, where the final battle begins.
Mage-Lord Urom's combat tactics, and pick up additional tips from players who've fought him.
Back in business! Now to execute an exit strategy.
Xevozz is an Ethereal imprisoned in the Violet Hold. He is known for his summoned spheres of arcane energy, which feed his power and cause him to enrage.
Xevozz's combat tactics, and pick up additional tips from players who've fought him.
The usual rules apply: assume that the opponents share similar levels, health pools and damage output. Xevozz is willing and able to follow the Mage-Lord from platform to platform.
Can you come up with a convincing scenario in the comments that will sway other readers to vote for your victor of choice?