Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, alts of all levels -- welcome to the Two Bosses Enter final rounds. It has been a tournament of ups and downs, crazy victories, and surprising results. There are only two matches left to determine who will face off in the final matchup to be this season's big winner. Now, a mechanical menace tries his luck against a gun-toting maniac. Who will win in a fight of deranged machine versus angry undead?
Zul'Gurub won out against Zul'Aman, as Zanzil easily trounced Jan'alai in last week's matchup. Zanzil has been a favorite for the entire tournament and has the highest potential to beat out everyone's favorite pantsless supervillain, Vanessa VanCleef. The finals have begun!
The rules of the ring
- The WoW Insider Ring is considered neutral territory, where both combatants are able to access their usual encounter mechanics and abilities. If you can't visualize it inside the squared circle, visualize it someplace else -- but you must take into consideration all of each bosses' abilities and mechanics.
- Assume that each opponent is intelligent and capable of strategic thinking.
- All of the competitors' abilities, including crowd control and other effects to which bosses are usually immune, work on their opponents (with apologies to considerations of lore on this point).
- Assume that the opponents share similar levels, health pools, and comparative overall damage output.
- Don't get caught up in gameplay mechanics and what actual players might do in each encounter.
- Don't neglect style, story, and scale. Everything is a factor; seeking balance is your goal as a spectator and judge.
Foe Reaper's victory over High Priestess Azil was close, but not close enough, as the robo-reaper spun and sliced his way into a final spot in the tournament. His tenacity and unrelenting abilities have been the cornerstone of his victories in the Two Bosses Enter tournament, and fans love his quirky voice and presence in The Deadmines, a new favorite instance among many players in Cataclysm. (You know, sans all that nasty trash.) Foe Reaper has garnered a bit of a following, and people love to see this mechanical misfit clank his way to victory.
The Foe Reaper's arsenal includes ...
Lord Godfrey was up against underdog (get it) Setesh in his matchup a few weeks back, besting the Halls of Origination boss by a scant 500 votes. Scant is relative, obviously, but I had honestly expected Lord Godfrey's overwhelming win instead of only 59% of the vote. Guns and cool hats apparently go a long way with our readers.
Godfrey's abilities include:
Zanzil has become something of a front runner in this championship, besting his opponents with big numbers. Many commenters believe that this crafty troll will be able to best Vanessa VanCleef, considering both have an affinity for poisons and cauldrons, and both have broad fan bases. Looks like Zanzil is the competitor to watch as we head into the final matches of the tournament.
The audience believes that Zanzil just might be the contender to knock Vanessa off her throne as pantless champion of the tournament. Amaxe and Bellajtok share these sympathies:
Well, Zanzil seems popular so far. maybe he'll be the one to throw Vanessa out on her ear.Eaterofbirds is thinking with his heart:
Oh please. Oh please oh please oh please please please please. His awesome insanity might just give him enough popularity to cancel out her extreme popularity.
im trying to do it fairly and consider the boss mechanics etc, but i just love Zanzil ^ ^ watch out Vanessa...Edymnion gives this fight to the Zanzil, relying on Zanzil's positional abilities and the fact that Jan'alai would have to move through Zanzil Fire in order to get to the cauldrons. Interesting idea.
Zanzil all the way. Jan's hatchers never participate in the fight, they only move to hatch dragonhawks, and the dragonhawks are not sentient so they couldn't fly over and use the cauldrons. That means all Zanzil has to do to clear out any opposition is to simply flood the area with poison gas. Unlike Jan's bombs, there is no safe place to stand in the gas field, so Jan's adds go down real quick. And all Zanzil has to do is lay down a zanzil fire between Jan and the cauldrons, and Jan has no choice but to either walk through the fire intentionally and take massive damage, or try to run around the long way and let the poison take effect. Same with the beserkers and the zombies.The next few weeks are going to be exciting on Two Bosses Enter. These last few matches will determine the winners of this season and set the stage for the epic final encounter. As for now, Foe Reaper is coming online and Lord Godfrey is reloading his revolvers. Who will come out on top?
I think Jan'alai is going down pretty easily.
The battle begins!
Remember, Two Bosses Enter matchups are all about substance and style, not gameplay, mechanics, and numbers. Don't base your strategies on player tactics, which opponent has been easiest or most difficult for you personally, or the difficulty of each opponent relative to instance progression. Vote for the spirit of the battle as set forth above. Set aside differences in opponents' health pools, game level, and actual damage output. Absolutely no game mechanics nitpicking!
Set aside the world order -- let the WoW Insider Ring determine who's the champion! Your votes determine the outcome in WoW Insider's series of fantasy deathmatches, Two Bosses Enter, One Boss Leaves.