Tonight me and my guild attempted the Vizunah Square mission. This mission seems to be rather notorious in its difficulty. Some have beat it, some havnt. The one constant it seems in those who have beaten it is that they had a situation where both teams succeeded in their objectives.
Our experience tonight was awful. The first time there wasnt a second team. We got down to the first area to meet up with Master Togo and succeeded in defending him. All that was there were a few henchmen corpses in the end. We died in the second area because we were by ourselves. Actually, we didnt die, but Menhlo did. Idiot.
The second time we tried, the stupid gate wouldnt open. Restart.
The third through fifth times we tried we only made it down as far as the second group of Am Faa assassins that spawn, only to fail the mission because Togo died. The other goup failed. Either it was all henchies with one human, or it was just all henchies, and we all know how great henchies are at doing anything.
Since a lot of our guild works during the day we dont exactly have hours upon hours to try this. So therefor we gave up after those few tries.
So why does our inability to succeed have to depend on someone else? As we've seen that dependance is costing us our progression forward with this game. If we dont line up with another successful team, we wont win, and hence we cant play the game. All because of one lousy mission.
There is a difference between being able to beat a mission based on skill, and based on random chance. This is a situation where chance is what matters; the chance that you'll end up with another team who happens to succeed. I dont like that its based on chance, and not skill.
I dont like to complain, and I hate to do it now. I really like ANet and I think they've done a superb job with this game, but as in this case it just appears to be a good idea gone horribly wrong.
Now, I really want to finish this mission, so I ask is there a way to beat it in case we find ourselves alone again? Has anyone else managed to beat it with just their team? If so, what pointers can you guys give out?
Thanks, and sorry for the complaining.