Bosses and Gods: Warcraft and Everquest!

4 10 2007

Illidan

All bosses in Warcraft require each class of character to know what thier individual role is in the fight. Some summon extra dudes to annoy you. Some heal themselves they are all very tactical fights.

Illidan Stormrage is a major character in the fictional Warcraft universe. He was featured prominently in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion The Frozen Throne, and has more recently reappeared in the World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade
He was, at a time, a member of the Night Elf race and is one of their most ancient, influential and infamous figures. He has also become one of the most popular characters in the Warcraft universe.

llidan is a transformed corrupted Night Elf.

He began life as a relatively normal male of his species, tall and muscular with sharp features, glowing eyes, purple skin and long, pointed ears. The only abnormality was the color of his eyes, which were a golden amber instead of the silver eyes more commonly found among Night Elves. Amber colored eyes were said to prophesize greatness, which is one reason Illidan felt pressured to succeed. When Illidan was in alliance with Sargeras, the titan burned out his eyes and replaced them with glowing green flames, which Illidan hides behind a blindfold. The new orbs allowed Illidan to see magical energies in the environment as well as allowing him to see minute details in his surroundings. The Skull of Gul’dan eventually imbued him with demonic power (as well as some of the essence of the dead Orc warlock), granting him an entirely new form. Illidan now resembles one of the Nathrezim more than one of his own race, although his skin remains purple and his ears are still long and pointed. He has wings, horns and talons and his skin is covered in green, glowing arcane runes, the latter also a gift from Sargeras. He wields 2 crescent-shaped weapons known as the Twin Blades of Azzinoth.

Raggy

Ragnaros the Firelord is an incredibly powerful Elemental Lord, and master of all fire elementals. He rules over his minions from deep inside the fiery core of Blackrock Mountain.

The Firelord and his brethren once held sway over the entire world. As Ragnaros was a servant of the Old Gods. The Titans eventually banished him to the Elemental Plane – there to remain imprisoned until the end of time.

In the center of a vast lake of fire in the Elemental Plane stands Sulfuron Keep, the home of Ragnaros. Until comparatively recently, he ruled his underground land with a molten iron fist.

Three hundred years ago, the ambitious and ruthless Dark Iron Clan initiated a war against their dwarven brethren, the Bronzebeard Clan and Wildhammer Clan. During this War of the Three Hammers, the Dark Iron Dwarf leader named Thaurissan lay siege to the Wildhammers’ capital city of Grim Batol, destroying it. Despite this victory, the united Wildhammers and Bronzebeards were ultimately able to push the Dark Iron dwarves back to Blackrock Mountain. Thaurissan, seeking to summon a supernatural minion that would turn the tide of the war back to his favor, called upon the ancient powers sleeping beneath the world. To Thaurissan’s surprise, and ultimately his doom, the creature that emerged was more terrible than any nightmare he could have imagined.

Now, freed by Thaurissan’s call, Ragnaros erupted into being once again. Ragnaros’ apocalyptic rebirth into Azeroth shattered the Redridge Mountains and created a raging volcano at the center of the devastation. The volcano, known as Blackrock Mountain, was bordered by what is now known as the Searing Gorge, to the north, and the Burning Steppes, to the south. Though Thaurissan was killed by the forces he had unleashed, his surviving Dark Iron Clan brethren were ultimately enslaved by Ragnaros and his elementals.

Kerafyrm (also called “The Sleeper”) is a boss character in the fantasy MMORPG EverQuest.

Originally intended to be unkillable, the character caused a stir in the EverQuest community when the developers of the game (Sony Online Entertainment) intervened and prevented a group of nearly 200 players from killing him, in November of 2003. Sony later apologized for interfering, and allowed the same group of players to retry the encounter. After a nearly three-hour battle, Kerafyrm was defeated.

Kerafyrm is guarded by four ancient dragons in a zone called The Sleeper’s Tomb. If all four dragons are dead at the same time, The Sleeper is awoken, and begins a rampage of death across the game’s land of Norrath. This event is particularly unique in EverQuest, because it can only ever be completed once on each game server. Once The Sleeper is triggered, he and his four guardian dragons (with their highly prized “Primal” loot) will never appear again.

Quarm – While not a “true deity”, Quarm is a massive four headed dragon, which is in actuality a manifestation of the four elemental gods (Xegony, Coirnav, The Rathe Council, and Fennin Ro). They manifest themselves in this “ultimate” form in a final attempt to stop adventurers from freeing Zebuxoruk (an impisoned god) in the Plane of Time, for what was to be his prison for all eternity.

So……

The fact that the EQ bosses seem about 10,000 harder to kill than the WoW bosses makes me think that which the Pros and Cons of WoW/EQ weighed up it will be a very close fight!

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6 responses

4 10 2007
quagmire

WHY!?

4 10 2007
Xlorep DarkHelm

Difficulty to kill does not equate better. As it stands, right now, I’m not even beginning to see how this comparison does anything other than show EQ fails in multiple ways. And how SOE tends to be filled with bungling numbskulls.

27 11 2007
Sharmian

Everquest if all around more difficult and it is more difficult to adavance to such levels and status that you could even think about attempted to kill The sleeper( even though he was meant to be invincible) or quarm(whom ive killed on several occasions) and 2 newer Boss’s Vishimtar(DoN) and Overlord Mata Muram(OoM). Making it more respectable to be at such a high status to say ” I have killed OMM” (Mata Muram) or ” We dropped Vish” (Vishimtar) which requires more skill, Time and Help to acheive.

Making EQ more Challenging than WoW and Anyone at a high level in EQ more respectable that a high level in WoW.

18 07 2008
karl

the time to get to 70 in WoW takes you to mayby 34 in EQ so WoW is EQ kindergarden difficult!

15 12 2008
Rommark

Haha well put karl … i played eq1 for 5 1/2 years, WoW for almost 2, and am now returning to EQ again. I can definitely agree with karl when i say that WoW is everquest set on kindergarden difficulty… no where near the prestige once u hit that high level simply because its too easy and everyone else can do it too.

24 12 2008
EQ player at launch

EQ, pre luclin was the best game ever made.(period). post luclin, lame. WoW is better than post luclin. i still actively play EQ and WoW at the highest lvls. (im a paraplegic and have no life.)

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