What do you say to a huge dragon who has a lot of gold and invites you into his lair so he can “share” it with you? Well, I’ll leave that up to you to decide.
So, I was one of the fortunate ones who was able enough to get into the closed beta as well as a Draigoch run; and let me tell you this is a heck of a dragon and an interesting instance. I think that it is going to be fun for quite a number of groups, but it has a bit of a different twist when it comes to the fight. There is also a lot of speech that goes on during the entire encounter including several monologues that I believe most players will enjoy.
**HUGE SPOILERS AHEAD**
When you enter the lair you’ll be happy to know that there is nothing in your way. There are no additional mobs to encounter on the way. However, you will find that there is a winding path down to the dragon that unfortunately for you Draigoch is monitoring. He moves his head from side to side and peers though gaps between the walls. Should he happen to see a player walking between the gaps he will exclaim that he sees you and will almost immediately spew flame through the gaps; roasting any players that still might be within them. However, players can avoid being seen as his gaze is so bright that light issues forward from his eyes illuminating what gap he is peering through. So basically it boils down to watching what gaps are illuminated and moving forward down the path when you can. It’s a bit difficult at first, but you get used to it.
Eventually you will reach a safe spot where the raid can safely gather until everyone is ready to start. I won’t tell you how you actually start the raid, because that is fun in itself and something everyone should enjoy for the first time.
After here it gets a bit sketchy because my raid group was entirely new to the raid and we were not very successful. But what I can say is this: The dragon is huge, very huge; and he’s ultra protective of his horde. You will need to combat different parts of his body, become familiar with the layout of his internal lair, and watch out for falling rocks during the fight!
Overall this raid is going to require a lot of coordination and a lot of moving, but I also think it’s going to be quite a bit of fun. It’s got me thinking about starting up a raid group myself once people in our kinship and alliance start hitting 75.