Has DBO completed Escalation Protocol yet? (Recruitment)

by DiscipleN2k @, Edmond, OK, Thursday, May 24, 2018, 08:29 (2150 days ago) @ stabbim

Color me very interested. I don't really care about completing it or even how far we get, as long as we get past a total of 3 waves for my quest.

I have been in several groups early on that got past wave 1, and once I even saw wave 3. But, naturally, ever since I got the Ikelos quest step which needs 3 wave completions, EVERY single time I've tried escalation protocol, almost everyone there disappears immediately. I really don't understand what's happening - someone else starts it, I join in, and almost immediately (I mean, during the very first group of thrall) I find that I'm alone. At first I thought it was just new players hitting the button not knowing what it does. And, indeed, that COULD be it some of the time. But I spent a good chunk of Saturday afternoon trying this and it happened probably 80-90% of the time. It's FAR too often to be accidental. What the hell are they doing? They're not using the first wave to get Valkyrie kills (which I did once myself) because they don't even kill some thrall and then leave. They leave immediately. It might just be griefing I guess, but again, it seems too consistent to be that. It seems like they're intentionally trying to accomplish something, but I can't figure out what it is.

I got lucky yesterday and ended up landing with a group that I assume all had the Nascent Dawn 3/5 quest and were trying to get their 10 waves in. We could complete the first wave easily, but tried and failed the 2nd wave once, maybe twice, before we all, with zero communication, decided we'd complete the first wave, let the timer to start wave 2 run out, then just run the first wave over again. When I got my ten waves in, I planned on messaging the guy who had been there the longest to see how many more waves he needed, but he went to turn in his quest at the same time I did :)

I'm really digging Escalation Protocol. If you happen to see me on and want to try and knock some out, just shoot me a message. If I'm not raiding or in the middle of knocking out milestones, I'll definitely jump in.


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