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Which MMO had the best boss fights?



  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,085
    Like a broken record,i have seen better normal mob fights in FFXI than other games Boss fights but i guess it depends what you call good or best.
    Try fighting a CORPSE in FFXI,you could easily see your whole party dead or charmed.Also unlike all these other games,there are Bosses everywhere and not locked up in some instances,so that alone intrigues me more than a bunch of players heading into some instance or dungeon.It feels more like a game world when you can see other players around you,passing by or just onlooking.

    But i can truly say i have seen lots of good Boss fights in pretty much every game i have played,the problem with most is all you do is just SPAM your attacks,like playing some ARPG, there is not a whole lot of thinking involved.

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  • Kunai_VaxKunai_Vax Member RarePosts: 527
    So surprised Wildstar isnt leading this poll. For all its failings, the raids and dungeons in this game just just f*cking amazing.

  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194
    Darathar was an awesome fight in EQ2 and the list is honestly too long with that game.
    The White Rabbit in Asheron's Call was awesome as well!!! 
    I agree.

    EQ2 Bosses had the right level of difficulty, not too hard not too easy.

    Rift Bosses were actually pretty similar to EQ2, not surprise there as the Lead Designer is the same person.

    WoW Bosses were challenging, but too gimmicky, far too much shit to do at the same time.

    EQ Bosses were in general the most Epic as they required a huge amount of people to defeat them but in general their mechanics were far too simple.

  • thunderclesthundercles Member UncommonPosts: 510
    Chose Wow because it was the first mmo I was ever able to raid in and I thought it was so sick to go after a boss with so many other people.

    However, after clicking wow I remembered doing krayt dragons and killing corvettes in space in SWG and how fun that was.
  • ReizlaReizla Member RarePosts: 4,091
    Recore said:
    Lineage 2 for me too. 

    I remember having to work our way all the way to the top of Tower Of Insolence to fight Baium for the Noble Quest. Getting to the top was tough with out a mage who could use sleep on the mobs and even if you got to the top you had to pvp with others trying to get the spawn. It was awesome.

    Same for me, but then the OLD Lineage II, not the GoD and later expansions...

    Baium (who managed to cancel my BSOE after I poked him), the land dragons and their kick-ass hard dungeons, Fintezza and all those other epic (world)bosses in the game.

    Too bad most of these epic bosses have all been tuned down into a simple instance these days :(
  • JakkssJakkss Member UncommonPosts: 34
    I know this probably will be seen as a negative comment, but I think the MMO that had the best boss fights was TERA way back in early 2011. Back during the early years of TERA, bosses and bams had more mechanics to them after losing so much HP, as well as their enraged mode and special moves. That game really brought me in to love MMORPGs.

    ... But now a lot of that is removed, stripped from the game and now we have a pile of broken mechanics with an image of it's former self.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,660
    edited January 2017
    H0urg1ass said:
    Age of Conan
    Toth-Amon(!) - Another "impossible" boss.  In fact, in the eight years that I played Age of Conan, I only ever killed him maybe a dozen times.  Most guilds simply cannot handle the second phase and if you lose too many players in the second phase, then you'll never survive the third.
    Yep, I too said AoC / TSW (I think, it was long ago, this is a pretty old thread :wink: ). My favourite is freeing the chained Frostfather, but that's a dungeon and not a raid, so a more fitting "impossible" comparison:
    I call your Toth-Amon, and raise it with Flappy :waving:
    (Raztec has pretty good guides, and is a great fella overall)

    In a way Flappy is more tough than TA, and not only because of the continuous dancing around the AoEs. I'd say during the years between the two, Funcom had time to come up with more annoyances :wink:  plus it is a 10-man fight on a tighter area, but with more mechanics, so there's a much smaller room for errors.
  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194
    Shame they didn't make a "Worse Boss Fight" Poll, BDO would have won hands down.
    Bheg is a f..........g pain in the ass.

  • Phixion13Phixion13 Member UncommonPosts: 180
    edited January 2017
    Played the majority of these and I have to say Wildstar has the best one's hands down.
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  • Sid_ViciousSid_Vicious Member RarePosts: 2,174
    I don't like boss fights really... but I guess I will pick everquest.

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  • VelifaxVelifax Member UncommonPosts: 413
    edited May 2017
    Of the few i killed any bosses in, EQ was easily the best because the "bosses" were believable and often just tougher mobs.
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  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 542
    Come on, Promathia, Cloud of Darkness, Pandemonium Warden, Absolute Virtue.

    Can't really get better than these.
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,183
    Dragon's Dogma..

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  • craftseekercraftseeker Member RarePosts: 1,740
    I voted none because I actually think that 'boss fights' are one of the greatest mistakes the genre made from the very beginning.

    The boss fight inevitably becomes a major ride in the themepark, everyone must fight and kill the named boss (complete the ride). This leads to the five boss dungeon and the seemingly endless repetition of the same highly choreographed encounter to equip your raid with the phat loot.

    Moving beyond the boss fight and the endlessly resurrecting named MOB is a necessary early step in the path to true innovation in the MMORPG genre.
  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Member RarePosts: 2,441
    gotta go with WOW for the sheer number of raid bosses, and most fights don't repeat themselves

  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,771
    Worse boss fight: FFXIV
    Best boss fight: FFXIV

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