Well I had two done with someones brewed up mnk. (fun fact, you can 'freeze' yourself by talking to a chest to stop brew from wearing off. Lets you brew 1 NM>freeze, someone pops second>brew second).
I did one yesterday since there was a shout for boss kill alli so I provided my pops so they wouldnt have to farm it in exchange for shells. Their original plan was to have a skilled Dnc tank it. I heartily suggested a second tank, so we added a mnk. I prepped myself as a 3rd since i figured PUG 18 people=sh*t gonna happen. Oddly enough out of Dnc/Thf/Mnk I had the most HP on thf since I knew what i was up against :P
We basically had 2 on at all times to deal with hate reset and 3rd rotated in when one died from disgorge. (which happened a lot since i was the only one with over 3k hp). I ate 3 disgorges myself. 1 did ~2700 which i lived through. Another did right about at 3k which i didnt live through (i didnt swap in key HP pieces permanently like I should have so BARELY had 3k hp. Just brainfart since i was in a rush to get there after work. When I do i ahve ~34-3500). A 3rd did like 6k or something stupid.
I really want to verify out if there is any truth to disgorge acting like 1k needles and dividing damage. That would really make this a lot easier. I also want to figure out why sometimes it does 2700-3k ish which seems normal, but sometimes it does randomly 4-6k. Is there some factor that can be controlled that determines the damage besides luck?
I suppose at some point I will jsut have to waste a pop and literally 'test' disgorge since theres no real hard info by having like the whole group hang out in its face. If it divides, its a win and we learn something. If it doesnt, its insta wipe and i guess.....learn something ><. Otherwise its jsut anecdotal. "I got hit for 3k" "I had 2 tanks and both got hit for 3k" "I was solo and got hit for 6k". We cant prove anything from a buncha stements from different situations without careful tracking of buffs and everything else.
For now I think I will just give up on dual boxing until when/if Rdm gets C4. I honestly just cant keep up with everything when I have to litterally spend 30 seconds spamming C4 back to back to back to recover huge amounts of HP while keeping up with other buffs/debuffs/dispels/erase-haste and still keep shadows up on main char. The inability to cure bomb is killing me. From now on, I plan to try for Me+Melee for tanks and Rdm bot+whm for backline at minimum setup and make sure both tanks have AT LEAST 3500 hp. More the merrier for both HP and people.
Did you ever end up giving this a shot, Aanalaty?
Guess i only mentioned it in my semi-rant in anothter thread. I tried to dual box twice. 1st time all was fine till about 60% when it did its 1st disgorge and 1shotted me for 2900 damage. I had 2700hp. So i got mad and got more Merit abyssites and other stuff to boost hp. Tried again a few days later with 3500 HP. Just got overwhelmed with stone-aga4 and slowga spam. Shadows were down a lot and I was doing nothing but spamming C4 on lolRdm and just couldnt keep up with damage. Eventually buffs and debuffs started sliding because all i could do was spam C4 and ended up dying before disgorge even went off. Got caught in slippery slope of not enough cure power. Eventually you have to give up some cures to get other stuff back up, or give up on other stuff and spam more cures. If I get C5 on rdm at 95, i think it will be very do-able (not to mention just more HP+5 levels).
Based on the above, I will be trying it in the future with 2xMelee with 3500hp minimum+rdm bot+Whm at minimum to deal with hate reset. An additional melee would be cool to swap in in case 1 eats it from disgorge so there isnt a 5min solo tank situation if 1 dies. 4-5 is what im aiming for now. Edited, Jan 6th 2011 5:37pm by Banalaty