vMA clear over a year in the making

ArchMikem
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Ive made threads in the past where i would rant over how impossible vMA was, how it was so infuriating that i would never complete it, nor never again even try to, in order to save myself the suffering. For well over the last year the Stormproof achievement has sat with 8/9 bosses cleared, until tonight.

I dunno what urged me on to try. The decision literally came out of nowhere as i was (and still am) staunchly against the Arena on vet. But i thought, "its been a long time, my Sorc is properly geared, ive grown a lot as a player, why not. 20 to 30 deaths later, the worst of em being from Stages 3, 5, 6, and 7, i wipe on Stage 9 and Voriak about eight-ish times, one of them nearly breaking my desk cause i got him to literally a couple hundred health. But then on my last attempt after getting him back down from up top I'm frantically dps burning, healing, begging not to run out of stam and then as im just knowing I'm going to go down he just decides to up and die. And i stand there in shock as the Achievement comes over the screen. My Sorc finally has Stormproof.

Finally getting my clear has not changed my opinion, vMA is way too punishing and chaotic. It would've been so much better if some stages didnt have a few ranged adds or some bosses didnt have an annoying mechanic. So now that i have my achieve i can finally not feel bad about never going in there ever again.

And the Frost Staff for my effort was properly deconstructed.
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  • kadar
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    Grats!
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  • boombazookajd
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    Congratulations on the clear!
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  • Beardimus
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    Congrats dude.

    Honestly tho first is worst. Try again, soon and your mind set will change. Within ten you will be sub hour.
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  • NordSwordnBoard
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Finally getting my clear has not changed my opinion, vMA is way too punishing and chaotic.


    One clear relieves you of the anxiety over completion (especially during Wrothgar event), but you may be surprised at how well you do the second and third times.

    It's easier to laugh off lag deaths and such once you prove to yourself you can do it. Congrats on the win!
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  • ArchMikem
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Finally getting my clear has not changed my opinion, vMA is way too punishing and chaotic.


    One clear relieves you of the anxiety over completion (especially during Wrothgar event), but you may be surprised at how well you do the second and third times.

    It's easier to laugh off lag deaths and such once you prove to yourself you can do it. Congrats on the win!

    That's the thing this wasn't my first run, only the first time I cleared Voriak. I've run Maelstrom several times over the last year, bettering my character, learning mechanics. I guess though I should take pride in knowing I cleared vMA using a StamSorc that didn't have the ability to just spam Ward through the dicey bits.
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