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Not impressed with Infinite Archive

FlopsyPrince
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Tedious activity I was forced into since I wanted the endeavors and don't do Trials nor hunt horrors in Imperial City.

And the one I just faced that ended me is one where it kept knocking me off the platform before I could finish the 4th cycle, I assume resetting my quest. Not impressed.

I dislike it less than Tales of Tribute, but that is not saying much.
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  • Ph1p
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    And the one I just faced that ended me is one where it kept knocking me off the platform before I could finish the 4th cycle, I assume resetting my quest.

    Was that a dragon by any chance? You need to block the conal "fus-ro-dah" heavy attack to avoid the knock-back. Just in case you change your mind about IA or are funneled back into it by endeavors or something else...
  • XSTRONG
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    I think IA is fun and I play it alot but its lacking rewards for those that are not housing players, most are just furnishing.

    ToT i have played like 1 or 2 matches since they release it dosent interest me at all.
  • fizzylu
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    I got sick of IA within the first couple days of it's release. Meanwhile, I surprisingly do ToT stuff relatively regularly.... but that's because I do at least find the rewards from it and it's achievements worth the time. All of the IA rewards are pretty meh, even the stuff from the achievements, and the new outfit styles that will start dropping there being class restricted is just another reason to not do it.
    I also think ToT is just a far better done feature.... IA feels messily thrown together and like it's missing something because I just kind of mentally check out after doing it for a bit.
  • Dragonredux
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    IA is decent midcore content. It just going to not be much longevity if there's not much to be sold using the fortunes on.

    I like it but I think most of the grief is the knowledge gap between bosses. Compounded with the fact like I mentioned above, the boss arena isn't the greatest.
  • KlauthWarthog
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    The idea is fine, but I still have not bothered trying to grind it because there are just way too many trash waves between bosses.
    Edited by KlauthWarthog on February 11, 2024 2:33PM
  • BloodyStigmata
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    It needs a lot more enemy variety and a helluva lot more visual variety for it to maintain my interest. Maelstrom Arena does both of these things better and it should be the other way around since IA is "infinite."
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  • FlopsyPrince
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    I found it OK except for the small boss platform with a dragon taking up the whole platform and falling to my death a lot.
    If they would fix that one thing by making the platform a little larger would make a huge difference.

    My end wasn't the dragon, but the nasty guy who kept blasting the entire platform and bouncing me off. Maybe I could have jumped (?) to avoid that, but it is non-trivial and very annoying/frustrating.

    Perhaps I will care about the mount later, but I have enough mounts now so probably not.
    Ph1p wrote: »
    And the one I just faced that ended me is one where it kept knocking me off the platform before I could finish the 4th cycle, I assume resetting my quest.

    Was that a dragon by any chance? You need to block the conal "fus-ro-dah" heavy attack to avoid the knock-back. Just in case you change your mind about IA or are funneled back into it by endeavors or something else...

    It wasn't a dragon, but maybe I should have blocked.

    Some prince I recall. VERY annoying.
    Edited by FlopsyPrince on February 11, 2024 10:16PM
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  • FlopsyPrince
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    Sarannah wrote: »
    Love the IA, and I'm not even a meta or endgame player! It's just fun to see how far you can go.

    I do get the IA is not for everyone though, but nothing really is.

    PS: Kind of indifferent about ToT, don't really love it and don't really hate it. Made it to max rank, and now I'm done with it. Can be fun at rare times though. (only played against NPC's)

    You love it but are indifferent and don't play it?
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  • fizzylu
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    BlueRaven wrote: »
    I think that is what is most infuriating about IA. Most housing enthusiasts I know are not capable of doing IA (I just refuse to), so putting housing rewards there feels a bit mean spirited.
    As someone who loves housing and takes combat very seriously, IA is still a miss for me and the other housing enthusiasts in my life. Most (if not all) of the furnishings are not that great since Zenimax had to go so hard on the Apocrypha/Arcanist theme with all of it. It's really a feature that has little to offer in general, I'd say. Even the weekly vendor doesn't have a great selection usually. They might have one thing I want per week, most of the time not even that though.
    Edited by fizzylu on February 11, 2024 10:43PM
  • ElderSmitter
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    I've only stepped into IA once when someone wanted to show me it. I love Dungeons and Trials and even Solo daily content but for some reason have no urge whatsoever to visit IA. It does nothing for me whatsoever but Cheers to those who Love it! I would even rather run an Arena b4 IA.... At lease in an Arena, you can get a Perfected Weapon. I have no use for the IA sets either. They are terrible.
  • MidniteOwl1913
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    Tedious activity I was forced into since I wanted the endeavors and don't do Trials nor hunt horrors in Imperial City.

    And the one I just faced that ended me is one where it kept knocking me off the platform before I could finish the 4th cycle, I assume resetting my quest. Not impressed.

    I dislike it less than Tales of Tribute, but that is not saying much.

    I don't like IC either but I tried it to avoid the IA. Turns out there are a lot of regular PVPers there on a Saturday night. The ones in my alliance weren't interested in the horrors and although I can solo them I can't do that while avoiding enemy players. So IA it was. It's been awhile for me but still sooo boring, still so frustrating. Boss 4 was forgotten the bugged, still bugged. I was hiding behind the pillar, still died. Hiding behind the pillar he killed me thru the pillar! That's never happened before. So I had to start over. I was going to do the daily but at that point I had run out of time and only did the one boss to finish the endeavor. Honestly I don't think it was worth it. I don't need 15 seals that much.
    Edited by MidniteOwl1913 on February 12, 2024 1:00AM
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  • Smitch_59
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    I hate IA because I suck at combat. I can't do it, nor can I do vet dungeons or trials. Been playing since 2015 and I still suck. I hate that I can't complete any difficult content. It makes me want to quit the game altogether.
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  • SeaGtGruff
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    I haven't been as enamored with the Infinite Archive as I originally hoped I'd be, mostly because my two main characters aren't "gud enuf" to kill all of the Arc 1 bosses and the first Tho'at-- most of the time I don't even get to the first Tho'at.

    It doesn't help that my approach is to leave once I lose my first thread, treating IA as a sort of "perma-death" challenge, since I'm not into grinding the same content to figure out mechanics. I'm happy to wait to fight a given boss another day-- unless I'd gotten it down to 20% or less of its health before it wiped me, in which case I might rez and immediately try again.

    Ironically, I've had fun fighting the Arc 1 mobs and the bosses I've been able to kill, which seems to be the part of IA that most players seem to hate because they think it's too easy and boring.

    Last night I finally managed to kill the first Tho'at. The fight took a long time because of how little damage I do, but now I think I'll at least be able to enjoy IA a bit more.

    On the other hand, I died during the first mob fight of Arc 2 after a Marauder appeared. I did manage to stay alive for a while, but I wasn't putting much of a dent in the Marauder, so that wasn't much fun. Arc 1 seemed a lot more fun to me.
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  • The_Boggart
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    Is there somewhere that explains the IA.

    What are the objectives
    What are the rewards
  • belial5221_ESO
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    Is there somewhere that explains the IA.

    What are the objectives
    What are the rewards

    Objectives - clear each stage
    Rewards - mostly set gear can find in zones and junk,rarely new sets that are only usable by certain classes
  • FabresFour
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    Well, for me it has been a fun activity since its launch. Generally challenging myself, together with a friend of mine, tends to be an extremely rewarding activity and the weekly rewards on the watchling store are very good. From Monster Masks that are super expensive, to leads that are quite boring to acquire normally.

    Not to mention the mount and the pet that you can get inside the archive, which made me very happy. :)
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  • shadyjane62
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    I tried to get in once. Couldn't figure it out. Decided it was not for me.
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