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.
CP1,000+ Master Explorer - AvA Tribune - Console Peasant