The Unused Challenging Version of HK-8 Hard Mode from the 8.2 PTR
With Battle for Azeroth coming to a close, we wanted to highlight the original HK-8 Hard Mode in Operation: Mechagon. The Original encounter had a different Phase 2 that never made it off the PTR and involved the entire group working together.
The Original HK-8 Hard Mode
encounter had some differences to it's current live counterpart. Phase 1 of the original Hard Mode on PTR didn't have the Shock Bots connected by
However Phase 2 had one debuff that made the phase much more difficult:
At the start of the phase
players were teleported to the center of the arena
The healer was given the
debuff which created a safe bubble around them.
player left the field,
is triggered on
players sending them back to the beginning.
This meant that all players have to walk together, and if any player gets hit by any of the teleporting traps, the entire group would have to perform the walk over again.
would only be removed when the Overcharge Station is successfully hacked.
has some videos of the original Hard Mode from the PTR before it was changed.
Here are some clips of what happens when things go wrong.
Here is a clip of the phase when done correctly.
Do you like the version of Hard Mode HK-8 that went live? Or would you have preferred the original version from the PTR? Let us know in the comments below.
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