Why Traveling on Sydney Trains is like a Raid Instance


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1 There is always someone running late for the Raid  Train.

2. In the mornings there is a boss at the end of the run.

3. You have to clear through trash mobs to get in the door.

4. If your lucky a seat might drop.

5. You need to avoid standing/sitting  in bad stuff

6. There may be a Heat debuff ( no Aircon in summer)  or a Raid wide Frost debuff ( Air con wayyyy to high )

7.  There is an Announcer instead of a raid leader.   Except the Announcer is usually more polite and perkier then a raid leader.

8. People cast  Spells Smells

9. Dodge is invaluable during peak hour enrage  

Finally  – Like a real raid there is a forum discussion after the  fight  – Shitty Rail a play on  the actual name  City Rail    

and on occasion while traveling on Trains we like to Raid Rave Naked

Picture from Michael Schubarts Weblog

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4 Responses to “Why Traveling on Sydney Trains is like a Raid Instance”


  1. 1 M March 12, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Melbourne trains are similar except that for some reason the zone wide heat debuff also causes a combination of slowing and stuns.

    Metro needs to invest in Fire Resist gear.

  2. 2 Crucifer March 12, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Istarian here. You’ve been playing way too much WoW :p

    Perth trains are nicer. As we get on at the start of the line, we get a seat. Its got Aircon throughout that is nice and cool during summer.

    Although we don’t get to rave naked. Oh well, ups and downs.

  3. 3 leah March 12, 2010 at 5:56 am

    this also applies to New York City subway system. /shudder

  4. 4 Cassandri March 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    6. There may be a Heat debuff ( no Aircon in summer) or a Raid wide Frost debuff ( Air con wayyyy to high )

    That’s so true :(

    Also, why are public restrooms always +10 degrees hotter than the rest of the building/shopping center/temperature outside?!


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