Group phasing in the maw is either a bug that they are covering up or an asinine design decision. Phasing and shading is part of the infrastructure of how the game works to make it at least some what playable. The fact they are using it in the maw quite honestly sucks, either allow groups or not, but not this half way bull$%^&.Still doesn't excuse why the quest line is bugged out though :(
tbh, pretty much everything about the maw sucks. the quests are boring, low mobility classes take forever to get from a to b, hunts are bugged, torghast is just a boring time waste to grind out your soul ash, and everything is time gated too. combined with m+ giving next to no rewards, gameplay is kinda stale atm...
So just a ^&*!ty design that's potentially caused additional problems relating to phasing, blocking people from progressing the quest linesAre Maw and torghast supposed to be the end game content? Cause in my opinion are manifestly worse than bfa's warfronts and island expeditions, but now have a "required" context if you want to obtain legendaries
Lots of discussion going on in these comments O:As for myself, I was able to do my first hunt just fine. A few people showed up, we killed it, cool. Second hunt... I legit stood where the marker was for about an hour, trying to figure out why it wasn't spawning. It was the one with the 'winged alpha', so I kept looking up, messing with the chains and... Nothing. I had already given up on Maw phasing in LFG so I just never finished my second huntI find the Maw alright, though I main a hunter, so mobility isn't the greatest. Running around is pretty boring and awfully scary trying to outrun elites I accidentally pulled, hoping feign death and turtle aspect come back up lol ;; Torghast I actually find pretty fun, though hunter anima abilities are boring. Miles above my frothing hatred and dread for BFA's visions and islands lmaoI understand Blizz broke phasing in the Maw as a 'feature' to make it harder but honestly... It just makes it more frustrating, rather than difficult. Standing at a rare faaaaar away from any teleports, with nobody to group up with nearby and not allowed to make a LFG listing... Just makes me skip the content. As much as I'd love to kill the rare, or tackle a group quest, most people would rather not try than reorient their phasing and run all the way back, hoping to get there again in timeI'm fine with Blizz maybe trying a 'harder' way to group but... This isn't it. Perhaps summon stones around the zone that could phase people? Perhaps an item or upgrade? I don't know, but right now people will either just not try, or be helplessly confused :c
TOMRUS is a known troll, don't waste your time engaging with them.If everyone just stopped responding to anything they say, on any post, the world would be a much better place for all of us.
How I did it (January 3rd, 2021):Went to Oribos. Turned warmed OFF.Went directly back to the Maw and everything worked as it should.
Man, if y'all believe game companies when they they say something like this is intended then I've got a bridge to sell you.