with the rest of the quest line.
Right now many if not all of the other eternal weapon requirements involve grinding and repetition. Kill so many infernal enemies. Defeat 1,000 planar invasions. Kill 50 colossi. Etc. These are typical MMO time sinks whether we like them or not and rely far more on groups than on what we can do solo.
The particles quest is a glaring exception. It can only be done solo and is purely a test of PLAYER eyesight, reflexes, susceptibility to vertigo, computer connection and the like. Skill playing a class, gear and other character-related things are entirely irrelevant.
Worst of all it is a key barrier to entry. Fail this one and you never get to the parts that take all the grinding and time. Which are the things that keep many of us playing for endless hours and paying for subscriptions and maybe game enhancements that make this easier like fast mounts.
I know many players just do it in minutes and don't see why it is a big deal. But it IS a big deal to those that are older or have various physical issues or just poor connections and it shouldn't block them from the whole grinding chain of quests. I note for the record that I myself have done it - took over 2 hours and I hated every minute - so I am not asking this for myself as much as for those that have never succeeded in doing it.
Change it to something like a requirement that we get 500 particles or even 1.000 but obviously not all in one try, please. This is the way the rest of the eternal weapon quests work and doesn't discriminate against players that may have well geared characters that they know how to play but aren't as physically capable as others. I remember when you changed the pinatas a bit to accommodate those that were color blind so I know you do sometimes listen to these pleas.
Or if you prefer let us group for this as we can for other parts of the quest chain.