It's fairly obvious that this chain was intended for folks who would play on a pretty consistent basis, and equally importantly, pick up the quest EARLY. I did neither of these things, and wound up in a catch up situation where, for example, by the time I got the quest that asks me to get exalted status, I had already been that for about 3 weeks. And when getting to the part where he asks for secrets of the empire, I had already seen more than enough of ToT, and had no real drive to go back.
So I wave the white flag on this one as well, but I certainly know it's because of the way I tackled it.
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Benevolence is a luxury for the strong - Wrathion
Are people really suggesting LFR is hard content? Way to go offtopic and be grossly wrong, rofl.
Originally Posted by Offhand
You can't honestly tell the that so many people in this thread are delusional to think Blizzard is "rewarding" their loyal playerbase for sticking around...
They implemented this quest the way it is to keep people subscribed and coming back each week. That's all this entire Legendary chain has been about it.
Look guys, I like the game as much as some of you, but it just amazes me how the majority of people on MMO-C have this "Blizzard can do no wrong" attitude. Unless of course there's a 1% spell nerf for their favorite class on the PTR notes, then, GRAB YOUR PITCHFORKS.
Blizzard didn't implement this Legendary to reward anyone.. they did it simply because it was a nice technique of gating to keep people playing. I guarantee you inside their own little meetings, even they're starting to re-think some of the strategy they've used in this expansion to keep people interested such as gated content.
I dont raid all to serious (Done 7 bosses in ToT, very casual), but isnt it all about drops in this quest chain? I'm at the "Win BGs" part, cant be arsed though it isnt all to hard. And when people say stuff like that Titan Runestones are a pain in the ass, does that mean you have to do something, or wait for them to drop? :P because relying on RNG isnt realy a pain in the ass, just annoying.
I'd wish it was like you had to do something extra to obtain the items you need (Like Shadowmourn quests?), and not just RNG after RNG after RNG. On my alt I'm still on the first step with over 20 Sigil of Powers and 7 Sigil of Wisdom, because they never drop for me in LFR or normal..
Killing the elite that needs a group is the only tricky part. likely, and that's because it's phased and you can't get "outside" help.
@Nonslid; Generally, annoying and pain in the neck are interchangeable.
It's a good addition to the game and it won't take long to catch up at all. It's already a bit too quick for the rewards you get and you're lucky you can get the drops in LFR.
Don't like it, don't do it. If you don't raid at a high level, why would you need it? If you're a completionist who doesn't raid, you shouldn't care how long it takes, as long as you progress each week.
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I'd bet on seeing more long-term content like this in the future, in fact.
Benevolence is a luxury for the strong - Wrathion
I think this expansion has been the most punishing for unsubbing/resubbing, though it hasn't stopped me at all. I think it's a good thing for the game to be honest. As someone who realizes what I'm giving up when I unsub for a month or two, there's nothing wrong with what they are doing. The game needs more of it.
Learnt that back in vanilla with that stupid badlands quest for a drake heart that you had to farm for like 7 hours or more if unlucky with rng.
I am not blind to the fact that this game revolves around RNG, that's why we down bosses every week, to get that elusive drop. What I don't agree with is the excessive layering of RNG throughout the whole chain.
1. Collect these 20 sigils....fine, some RNG, shouldn't be too bad.....smiley face
2. Collect 20 Secrets of the Empire......oh, some more RNG.......grumble, grumble
3. Now go back and do those six bosses again for 12 Runestones.......more blasted RNG........fuck off
one character should count for all to some extent. why can't we just tell wrathion to turn the fuck around and look at all the sigils and stones on the table that we already gave him.
So, the first useful thing is an extra socket and you need, what, at least 6 weeks to get that from the time you start?
I'm not complaining, just observing.
Do you ever have anything positive to say? We're discussing a legendary a number of us are excited to get.
If you really think that's why they implemented the Legendary quest you need to reflect on your life a tad bit. They didn't want people to be excluded from Legendaries being Class Specific any longer, and an expansion long way of creating a Legendary feels more rewarding than just doing it in the span of a few weeks.
I think you've had your tinfoil hat on for way too long.