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Volun-told - A supposedly optional event, award, assignment, or activity in which a person (or persons) are required to attend either by persons-in-charge nominating them or their peers expecting them to be there. The individual often has no say in the matter, and non-attendance in frowned upon.
I am so tired of seeing terrible people, being admired, for being terrible people.
Obvious answer is obvious: The ICC nerf to 30% basically turned it into the LFR of WotLK
We have now:
What would a blanket nerf accomplish? HM on the difficulty level of normal? Wut?
Wont be surprised if they add some 10% nerf soon.
Last edited by Zantos; 2014-02-05 at 08:41 AM.
Targeted nerfs instead of blanket are much better. They could end up reducing the damage of Empowered Whirlwind eventually or something, but it's not like you wipe because of that honestly, it's the least dangerous thing in the encounter.
I believe 90% of Garrosh heroic wipes currently are because of the adds from Emp. Whirlwind and/or Mind control in P3. Also meeting DPS check of only getting 1 Emp. Whirlwind in P3 is pretty helpful.
Non-raiding people can experience the end raid of the expansion in 6.0. Bad raiders can experience said raid on Heroic in 6.0.
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It's clear from the data you're mentioning that the 4 last bosses are the toughest of this expansion so far. About 1000-1200 guilds (it was more than 1000, I remember that) had downed Lei shen when 5.4 hit.
1 month to go until SoO has been out for as long as ToT was the hardest content, which means that over 700 guilds have to clear 14/14 until then to be on par with ToT. Mind you that ToT had 31k guilds with at least 1 boss killed normal when 5.4 hit and SoO is already up at 27k, so you can't blame it on guild participation either.
And the wonderful statistics you're talking about means that progression in SoO is EASIER too, so you can't blame Lei Shen kills on guilds reaching him easier, because from what you said, we both know that it was much harder than reaching the last 4 in SoO.
So, is it harder to get a full clear in SoO compared to what it was to get a full clear ToT?
Our arguments would say so, yes. So why is my comment pure bullshit? You seem to speak in my favor without realising it.
EU first PG wave 30, come at me bros.
Im sorry, but you are just kidding yourself. Go to open raid. Look at how many people are requesting 540ilevel+ for flex 3/4, hell even 1-2 want 535+ most of then time. Just because you got lucky and managed to get into a normal, does not mean you are anywhere close to the majority. Ilevel > all when pugging. I have recruited pugs for guild raids, I have been the pug recruited for raids. If your ilevel isn't high, you wont be looked at unless they know you personally. That is how it is for the vast majority of the player base. Even you didn't get a full clear at 540ilevel. Even if you aren't skilled but you have high ilevel, you have a greater chance of being taken in a pug over someone better but with lower ilevel. That's just how it works. You can not disagree because you got lucky. Calling anyone deluded for knowing the truth is just stupid. Heck, you can hardly get into a ToT pug now a days without decent ilevel.I don't know what you are talking about, but I was able to get in a normal mode and kill some bosses with ~535-540 item level and not even the legendary gem, let alone the cloak. Just because some players are bad and won't get taken to raids because they suck doesn't mean "ilvl is the end all be all of 'getting into groups.'" Nothing could be further from the truth, and those that believe that are deluded.
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Edit: Oh look now a 550 appears for flex 4. Bet they would certainly take someone 14 ilevels below what they want! But hey, its just a fall back reason why they wont pug someone with a lower ilevel. All the threads complaining about it and then being told "their rules" are just kidders too.
"Obviously" reputation makes it easier for me to get into a run. Want to know the root of the issue here? When I go into runs, my attitude usually revolves around, "What can I bring to a group to help them clear?"
When most people who complain/whine/bitch are talking, the attitude I usually get is "I'm entitled to be invited into group that can clear." Hint: complaining that you aren't being invited when you "deserve" to be doesn't help... maybe if you actually thought more about how you can demonstrate to a group that you are better than your item level, you'd actually see more invites to runs.
Last edited by nightfalls; 2014-02-05 at 09:06 AM.
Zantos, you act as if you know it's going to happen. The sad truth is, no one really does. They didn't alter the FoS which they would've if they were planning on doing a zone-wide nerf, there's been no datamined nerf, and they said they won't be doing blanket zone nerfs to current content anymore(So we know if they're going to do a blanket nerf it would be toggled and for that it'd be datamined).
They may nerf garrosh for 10m(Considering 10m guilds have about 3x the amount of wipes as 25m's), but not 25m.
I do hate to say this about more "10 versus 25" but it's been my experience in the past that gear hits 10H bosses way, way harder than 25H bosses. Most 25H guilds are gear-capped or close to gear-capped at this point, whereas due to (way, way) slower gear acquisition for 10H, they still have time to go. Obviously Garrosh 10H has been particularly hard and some of that difficulty probably could have gone to Paragons 10H, but anyway, it won't take much to make it back to "10H faceroll" all over again, and I'm not sure even the 14/14 10H guilds want that.
Not that it matters in 6.0 anyway.