Absolutely the right way to go. PUGs shouldn't be a cake-walk, but 1) they do suffer for being less coordinated, even if you have a good leader (notice I didn't say tank) and 2) having a buff that scales with number of random members will encourage people to bring in random people, which is always good. It used to be you saw a lot of guild groups of 3-4 that would bring in randoms in Wrath, but I haven't seen that at all in Cata, unless it was my guild group, and we do it because we're a tiny guild.
I'll wait and see, but other than the usual round of knee-jerk QQ over "nerfs = too easy" I can't see why anyone could object to this.
No, not bad. GOOD, VERY GOOD.
And people whining they surrender to QQ... DUH!!!
Of course they do. If enough people aren't happy with the game OF COURSE they have to adjust to the 100,000 "QQing" and not listen to the 100 saying it's OK. Come on, are you people complaining about those changes so OBLIVIOUS about the number of people wanting those changes?
Let me say this, since you're minority and not happy with the changes, YOU GUYS quit the game. I'm sure the amount of people that will still play will make Blizzard not even notice your ragequit.
What you're saying only makes sense in terms of content familiarity. When I'm with a group of friends, we work well together because we know each others strengths and weaknesses.
This buff doesn't compensate for people's lack of familiarity with CONTENT. It compensates for their lack of familiarity with EACH OTHER, and that's something that no amount of learning the content can help you with, as you'll rarely see these people again.
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If you don't pug, it will NOT affect you.
For the all elitists out there, if you are so pro and don't want to play with "bads", then you are probably running in your own groups anyway, correct? Well, then this won't affect you.
If you are worried about other players getting gear, well aren't you raiding? This stuff isn't going to be as good as your raid gear. Won't even really matter when the next tier comes out.
All that matters if whether you are having fun in the game or not. Why play the game if you aren't? So if you don't pug, why worry what some other player is getting, or how they play the game?
I have pugged and ran in premade groups, and while I don't necesarily feel heroics are hard, I do think that this buff is a good idea considering that pugging has its own "challenges".
And for the person or two who said they were going to quit because of this change...lol.
Because they believe coming to random places and bitching how they learned2play and "nerfs" are unnecessary for "pro-players" like them, and "n00bs" are just ruining their challenges, will make people think they are neat, and that everyone will remember their names, as a great player.
Well, we don't. I don't even bother to read the nicknames of those people. I just read the post and laugh of those anonymous tries to look "neat".
Seems like an ok change. But 15% is alot, also since the luck of the draw buff wasn't working at all for certain dungeons why not try it at 5% first. Seems like blizz caves in everytime someone says something is to hard. They took this stand that this is the new way and now these dungeons are gonna be even easier then WotLK with a 15% buff. Did they not learn from ICC that buffing the player is just lame, people get used to that dps and then go somewhere the buff isn't active and QQ about there dps is low. Just another band-aid style fix nothing interesting.
Changes might encourage me to do more h pugs on alts, much like wrath, no need to do them on my main anymore.
RBG change... should be 5 man groups.
10vs10 is too much based on what class you choose for your team, its so unbalanced I liked 15v15 moar because, well bigger is better.
well hopefully patch comes next wednesday so I can play 10vs10 again (heal priest buffs and gilneas changes)
This is a quite brilliant change and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. It had recently been brought up about the 5% buff missing from pugs and I was curious if that had been a WotlK thing only.
It's not going to change anything. At most it will help new healers with 15% more healing. 15% more DPS won't suddenly make your 5k DPS enough, it won't help you CC, it won't keep you from getting 1 shot by the numerous instant kill mechanics, tanks won't be able to suddenly handle CCing less with the whopping 20k or so health. Hell even for healers it won't stop you from being stupid and going OOM in 20 seconds.
It only makes them slightly easier, it's not going to fix all the stupid that uses the LFD tool.
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IMHO, it's too little, too late.
It does not even attempt to fix the LFD, with the fail groups it's assembling. Such a simple stop-gag should have been deployed within the first few weeks of Cataclysm, instead of almost two months after launch.
I hope this is just a prelude of more fixes to come, this time focusing on actually teaching players how to better themselves and removing the rampant LFD iLvl exploiting, otherwise I won't even consider returning to this game. Tanking WotLK random heroics was the main reason I didn't cancel my subscription back then, the moment I realized they became more frustrating than fun in Cata I cancelled my account.
Instance not nerfed: Idiot in your BH group pulls 9k
Instance nerfed: idiot in your BH group pulls 9.02k because he got that piece of gear.
HERP DERP I WONDER WHICH WORKS OUT BETTER FOR YOU.
Now you apparently pug (BH....) and you're whining that one person is ruining it for you... Yet we're whining that FOUR ARE WASTING THREE HOURS OF OUR TIME AND GIVING US STAGE 2 HYPERTENSION and that is somehow wrong we want this fixed? How much of a hypocrite as you?
Here's the difference, you could have checked his gear, asked him a question about how he plays, asked him to hit a dummy, checked with people to see if he's any decent.. We can't. We get thrown into a random heroic with four of the stupidest people imaginable. Doing LESS THEN 1K DPS AND STANDING IN FIRE.
And when we try to kick them... Kick has failed. Or they're a guild of idiots. Why not just leave? Because we already carried them through most of the damn instance by this point and we rather get something other then 75g repair bills for putting the effort into (attempting) teaching them what to do. If we did quit? We'd just be looking at ANOTHER 45 minute Q.
Why is the Q so long? Because these guys are holding up a tank for another three hours.
Are you crying because in making people who don't sucks life easier they're also helping bad players get <i> Blues </i> ? Here's a good question. What's 15% of 1k? 150.... If the players are coming to your BH group because they think their 1150 dps is special then they can't be taught. Even in your mythical world of unicorns, rainbows, and lack of nerfs making bads good.
So heroics nerfed a precise numerical value 15%, however with small changes in stat pools having huge effects on a fight this is probably more like a 30% nerf!
Epic fail Blizz. Although maybe this won't make too much difference? I mean really, the scrub pulling 5k DPS in full heroic gear will now only do 5.75k. Not exactly game changing. Plus my heals will be more effective when these idiots stand in the cave-in, don't move out of the giant blue lasers, forget to jump, forget to run out, don't dispell, don't have interrupt or CC on their bar etc. That will be less frustrating for me.
I've never in my life seen such a large group of people so incredibly content at being completely medicore at something.
p.s - before you say I am an elitist, I am not. Im not always top of the charts or on 24/7. I have the mental compacity to realize what I do wrong and learn how to fix it. Most people are born with this ability and if you aren't then I suggest you get your G.E.D and go work in a factory and not worry about this game.
Last edited by 420rogue; 2011-02-04 at 10:32 PM.
if you're so pro, what are you doing in heroics? get back in your raid. oh wait. you mean you're only hardcore on the internets. nice.