Another easy, lack of thought decision by blizzard. I've run heroics with guild members and pugs and they are equally annoying. Whats the difference between a 5 man of guildies and a 5 man of dungeon finder people? nothing. my guild is full of people who arnt that good. this change doesnt make any sense and only encourages not having guild groups
Well there you go. You are in a guild that isn't good.
If you were in a good guild that knows how to communicate and play together, then running a heroic would be MUCH easier.
LFD puts you with random players, some good, some bad. But why on earth would you choose to run dungeons with people that you know are bad?
That is how you get to raid wide buffs and nerfs, smart guy.
That's how everything started until we hit the lowest possible gameplay in WotLK. As soon as you start to back away from what you said (in this case, blizzard saying it should be like that and ppl should learn to play like they did in TBC because WotLK was wrong), you won't have any support anymore to get back to it. You cavein to their QQ, now they'll say "see, we're right!" and will start QQing about the next tier in dificult. How do you expect those players will react if the 4.1 heroics (or only heroic, I don't know) is way harder than today's heroics (as they should be, tunned for 346 to 359 geared players)???? They won't want it. How you think Blizzard can say anything about it to support their point of view on the "the next stuff needs to be harder than the previous one" since they alread said they were wrong?
That's when we get to the raids. That's how we get to 30% ICC. There is no coming back after you gave it away. You see how hard it is to get away from the WotLK concept even after 2 months and many geared players/nerfed heroics.
You give it, they learn only that QQ matters and they go for more. Blizzard was doing a fine job on trying to move ppl away from WotLK concept and "QQ to earn gifts", but they just threw all their effort away. Sadly.
Excellent post man. As you said, it starts with heroic 5 mans. Then, because those people can do heroics, their next step is raids! Then, "OMG RAIDZ R TOO HARD PLZ NERF"... it is like a domino effect that will send us right back into the LK era.
I really think the answer is for blizzard to add more difficulty levels. 5 man raids should have 3-4 levels of difficulty, each with better gear, same thing for raids too.
By now any decent player in this game would have done the HCs so many times he got sick of them. Plus his gear is so good by now that there is actually no challenge at all at this point. So I presume that most people are in the same state as me. We treat the daily heroic like the Tol Bard dailies. Get in, speed rush it, get out, profit. Hell, I don't even mind carrying a (insanely low) dps or two. The luck of the draw buff will make this thing even faster so it's fine by me. Cataclysm HCs used to be hard with leveling gear mixed with the occasional blue. Now most of them are just faceroll so the faster they are completed the better me thinks. I don't see the problem to be honest we are 2 months into the expansion so this is a bit typical to happen.
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Reason: Ghostcrawler made me do it
They eventually went the way the QQ wanted them to go, make stuff easier because they're too lazy to organize a semi-decent group, its funny to be honest.
It obviously doesnt apply to you then does it, so why are you bothered? You claim people are "too lazy" to organize a "semi-decent" group, I expect all the organization you need in your guild is to say "hey I want to do a heroic, come hold my hand please". Well, newsflash - not everyone is in that position, and not everyone wants to leave guilds with friends they have made over years just to get "better players". Pugs are often hard, if you dont do them - you dont know, and if you do them and dont find them hard then either 1, you got lucky or 2, you are just better at this game. I personally dont care if someone is better or worse at playing a game than me, its just a game.
The only people that complain about things being easier for other people are those people that simply dont want others to get what they have. Its quite sad really.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:30 AM ----------
Originally Posted by againstme
Changing LotD to 15% still won't help the people that stand in fire
No, but it will help with soft enrages etc.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:34 AM ----------
Originally Posted by sevenbug
You can have in normal dungeon.
With this buff and with better stuff, heroic is no more.
As has been pointed out time and time again - heroics wont be hard for long anyway. So people are complaining about them being too easy now? Well, a lot of people are already finding them too easy. This buff doesnt affect them, it only affects people that are finding them too hard. The people that are finding them too easy are generally doing them in guild anyway - so this means nothing to them. For those pugging and having a hard time, this is a godsend. Why the hate on people being able to do something?
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:35 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Kev111
Really Blizz? Cater to the casuals again and ruin Cataclysm. Thanks bros.
Blizzard are a company. Do you really think they are going to make "your" game only the way that your maybe 10% of players want it? You really think they are going to really want to loose 90% of their customers? Of course Blizzard will cater to the casuals - we make up most of the player base - you may not like it - but it doesnt change that fact.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:37 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Asrialol
A 12 year old player can still learn how to play properly, unless he's mentally challenged. Takes 5-10 min to read about your class and how to maximize it, and it takes about the same amount of time to read tactics on dungeons on Wowhead for instance.
And I can read a book on how to fly a plane - doesnt mean I can actually DO it. really this argument that people can do well or they have no brain is just so lame.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:37 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Bluenose
After this change there should be absolutely no excuse for anyone to be under 10k dps in a heroic now.
People need an excuse to play a game? Just wow really.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:40 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Ohforfsake
It has begun... 2 months of hype and back to wotlk faceroll.. and hasnt even got past the first tier of gear yet.. something is telling me, people will be soloing heroics at the middle of the expansion at this rate.. so much for "TBC difficulty" false advertisement to sell the xpack for competent gamers.. or what was it? a knee-jerk reaction for rift beta success?.
There is so much rubbish in this. In BC most people didnt raid - a lot of people did normals for a long time before heroics. Things change. Most of the better players are now raiding - they may not have cleared all the raid content - but they are raiding. Of course heroics are going to be easy for them now. Why the surprise?
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:43 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Coar
I had so much fun when heroics first came out wiping over and over and finally beating a boss completely oom with the tank dead or w/e.
Yeah, great fun in a pug when people just ragequit after a wipe and you have to queue again. I dont mind wiping while learning - but when a wipe means queue again and start at the begining it gets old very fast.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:45 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Susej
I took comfort in the fact that pugs COULD NOT DOWN ANYTHING IN HEROICS..
I will never understand the attutide of some people. The "hey yeah I stopped someone doing something they wanted yay!" You also steal candy from babys too? Must feel so happy.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:46 AM ----------
Originally Posted by leivadith
Blizzard and a lot of wow players have no integrity.
Blizzard have plenty of integrity, to their shareholders which is how companies work actually.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:52 AM ----------
Originally Posted by rofl
Anyone who thinks heroics are hard is just a really bad player.
And so what if they are? Better a bad player than an elitest jerk who is just rude to everyone that isnt top of a GAME.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 08:58 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Susej
Us Elitist pigs don't like it when you poorly playing swine get buffs in your pugs because you can not preform well enough in a 5 man.
It upsets us greatly when we out play instances. and you get carried by Luck (of the draw).
Why? why does it affect you in the slightest what others do? You still know you did it without the help.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 09:00 AM ----------
Originally Posted by rad586
In next content patch gear from valor vendors will move to justice vendors ....... and people will faceroll their way trough heroics to get them. Keep that in mind, looks like it's going to be WotLK all over again.
Seriously, as long as you knew tactics, you could beat every HC boss without any problems. Changing the buff to 15% is just absurd.
Not to mention achievements like "Sun of a ....." or "Faster than the speed of Light" which will be ridiculously easy with competent pug groups.
Bottom line is, ALL content is faceroll once people overgear it. Unless you make content scale with your gear (in which case noone would even want to do content when it only dropped gear/points that were useless to them), then everyone will out gear heroics very soon into an expansion. Its just the way it works. Why worry about a buff that will help a lot of people for a very short time?
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 09:14 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Miku
QQ? My GF works weekends, and goes to school full time and she still finds time to gear up and even do raids with me. And as it is now you only need about 1 hour of free time to do a heroic, if you don't have 1 hour of free time a week you shouldn't be playing wow.
Who promoted you to the person who says if someone should play a game or not? And with 40min queues, how exactly is that doable with 1 hour of free time? Im not saying that people shouldnt have enough time to play if they want to do an instance, I know I find it very frustrating when people leave half way though with "sorry - got to go now", but saying someone shouldnt play a game if they dont have more time - thats not really up to you to decide.
---------- Post added 2011-02-08 at 09:17 AM ----------
Originally Posted by Hallonglass
this is gonna be exactly like wotlk, people complaining that everything is to hard... START USING YOUR FUCKING BRAIN AND DONT WHINE AT FORUM THAT IT'S TO HARD! ITS NOT!.
atleast ppl with a brain think not.............
With your rage at blizzard making something easier for those that find it hard, I have to wonder where it is you are currently keeping your own brain. Maybe you just need to switch it on?
im not sure buffing a player who is clueless to begin with is gunna make a whole lotta difference...when pugs fall apart its normally due to players not really knowing content and just winging it in a pug ...now when they fail they will feel 15% worse =)
A much needed PUG nerf, actually. I love the added tactics and such of Cata heroics, but 4 hour heroics with PUGs are not fun.
Couldt agree more ... i now only have time for 1 HC an eve and have to decide on which toon to treat to it ... i have 2 tanks and a healer so queue time is pretty quick on all, its just that you never know who your going to be grouped with and which instance ... GrimBatol takes on average 3 hours with an average pug, with maybe 3 different people during a run.
If this change enables me to get maybe 2 runs a night in then (as Tony the Tiger would say) Ggrrrrrrrrrrreat!
Where is the graphical fix for Vial of Sands mount?!
I'm okay with carrying a passenger instead of them riding it but the animation should be better and the player name/guild name shouldn't appear inside the drake model.
Wrong thread. Regardless, they either forgot to mention it in the notes or they still haven't fixed the stone drakes. (Which would be really sad. I mean how hard can it be to put the player models on the back of a modified drake model that's been in the game for two years*?)
@ Cassidin - Thank you for taking so much time and effort to express what i think the majority of the WoW playing population think. As you say there is that 10% of players who will not want people to have any help in achieving what they have done ... they could feel agreeved that they did it without help, where as I'm glad i've done it already and look forward to quicker runs in future. As you mention this attitude that people have just stinks, and thankfully Blizz seems to listen to the more casual gaming comunity, whom after all is the majority, and who they at the end of the day make the game for!
The mod that let this (very original)thread go on so long needs to be fired, and yes i realize ill most likely get banned for saying that. If you think this is not needed you are one or more of the following types of people.
If you run with guild thats fine and this will not affect your gameplay at all. If you pug and would rather run un nerfed heroics get in a guild or find a group of on server peeps to do them. When i play i play at the early very early Am and there is not usually a lot of people on when i play in my guild, so pugging is all i really have. People saying casuals are bad are just idiots, just because we have full time jobs and cannot devote as much time to play doesnt make anyone bad. Just means they want to get the most out of their $15 a month like any other player.
again and again and again...
heroics are not difficulty, they are taking loooooooong time... while the reward doesn't satisfy you.
unless they manage to do heroics take under an hour and give a nice reward don;t expect que times under 45 minutes.
just simple as that.It was fun for a while, 2 hours heroic with your main, good and funny at the very start... now I got sick of it.
Now forums are full again with the "god-gifted" players qq about the nerfs. Get a life, find a girlfriend, get a job and earn some real money.
games are not supposed to fill 24 hours of miserable life, are supposed to give you fun in the little free hours you have during the day.
get over it.
45 min que times mean that vast majority of people playing wow are normal people that have normal life and not 24 hour to spent in the game.
again game became too grinding and too time consuming!not difficult...
I don;t think this buff will solve the problem either but it is a good start
The "casuals" make up like 95% of the players. They pay 95% of the subscriptions. Should they not be allowed to play endgame?
Like I've said time and again... if you're so hardcore, go heroic raid, or 3 man heroics etc.
whether you like it or not, casuals will rule the game. There are plenty of other games out there if you're dissatisfied. Nothing shows companies how much you're truely upset about something like removing their paychecks.
Originally Posted by Culexus
Never ask for logic in a game that mails you dragons.
I can say I'm happy about this, If it shortens que times or the time it takes to run one of these I'm all for it. There are mechanics you still need to follow or you will wipe. I go on with guildies when I can but I like to farm JP's for heirloom gear to outfit my new worgen warrior. I remember this one post I read Blizzard has the hard data now, successes/failures and how many pugs are started but not finished ect. ect. if they werent shocked by that data I don't think they would of gave such a strong Luck of the Draw Buff. I'm sorry for the people that don't like the buff but blizz opened pandora's box with WotLk and expsosed the game to the masses. IMO once you do that theres no going back unless you want to shut WoW down for good. Theres always free servers that probably will offer the original difficulty for you...