I am quite impressed with Blizzard and this patch so far. Seems like their strategy is a random nerf, look at the threads bought up about the nerf, and then change the right thing and revert the old nerfs. Worked with DKs, and now its working for Mage's SS and Spriests dispell protection
The _double_ nerfing is what gets me. They said at Cata launch (or maybe even beforehand) that when a new tier comes along the old Valour Points you have become Justice Points and the old Valour Gear becomes Justice Gear. This alone makes the content easier for lazy players to get into (lazy players being the PUGs you sometimes see wanting a raid slot with 5 missing enchants and 4 empty gem sockets with 3 pieces of PvP gear and a wrong trinket because it's 346 with no food or flasks).
If you were motivated enough to want to do the content (but were maybe time-constrained), you'd spend 20 mins on Elitistjerks.com, quickly read up what you needed to do to make your character raid-ready and perform the reforging and gemming to do it (which can be done across several sessions of play), and then get into a raid when your free time allowed and perform the required dps/hps/tps (though tbh it'll usually be dps).
By reading the comments here I conclude 50% of subscribers are brain blocked QQers who can't read or think. Or maybe selfish elitist who want "exclusive" content. Guess what!? You will have your Fireland gear to show off.
Making the previous tier available for "casuals" is the correct way to go.
-- A Casual player with brain
P.S. Welcome some Ret buff at last!
Very odd. Why the raids though? The heroics are whatever because 5 man group content is not end game, but the raids is the confusing one. I am clueless there.
What has been made by QQ can be unmade by QQ!!!
Hes been looking for a reason to quit WoW for months now. He just needed an exit route and used this.
t11 boss for boss has been one of the hardest if not the hardest tier to date. Anyone deep into heroics will probably tell you this. All this nerf will do is make getting a few peices of gear for alts going into firelands a little bit easier or give players/pugs who have not seen many normal bosses a chance to once 4.2 comes around....90% of the 359 gear will be irrelevant and even the new daily quest gear will be upgrades which goes back to the point this nerf meaning almost nothing and really nothing different from what has happened with every new content patch in past expansions
Overly nerfed to hell! I want to get to the end on my own merit, I don't want it to be easy
You will need gearing/etc from T11 to realistically tackle t12. For a lot of us, this isn't an issue, and we have had the content on farm for months. For those who haven't yet, this allows them to step up, get the gear and some know how,, and actually stand a chance against the new content.
It's not as if the T11 stuff is still fun/exciting if you've been owning it this long, what difference will a nerf make to those who didn't need it? Did you really think getting decked in 359 made you awesome? If so, harsh reality crits you for get over it.
Last edited by Syridian; 2011-05-25 at 01:15 AM.
Did somebody say nerf? I might actually down some content now
Can't wait for them to nerf firelands like this after this current tier.
"Actually, it'd be more like a group of friends all buying tickets for a play, but then being charged extra to sit together."
edit: One of the reasons they gave was because Cataclysm lacked an "introduction" raiding tier, like the previous expansions had. With that in mind they may not nerf future tiers at all.
Last edited by Abandon; 2011-05-25 at 01:37 AM.
I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish. Every inch, but one. An inch. It is small and it is fragile and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away. We must never let them take it from us.
Can Blizzard ever do anything right to satisfy you people? The only person that holds a gun to your head when you enter your CC info is yourself. They nerfed the raids because they want their game to be accessible to ALL gamers. That includes the super elite right down to the quick, average player who wants to kill some dragons. Even with the nerfs, it will still be difficult for the bottom of the barrel, down syndromesque player to compete successfully in raids with good players. The margin between good and bad will still be there. Don't worry, you'll still be able to gloat.
If you want a challenge, go to Firelands. If Firelands is too challenging, you probably haven't killed all the current content and should do that. The nerfs will help you if you haven't already managed to do it.
They should change the name to World of Bitching and Moaning so you people can finally be good at something.
Good changes, the slight less fortunate people who don't have the skills or time can do the raids. This does nothing to hardcore players since this is normal and is a tier behind. Anyone who is annoyed or angry by these changes, seek help... Nothing is ONLY for you. Thank you.