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    Dragonwrath Questline - Smoldering Essences Updated Changes

    Dragonwrath Questline - Smoldering Essences Updated Changes
    Originally Posted by Daxxarri (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    That's another issue, though it has less to do with drop rates and more to do with how the quest can reasonably be completed. We came up with a "parallelization" concept where a player could be on phase 3 of making Dragonwrath, while another raider in the same group could be on phase 2. We thought that would feel better for the players involved, and it did, but more because they were getting their staves faster than for any other reason. The real problem with this idea is that it made it very difficult to balance the time investment it takes to create a staff. The first staff might take x amount of time to create, but then subsequent staves could potentially come out the door a lot faster.

    Legendaries aren't very legendary if 20% of the raiding population is carrying them -- never mind the ripple effects that their presence can have on game balance in PvE and PvP. Ultimately, 'parallelization' made a too powerful item, too easy to get, too quickly. In short, it was a mistake that we regret, and one we won't be repeating in the future. It also left us with a situation that we needed to address, though, which is why we nerfed the quest item drop rates to begin with.

    All of that is merely by way of explaining how we arrived at this point. The heart of the issue for many of you has been 10-player raid drop rates and I’d like to take a moment to thank those of you who provided clear, constructive feedback in these threads and elsewhere. It’s been really valuable during our deliberations and helped us arrive at a decision that we think will address our concerns and yours.

    We’ve decided to revert the drop rate change for 10-player heroic Firelands completely. We’ll also be slightly buffing the drop rates in 10-player normal. In the end, we should get the following results:


    • 25-player heroic has 44% lower drop rates in phase 3 relative to 4.2 launch.
    • 25-player normal remains unchanged from 4.2 launch.
    • 10-player heroic remains unchanged from 4.2 launch.
    • 10-player normal has 33% higher drop rates in phase 3 relative to 4.2 launch.

    We plan to hotfix the new rates into place as soon as possible, and we should see them in-place pre-raid this evening barring unforeseen complications.

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    Good. Nice to see strict 10 mans are going to get a fair chance now.

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    Yay! Victory!

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    They made the right decision. Awesome.

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    High Overlord daerellin's Avatar
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    /singletear Fantastic resolution to an abysmal situation.

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    Herald of the Titans Keosen's Avatar
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    That's more like it. Gratz to them it was overkill for 10mans

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    Success! tenchars.

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    High Overlord Garrus's Avatar
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    QQing works! Yay!

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    Wow, that was a fast turnaround. Thank you, Blizz, my guild's two raiding caster DPS are relieved. =)
    Last edited by greyghost; 2011-09-08 at 08:48 PM.

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    Idd, i support this revert and buff and i'd say thanks for the explanation.

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    Really good news. I'm glad Blizzard listened to the players, well done.

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    Awesome, glad to see they listen to the community.

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    Nice playing a game where the devs monitor this kind of stuff and are quick to change it. Sure, not everything in the game is perfect, but nothing is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrus View Post
    QQing works! Yay!
    Plus 1. (or just +1)

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    Happy about this change

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    And all of our bitching paid off. Because in the end, we were right this time, they saw it, and made the change. Totally awesome.

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    Hooray for good 10 man news.

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    This is what happens when the community bands together in global out cryRemember this in the future if blizzard does something that pisses you off.Get your shit together and make a reasonable argument, stick to it and get as many people in wow involved as possible.

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    Take "THAT" 25m Heroic raiding guilds just because you down harder bosses doesn't mean you get more Legendaries....wait....what?
    Last edited by Warriorguy; 2011-09-08 at 08:54 PM.

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    Yeah, nice work to everyone who put in tickets, canceled their account, posted on the official forums, etc.

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