1. #54041
    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    Even bob is more popular. Varadoc really trying to make it seem she is popular, thats wild.
    I mean Bob IS popular. Has a cool model and is one of the few Horde leaders with actual character development.

  2. #54042
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilir View Post
    No they could not, you'd have no content to do then. The rest would be too hard for you.
    Yes, you can be right. When reaching max level on my main I spam maybe 3-4 normal dungeons. That usually happens on first week of expansion and never see normal again. I shop around/craft gear and head into HC queue as fast as possible.
    On alts I found I don't even have to queue normal usually just when levelling. Remember WoD? Equipping multiple BoEs at level 91.. You granted never felt the need to queue normal at level 100.

    Same way I've been just ignoring the wunderbar LFR kindergarten in the past 10 years. Good for dps check and that's it. Nothing else to see there.

    edit: This could be actually an opportunity to bring in some changes at max level. Keep players questing, crafting a bit and not getting burnt out fast paced of the same 8+1, 4+4 whatever number of dungeons.. Maybe you get a glimpse now why I cry for bigger changes. Or more dungeons. They cba to limit some dungeons 'hc' or 'mythic' only anymore, how they did before. SL was so dumb in this aspect: "here you are 8+1 dungeons and shut up", run them 200 times each.
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  3. #54043
    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    Even bob is more popular. Varadoc really trying to make it seem she is more popular then she really is, damn thats a wild fan right there.
    Varodoc has actually already beaten you because you've accepted the frame that character popularity is based on how much (erotic) fanfiction is out there on a single site. No one seriously thinks that Shaw is a more popular character among the broader playerbase than Thrall, Garrosh and Kael.
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  4. #54044
    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dickmann View Post
    Varodoc has actually already beaten you because you've accepted the frame that character popularity is based on how much (erotic) fanfiction is out there on a single site. No one seriously thinks that Shaw is a more popular character among the broader playerbase than Thrall, Garrosh and Kael.
    I do wonder where he got the data, Archive of our own?

  5. #54045
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    I don't think Mythic+ should get a solo queue option. I could maybe see mythic getting one, but not M+.
    LFD for M+ 1 up to 9

    Above 10 only premades

  6. #54046
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I do wonder where he got the data, Archive of our own?
    Would be my guess, Flynn and Shaw are fairly recent characters and for them to be representative means it can't be fanfiction.net. Incidentally Flynn being more popular than Maiev is madness.
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  7. #54047
    Flynn and Shaw are not that popular, they had a bump just because lgbtq couple fan fiction but then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dioporco View Post
    LFD for M+ 1 up to 9

    Above 10 only premades



    LFG/LFD should be : Random Normal Dungeon \ Random HC Dungeon \ Random M0 Dungeon***




    ***with same VALOR drop/quantity as +2 otherwise below M+ 10 you can LFD random +2 up to +9 keys based upon your score just like you cant do HC below a certain itm lv

  8. #54048
    Quote Originally Posted by Dioporco View Post
    Flynn and Shaw are not that popular, they had a bump just because lgbtq couple fan fiction but then ?

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    LFG/LFD should be : Random Normal Dungeon \ Random HC Dungeon \ Random M0 Dungeon***




    ***with same VALOR drop/quantity as +2 otherwise below M+ 10 you can LFD random +2 up to +9 keys based upon your score just like you cant do HC below a certain itm lv
    Canonical couples have little to nothing to do with fanfiction preferences. You are indeed far more likely to get stuff that is only theoretical, like Thrall/Jaina, or Anduin/Wrathion.

    Flynn being bumbuddies with Shaw is nice and all for representation, but isn't nearly spicy enough when you could instead wonder what Wrathion did to Anduin on those cold nights in the hot tub.
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  9. #54049
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrexia View Post
    Me too, I already have my name locked in and ready to go, I am very excited I just feel sorry for all the haters.
    I'm still reserving myself since I need more info on the details before I let myself get hyped too much, but another set of class mechanics ingrained with a race sounds like something I'll enjoy immensely. And the dragonriding looks amazing compared to the efficient-yet-sleep-inducing flying we have now.

  10. #54050
    You can't just keep bumping up the threshold for needing to interract with other people for content in WoW, otherwise you just keep making the problem worse.

    Mythic+0 dungeons are perfect for introducing players to proper group finder since it is exactly what they have been doing, but with more personal responsibility, and therefore better rewards.
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  11. #54051
    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dickmann View Post
    Varodoc has actually already beaten you because you've accepted the frame that character popularity is based on how much (erotic) fanfiction is out there on a single site. No one seriously thinks that Shaw is a more popular character among the broader playerbase than Thrall, Garrosh and Kael.
    Yo wdym, Shaw loitering on my ship in BfA was so meaningful to me who cares about mister setback and the thrallster? /s

  12. #54052
    Quote Originally Posted by Super Dickmann View Post
    Would be my guess, Flynn and Shaw are fairly recent characters and for them to be representative means it can't be fanfiction.net. Incidentally Flynn being more popular than Maiev is madness.
    Yeah the fujoshi have probably run wild with Flynn and Shaw. There is only so much lesbian erotica one can write about Maiev or about Anduin impregnating Wrathion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    This is really the issue, the community. Several other MMORPGs have LFG features. Never seen people abused in ESO like they so commonly do in WoW if they don't speedrun everything. And I doubt Blizzard can fix that after well over a decade since 3.3
    Yup. Culture is everything when it comes to long-term health of communities, not game features people like to blame.

    Speedrun psychopathy is an issue that does infect some other games, but yeah, again it's cultural. Like, GW2, acquired a horrible speedrun-or-die culture very early on, in 2013 even. You could join a group to do a leveling dungeon where people didn't even have all their abilities, and you'd get screamed at for not knowing all the "skips" and not being able to execute them flawlessly, and let's be real - some of the skips were hard to execute reliably. I regularly saw groups waste 3-5 minutes trying to do a skip and failing when they could have just killed the relevant monsters in 45 seconds in GW2.

    I was actually surprised at how long it took WoW to get like that. It wasn't really until late BfA or early SL that people genuinely started throwing baby tantrums if you didn't speedrun everything.

    I think that is fixable, but it requires you to put in behaviour rules similar to FFXIV and to have enough CSRs that when people report violations of them, stuff actually happens. Part of what keeps the same speedrun-or-die culture suppressed in FFXIV is simply that people know if they yell at people about, they may well be doing hard ban time. In WoW you'd need to suspend an awful lot of people before they got the message, I suspect.
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  14. #54054
    Quote Originally Posted by Eurhetemec View Post
    I was actually surprised at how long it took WoW to get like that. It wasn't really until late BfA or early SL that people genuinely started throwing baby tantrums if you didn't speedrun everything.
    Eh I've seen such behaviours since Valor Speedruns in 3.3. I only run dungeons with friends most expacs but on the rare case I used LFG on an alt I can remember GOGOGO being an issue. And that exact issue you describe is something I clearly remember back with Evergrowth? in WoD and it's stupid jumping skips.

    But Blizzard effectively legitimized that gameplay with M+. Instead of trying to create a gameplay loop that is focused on communication during the run, they doubled down to the point that you cannot afford to communicate strategy and routes; you need to know those ahead of time and communication is only there for timing cooldowns/interrupts or the odd mechanic.
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  15. #54055
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Eh I've seen such behaviours since Valor Speedruns in 3.3. I only run dungeons with friends most expacs but on the rare case I used LFG on an alt I can remember GOGOGO being an issue. And that exact issue you describe is something I clearly remember back with Evergrowth? in WoD and it's stupid jumping skips.

    But Blizzard effectively legitimized that gameplay with M+. Instead of trying to create a gameplay loop that is focused on communication during the run, they doubled down to the point that you cannot afford to communicate strategy and routes; you need to know those ahead of time and communication is only there for timing cooldowns/interrupts or the odd mechanic.
    I think it was the right choice to make M+ though. Unless they specifically made dungeons in such a way that taking more time was not just beneficial, but required then you would still have the optimization mindset seeping down.

    I guess if they made dungeons more like raids where trash was just there for pacing and variety, and one would expect to spend hours progressing on a single boss was the norm then that might have worked. I just don't think that kind of gameplay really gels with the concept of 5-man dungeons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Eh I've seen such behaviours since Valor Speedruns in 3.3. I only run dungeons with friends most expacs but on the rare case I used LFG on an alt I can remember GOGOGO being an issue. And that exact issue you describe is something I clearly remember back with Evergrowth? in WoD and it's stupid jumping skips.

    But Blizzard effectively legitimized that gameplay with M+. Instead of trying to create a gameplay loop that is focused on communication during the run, they doubled down to the point that you cannot afford to communicate strategy and routes; you need to know those ahead of time and communication is only there for timing cooldowns/interrupts or the odd mechanic.
    Oh yeah, I'm not saying it never happened, just that it wasn't routine or casually accepted until later M+. I remember the Evergrowth skips and Valor Speedruns (the latter were one of the major reasons early LFG sucked balls - you had morons trying to shave 30 seconds off the run and actually managing to wipe the group and add several minutes - I refused to use LFG unless we had 3 people already in that period), but there was heavy resistance to that stupidity and it wasn't normalized. If you said you weren't doing it, sane people were fine, and "people" who pulled adds dangerously to try and force you to speed up often got kicked.

    Early M+ was weirdly okay despite the timer, I think because the timer was pretty generous. But then BfA/SL had much tighter timers (imho) and that seems to have lead to people getting much more antsy about it, and it eventually becoming normalized, and back-bleeding into virtually all dungeons.
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  17. #54057
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    I think it was the right choice to make M+ though. Unless they specifically made dungeons in such a way that taking more time was not just beneficial, but required then you would still have the optimization mindset seeping down.

    I guess if they made dungeons more like raids where trash was just there for pacing and variety, and one would expect to spend hours progressing on a single boss was the norm then that might have worked. I just don't think that kind of gameplay really gels with the concept of 5-man dungeons.
    I remember TBC and Cata heroics. At the proper gear level if you did not CC and if you overpulled, you were toast. Problem with M+ was that tanks in Legion were probably the strongest they have been since MoP (tbh probably stronger than MoP even) and AoE stuns and CCs were ubiquitous which allowed the kite meta. It just made sense to speedrun because the design depended on it. And while the attitude has pulled back from GOGOGO after Legion, it went even more complicated when it came to memorizing routes, especially with some affixes in BfA. Personally I'll only do 15s with friends and won't bother with anything else. I don't enjoy getting screamed at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurhetemec View Post
    Early M+ was weirdly okay despite the timer, I think because the timer was pretty generous. But then BfA/SL had much tighter timers (imho) and that seems to have lead to people getting much more antsy about it, and it eventually becoming normalized, and back-bleeding into virtually all dungeons.
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  18. #54058
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I remember TBC and Cata heroics. At the proper gear level if you did not CC and if you overpulled, you were toast. Problem with M+ was that tanks in Legion were probably the strongest they have been since MoP (tbh probably stronger than MoP even) and AoE stuns and CCs were ubiquitous which allowed the kite meta. It just made sense to speedrun because the design depended on it. And while the attitude has pulled back from GOGOGO after Legion, it went even more complicated when it came to memorizing routes, especially with some affixes in BfA. Personally I'll only do 15s with friends and won't bother with anything else. I don't enjoy getting screamed at.

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    It's the e-sport design.
    I think the trash is the problem. If you make them even remotely challenging then players will always attempt to skip them or otherwise make that part faster.
    You don't really see this mentality in raids for instance because the bosses are so much more difficult than the preceding trash, so chances are that you will die to them and have to execute the skip again.

    Unless you fundamentally change dungeons to always have bosses that are significantly more challenging and time consuming than the surrounding trash then a speed running mentality would be inevitable.
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  19. #54059
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    I think the trash is the problem. If you make them even remotely challenging then players will always attempt to skip them or otherwise make that part faster.
    You don't really see this mentality in raids for instance because the bosses are so much more difficult than the preceding trash, so chances are that you will die to them and have to execute the skip again.

    Unless you fundamentally change dungeons to always have bosses that are significantly more challenging and time consuming than the surrounding trash then a speed running mentality would be inevitable.
    This is what I have suggested before.

    Dungeons should have a clear linear path through the bosses. The trash across that path should largely be designed to not be skippable. The linear clear of the dungeon should not award a full clear though, not by a decent margin.
    Beyond the linear path, dungeons should look organic, like proper spaces of whatever type they are (Temples, cities, cave systems) with a multitude of side rooms. Side rooms can contain more trash packs or even mini bosses. To get 100% you inevitably have to clear at least some side rooms. What you clear would depend on your group and the affixes for the week.

    Second, they really need to remove fortified and tyrannical imo. Just make a weaker version of Tyrannical an affix.

    Beyond that, the biggest concern over the speed is repeated cooldown usage. If the timer was not tight, people would wait for cooldowns. That is the argument used and it absolutely makes sense.

    So what if cooldowns functioned different in M+? What if cooldowns over 1min did not reset automatically but rather reset on a system that worked with dungeon progress?
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