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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Schn00bins View Post
    It might be, for someone who is after a mount or any other "rare" item for that matter.
    The drop chances are low enough, competition is not necessarily on the top of someone's mind.
    Doesn't work like that afaik with mounts or any kind of rare item. You won't have lower chance to get it if you inv 10 people. all 11 has same chance of getting it.
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    Yeah this is a bit ridiculous, not gonna lie. Previously it was enough for the newest expansion to be released in order for the content from 2 expansions ago be considered "legacy". Now he's saying that it's not until the end of the newest expansion when you should be able to farm content as "legacy" content and it be easy?

    Just go back to the previous model. Make 2 expansions old content farmable for casuals, and the previous expansion content farmable by higher geared and skilled player. Why is that such a problem?

    I remember I used to farm mythic hellfire citadel in the last patch of legion without even heroic raid gear. Can't we just go back to that? No one cares anyway and seasonal gear is unobtainable anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnydee View Post
    Doesn't work like that afaik with mounts or any kind of rare item. You won't have lower chance to get it if you inv 10 people. all 11 has same chance of getting it.
    Yes, this is true. The problem is not the lowered chance, but the fact you have to create a group and coordinate it. Oftentimes like 20 times over. This adds a lot of additional hassle to what is essentially farming obsolete content. You are also limited by other people. Many players farm legacy stuff because they can't play during the times when many other players can play. Those people are thus completely locked out of that activity due to that.
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Metrox View Post
    Sorry Farmers of Things in Old Content ..... you will just have to wait 1 1/2 years. Until then, just keep running the Maw. What a lazy answer from Mr. Developer and Mythic Raider who probably has never mount farmed or transmog farmed in his Elitest Jerk career.
    Not really sure how this is a bad answer. This has always been true. Majority of the player base won't be able to farm 2 expansion old content until towards the end. There are exceptions where some will be able to solo it sooner like in the past; particularly tanks. He also mentions the keyword "fairly easily". Which means you can do it sooner, but you might be tight on timers, dps checks, etc. Just at the end you should be able to go in and roflstomp it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metrox View Post
    Here is Ion's quote from Blizzcon:

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    Q: the route of certain old raids are very complicated, have you considered adding more teleports? Also people are having difficulty soloing old content, for example even if you have the best gear right now Eonar in Antorus is still very difficult, have you considered make them easier to farm?

    A: generally in the end of the dungeon there will be npcs or other ways for you to teleport out of the instance, but if players still find it difficult we will consider adding more. In terms of the difficulty in farming, our principle is: at the end of an expansion, you will be able to solo the content two expansions ago fairly easily. So by the end of Shadowlands, you should be able to kill the legion raid bosses fairly easily-- might not be able to one shot them, but you will be able to. When that time comes the majority of players will be able to go back farming legion content, and even BFA, perhaps with a small group of people.


    Sorry Farmers of Things in Old Content ..... you will just have to wait 1 1/2 years. Until then, just keep running the Maw. What a lazy answer from Mr. Developer and Mythic Raider who probably has never mount farmed or transmog farmed in his Elitest Jerk career.
    Ya this is complete crap theyre just too lazy to do anything about it, I was legit soloing legion mythics at the end of bfa so how is it that were now weaker. Its always been at the end of one expansion they are barely soloable maybe on just heroic/normal cause of group scaling being locked in mythic then you hit 2 expansions in and it was normally easy to solo its been like this for as long as I can remember.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by mmocfd1b0ab5a3 View Post
    What is the problem? I could solo every Legion raid easily post squish lvl 50 on pre patch, at lvl 60 they are even more easy. You literally can't die.

    "the route of certain old raids are very complicated" once you learn the routes it's not complicated anymore.
    One exception to this is the Coven of Shivarra mythic in Antorus (purely because the damage reduction buff they gain, and the increased HP). Some classes could manage it (e.g. locks and hunters), but most classes had a difficult time separating them for long enough to get significant damage off. High Botanist in Nighthold can also be a major pain to deal with due to the mechanics, but it's absolutely possible to burn them down before the debuff 1-shots.

    I'd say that navigating parts of Antorus can be a bit confusing at times, but it's definitely not something I'd ask them to change. They can easily change balance for player that have outleveled the content, whereas changing the instance geometry requires huge resources (significantly more than the time it would take for someone to learn the routes).
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  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Xravis View Post
    Ya this is complete crap theyre just too lazy to do anything about it, I was legit soloing legion mythics at the end of bfa so how is it that were now weaker. Its always been at the end of one expansion they are barely soloable maybe on just heroic/normal cause of group scaling being locked in mythic then you hit 2 expansions in and it was normally easy to solo its been like this for as long as I can remember.
    You were only solo'ing them because of how overpowered Corruptions were and stat scaling. You are weaker now because you don't have +50-75% to each secondary stat that you use to. Which is common sense.

    You last two sentences even confirm what Ion said. At the end it might be "barely" soloable. But then 2 expansion in it's "easy to solo" which fits the "Fairly easy" he gives.

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    It's a bit harsh calling it a lazy response.

    However, historically Blizzard have allowed us to solo old raids less than 2 expacs ago. -People are pointing out soloing HFC in Legion -I certainly was until the stat squish. Personally, when I'm pretty much done with current content I like to trawl around old raids and collect transmog. It's not hurting anyone and it keeps me in game. The wait til the end of Shadowlands so you can farm Legion seems a bit harsh. Me collecting a few old tier sets (including for lowbie alts) doesn't take anything away from anyone. I have zero interest in running a group for it and trying to herd cats. There is always someone who gets lost in the instance or an over eager player who rushes in and pulls the boss before everyone else gets there. -That is not fun. Nor is spending time in LFG because people aren't interested.

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    Would you like them to automatically clear old raids and send you transmogs as well? How much easier can it get?

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamingsince1981 View Post
    What part of solo is hard to understand ? The so or the lo ?
    The part where solo content isn't guaranteed to you.

    This is an MMO. Your solo content is leveling content. Soloing old raids was never a feature they advertised, and as such, you can't expect them to balance around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallfruitbat View Post
    It's a bit harsh calling it a lazy response.

    However, historically Blizzard have allowed us to solo old raids less than 2 expacs ago. -People are pointing out soloing HFC in Legion -I certainly was until the stat squish.
    This does not mean "historically" that Blizzard has done this. Soloing Vanilla raids was very difficult in BC, it didn't become commonplace until Wrath. BC raids were difficult to solo in Wrath, but doable in Cata. Wrath raids were difficult to solo in Cata, but easy in MoP, and Cata raids were difficult to solo in MoP, but easy in WoD.

    In fact, "historically" speaking, Blizzard has stuck to exactly what they said - Late-game two expansions later is when they plan for old raids to become doable solo. This is true still. If anything the outliers are Legion/BfA, and that's not hard to understand given all the player power they had to scale back after those expansions finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleugen View Post


    This does not mean "historically" that Blizzard has done this. Soloing Vanilla raids was very difficult in BC, it didn't become commonplace until Wrath. BC raids were difficult to solo in Wrath, but doable in Cata. Wrath raids were difficult to solo in Cata, but easy in MoP, and Cata raids were difficult to solo in MoP, but easy in WoD.

    In fact, "historically" speaking, Blizzard has stuck to exactly what they said - Late-game two expansions later is when they plan for old raids to become doable solo. This is true still. If anything the outliers are Legion/BfA, and that's not hard to understand given all the player power they had to scale back after those expansions finished.
    I think our experiences and expectations differ somewhat.

    The point I was trying to make is that me farming transmogs from old raids has zero impact on other players, I really don't see the need to make it difficult. I might be mis-remembering but did Blizzard not put in a bonus to the damage done to bosses from 2 expacs ago. I'm fairly sure that's how they handled the stat squish.

    Regardless, I don't think it's right to call Blizzard lazy for not making a change. I do however think its short-sighted on their behalf, it's something that keeps some players in game.

  11. #31
    Blizzard STRONGLY underestimates just how much of their playerbase are the collectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fistfighter View Post
    Blizzard STRONGLY underestimates just how much of their playerbase are the collectors
    No I think they know exactly how popular it is and that's why they're being stubborn on this. Just more player retention bullshit to stretch out content and keep people subbed. Obviously the problem is the lvl squish broke things with legacy scaling but it can't be that hard a fix.. but if people will stick around until they can brute force it with better gear it's a win win for Blizzard. No dev time towards fixing the problem and more $$

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Fistfighter View Post
    Blizzard STRONGLY underestimates just how much of their playerbase are the collectors
    Are you sure about that? Blizzard has data to go off of while you're making baseless claims.

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    I wouldn't have had an issue with it if he didn't flat out lie and say their principle was "By the end of the expansion you should be able to farm raids from two expansions ago" because that's bullshit and I know this because back in BFA I was solo'ing Mythic Hellfire Citadel well before the end of BFA and it had that huge damage multiplier (This was well before Corruptions too, fyi). Fast-forward to Shadowlands and there is no such damage multiplier in Legion raids even comparable to the multiplier I had when doing WoD's Mythic Hellfire in BFA. They fucked the scaling with the squish and now they're following this recently made up principle of "End of expansion you can solo raids from two expacs ago." to save face for their own screw up with the scaling.

    It's either a bold-faced lie or Ion is that out of touch with how it worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    Not really sure how this is a bad answer. This has always been true. Majority of the player base won't be able to farm 2 expansion old content until towards the end. There are exceptions where some will be able to solo it sooner like in the past; particularly tanks. He also mentions the keyword "fairly easily". Which means you can do it sooner, but you might be tight on timers, dps checks, etc. Just at the end you should be able to go in and roflstomp it.
    Well, the thing is that you could solo Legion raids in BFA - and now we've lost our ability to solo some of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalheim View Post
    Well, the thing is that you could solo Legion raids in BFA - and now we've lost our ability to solo some of them.
    Well you couldn't solo all of them, but most sure. It's not that you "lost" the ability per say. It's that you lost the "power of two expansions" essentially. Corruptions were massively overpowered in terms of older content and it was essentially of having the power we would have now with stats and stuff. Even then you can still solo a good chunk of Legion's.

    Some classes were at 50%+ on different stat weights (or multiple) which makes a huge difference with power. Typically at the end of an expansion we are around ~30% in multiple categories. Then you have the beginning of the expansion power drain we suffer to balance things back out. Current content would put us around the power levels we would be at in 8.3 if we didn't have corruptions. People were just so used to corruptions, despite hating everything else about them, that they felt that should be norm in different areas of the game.
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    Lot of non collectors in this thread.

    No one groups for mount farming old content. No one.

    The key is, pre squish, you never had to. Now it's harder. I'm pretty sure that was not the intent, but the answer disingenuously suggests it is.

    It's like he's magically added en entire expansion worth of wait for farm content because scaling wasn't implemented properly.

    That's how I see it anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyrinx View Post
    Lot of non collectors in this thread.

    No one groups for mount farming old content. No one.

    The key is, pre squish, you never had to. Now it's harder. I'm pretty sure that was not the intent, but the answer disingenuously suggests it is.

    It's like he's magically added en entire expansion worth of wait for farm content because scaling wasn't implemented properly.

    That's how I see it anyways.
    That's exactly how it is. I know for a fact in BFA pre-corruption Mythic Hellfire was soloable AND had a huge damage multiplier that made bosses practically fall over after a few hits, that should be the case for Legion right now in Shadowlands but it isn't because they messed up the system somewhere along the way and are now taking on this new principle of "End of expansion you can solo raids two expacs ago."

    It's absolute crap to cover up their own laziness to fix it. These guys are a billion dollar company for a reason, make the most profit with as little effort possible.

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    Even at the end of BfA, Mythic Kil'Jaeden was not soloable (or even duo-able). You needed a lot of folks to keep up with the soaks and the darkness mechanics could still wipe the party.

    Has that changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyrinx View Post
    Lot of non collectors in this thread.

    No one groups for mount farming old content. No one.
    This is not true at all. I know a ton of hardcore collectors who form groups, especially for expansion old content to farm mounts. The reason is other people being there doesn't affect your drop chance at all. In some cases you can trade the mount, or was possible in some scenarios. I knew this guy who would form a raid for Rukmar (the Spires world boss that I can't remember exactly) on multiple toons each week. Every time he formed the raid he offered X amount of gold to anyone who got the mount to drop and traded it to him. Think they did fix it though so it's not tradeable, but don't quote me on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyrinx View Post
    The key is, pre squish, you never had to. Now it's harder. I'm pretty sure that was not the intent, but the answer disingenuously suggests it is.
    That's not the key and people are focusing on it wrong. The thing is you could solo it during the "corruption era". Most couldn't before or after. People underestimate how overpowered corruptions were in every aspect of the game outside current content.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyrinx View Post
    It's like he's magically added en entire expansion worth of wait for farm content because scaling wasn't implemented properly.

    That's how I see it anyways.
    Then you are seeing it wrong. This scenario has always been the case. People were spoiled by corruptions and assumed it was normal with how "easy" things were falling over. We've always had to wait at least two expansions for things to easily fall over. You could always solo it prior to expansions but it was challenging for most.

    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsy View Post
    That's exactly how it is. I know for a fact in BFA pre-corruption Mythic Hellfire was soloable AND had a huge damage multiplier that made bosses practically fall over after a few hits, that should be the case for Legion right now in Shadowlands but it isn't because they messed up the system somewhere along the way and are now taking on this new principle of "End of expansion you can solo raids two expacs ago."

    It's absolute crap to cover up their own laziness to fix it. These guys are a billion dollar company for a reason, make the most profit with as little effort possible.
    Your statement contradicts itself. Mythic Hellfire pre-corruption was roughly 2 expansions past its content date thus fitting Ion's comment. By your own comment that would mean Legion should be more easily doable prior to the last content patch.

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