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2-22-2008 @ 8:31AM
Lowering the key requirement was stupid. You do get time wasters turning up in greens and even moaning about the price of the key! They should have account level attunements (inc kara, bt etc), at least then the account owner has an appreciation of what is require in heroics.TBH, most of my heroic runs are PUGs, 99% of time they are fine. You get the occasional idiot, but hey that's life. I tend to play later on (about 10pm ST) so maybe the more mature people are on then.Lets face it, heroics have been nerfed so anyone with a few kara pieces will be fine. The LFG tool has been a fantastic addition to the game, sometimes even a ZA pug is possible. One day they may but raid instances into a battlegroup type situation and you can pug across servers!!! Bring on the magtheridon Friday night drinking PUG!
2-22-2008 @ 8:35AM
The idea of a ZA pug horrifies me, yet my experiences with them is that they are only acceptable on the PTR where you have a slew of t6 geared people to choose from.On most realms the kind of people you get who want to ZA are usually only dreaming and will wipe you repeatedly before agreeing they are woefully undergeared.That's why I got a couple new mods that help give me a split second decision as to who I will pug with and who I will pass on. If I see more than two PvP items, I usually pass on the person. No enchants? Buh bye. Blues anywhere but in the trinket slot? Cya!Examiner is a good mod and so is Inventory On Par, but be careful that you don't weigh too much on the item level because most pvp items are very high level. What this does is let me quickly see if someone is very sub par (perhaps less than 500?) and then I check out the gear on people who pass that watermark.
2-22-2008 @ 9:30AM
"Lets face it, heroics have been nerfed so anyone with a few kara pieces will be fine."Uhhh Heroics gets you ready for Kara, not the other way around.
2-22-2008 @ 9:47AM
I have healed all the way threw ZA, Grulls, and Kara. Having healed just about every instance made. Nothing is as hard healing as a 5 man Heroics pug. There are Pallyies that think they can tank and DPS they think they need healing the instant they receive damage. Soon as the healer (Thats me) gets blamed I just shake my head and leave. If they really irritate me I logout, logon with my high end warlock, and add them to friends list. When I see them in LFG asking for DPS I ask them for and invite. Then I wipe them on the first trash pull with fearing the mob and run out.Muhahhahaa
2-22-2008 @ 10:45AM
"Bring on the magtheridon Friday night drinking PUG!"Now that's what I'm talkin' about. :-D
2-22-2008 @ 11:37AM
Naix, you are positively evil.. lol..But in my experience it was kara that got me geared for heroics.. First heroic i went in i was one shotted alover the place as a resto druid, I couldn't keep up the tanks. Get carried through a couple, (and seriously, like 2) kara runs and i was geared enough to keep up tanks in heroic (ie. +healing increased by 300 or more) Now i have to watch threat more then the tanks health bars. All my gear came from kara and badges, and i stayed away from heroics at the beginning simply because they are harder then kara.The reason is probably because more people means more room for error
2-22-2008 @ 1:56PM
There is no reason why I should have to hit revered on my alts to run a heroic. I know them so well that it doesn't even matter if I'm still in some greens as a DPSer. Heroics are easy. Regular instances are a complete waste of time, and running them over and over again just for rep is a painful waste.The second I hit 70 on my tankadin alt, I was tanking heroics without wipes (of course through careful planning I also had all blues when I hit 70). If I had still been constrained by the old rules I would have had to run a bunch of worthless regular instances just to get the rep to run what I was already capable of running.
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