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6-09-2008 @ 6:54PM
"But even with Honored, some people with different playstyles (solo players, for example, since lots of reputation comes from running instances) are still having trouble."But... if they're solo players, why are they going to heroics? If they can't do normal instances, I don't really see the purpose of them wanting to go to heroics instead. Anyway, I promise I'm not an elitist, but lowering the reputation required to go to an heroic really bothered me. I know a lot of people that were honored while still doing the quests for whatever faction it was. A friend of mine easily had the Cenarion Expedition key at 62, without ever running one of the instances attached to the faction. That said, the Heroic Countenance was a pretty good idea, though I think it should require more than just one run. Maybe 3-5 runs, just enough to make sure that people know what they're doing. The way it's set up in MgT, a person can literally get attuned for heroic just by being brought in to kill Kael'thas and finishing his/her other quests on the way in. Having only 3-5 runs works as a good compromise, in my opinion. You don't have to run things so many times that you despise them long before trying heroics, but at the same time, you get a good idea of what's going on by having to run it a little bit.
6-09-2008 @ 7:02PM
I was thinking the same thing. 5 normal runs really isn't that much to ask. Have players collect pieces of a shard, or charge a crystal or something. The biggest complaint I heard from people when they lowered the requirement is that players who were undergeared and/or inexperienced would ruin pugs. A 5 run requirement on normal is hardly a "grind" but gets people comfortable with how the instance is run, and at least a few decent dungeon blues to better outfit themselves for the heroic.
6-10-2008 @ 2:23AM
i actually see it as totally opposite... i bought my reservoir key today (i got to honored over the weekend) on my hunter, then went in and dominated heroic underbog in under 45 minutes. i'm sure i'm not the only person who's had this experience. with badge, pvp, and karazhan gear as easy to get as it is, heroics are barely a speedbump.waiting til revered would have meant running instances i needed no gear from at least 5 times. what's the point in that? to prove that i know the instance? a nice thought for those who gripe about noobs, but i can think of better ways to spend 5 hours of my life. 5 worthless runs for 5 different reputation factions *is* a grind, especially when everyone you might run with says "normal what? hell no."many heroics are very easy. you can have the gear to do most heroics a week after you hit 70, and some the moment you do, in any role.
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