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6-09-2008 @ 7:12PM
I'm not sure how someone can have trouble getting honored with a faction, even playing solo. The only ones I can see being problematic are lower city and keepers of time. Even then though, its not unfair in the least to expect someone to have done an instance on normal before they do it on heroic, like they did with Magisters' Terrace. In fact I'm of the belief that if you have not done the instance on normal first you SHOULDN'T have the right to do it on heroic.I was personally pretty annoyed when the rep requirement was lowered, but I do have to admit that since then I have run a good few heroics I would have otherwise been unable to run, particularly on alts, and particularly because I changed mains after getting all the heroic keys on my Rogue. This is touching more on over-all attunement however, such as the discussion that attunements should be account wide, and I don't think thats the matter at hand.Personally I liked the way it was done in Magisters' Terrace, and that is obviously the way Blizzard is looking to go with heroics. Not only is the attunement relevant to the instance, but it is rewarding in itself, and unlocks a dungeon which drops 5 epics. I don't particularly mind easier attunements, but if the reward is going to be greater, I think the barrier to entry needs to be if nothing else, more specific than it is now.
6-09-2008 @ 9:12PM
Ok, so, we all know that different instances have different difficulty levels as heroics, right? The sub-70 instances on Heroic are noticeably easier than the level 70 instances on heroic, and that just plain makes sense. I think that they should "tier" the heroic requirements. Let's say, you need honored, or a fairly simple quest, to be attuned to the equivalent of Ramps and Blood Furnace. But you would then need revered, or a more extensive quest line (or continuation of the original) to be attuned to Shattered Halls. Because honestly, a level 70 group in blues can trash H-Ramps, but good groups get thrown around in H-SH, mostly because of the pulls. You should be able to attain Heroic attunement to SH rather easily as you run H-Ramps and H-BF, and that doesn't guarantee, but increases the probability of having better loot (I suppose Badges do somewhat guarantee better loot). Blizz obviously knows that different Heroics are easier or harder, and that should be reflected in the attunement process.Alternatively, simply having you run each instance once on normal would work too. It seems odd that you can get attuned for Steamvaults by running Underbog. Honestly, if simply everyone in your heroic group KNEW the instance, most problems would be solved (there still remain some gear pre reqs, but they are lower than most people think, imo)
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