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6-29-2008 @ 7:45PM
so what's the point of having regulars? who would ever run a regular to get inferior loot if you can fudge your way through a heroic while wearing greens?
6-29-2008 @ 10:06PM
At first I remember thinking what a great idea having heroic mode was, but I ended up agreeing with you entirely - why do there have to be 2 versions of instances? Oh, I can think of several actual reasons that are along the lines of what Blizzard intended (lowering entry requirements for undergeared players, giving casuals more options, etc) but if you think of it in those terms, then why not have 3 versions such as Beginner, Normal, and Heroic? Or 4 versions like Beginner, Normal, Heroic, and Advanced Heroic? Or 5 versions (Ultra Advanced Heroic) or 6 versions (Ultra Mega Advanced H....you get the idea)The thing is, there only needs to be ONE instance when it comes right down to it. Because almost nobody wants to do NON-Heroic instances. Notice how I said "almost" because yes I do know that some people do normal mode instead of Heroic. But the majority want the chance at better loot and for badges. Why settle for anything less really? I bet most people who do normal mode only do them once or twice before switching to strictly Heroic from then on.Since the first step of removing the attunements has been taken, they should just settle on one version of each instance and let the players sort things out just like they did for a couple years prior to BC. It worked just fine back then and it would work just fine going forward too.
6-30-2008 @ 5:07AM
Slayblaze: no it didn't work just fine. You'd run an instance only a small number of times (frequently once), ignoring helping guildmates and friends still levelling. You'd do Uldaman once (thank goodness), ST once and then when you hit 60 you'd be running Scholo and Strat an awful lot.Heroics let you replay content at the endgame level. It's not so significant with Mechanar, Arcatraz and other L70 dungeons but it means you get more variety at the endgame and that's where a lot of us spend most of our time. Simple as that.
6-30-2008 @ 8:56AM
sure it gives more variety, but i have a feeling that most people aren't after a little variety, they're after gear. i've never said to myself "oh, let's run regular shadow labs today, just for the variety of things." if i'm running regular shadow labs, i'm helping a friend or i'm on a toon that needs gear from there. it seems like it's a waste of effort to tool two versions of the same instance when almost certainly no one will be running one of them. also here i'm specifically thinking of instances where the regular version is already for 70s. maybe having heroic underbog makes some sense, but heroic and regular steamvaults with no attunement makes little sense.
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