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2-17-2009 @ 3:50PM
Good, let D&T actually work for their world first instead of just trying over and over again on the PTR until they get it right and doing the same strat on live.
2-17-2009 @ 4:21PM
D&T... Death and Taxes?Dude, I thought they disbanded months ago, like, when Sunwell came out.
2-17-2009 @ 4:26PM
2-17-2009 @ 5:26PM
Despite D&T being long dead, I don't see why you or the writer think this... "Secondly, Ulduar will not be tested like a normal instance. The testing will in phases and only happen according to the schedule Blizzard lays out. They'll announce times when certain bosses will be available for testing, and that means that only during those times will those bosses be open for play. This also means that Ulduar will initially be closed on the PTR."will change anything relating to the top guilds developing strats from the PTR. Just because it happens in phases and only on a certain schedule doesn't mean that no one will see the bosses until they are live. "But think for a moment about what this does – it means that we won't be seeing strategies and other guides immediately available upon release of the patch (or in most cases before the patch). It means that world firsts will actually mean something again, and it won't just be a rush to see who can log onto the server first."Why not? What about the way they are implementing it on the PTR says there will not be strats available when it goes live? The only thing that could keep that from happening is NOT putting it on the PTR at all and thats not happening.
2-17-2009 @ 5:41PM
Makros:While I agree that releasing the instance on PTR compromises the "surprise factor," I maintain at least some hope because of this:"bosses will be tested on the European and North American PTRs. Some bosses will be tested on both PTRs, and some will be tested on only one. "This says to me that only those who can get onto both the US and EU PTR's (and I'm sure a few people can) will have first-hand experience with /all/ of the fights before Ulduar goes live. What I really hope, though, is that Blizz keeps the last couple of bosses, or the keys to the expected 11 Hard Mode fights, off of the PTR entirely.
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