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2-24-2009 @ 5:09PM
LMAO.This is a stupid idea. It is just like giving 25 random puggers full T7.5 and ilvl 226 epics, and the asking them to go do Sarth with 3Ds. 1 out of hundreds of attempts will succeed.
2-24-2009 @ 5:20PM
I wish they'd make the title of Twilight Vanquisher unnattainable in 3.1It would be really sad to see a bunch of nobodies who pugged Ulduar25 walking around with the title.It's as if they gave out Hand of A'dal for killing Loken.
2-24-2009 @ 5:22PM
While I agree with you on the 1 out of 100 will fail...Do you have a better idea to rapidly test the content?What, keep the PTR up for long enough for some progression guild to form, farm all of the Uluar 10 man content, then the Ulduar 25 man content SO THEY CAN THEN ATTEMPT THE HARD MODE ULDUAR 25 man content?Me, I would like to see the content before I die of old age ;-)
2-24-2009 @ 5:25PM
I have to disagree with you, Zul. To test the content it has to be at least in someway possible to kill the boss. If testers will just get oneshotted, Blizz will never know if the bosses are working as intended from 100% to dead.
2-24-2009 @ 5:36PM
I think you are somewhat missing the point. Firstly, Sarth3D was completed long before raid resets would have allowed for anywhere near that quality gear. As a fight, it revolves around good cooldown use, fair dps and good positioning. It's not nearly as difficult as you claim.Secondly, this means that Blizzard can simulate raid resets and gearing up much faster than usual. This means that good groups ie. the guilds that will get world firsts, can test content very specifically to Blizz deadlines.Also, what harm does it do to give people who have spent a lot of time and effort to get on the PTR some good gear? Even if a pug fails, they can have a good time and probably be just as valuable bug testers as elite guilds; it doesn't hurt anybody.
2-24-2009 @ 5:48PM
It is a TEST REALM for chrissakes. It's purpose is to test stuff, so we get the best possible release on the live servers.So who freaking cares if random nubs get fancy epics or not as "The Skeptical Guy" above seems so worried about.If Blizzard thinks it helps them test stuff, then it does.If it helps the testing, yes it is a brilliant idea.Waaaaay too many people think the PTRs are some kind of toy to lol around on with no intention to actually help test stuff.
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