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4-21-2009 @ 5:42PM
The screens look somehow... confusing :)And the timer looks like a nice little twist, though I bet a lot of people will have a QQ for having to wait another day to get their phat lewtz... I don't mind actually, being the casual who's never going to get to Algalon anyway :D
4-21-2009 @ 7:37PM
The time limit is fracking BRILLIANT because it does the same thing for raiding that dailies did for questing: It forces people to take time by removing the possibility of grinding constantly. If Blizz wanted a way to force the top guilds to take longer to beat content instead of grinding away at it, this is a pretty good one - you get one hour of practice wiping each week, and then you have to find some other way to amuse yourself for a while.
4-21-2009 @ 8:29PM
Developer 1: "Hey, Algalon is super hard. How long do you think it will be before someone downs him?"Developer 2: "2 years ago? Six weeks. Now? Six hours."Developer 1: "So do we make it harder?"Developer 2: "Screw that. Just put an artificial cock-block in there. Make it where you can only fight him when the Widget of Unspeakable Power drops from Yogg-Saron."Developer 1: "But what if it doesn't drop? People will be complaining about progression being based on a roll of the dice."Developer 2: "Fine. Put an hour timer per week on it so no one even has a chance to learn the encounter before he's gone. It'll take people a while that way."Developer 1: "That's just mean. And kind of lazy."Developer 2: "Yeah. Let's go get some pizza."Developer 1: "Sweet."
4-22-2009 @ 8:44AM
I don't know, Heilig, but I had a similar line of thought as you. Obviously, a 1-hour timer will make practicing on him more difficult. But, this also makes me think that Blizz is using this as a way artificially slow down guilds from blowing through their content. Though it's probably nice to have a stopping point instead of beating your head against a wall night after night for hours.
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