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5-25-2009 @ 8:28AM
I have to be honest, I'm not thrilled with where the AT seems to be going. I'm a solo player, and I rarely group with anyone. I don't even kill Chillmaw because it's a group quest. So the news that the Coliseum is going to be five man and above content? Not that great for me.I know a lot of folks were whining about how the AT was a massive handout to casual players, but for people like me it was a chance to get sweet new mounts and personally the first time I've ever actually equipped a purple item, and I've been playing since a few months after launch.Who knows, maybe the new AT thing will actually get me to group or maybe even join a guild, but more likely I'll just find somewhere else to spend my time.
5-25-2009 @ 11:11AM
Maybe you should be a little more sociable when playing an MMO. It's not like it's hard to find 2 people to group with to kill Chillmaw...
5-25-2009 @ 11:17AM
Real easy to get 5 (not that you need that many) for Chillmaw and the Citadel missions. Even at "weird" times of the day you can usualy get someone. You don't have to talk to them, just group, do the mission, say thanks and leave. BOOM.
5-25-2009 @ 11:23AM
I'm not saying it makes sense that I do everything solo, but I do anyway. Mostly it's just because I'm so used to playing by myself now that when I'm in a group I have very little idea of what to do. I know how to play the game a certain way, and I'm pretty good at it.
5-25-2009 @ 11:53AM
I'm sorry, but how can you then complain that Blizzard don't cater to your bizarre way of playing an MMO. It's your perogative not to ever group with other players, but you have no leg to stand on when you then whine about there being group quests in the game. It doesn't affect you being able to get Champion marks, it will just take you a little longer.
5-25-2009 @ 12:26PM
I'm sorry if I seemed whiny about it, because I really didn't mean to. When the AT stuff was first announced it felt like they were designing something I could really get in to, and that was pretty great. It was content that I could do and not just sit and think about how awesome it was for everyone who happened to be actually doing it. I understand that group quests are a huge part of this game, and I certainly don't think that WoW should be a single player thing. I like the story, the lore, and the fact that the story actually seems to be progressing along with you as the player. You can play it your way and I'll play it my way, but I really like the AT as it is, and I was hoping that when the Coliseum got finished I could head in there on my own and do something else than watch from the stands.Plus, I can't be the only one who hopes the AT isn't going to be the only new raid in 3.2. I was hoping for Grim Batol or some other undeveloped area.
5-25-2009 @ 1:13PM
Chillmaw can be soloed, at least by melee, so there is hope for the antisocial!He's tough, but here what I do (I play a ret paladin; I've seen warriors, DKs and Hunters solo him as well).1. I do my other dailies first. Among other things, you get a nice buff from killing the scourge (can't remember the name of the buff). Also, I cash in whatever bones I've gotten from killing Vyrkrul for the runes that the nice lady witch gives out, and make sure I have a few key runes active.2. Movement is key when you start fighting Chillmaw. As soon as the cultists pop out, you need to keep moving backward, away from the bombs they throw. Those will do much more damage than any of the mobs. Use whatever cc you have on the cultists while you keep burning down Chillmaw.3. Once Chillmaw is down, the cultists go down easy, as long as you stay away from the bombs by moving them around.Cheers!
5-25-2009 @ 5:40PM
If you have general on, you will no doubt see endless requests for chillmaw groups. You don't even need to form one. Do the jousting and kill the scourge. By the time you've finished these two, there will almost always at least one group forming in general. Ask for an invite in general or in whisper. Kill Chillmaw. Either drop group or fly south to do Battle as a group. Then drop group. Quests done quicker than soloing and you don't need to have a prolonged interaction with other people on a multiplayer game. You can pretend the people you're with are NPCs if it helps.
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