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6-18-2009 @ 3:54PM
Sounds like a good idea to me but does any1 else think in 3.3 that Emblems of Triumph will be available everywhere but the new T10 emblems?
6-18-2009 @ 4:21PM
Say hello to the 2.4 of WotLK.
6-18-2009 @ 4:45PM
Maybe we should have seen this coming a mile away, after TBC had us farming Kara for BT gear. But after the way it was done in 3.1, it sure feels like another schizophrenic move by Blizzard’s design team.My main concern is the not-so-subtle re-introduction of grind-for-gear. Because a casual can get a lot of excellent T7 and T8 gear, and Runed Orbs, *if* you are willing grind until your eyeballs glaze over and your fingertips are numb.As I said on another thread, this seems to be for PvPers to catch up, since casuals don’t need the gear, and progression raiders are getting gear drops from raiding.Oh well. I’ve been suckered into mindless repetitions and grinds before. Here I go again...
6-18-2009 @ 5:13PM
I don't think it's about casuals as much as it's about alts. If you get another character up to 80, you now don't face running heroics to be good enough for Naxx, Naxx to be good enough for Ulduar, and Ulduar to be good enough for 3.2. Just run what you can until you get enough badges.
6-18-2009 @ 5:28PM
Thank you duk, you can't compare a video game to any real life scenario, because well, it's a video game, it's made for the purpose of as many people enjoying it for as long as possible. And @ hav, I can almost guarantee that a majority of the player base is not a hardcore raider. I'd like to see some population statistics pertaining to this though, it'd be interesting either way.
6-19-2009 @ 11:56AM
I think the fact that a lot of people are missing is that...yes, this change is going to HELP people get through tiers faster and get to current content, but it's not ALL that they have to do. Look at the Conquest vendor. The only slots you can get there are your T8 Helm and Chestpiece, belts, gloves, leggings, and necklaces. You still need a weapon (or weapon and offhand), two rings, trinkets, bracers. Even if you were to convert some of those Conquest badges to Valor and fill as many slots as you can with that gear, you'd still need to run Naxx a few times to fill in the slots if you want to be competitive/contribute to your raid in the next tier. Basically...what it means is, you won't have to farm Naxx for two months straight to think about making progress into Ulduar. If you keep up doing dailies after the patch and stockpile your Triumph badges, you don't have to farm Ulduar for as long to think about getting into the Crusade. It's...an absolutely brilliant move on the part of Blizz.This change above all else has gotten my guild so excited. We're struggling to clear Naxx on a regular basis. We formed pretty late in 3.0's lifespan, summer has hit us like a sack of bricks, and we're having a hard time filling slots when nobody wants to go to a Naxx run that isn't a guaranteed full-clear in three hours. We assumed that 3.2 was gonna be kind of like a..."side" tier to t8 rather than a full upgrade, so we thought we had more time. We were really worried when we found out that 3.2 was t9, but this news is fanTASTIC. (This change even soothes the burn from the beating that Unholy DKs are getting just a little...)
6-19-2009 @ 12:29PM
DAMN YOU CASUALS!
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