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7-06-2009 @ 11:04AM
I was under the impression that you could cancel the extension at any time, and bam, fresh raid instance.
7-06-2009 @ 11:15AM
I'd say "NEVER" but I would have said that about faction swapping two weeks ago so, "Possible but I kinda doubt it."
7-06-2009 @ 1:12PM
This would be impossible if you're also able to extend lockouts multiple times.Think about it...if you're able to extend the lockout more than once for the raid id, then you could extend a couple of times to clear the instance in, let's say 2.5 lockouts. If you're then able to instantly get a fresh raid id, what's to stop you from extending that new lockout a few times until you clear it again. Then, rinse and repeat: Reset raid, extend as needed, ???, profit.They might as well not even have raid lockouts at that point.Even if they limit it to one extend per id...if you're able to refresh for a new raid halfway through your extention, that opens the way for purposely doing so, thus making a constant 1.5 raid cycle feasable.I just don't see that happening. It seems that the concept of the extension is that it forces you to make a choice.But, as said...never say never?
7-06-2009 @ 3:04PM
That's what I took from Sacco's post also. And it's not an issue as the other replies have mentioned... if you extend a lock out to work on, say, Yogg and then remove it on Thursday and start with a fresh instance what have you gained? Nothing really. You've given yourself a bit more time to work on the last boss you were on, but you still only the same fresh instance you'd have seen Tuesday. And you've sacrificed a couple of days of the next lockout. If this ISN'T how it works it will be unused. Who'd extend a lockout when it meant they lost the entire next week even if they only needed a day or 2? No one. You'd have to be crazy to waste an entire week's lock out for another night of attempts on whatever boss you're working on. The only way this features makes sense is if you can extend the lockout, cancel it and have the raid reset on cancellation.
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