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8-24-2009 @ 1:10PM
There was a question at the end of that panel asking if they would implement Guild management of ALTs... Luckily, they said they'd look into it, so there is hope. I like the professions interface, so it shouldn't be that difficult to get ALTs listed under a MAIN in the same fashion.I think that the Looking For Guild tool needs a TON of work. Dmg, Healing, Tank? Are you kidding me? Give us options for specific Classes and Specs, and areas for experience (based on Achievements if you will)... Tools that a USEFUL! Hehe. Scrubs need not apply. Everybody and their sisters will have 2 piece T8.5, so we need tools that can weed out the riffraff.
8-24-2009 @ 1:46PM
Seems like the overall effect will be to make guilds more powerful. The downside is that GMs end up having a lot more power over the resources of a guild. Resources that many member have taken a long time in helping to accrue. The potential for mismanagement is therefore going to be bigger, and have a more profound potential negative effect on players. In order to balance this potential, I would love to see some additional (and voluntary) checks and balances put into place. For example, a guild could turn on certain features that could then only be turned off by a large majority vote (75% or something) of guild members. These features could include something like replacing a GM by making another officer a GM, or requiring a majority vote of officers to kick out a guild member, or other types of things like that. These would be optional, so a guild would have to choose to activate them, and would only be able to be deactivated if the vast majority of the guild is in favor. I am much more quick to trust that the vast majority of the guild will act in the guild's best interest than just one GM or a couple officers. The group, as a whole, however, will probably do a better job of keeping its members in line, even if those members are the GM or an officer. Just my 2 cents.
8-24-2009 @ 2:06PM
You can put any number of options in a LFGuild tool, but the only way to REALLY know if someone is a good player is to play with them. I've done heroics with plenty of undergeared rerolls who outperformed others with Ulduar gear (pre-3.2).P.S. Not sure why you got downvoted so I +1'd you.
8-24-2009 @ 2:45PM
I always wondered why the LFG tool doesn't show you ALL dungeons that you could run. Give me a checkbox that says "display all eligible dungeons". If you are bored and feel like running some lowbies through a dungeon it would be nice to have the option to see what groups are forming up. As it is now you can see the dungeons and raids relevant to your level ONLY (unless I'm missing an option somewhere). When you level beyond those dungeons they're no longer available. Why? If I want to run regular UK with some fresh 70s why can't I queue up for that with my 80 pally tank?
8-24-2009 @ 2:50PM
The same professions interface that has two "miscellaneous" categories for engineering -- and has for years? -- doesn't alphabetize categories and has no way to filter for recipes that will actually give skill-ups?I wouldn't get too excited yet. This could be great, or it could be half-formed and never touched again. (Sort of like the professions interface.)
8-24-2009 @ 3:26PM
why the HELL was the first post voted down? He has AWESOME points! Hell, the first reply post is based on his post!
8-24-2009 @ 3:56PM
I had a nasty taste after the ..."riffraff..." comment. Just because we aren't totally geared doesn't mean we are riffraff.
8-24-2009 @ 5:46PM
Ok, so by riffraff, I guess I simply meant the people that didn't have the time to invest as much time in gameplay as the people we look for in our guild. We're not hardcore, but we do expect things of our raiders. Apparently the people who consider themselves casuals have a problem with this. We like rewarding people who invest time and help out the guild. Can you blame us? I am not the GM; however, I've had picked my healers and trust them to do everything that is required of them. That's why we succeed. Blizzard has just leveled the playing field when it comes to gear, so experience does go a long way. Right now, we are in a holding pattern before we can start attempting Heroic versions of the new Raid, so that's giving tons of people time to get geared out.
8-24-2009 @ 8:27PM
There are tools for that. It's called "talking to the person" and "asking questions." You want Blizz to make a tool to hold your hand while you run the instance too?
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