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10-26-2009 @ 4:16PM
Great idea EXCEPT of the fundamental flaw that Wednesday 8pm is about the THE time, right after a reset when guilds start raids. This precludes all those who want to raid on the most popular evening of the week generally. Add in the those handing in not just the first prize but all the others picking up the consolation prize must have another impact on Dalaran lag.Really good idea for the second competition but why don't they have it on the Tuesday 8pmwhen most have finished raids etc, the day before the reset?As it is, as a RL I wont have a chance to do this competition which is a shame.
10-26-2009 @ 4:32PM
Blizzard can't guarantee they'll be up and running on a patch day (especially point-patch days), so it makes more sense for their sanity's sake to put it on a day that is less likely to be buggy and crashing when a good chunk of players are logging in to Dalaran.Again, you have to choose between the items here or the raid, simple enough. The only gripe I have is the whole Dalaran HS thing you have to do to get to the guy. I don't have a slouch of a machine, but I do have my fair share of disconnects on initial sign-on, and prefer to set my HS to the Sewer over the above-ground Inns. Seems a bit unfair on that aspect.
10-26-2009 @ 4:40PM
Samuel, in Europe Wednesday is patch day, and was part of my point. It's the day our servers reset. Tuesday would not be good for US servers I can see. Avoiding either or just making it day before reset where ever.And why should I chose between a reset day raid and the competition? It's not so much my choice but as a RL it's my job for others.I agree with you that making it on a patch/ reset day is asking for problems if servers have extended maintenance etc.
10-26-2009 @ 4:57PM
Good point. More reason to push for a separate maintenance schedule for Europe then, isn't it? Maybe actually get them in sync so that those Wednesdays at 8 Server are actually feasible. Can't win either way, I guess.
10-26-2009 @ 4:59PM
HOW DARE THEY ADD IN A CONTEST FOR CASUALS AT A TIME WHEN HARDCORES CAN'T GET IT. DON'T THEY REALIZE HARDCORES CAN GET ALL THE HEIRLOOMS AND CASUALS VERY FEW?! THERE CANNOT BE AN HEIRLOOM THAT CASUALS HAVE A BETTER CHANCE TO GET THAN HARDCORE. ONLY HARDCORE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT GETTING HEIRLOOMS THAN CASUALS.The all-caps sarcasm aside, they probably timed the Derby to be at that time on purpose. The worst part of the STV Tourney was all the Top Tier Level 80's running around killing the fishermen just for the hell of it. Setting the Derby at a time when those Top Tier 80's are raiding means this Derby will be much more civil. And with that, the casuals finally have a chance to get an Heirloom, when previously they couldn't get any heirlooms due to their not doing heroics or raids much(if at all). I for one am glad for this new Tournament's timing and rewards that help the casuals over the hardcore.
10-26-2009 @ 5:26PM
@ RogueJedi86" the casuals finally have a chance to get an Heirloom, when previously they couldn't get any heirlooms due to their not doing heroics or raids much(if at all)."Really, the vast majority of raiding guilds are casual, and especially on a reset day like Wednesday so no idea why the (poorly executed) sarcasm?As to heirloom items not being available to 'casuals' that is why you can obtain them from running heroic instances which are hardly 'hardcore'. And if that is not possible it's quite possible to buy them as a solo player via the Tournament, and why Blizz added them as rewards there as yet another another alternative.It looks as though you have an issue with higher level toons ganking people at fishing contests. If so try a PVE server and avoid the issue.I love raiding and I love fishing. Even if you don;t raid, Dalaran is always worst on a reset evening for this reason.
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