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3-01-2010 @ 9:53PM
With my work schedule, it's just about impossible to find a group to get into raids with. A cross server LFG tool sounds like a great solution...especially if we see some key changes:What about, instead of boss drops, everyone gets a "Bag of Goodies" like at the end of the random dungeon for low level dungeons. So you down the boss, get a bag, and hope that something you want drops. Maybe even allow the loot inside to be traded with members of the raid, so if that Warlock just got the leather helm you were looking for, you can trade him the caster off hand you just scored?And, instead of "this boss drops these four things", we could make it so "these three bosses drop these twelve things." In other words, you've got three shots at getting the sweet drop you're looking for, instead of just one. Incentive to keep people rolling to the end of that wing, anyway.Which leads me to change number two....Raid Wings. Instead of getting saved to ICC....you're saved to The Crimson Hall or The Plagueworks. You go into LFG for one wing, and when that wing is done the group has the choice to press on or disband. Either way, you can go back later for another wing. (And set up the LFG tool so you can choose a wing, if you are looking for a specific set of bosses.) In my head, you couldn't go after the Lich King until you had cleared all the other wings that week.Change number three, and I think this will draw the most derision: Move away from gimmicky, strat specific boss fights. If we're going to PuG these Raids, we have to be able to do it without Vent. I'm not saying every boss is Tank and Spank, but none of them should be more complicated than, say, Onyxia is now. Yes, you have to know what you're doing, but you don't have to have a raid leader feeding you instructions.Just my two cents...
3-02-2010 @ 6:13AM
"I'm not saying every boss is Tank and Spank, but none of them should be more complicated than, say, Onyxia is now. Yes, you have to know what you're doing, but you don't have to have a raid leader feeding you instructions."Odd groups go left. Even groups go right. That means 1, 3, 5, 7 left, 2, 4, 6, 8 right. 7 and 8 are whelp groups. Okay, listen the @#$% up! You are going to DPS very very slowly. Now. And by slowly I mean @#$%ing slow. If you get aggro, it means you are going to lose 50 DKP 'cause you didn't know WTF to do. And watch the @#$%ing tail. You get kicked into the whelps, you lose 50 DKP AGAIN, for not being where the @#$% you were supposed to be. There is no aggro reset. You only need-- there's some @#$% about an aggro reset when people don't know how to manage their aggro. After two sunders you can basically start doing damage to it. Assuming you know how aggro works and you don't over-aggro. Okay, nuke it, dot it, help the whelp groups. When it's in phase 2, nuke it as hard as pos-si-ble. You want to get it down as fast as pos-si-ble. Have dots up on every time, two rows, Shadow Word: Pain, Warlock curses, Rend, everything. I don't see enough dots, more dots now. Come on, more DPS. Hit it like you mean it. You'll get time to rest on phase 3 while I'm getting the aggro. Remember, save all your aggro reducing abilities for when it lands. That means feign death, vanish, uh... @#$%ing fade, anything that you can use to reset aggro. At 40%, you will stop dots until then you will throw more dots throw more dots more dots more dots. Come on, more dots. Kay, stop dots. Now hit it very hard and very fast. Lee, run to the center! Mogrus, run to the center! Foresight, run to the center! Starf, run to the center! Isis, run to the center! Whatever the @#$% you do, do not stand next to other people! Mogrus, center! Just heal me. Lee, do NOT-- Go away from the head, Lee. GO AWAY. Kay, DPS. Slowly. Come here, you @#$%ing @#$%. Watch the tail! --Whelps!--Crushim was feared into--WHO THE @#$% WAS THAT! CRUSHIM, WHAT THE @#$%!!! WHELPS, LEFT SIDE. EVEN SIDE, MANY WHELPS. NOW HANDLE IT! #@$%! THAT'S A @#$%ING 50 DKP MINUS! WTF WAS THAT @#$%!!! If you stand in the right @#$%ing place, there is no way you are going to @#$%ing into the @#$%@#ed whelps whatever @#$%ing fear, tail swipe, whatever the @#$%, OK? IT'S LIKE ONE IN A @#$%ING MILLION from the @#$%ing north corner to the middle into the @#$%ing whelp cave, it's not even @#$%ing remotely imaginable.
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