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5-26-2010 @ 8:06AM
I agree they should do something to Stockades for Horde players, as well as do something for the Scarlet Monastery for Alliance.
5-26-2010 @ 8:08AM
As an Alliance player I can safely say that Monstery is just fine. We get nice drops and there are still a few quests.
5-26-2010 @ 8:44AM
But Ragefire Chasm though...
5-26-2010 @ 9:06AM
The difference between the Stockades & Ragefire Chasm is that point of each. There's a jailbreak organized by power-hungry rebels, in the heart of Stormwind. Underneath Orgrimmar, the Shadow Council still exists and plotting to contol or destroy. Lore-wise, there's a threat with RFC for both factions, though a bit more direct for Horde.
5-26-2010 @ 9:08AM
While Ragefire Chasm has no quests for alliance. You can get great loot and there are identifiable boss fights. First time I ever went into Stockade on my Hordeling, we cleared the whole place before we realized there were some named guys in there.
5-26-2010 @ 11:51AM
As an Alliance, I agree that SM is just fine the way it is.As far as Stockades goes... The ONE thing it has going for it is that you have an awesome tank (and at that level, I think only a warrior is capable of sufficient awesomeness via shield block), it's an absolute XP fest. My warrior would get full clears with several minutes left on the dungeon finder cooldown debuff, even with some otherwise questionable groups. So it's a great place to rake in the experience. Actually, despite being a loot vacuum, I much prefer it over RFC, because there are fewer chances for a stray DPS to pull extra mobs.It would be great to have at least one or two of the bosses in there have some actual loot tables with blues, though.
5-26-2010 @ 11:57AM
And if you are running people through on lowbie alts..well, lets just say my boyfriend and I compete for best time on it. Its hilarious to run in on my gnome warlock and kill a whole room with one seed of corruption.
5-26-2010 @ 11:58AM
In Cataclysm you have to find the instance in the real world in order to get it via the dungeon finder, I seem to recall. So, once the expansion hits we won't have this issue. Hordies won't be doing Stockades unless they sneak into Stormwind to get the achievement, and likewise Alliance won't be doing RFC unless they go out of their way to get in to do it. So as far as I'm concerned, the Alliance can keep their prison full of lootless rowdies.
5-26-2010 @ 12:12PM
Maybe it's just because it's what I'm used to, but I've enjoyed doing stocks far more then I enjoy RFC, for one thing, it's just nice to be able to see where I'm going..Stocks is also amazing if you can get an 80 to run you. Often there's people running guildies and they'll ask in trade if anyone else wants to come along, you can level quite fast if you can get a good 80 running you.
5-26-2010 @ 12:34PM
Well, they already revamped RFC. Before the dungeon revamp, RFC was just like Stocks... it existed solely to complete quests and the bosses dropped no loot. Now, they drop blue loot. Why can't the guys in Stocks drop blue loot?
5-26-2010 @ 12:41PM
@ThayerIn my guild, we call running Stocks, "Scooby Doo!" because it looks EXACTLY like the old Scooby Doo episodes. Lowbies standing on the steps, watching the hallway as the 80 running them through comes out one door and in another, with a pack of mobs trailing him.
5-26-2010 @ 3:51PM
@ThayerI assumed when i read that statement that Blizz was refering to Cata dungeons in the new content. It wouldn't make much sense for them to require finding old content that hadn't been modified in anyway. I think what they want is for people to find the new instances at least once before they pop in and out using LFD.
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