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1-13-2011 @ 8:04PM
I absolutely LOATHE Stonecore.
1-13-2011 @ 8:23PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. I feel like that place is stalking me...
1-14-2011 @ 1:28AM
Looking back in hindsight, all 7 of the new dungeons should have had normal modes for level 85 players, with appropriate ilvl 333 gear in each dungeon. It would have made the phase between first hitting end game and being heroic-ready a lot more fun and a lot less monotonous.
1-14-2011 @ 2:34AM
Your assertion that heroics aren't worth it because the items are blue seems to me kinda silly, since it appears that in Cataclysm there isn't really any difference in the item budget of different colored items of the same iLvl (although, admittedly, there aren't any purples that I know of below i359.)
1-14-2011 @ 3:07AM
I also hate Stonecore. I got it tonight, and left. Instead of waiting the 15 minutes, I went and queued up for Heroic Deadmines, since I already did the Heroic for the day, I didn't need the 70 VP, and with 6 Deadmines bosses, I can get 420 JP. Almost any other random even with the 70 bonus still will give me less than DM, and DM is much less likely to make us wipe (we only wiped once, during the nightmare). I like the idea of like 25 JP per boss if at 85. I am in all 346 gear or better except for a 333 trinket (which I can't get with JP) and 333 legs. Of all my gear, only my shield, relic (which is now 359) and chest were used with JP, everything else was rep gear, or drops. So a few extra JP isn't going to ruin things. If Blizz doesn't want to give JP, how about giving rep on more normals than just Halls, Grim Batol and Lost City. If I could get rep from Stonecore, or other lower instance, then I might not mid as much.
1-14-2011 @ 3:56AM
There is a corelation between your Gear iLevel and what dungeon your ending up in. with that said there is a reason why some ppl end up more often in some instances then others. the order goes as i figured it. [ [ BrC, ToT], [Sc], [Vp, HoO, LcT], [Gb] ]what does this have to do with me ending up in SC all the time? well considering BrC / ToT is below your treshhold and atleast one in the group got realy realy bad gear then you often end up in Sc. it whould also mean by the end of the expansion you will if you que up for a normal run often end up in Gb. What i realy want is a three modes for all dungeons easy mode (ToT/BrC/ etc) usable < lv85 normal mode all dungeons created for players lv85 Heroic mode all dungeons on HC level (as today)what work whould it require of blizzard for all instances below the lv333 cap* well they have to duplicate the area * level up the mobs abit * create new itemized items (i think thats pretty easy)* add another layer of the HC/Normal/Easy mode dungones* they could even add the Easy mode to raids to but then only give VP/JP for the kills no purple loot. but anyway i feel there is very few instances this "expansion" compared to BC or Wrath there is very little options for thoes not HC ready. once your HC ready you got more options. (not that i can understand HOW you can't be HC ready?) i have now leveled 2 chars to 85 and both of them with very little (2 pieces of AH / Vendor gear) got over the Cap. ofc i play smart getting honored with atleast 3 factions while leveing. and aiming for Quest rewards from Uldum / Twilight Highland and spending < 2000g on AH will get you over the cap (with cheap pvp gear and blues) and you gain over 4000g while leving that bit so the money shouldn't be an issue.
1-14-2011 @ 4:07AM
I absolutely LOVE Stonecore.
1-14-2011 @ 12:40PM
Yeah, the problem is that we have too few non-heroic dungeons basically being split into two groups: leveling dungeons and 85 dungeons. They should have just made them all 85 dungeons. With only 5 levels in Cata, getting to max level is so fast you don't even need leveling dungeons. I did nothing but quest and was only half way through the Cata content when I hit 85. I quested through Vashjir, Deepholm, and half of Twilight Highlands. I still had half of Twilight Highlands left and hadn't even touched Mt. Hyjal, Uldum, or Tol Barad yet. I would much rather have those leveling dungeons be relevant at max level where i need them, rather than have them be accessible at lower levels where i don't need them.Hopefully Blizz will add more 85 dungeons with future content patches.
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