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1-28-2011 @ 11:20AM
I've wondered before if Blizzard could/should have quests or even quest chains that are effectively class grouping tutorials and they change depending your class/spec*. They would have to be not crucial for levelling or achievements I guess, but they could still be done the same way as any other question chain and give players a leg up to playing their role.* This isn't intended as an alternative to grouping with players, just something to give people who've never grouped a boost in the early stages of levelling if they want it.So let's say you're taking quests from an Argent Crusade NPC in Plaguelands and it requires you to go into some place, kill some trash and then bash about an elite. If you're a prot warrior they tell you they're sending a couple of Argent Crusaders in with you (a paladin and a DPS warrior for example) to help you out. It tells you that you need to make sure you look after those two NPCs so they can look after you. Have some threat-shedding mobs that you have to taunt back and get hold of again, have the NPCs shout advice maybe at key points of the boss fight. That sort of thing.Or if you're a mage they'll send you with a tank and DPS, warn you to do as much damage as you can without hauling a mob away from the tank (perhaps even have a threat bar for that quest so you can understand what's going on if the whole concept is new to you), use the same threat-shedding mobs so you know that sometimes you have to stop nuking shit so the tank can get control again.And then another similar scenario for the healer classes/specs, explaining your priorities for the quest, how you should go about it, etc.I dunno how easy it'd be to make these useful but if they made them actually challenging and the NPCs competent enough without being entirely self-sufficient I think they could be fun anyway. Like a mini-instance as part of the levelling experience that you take part in as a climax to a good quest chain.
1-28-2011 @ 12:08PM
Obviously that was meant to be that if you're a mage it'll be tank and healer.
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