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2-27-2011 @ 8:17AM
Blizz should either implement vendors that sell all trade goods for 1 copper, or go the other way and sell items that vendor for 1,000g, but cost 1g. Alternately, auto-reduce AH prices to 'vendor sell' price.... something to help people there to actually test...
2-27-2011 @ 8:18AM
Or you can ask your friends to let you borrow money for... I dunno, 5 minutes while your character moves?It's all about laziness at this point.
2-27-2011 @ 8:30AM
It's not about laziness... less time dealing with AH morons = more time finding bugs and helping to get encounters balanced. If I need to do the transfer shuffle 5 times to afford to properly gem/enchant my gear to properly test new content, that means that many fewer testing cycles. Maybe that's it... bring back the enchant vendors from the betas on PTR...
2-27-2011 @ 8:31AM
Nothing to do with laziness when the issue arises from stupdity.We should not have to put in that extra effort just to counter stupid behaviour.
2-27-2011 @ 8:32AM
I actually find the complaints regarding the price of things a bit odd - most of the time I've spent on the PTR I simply haven't needed a large amount of gold to test new content/character changes. If that's how people like to spend their time on the PTR, I'm not sure there can be any legitimate complaint against it given (despite how redundant it might be) there are no rules against it.Sorry, this reply was more at the OP, I guess ...
2-27-2011 @ 8:40AM
If you really want to be a "dedicated" tester, you can also get the gems and even enchants before you copy your character over. Want to test out the new chants? Buy the mats beforehand.
2-27-2011 @ 8:45AM
I guess what I am trying to do is instead of coping with (and contributing to) the problem, to find a way to actually fix it.
2-27-2011 @ 8:48AM
Hmm. If I could do stuff like craft items my Rogue or Paladin could make on the PTR and send them to my toons on Live to use, I would do that in a heartbeat. Making stuff to sell on the auction house is I feel a bit daft, I would lose the money when the PTR ended and therefore there wouldn't be much of a point to it.
2-27-2011 @ 8:52AM
SR, when Glyphs were added to the game, it was hard to get them because people on the beta for Wrath of the Lich King and the PTR were selling them for 5000g, 10000g, and 20000g. Blizzard finally had to put a vendor in so they could actually get some in-depth testing done for them.It's not about laziness, it's about stupidity. THE OTHER person's stupidity.
2-27-2011 @ 11:36AM
Agreed. They really need to remove most of the ridiculous prices or currencies on PTR testing.When ToC was around at PTR and they had T9 there from vendors, at first week the cost was gold. Thats ok.All of sudden when they started raid testing they added the emblem cost to them. Same with T10.PTR doesnt go long enough to actually ever get full set of said tiers, specially when ONLY way you can get it was by running daily HC and ICC on "ONCE week boss test for two hours or hour".Why would I go to PTR to GRIND stuff again? I thought the point was to test stuff not block the testing by all these currencies.I mean, if the T12 will cost same amounts as T11 do now and you could only do one boss per week if they open it in raid. You might kill the boss or not kill him. Then you would have to do daily heroic. Maybe add some ZA and ZG.Lets say that you would be able to do heroic and ZA and ZG but not raids. It would still take MONTHS to get T12 for testing. Why make it like that, I must ask? Whats the big deal to not give TESTERS T12? Is it too much of tease to keep people playing? Would that really be that much of letdown if everyone on PTR would be able to get T12 and go "meh I'll unsub cos I was wearing all the epix"?Thats kinda my mood killer on PTR. Its just so annoying. Whats the big deal if people get to test T12 and they would get some data from it?
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