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2-28-2011 @ 9:27AM
I understand where the other guy is coming from. I was a raider in vanilla and back then, you had to make sure you came to the raid prepared on your own. And I'm not just talking gold for potions (I don't think flasks were already in the game and if they were, I'm pretty sure they got removed if you died), but also stuff like runs in Stratholme to get Stratholme water to use against the skeletons in the Nefarian fight. That meant that raiders were working to prepare for their raids and also brought the guild together (we did most of these Stratholme runs in-guild).Today, it feels like once you start raiding, you could potentially only login to raid and wouldn't need to play that character for anything else. And I have to say that yes, as an old-timer, it irks a little to see someone for the first time of the week on Wednesday night for a raid, when I spend all my evenings of the week and some time during the weekend running guildies through heroics to make them ready to raid with us.The other problem is that, if you don't spend your gold that way, there's nothing for a guild to spend it on. And just like in real life, sitting on a pile of money does not do any good to anyone...
2-28-2011 @ 10:29AM
I recognize where you're coming from , but it's that very idea of "raid half the week, prepare for raiding the other half of the week" that makes raiding look unappealing for a lot of people. I have other stuff I want to do during the week.One idea for compromise: If the guild uses a point system for distributing loot, incorporate flasks into the system. You can 'buy' flasks off the guild bank, but it means you have a little less for loot than the raiders who bring their own stuff. If you want to give a perk to officers, let them be able to take flasks off the guild bank without spending points.
2-28-2011 @ 11:12AM
Flasks were in the game, lasted two hours and persisted through death. You did not see a lot of them because they required the rare Black Lotus (which was bop most of the 1st year of the game) and had to be made at an alchemy lab. In the beginning there was just one lab - Frostwhisper's room in Scholo. When BWL opened there was (still is) another lab beyond the Suppression Room area.
2-28-2011 @ 9:50PM
The other problem with Flasks in vanilla (other than Black Lotus being BoP until the Naxx patch) was that you had to get lucky to get the recipes as they were rare drops.Some recipes were rarer than others.
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