Hey, it's Mat here, filling in for Mike Sacco. I love filling in for Mike Sacco! He's so dreamy...
Also, that's a moose. Quit bugging me.
Question for the Queue:
If the 140 VP reward for 'tier 2' heroics went live, players would be able to reach the weekly valor point cap without having to raid. Do you think this is good or bad for the game?
I think it's great for those who don't raid, considering that was sort of the plan all along, I thought. The cap was instituted to gate progress and provide a reward to raiders in terms of time. As a raider, I can hit the cap pretty quickly with a couple nights of raiding and a heroic here and there. If you don't raid, you have to spend more "days" online hitting the cap, and with a slower accumulation. Both get to reach the cap, but with different intervals.
As for if it is good for the game or not, if you put in the time to gear up, you should be able to get some gear. It is still not a trivial ordeal to get geared up for heroics and raids, so anything that makes it a little easier opens up the playing field during the content. Since the ilevel gating keeps you from queueing up in the random dungeon finder before you run tier 1 regulars/heroics, I don't think that it will have too much of an impact.
Question for the queue: What is Blizzard's reason, or any reason at all, for why you can not fly in Tol Barad? We could fly in WG before and after battle, why have they not implemented that at Tol Barad?
Tol Barad is made up of two very specifically designed zones that were made for ground mounts alone. Their size and shape, as well as the objectives of each, are built to be accomodate one type of travel. Also, there is the bridge lock-out mechanic that would basically be nullified if you could fly over the chasm.
Q for the Queue:
What're the chances that Blizzard will actually make some sort of LFG tool report system where I can report on how awful people act in instances? I'm trying to level a tank and it's next to impossible because of impatient DPS and trolls (and not the "'ey mon I 'it da wrong button" kind).
It'd be nice if I could report people for being douchebags, basically.
Any type of player comment system will never be instituted by Blizzard because it is too easy to exploit. People, on the whole, just aren't going to use the system the way we would hope they would.
Just wanted to shout out to the podcast team for another really great WOW Insider show. Sacco when you pull the plug I always feel like saying "too soon!"
Big Props to McCurley for his Epic ZG description!
Thank you muchly! I know people are really interested in the new content, so I am trying my best to give the best, most detailed descriptions of it.
Hope you all are having a restful and enjoyable weekend!
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