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4-11-2011 @ 4:24PM
I know I linked this yesterday, but now you guys are on the same topic as this post, so it merits another link!http://omedon666.livejournal.com/80293.htmlMy crazy theory: Blizz knows CTA is "a silly fix", but they have now visibly and very noticably "done something", so if the DF still sucks, the community really has no one to blame but themselves.Sometimes, it's you.(not you, that guy, ya, him...)
4-11-2011 @ 11:14PM
Stella's wall of text crits for over 9000!
4-12-2011 @ 11:51AM
I too believe it's the system that is broken. But I think there is quite an easy (conceptual) fix to the problem. Allow us to make 'friend' with a player from another realm.Make it a new tab in the social window or something. Allow a generous max limit, and allow forming parties and joining the LFD queue with these cross realm friends. I believe this will eliminate nearly all the problems we're seeing with the LFD tool. And I believe it is a critical problem for Blizzard. The LFD tool, coupled with intensifying the difficulty of heroic encounters, has meant a bunch of strangers with no rapport meeting up to do something incredibly hard, and the group devolving into chaos the moment they experience a set-back. This has contributed significantly to burn-out, and lack of social satisfaction from completing these challenges, since you're never going to see these people again anyway. What's the point of taking the effort to build a relationship?Implementing cross-realm friend system, however, will change all this. The best tanks and best healers will befriend lots of DPS's, and there will be rewards for good behaviour and skill. I can't think of any downsides to this, except for perhaps the technical challenge of implementing such a system. The way I see it, all the building blocks are there already, and if Blizzard had the will, I don't see why such a feature can't be introduced in 4.2.
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