Skip to Content
6-09-2011 @ 7:30AM
Nice suggestion! Actually, this has been implemented in some other games already, for example DCUO. You get to run "solo instances" with a boss at the end. You can also enter those instances with more players, but if you do, there is more trash, and I believe the bosses get harder to kill.Anyway, that game has different roles too, and I have run those instances as a tank, DPS and controller (kind of like a designated buffer/CC role), and it does work. Granted, its a bit harder if you're a glass canon (like a clothie DPS), but then again, if youre a tank, you might not die quickly, but your dmg output is lower, so it might take you longer to actually kill the mobs.I do believe that that would be possible to implement into wow, especially with dual spec. Play a holy priest? Respec to shadow for those instances. They shouldnt be comparable to a 10 man raid in their difficulty. In the game I mentioned, the instances were harder with certain specs, but they all were beatable, as some bosses required you to use a certain tactic, using the environment to bring them down, or you could just burn them down. I know some people will now complain and do the good old generalization ("Casual players are unable to communicate"), which is funny as I remember how a lot of raiders had to face equally unfair generalizations back in the day. Fact is... a lot of times, a casual player might not have the time to get a group together, might not want for an LFD, or might not wanna put up with the attitude you often find in those. I for one gave up on tanking instances for PUGs due to the behaviour I saw from a lot of people in those.Suggestions like this one arent supposed to say "Stop 10 man raiding, lets all solo everything", its meant to be an addition to the "core game" and the endgame-side that offers something more for casuals, because even if some people hate to hear it, there are a LOT of casual players in the game, and giving them something like that wouldnt be a bad idea, unless someone thinks just because he has more time to play, he owns the game and the developer's time. =)So, nice suggestion, and it has been done, and I do think it would work without taking anything away from other play-styles. Just my opinion though
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.