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8-28-2011 @ 10:17AM
I'm hoping that to prevent these scenarios, Blizz will give lots of *options* for the matchmaking.A cross-realm raid finder needs to be more sophisticated than the casual "pop me in the 1st random 5-man available" queueing tool, otherwise it could become just an embarrassing flop.It has to have something like more loot options. Do you want a raid that has master looting on, or would you prefer need/greed? I'm curious of how the system will prevent all the crazy ninjaism, because it's, you know, cross-realm.Ignoring bad players works, in some sense of the word, but preferring friends (people you have added in a 'cool guy' list) over strangers could probably make a big difference.How about an ability to require some specific achievement or average equipped ilvl? The game will ofc already have gear limits to join, but maybe more options would make the system better. This could prevent you from getting anyone to raid with you if you set your standards too high, but then you could just adjust them.You could be in a situation where you need only specific classes; having some checkboxes that say something like "LF resto shammy and a survival hunter" instead of letting the matchmaking decide for you could be very necessary for a successful raid. What if you can't get a resto shammy, will something else do? The system will probably also need a "Only Class Runs" option (badly!).So this could get quite complicated, I'm already imagining a big wide panel full of different widgets and checkboxes. Blizzard doesn't usually like to scare people with complicated things, but then again, raiders are the advanced (and complicated!) part of the player base. Fingers crossed.
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