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9-19-2011 @ 6:10PM
Sure, I'm all for the notion of a normal mode for these dungeons, though I'm not even remotely sure for what ilvl they could tune it, or what ilvl gear it could drop without either of those being absurd compared to everything else...What I don't really understand is the notion that the RDF is this volatile hellish place where everyone spits on you for every little mis-step.Certainly, there are fail groups that disband or end in abuse worthy of a harassment ticket... but since the implementation of RDF, I've run as tank, healer and DPS, and never found it to be particularly any worse than when I was pulling people from trade chat to run the daily heroic back in early Wrath. Maybe it's a memory bias, but for every group in RDF that is high-stress and devolves into flaming and cursing, I've had at least as many that were pleasant and chatty, and countless many more that were 100% uneventful, and all of these seemed independent of how well the people in them were playing.Speaking practically, I can understand that these groups can easily slant toward bad experiences: heroics have evolved over time to be considered a simple path to a "must farm" reward and so should never be failed, and of course the notion of internet anonymity and so on. From experience though, I really can't say it has been all that bad. I can't help but wonder if some of this effect is a self-fulfilling prophecy where players go in expecting failure and vitriol so strongly that they're cynical and hyper-defensive about keeping that from happening to themselves and they lash out pre-emptively.Sorry to derail... but this opinion of RDF is all over the internet, and I just don't see it happening in practice.
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