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9-21-2011 @ 6:10PM
Firelands came out on 6/28. Nerfed after not even 3 months?TOO SOON, EXECUTUS!
9-21-2011 @ 7:09PM
Maybe I need one of them fancy tin-foil hats for this analysis, but here goes: Didn't they delay the release of Firelands because the community wasn't ready for it? I seem to recall that Firelands was supposed to be out about the same time that 4.1 hit. Perhaps they're trying to get back to production schedule by accelerating the pace of Firelands progression? Generally the way Bliz has worked is that you need to be at the tier of the previous raid to be able to participate in the latest content. But they probably should have waited till 4.3 was on the PTR to do these nerfs, but I have a feeling that they were holding back the PTR to keep the dataminers grubby paws off the data before they could control the PR. (As they did badly in some cases, re: "BRAND NEW (recycled) worgen mounts!".) (Not to be painted as a Bliz fanboy. I'll say that I'm rather dissapointed in how they handled most of Cata, mistakes with class balance, what I see is a fall in production values from Wrath (any of the new T13 bosses have original models so-far?) , and a very disjointed unsatisfying storyline. )
9-21-2011 @ 8:04PM
Well, seeing as how they admitted that there were more new players vs older players not too long ago, this may be indicative of a move to cater (not in the negative connotation it's often used in) to less-experienced, lower skill (not to their fault) players. I think the LFR adding a new, less difficult tier is a good move on their part.
9-21-2011 @ 8:31PM
Nevermind Normal...I'm still confused over nerfing Heroic mode. The Normal-only nerfs with T11 seemed to be a very popular decision, so I just can't wrap my head around their Firelands decision.
9-21-2011 @ 8:33PM
"Popular" being a relative term, of course.
9-21-2011 @ 11:13PM
@KuroI'm going to go out on a limb here and say we probably won't see this on the ptr. Why ruin the surprise of Dragon Soul.
9-22-2011 @ 6:13AM
the problem with nerfing normals and not heroics is seen in teir 11. the Gap in difficulty between normal and heroic is enormous after the normals were made easier and makes them even more difficult for guild to attempt. Personally I think it was a good move, if you haven't cleared at least the normal content after ~3 months i believe it should be nerfed. I haven't cleared the content because of a time commitment issue, just because you haven't cleared all heroic modes doesn't mean your a bad player, I like the nerfs cause it means I may get a chance to raid firelands before 4.3Also from blizzards point of view raids are expensive to produce so they want to get as many in there as possible.
9-22-2011 @ 6:26AM
"The Normal-only nerfs with T11 seemed to be a very popular decision, so I just can't wrap my head around their Firelands decision."I would love to do some HC T11. But few people with the skills to do them actually wants to do them. Most people don't see the point in spending time wiping and learning a HC T11 fight, when you can do the same in Firelands for better loot. I'd love to do heroic content (even if only to see the extra-mechanics) and with the T12 and & T12 HC nerfs I'll be able to see some fights, and maybe even be able to down a few.
9-22-2011 @ 9:03AM
I still have this sneaking suspicion that Blizzard will NOT put 4.3 on the PTR and will drop the entirety of 4.3 in all it's unspoiled glory on us with little advance warning. They may have a short PTR with no dungeons or raids to test out void storage and Transmogrification but I think with all the info they released on the fight, and in an effort to prevent week 1 full clears by the bleeding edge guilds (that learn the fights on the PTR in the first place, giving them and advantage in the world first race).THIS IS MY PREDICTION (I'm good at detecting these things)
9-27-2011 @ 8:33AM
so naive of you guys to think this as anything else to do with WoW---- a few games are coming out--My point ? You're not competing against Ragnaros, Blizzard has a raid of it's own to fight !
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