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11-06-2011 @ 4:55AM
What I find most damning about this commentary is that this is on the PTR. For the most part, people playing on the PTR are reasonably skilled players looking for a sneak peak at the next patch. What has been witnessed on the PTR LFR set is the best possible outcome. It will only get worse when LFR is subjected to the true depth of the LFD player base. Think about all those cloth wearing Shamans, spirit gemming DKs, and PvP geared healers you see in LFD. The people who do sub 4k DPS in gear good enough to queue for ZA/ZG in. These are people who hardly realize the PTR exists, much less go raiding on it for no rewards. But once it goes live, you bet your ass they'll be queueing in droves. LFR will be more or less completely unplayable for groups of less than 23 queueing together.
11-06-2011 @ 1:25PM
Actually, I've heard people on some other forums say the exact opposite: it will be better on live for a number of reasons:1) Lots of people come on PTR to troll or just mess around, even though they aren't playing on live, because playing on PTR doesn't require an active account.2) Most premades have never played their class before, and most also haven't done the required research on spec, rotation, etc. 3) Fights are buggy and not completely tuned yet.4) Very few partial guild groups are doing the Raid Finder on PTR right now, instead focusing on the normal mode DS encounters; there will be more of these on live.Not everyone on PTR is as "skilled" as some people believe.
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