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11-11-2011 @ 3:26PM
I think part of the issue with judging the Raid Finder based on the PTR is that the PTR environment really is an entirely different kettle of fish than the live servers. Obviously there are plenty of shitheads who make people's lives hell on live, but the sheer number of trolls on the PTR can't be overstated. Nor can the sheer depths of their obnoxiousness. Half of them don't even have active subs, or play on private servers. There's no consequences whatsoever because GMs rarely step in except in the most extreme circumstances. The PTR is like the spawn of /b/, to be quite honest.Then, in addition to the CHUDs, you have people who aren't necessarily assholes but are just there for free epics and don't know about anything. They may not even be level capped on live in that class, or at all. People who know what they're doing and actually are there to try things out and test them tend to be a distinct minority, in my experience.So, while I am totally apprehensive about Raid Finder and probably won't use it, I think writing it off entirely based solely on the PTR experience is kind of premature.
11-11-2011 @ 4:08PM
I think the troll problem is still going to be pretty bad on LFR on live. There's too great a temptation with 5x more people being affected. There's also a greater chance you get one with 5x more people. This really needs to be addressed for this to be successful.
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