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11-16-2011 @ 7:20PM
How about a "story mode" difficulty where the raid doesn't give you loot but you and your raid group can go in and faceroll the place to experience. Have the bosses do little to no damage while maintaining their health pools. That way the raid can have fun blasting away at the boss without wiping. Maybe then Blizz will see way more people in the raids.As a player that doesn't have access to raiding guild, this would make me a lot happier than waiting for the next expansion to experience old raids.
11-16-2011 @ 7:49PM
You just described SWTOR
11-16-2011 @ 7:54PM
That's actually kind of a neat idea. I raid myself, but I know countless people and friends who aren't really the raiding/dungeoning types and who can't see content until it's 3 expansions past, if at all. Something like the above would be a fun encounter just for sightseeing, and since there would be no loot rewards the only people who'd do it were ones who were equally interested in seeing it and probably wouldn't be a bunch of jerks.
11-16-2011 @ 8:38PM
You mostly described the upcoming LFR difficulty, if the early reports are to be believed.For my part, if the LFR allows players to see the full lore - and if the random groups can effectively complete the raids with few to no wipes - chances are good I will never set foot again in a Normal/Hard raid. Count this tank out. The stress of babysitting a bunch of clueless players is definitely not worth the rewards.
11-17-2011 @ 5:28AM
But isn't a significant proportion of a raid's novelty new encounter mechanics? Story mode just seems like "get the guild together to whack target dummies with different models." You might do it once, for a laugh, but a one-use raid hardly seems like a good use of development time.
11-17-2011 @ 10:50AM
@DarkwalkerAs a non-raiding PuG tank I gotta say that you nailed it. With a good healer I don't need ANY DPS to run a reg. With a good healer I can still get wiped repeatedly by idiots who shouldn't have queued in Heroics. If I can reasonably tank an LFR raid and see the content with my ~ilvl 363 gear then I will be very happy and probably will spend even less time doing anything else. If I can learn the content well enough to tank a regular with a PuG, even better.
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