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11-16-2011 @ 1:37PM
I have loved the raid finder so far - wipes and all. It takes some persistence but you learn the mechanics during the fights which will help when raiding. Is this meant for 100% casuals? probably not... but its nature alone will weed out those who just aren't right for it. Do i think they'll improve it for MoP - sure, but it is a workable system currently and imo although it could use improvements, it will probably be my main source of Valor before i start clearing DS with my guild regularly. What you seem to have forgotten with the article is not only is the group a pug but also the content is new and the players are not only less geared for it, but you also likely have players jumping in before correcting their talents (talent reset on ptr) and reviewing the content. On live, more players will be on it and they will be getting better and better gear and learning the content as they go... I don't see this as a failed attempt but more like a BH or VoA pug. When the content is new the run will be difficult - as more people learn the run and gear up it will get easier and easier.
11-16-2011 @ 1:43PM
Also, on live you'll have more actual raid groups using it to form gearing runs which will be nice to have a more organized group. Personally, i'll be creating a basic vent just for it so i can have a channel for players to jump into if they want some more organization. This will be a great tool, its all about how the players use it =)
11-16-2011 @ 2:43PM
@Sixto Rey Troche Jr:Unless you're willing to pay for it, Ventrilo can only hold 8 people. If you already pay for a Vent server, a separate channel is easy enough - with a one-night password for it of course, so people don't continue using what you pay for after the raid is over. But if you want a free alternative other than a separate channel on your paid server, go with the free license of Teamspeak or better yet, go open-source with Mumble.
11-16-2011 @ 3:11PM
"go with the free license of Teamspeak or better yet, go open-source with Mumble. "As much as I love Mumble, it's hard enough sometimes to get the 1 or 2 pugs we pick up on a raid night to download it. Good luck getting 24 randoms from other servers to do it. :(
11-16-2011 @ 3:20PM
@cutie (yes, I always read it as that, and your avatar helps ^^)Aye, that's the sad truth.
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