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12-01-2011 @ 9:55AM
"While nothing in Blizzard's official tools demands you have these tools, the random groups you encounter will expect everyone to be DBM and voice chat ready."I'm a partially deaf player and have had much trouble with both guilds and PUGs due to my difficulty with voice chat. When I first read about LFR I thought it would be great and somehow jumped to the conclusion it would be like random 5-mans. So far I've been kicked twice over vent issues and have yet to see a boss. So I agree - Groups will expect everyone to be voice chat ready.
12-01-2011 @ 10:06AM
I've completed 6 LFRs so far and not once has any person even mentioned vent. It is completely not a requirement.The worst LFR I had so far had a total of 4 wipes before clearing all 4 bosses. thats not bad.Don't give up just cause one group of idiots thought you needed vent when you really dont.
12-01-2011 @ 10:40AM
your partially deaf.. and they kicked you. over a vent issue, becasue they were too lazy to type a word about it?someone please find these raiders who booted him and kick them square in the head.
12-01-2011 @ 1:28PM
Keep queuing, 6 completed runs on three toons here and not a single mention of vent. Which were definitely not guild runs.
12-01-2011 @ 3:14PM
Grapes, here is what you do:Make sure you queue with at least one understanding friend/guildie. Make sure you have vent, and sign onto it just to appease the people who are requiring it of you. Don't tell anyone you are deaf. Just have your friend relay any pertinent information, and fake it until you make it.It's actually better for your raiding career if you tell them you are inexperienced, but eager to learn, versus telling them you are deaf. It's kind of sad, but it's true - you're going to have to lie to make life easier for yourself with this.And then once you know the fights cold, you won't have to have a friend, but make sure you log onto vent, because people will always expect it.
12-01-2011 @ 8:20PM
I've done these fights on PTR, and really, all you need is a brain. If you have DBM, it's even simpler. Voice chat is completely unnecessary. As I've said before, one of the main reasons I quit formal raiding was because I preferred listening to music over a crowded vent channel filled with rude, obnoxious people. I don't want to have to go through that again with LFR. If I'm kicked for that, then so be it.
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