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12-12-2011 @ 3:18PM
I'm not a raider so I really don't know what I talking about. But this whole legendary business sounds like it was deliberately designed to cause tension, frustration and misery.
12-12-2011 @ 4:09PM
Nah, it was deliberately designed to be challenging and rewarding to those guilds that could regularly clear hard modes.Yes it can be frustrating for non-progression guilds who (easily) start the quest and then slowly realize it will take a year to complete without HM kills. But it is a Legendary after all and only meant to be a reward.Blizzard did a poor job in terms of requirements in 10-man vs 25-man guilds, but that doesn't mean it was designed with any ill intent.
12-12-2011 @ 4:12PM
It's meant to be a group/guild effort. Which is understandable... Val'anyr and Shadowmourne were the same.The problem, IMO, is the shard/essence/orb system. It's just endless grinding, and it rewards hard mode guilds with increased drops of those shards. I'm surprised more people don't gripe about it more. I think a much better way to go about it would be to just do the parts where the person on the quest has to do something special, and have every boss in the current tier have a thing like that.Endless grinds are bad, even for legendaries, and you would have thought that blizz would have figured that out by now.
12-12-2011 @ 4:59PM
Challenging for the group maybe… but the reward is just for one guy. And you have to decide who that one guy is at the start. You have to trust him, and he has to commit to months of hard work with no guarantees. I'm just struggling to see how a game designer could think this was a great idea.
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