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1-19-2012 @ 12:34PM
I feel more conflicted about the DS nerfs than I have about any previous raid nerfs. In the past, it's always been a shamed relief that a nerf was coming. Now, I don't think I want one; I don't think I need one.My guild downed normal Warmaster for the first time last Friday and were the tiniest smithereen (under 100k hp on the last tentacle iirc) from a Spine kill. We would benefit from the nerf. On the other hand, we routinely have two raids/wk at 2-3hrs/raid with perhaps 15 people signing more than once a month, so I'd think we're fairly progressive for how casual we are.I think LFR is what's causing me to feel like a nerf is unnecessary. I love LFR for many reasons. Its level of difficulty is on par with heroic dungeons these days: easy if one knows it and sucks if one is or is with a noob. It's also a great way to learn the fights by doing without as great a wipe risk if one fucks up. I had not yet seen Warmaster in normal mode last Friday, but having to remember only one new mechanic compared to LFR made me much more prepared and more aware of everything that was happening.I don't want to say that LFR is the nerf, but don't nerfs happen to give the chance for more players to see and down a boss? Isn't that what LFR is doing? My guild isn't progressing through the second wing with much speed, but we cleared the first wing bosses the same nights we first saw them. I know there are guilds at, behind, and ahead of us in progress; the currently difficulty level feels like it's what it should be.
1-19-2012 @ 12:36PM
(Yes, I'm aware the nerf is optional.)
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