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1-19-2012 @ 4:43PM
I was raiding in a 10-man guild doing regular DS (10) and Firelands on our "farm" day to finish up someone's Dragonwrath until my schedule changed up and I couldn't keep going so I bowed out of the raid group. We weren't seriously hardcore by any means but weren't a bunch of slackers. When I stepped out we were stuck on whossname the Tauren boss because we couldn't keep the ship up long enough to get into phase 2 - and the few times we did, we didn't have enough folks up to do much of anything before we wiped. The ship seems to have such a low health pool that anything short of near-perfect execution, especially on the sappers, meant we were all sent flying through the air across the frozen sea. And this is with a group of folks who pretty much tore through the entire front half without much of a problem and only took a week or so to learn Ultraxion.I've since taken to running LFR - and doing so on multiple toons. It's a cakewalk compared to normals, especially for a (presumably) average player like myself. I still strive to do my best in LFR, of course, but it's not really a challenge for me. Regular DS is out of the question because of my schedule so LFR is all I have available.Sure, there's some folks who come into LFR and coast, or sneak in with PvP gear in their bags and try to snag some loot before they get booted for low dps, but overall LFR is pretty positive. (Once you get past all the whining and finger pointing and other childish behavior, of course.) It's times like this that I wish Blizz would actually release their numbers because I'd love to know what they're tracking - it sounds like it's a LOT more than just how many people have wiped on each boss each week and total boss kills. It really seems like they're individually tracking players and guilds to make sure that folks aren't getting stuck too long.Lastly, with regards to the progression issue: I think the best "compromise" they could come up with would be to nerf regular DS to let the folks (like the ones who posted in The Queue today) try to wrap up spine and/or madness before the nerfs - and then nerf heroic in a couple more weeks. If they're thinking about doing 5% a month like they said, they could stagger regular and heroic nerfs every 15 days or so.
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