Nov 16th 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 =)
Nov 16th 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.
Apr 29th 2008 8:58AM I hated it - no, really... I bought the game on its second day and played it for less than a month... the world was too open and didnt have enough filling it at the time.. and starting in durotar was tedious... I put the game down for about a year and went back to Guild Wars and other games... The Burning crusade changed that all as the new start areas were very well done. I quickly hit 20 then 30 then 40 and then stopped for a bit (i hit 40 in less than 2 weeks) Then about a month later hit 55 then 63 then stopped again for almost another year... Started again this past Jan and have a new 43 Hunter and my 63 Rog is now 66 almost 67...
I had been used to Guild Wars' structure and games like CoH which were more contained. Starting in wow was too open and until map addons and such i really didnt like getting lost so much. Besides that the game is great although i'm always looking for the next MMO.