Nov 11th 2011 4:08PM I think the troll problem is still going to be pretty bad on LFR on live. There's too great a temptation with 5x more people being affected. There's also a greater chance you get one with 5x more people. This really needs to be addressed for this to be successful.
Nov 11th 2011 4:03PM Sorry, this article doesn't address the biggest problems I see with LFR, trolls, lack of good tools for the raid leader/group to manage itself, and kicking afkers/dcers after wipes. Too many times the group was sitting around waiting on people to que, or ready check, etc. This information should be easy to see who is responsible for keeping the group needlessly waiting. We should see an inactive timer in tooltips of players to know if someone is afk and for how long. Basically we need more information about the basic information of the group down to the player level and not just a role icon with a check mark next to it.
Trolls and ninja pulls are a massive problem, especially when a massive group piles on top of the NPC you need to pull the boss, because it's hard to see who does it. The groups are too easy to troll and too big a temptation because trolls get to mess with 5x more people with little to no consequence. I would love a "troll kick" functionality that would allow each person when voting to check mark the troll button. If the troll amasses too many troll kicks over numerous groups (and this is tracked account wide) they get a multi-day suspension from LFR. Also the boss shouldn't be able to pull until the raid leader allows it. An invisible wall or non-responsive NPC would do great for this.
A massive problem on the PTR right now is AFK/"DCs" after a wipe. The group needs to be able to kick these people en mass without penalty at the least, and these players need an account wide deserter debuff at the most. Chronic abusers need a multi-day ban from LFR.
Aug 19th 2011 5:42PM I have a lot of gold. I would love a blizzard sanctioned system where I could sell gold to other players for game time.
Aug 19th 2011 5:39PM @babywhiz:
Being able to prove beyond all doubt is a terrible standard to have. You wouldn't be able to ban anybody for anything, except maybe wall and speed hacks. Even then you could say it's not 100% provable that they were actually hacking and not just some other problem.
But you certainly could gather enough evidence to bad based on a "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard. If you get a lot of gold from a separate account (not an alt) that you've never had any correspondence without something of value in return, from an account that's done a lot of gold transfers all of a sudden, or a known compromised account - chances are you're buying gold.
May 31st 2011 2:05PM We had a problem with two members who did nothing but complain. They complained when they didn't get loot, they complained when a boss didn't get down. Yes they were our top DPS and healer on the charts, but there's so much more to being a good raider than topping recount. The DPS NEVER paid attention to raid mechanics and yelled at healers to heal him through easily avoidable damage then posted DPS (which he usually was on top) at the end of fights.
We got rid of 'em. At the time we usually were 1 or 2 people short completing a roster on any given raid night. We were worried it would end raiding for us. Guess what, we quickly got some new recruits and have since continued progression without those two. Raid nights are a lot more fun, even when we don't get a boss down. We even took in a couple people new to WoW, taught them the ropes and now are some of our most reliable players.
TL;DR: You don't need complainers. Even when they are topping charts. Get rid of them ASAP and recruit some fresh blood with better attitudes. Train them to be better raiders if need be. It's far more rewarding.
Apr 29th 2011 4:55PM I really wish Blizzard would develop some system to create guild bylaws or something that could establish some very basic rules that even a guild leader couldn't break. There is certainly room for improvement that doesn't involved massive regulations or complete hands off either.
Simple things like how to pass of a guild to other members if a leader doesn't log in for a long period of time. Or not allowing a guild leader to leave a guild for x number of days after looting the bank for more than 20% of it's gold or items.
It doesn't have to be these exact ideas. I just gave some examples of basic rules that could be very easy to enforce and would only really capture the truly outrageous acts by guild leaders.
Apr 11th 2011 6:04PM I know. I tank a bear too. It's not too bad. Harder yes, but can be done. It's getting fixed in 4.1 though.
Apr 11th 2011 5:30PM Yeah you should expect this. So long as you're willing to go with the flow, joke around, etc. Even if you're just learning to tank or tank a new class, as long as you're trying to be reasonable and show you're learning as you go, most people are cool. When I hit my first RFC, I forgot to put on Righteous Fury (generates threat) and was having problems. I quickly looked looked through my spell book and found it. Quickly apologized to the group, said I believe I fixed the problem (which I did) and everyone was really cool.
Apr 11th 2011 5:10PM That guy is his own worst enemy. His wall of text could've been said "it's not enough of a bribe for him." But he had to equate the whole thing to prostitution and blew this whole thing way out of proportion. If he doesn't care for LFD and the reward is so small that it isn't enough for him to tank PUGS, then why does he care so much? From his tone of voice and the amount of expectations he places on others, he comes off sounding like a total jerk. I bet to find the problem with his PUGs he has no further to look than a mirror.
I've rarely have the issues he talks about in LFD. I get the occasional idiot, but more often than not I go in, tank a quick heroic and get out with relatively few problems and most people asking to que again or commenting on a smooth run. I'm pretty easy going and just adjust my tanking with the ability of the group. With the CTA, I might be inclined to jump in the que again instead of running to outland to farm BC mounts. The JP to Honor point conversion will do more to make me tank more initially than the CTA though.
Apr 8th 2011 10:23AM @denjira: Yes, yes we can. What world do you live in that tone-deaf needs to keep trying harder even through he's already got implants, but you can't blame a guild for gkicking a successful tank and harassing the hell out of him in trade chat after they find out he's deaf?
That guild was waaay out of line. And personally, I wouldn't be in a guild that's not willing to work with a player that's proven to be successful the moment the find something they don't like.
You expect deaf people expect not to raid - even by a casual guild. You are just as pathetic as the guild in question.