Page 875 of 1013

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:50 am
by halabar
Hmm... 4 guilds at 5/6H, hopefully we'll see Treckie emerge soon....

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:10 pm
by Fetzie
halabar wrote:
benebarba wrote:
theckhd wrote:They're optional in the same way that leveling to 90 or paying for your account are optional. You're not required to do any of that - in fact, you're not required to play the game at all. That doesn't make it any less of a giant grindy PITA for anyone who gives a shit about optimizing their character for raiding, though.


But it's far more than raiding, IMO.

It's actually playing once you hit 90 (and don't want to just annihilate low-level quests). It's having something to do with VP. You know, the carrot they dangle in front of most of the content these days.

Consider the extreme case of someone who does 'just want to see the content' - they'll do dailies once (well, except shado-pan and august celestials - they'll probably not get seen), maybe run some heroics and then what? More realistic is someone wants to get into LFR to see that, so they grind out Heroics because they don't want to do the dailies. Why? Because after you've done them once, the quests are mind-numbingly boring (if not sooner). But even they may as well toss the VP away since they can't use it for anything (ok, maybe they can trade it for conquest - but that kind of illustrates the issue as well).

This last case is the case some of my raid team is in: They want to raid, they just don't want to do innane dailies just to be able to buy gear with points they were able to obtain a number of ways that didn't include dailies.

"But normal raids are tuned for 463 gear!" you say. Yes, true. But what about the people who know they are probably going to need better than that? Or the ones who want to actually spend that VP they got slamming heroics and scenarios into the wall, but who didn't want to do the same 30 quests over and over?

So yes, I get they wanted us to see the content. Fine. Once I do all the dailies once, give me a tabard. Then let me go back to that thing they once spoke of: "having options".

/rant


Not to mention that even the "content tourists" are locked out of higher LFR until the purchase a fair amount of valor gear, BMAH gear, or get exceedingly lucky on Sha.

Face it, dailies are mandatory for ANYTHING endgame.


How about the Tabard you can buy at exalted being BoA and having the function of the WotLK and Cata tabards? So you do the dailies grind once, and can do dungeons for every other character?

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:08 pm
by Teranoid
Glorious!

Time to uninstall npcscan!

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:23 pm
by benebarba
Fetzie wrote:How about the Tabard you can buy at exalted being BoA and having the function of the WotLK and Cata tabards? So you do the dailies grind once, and can do dungeons for every other character?


I don't like that option because it only benefits people who have alts they don't want to grind on, and doesn't change anything for those who only play 1 character at end-game.

When I said once, I meant basically once you have done each of the individual daily quests from a particular faction, the whole 'experience the content' argument is moot for that faction. So literally, a week or so of dailies and you open up the option for a tabard. Of course, this would also require them not to attempt to extend the life of content by making you slowly gain more dailies.

As it stands now, I think they'd have to put it at say 'honored' or so - something that's not a terrible grind but does require *some* dailies, if only to justify the content existing.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:57 pm
by Teranoid
benebarba wrote:I don't like that option because it only benefits people who have alts they don't want to grind on, and doesn't change anything for those who only play 1 character at end-game.


This makes absolutely no sense.

So you're basically saying you wouldn't support it just because you play one toon and thus would get nothing out of it? That's pretty dumb.

If you play one character then congratulations.. you don't ever have to put up with this inane bullshit. That in itself should be the reward.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:47 pm
by bldavis
i would love it if you got to say revered honored with a faction, and you had an option to get a tabard to get some rep from dungeons, a little less from scenarios, but the best way to get it was still dailies, and keep dailies as the only way to get lesser charms

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:50 pm
by benebarba
Teranoid wrote:
benebarba wrote:I don't like that option because it only benefits people who have alts they don't want to grind on, and doesn't change anything for those who only play 1 character at end-game.


This makes absolutely no sense.

So you're basically saying you wouldn't support it just because you play one toon and thus would get nothing out of it? That's pretty dumb.

If you play one character then congratulations.. you don't ever have to put up with this inane bullshit. That in itself should be the reward.


Where did I say that I didn't think there should be some BOA nature to it? Or that there *shouldn't* be some other benefit to people with multiple toons. I didn't support the idea because it *only* helped people with multiple toons.

I'll be sure to spell out explicitly any thoughts I have, so as to avoid any confusion next time. ;)

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:42 pm
by SeaTurtle
Benebarba: Got!

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:28 pm
by Nikachelle
SeaTurtle wrote:Benebarba: Got!

lol! Cute!

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:12 pm
by benebarba
Nikachelle wrote:
SeaTurtle wrote:Benebarba: Got!

lol! Cute!


I admit it: I rode it around the summoning stone waiting for raid tonight :P

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:06 am
by theckhd
Chest token from my bonus roll on Shek'zeer. Yay 2-piece!

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:45 pm
by Treck
Grand Empress down finally, so much that has to go right in that fight its just annoying.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:31 pm
by Klaudandus
Treck wrote:Grand Empress down finally, so much that has to go right in that fight its just annoying.


Bummer on not getting world first~ =(

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:42 pm
by Treck
Sometimes you win, sometimes you dont, besides its Sha that matters anyway.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:55 pm
by Nooska
Gz on Empress anyway (this is a success thread!)

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:22 pm
by Era
Aye, congratulations! Will be looking forward to the final race!

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:24 pm
by culhag
Teranoid wrote:Glorious!

Time to uninstall npcscan!

Gratz! but do you have all the toys they drop ?

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:46 pm
by masterpoobaa
Prot pally in heirlooms... Don't need quests, don't need LFD... Just solo everything.
From Ramps to Gundrak there seems to be very little that can really hurt me. (First boss in Gundrak can be a lil tricky)
Burn through packs pretty quickly, get insane exp and don't have to deal with the seething stupidity in LFD nowerdays.
Also solo'ed ring of blood and the LK version (Ampithetre of Anguish?).

As I have subsequently found, this "Keeping myself alive" practice has improved tanking on my main.
Got a better and instinctive feel for the rotation now.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:31 pm
by Levantine
Realised that if I used the 463 mace my cs and hotr would hit so much harder. Thus a legitimate tank set was born. Strength weapons are too mainstream.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:20 am
by Andurin
Mage got up to 89 now, and after a day of dungeon rushing, got my paladin up from 34 to 44. Ran dungeons together with my gf's new priest, and I think we ran into the same "random" people like 4 times. (Who loved the speed with wich I was tanking, but hated the dps I was doing since I was leaving them far behind ^^ )

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:03 am
by JoeBravo
only took me one sunday to rebuild my UI from scratch \0/

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:56 am
by Hespherus
6/6 HoF last night. 1 shot windlord/ambershaper(which was still progression, we just switched from 2 healing to 3). Then proceeded to kill Empress in 6 tries.

Went back to MV and 2 shot Garajal HC, which puts us to 3/6 HC. Fingers crossed for Elegon HC tonight. All in all a pretty good week.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:58 am
by Teranoid
culhag wrote:
Teranoid wrote:Glorious!

Time to uninstall npcscan!

Gratz! but do you have all the toys they drop ?


Eh I got most of what I wanted from them. Some of them are absolutely dumb to me and a waste of bag space so I'm not bothering to farm them repeatedly.

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:28 pm
by Nooska
Found a solution to the tank problem - got one of our monk dps to fill in as tank untill we get the 3rd one (if we get a third one ofc). now its just figuring out how to fix the healers (I mean we have 6 for a 10 man - even discounting one that is there with low possible attendance, it should be enuogh for a 2/3 raids available).

Re: Post Your Successes!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:35 am
by Astronomic
Killed Will of the Emperor and 1st boss in heart of fear for 1st time on the weekend. Got bladelord to 5%.