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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Teranoid » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:53 pm

Finally finished the [Know Your Role] achievement.

Achievements like this should never be put in the game EVER again. Shout out to the kick in the balls that if you take damage from any of the prequests before killing the named you won't get credit no matter what you do!

So dumb and, in the case of some classes, borderline impossible unless you find someone willing to let you basically afk in the air while they do all the work.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:46 pm

Teranoid wrote:Finally finished the [Know Your Role] achievement.

Just a heads up for anyone else that's working on this achievement. To get the one where you have to kill the Yaungol guys (around where you collect the barrels for the other quest) you can use those barrels to kill the Yaungol without taking damage (there are a couple groups that are just in range of you being in the right zone to throw the barrels.)

Figured this out after getting incredibly frustrated with that part (I kept taking damage from the barrel throwers even though I was moving out of their targeted location and they were focused on my helper.)
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Andurin » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:26 am

Learned yesteday that my ilevel 454 fire mage can trow out 65k dps with 80% doing it right and 20% luck. Also learned that I do 30k if i`m doing it wrong lol.

Also learned that Alter Time can actually be quite usefull with: Time warp, both trinkets proccing, last tier evocation buf and the instant pyro buff. Alter time resets you to 6 seconds back in time. So I got 6 additional seconds on all duration things, and another free pyroblast :o

I like my mage atm :D
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby JoeBravo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:16 am

1st kill on both Garalon and wind lord yesterday. \0/
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby econ21 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:05 am

Shoju wrote:Come back, get leveled, Learn the nuances that have changed, grind reps, grind heroics, and get back into the swing of things?


Leveling felt slower than in Cata, but it's still something you could do in a concentrated week (evenings and some weekend play). On my main, I skipped much of the first zone (leaving as soon as I got to 86) and the entire penultimate zone (the Steppes). The resting bonus helps quite a bit: on my alts, it meant I was able to skip another one or two zones (the Wilds and/or much of Kun-Lai). And leveling is quite pleasant, in itself (as Cata leveling was).

Learning the nuances will take about 5 mins on a blood DK: it's more a matter of trying to spot any difference.

Grinding heroics was FAR easier than I had feared. Insta-queues as a tank and face roll dungeons, I was done with heroic gear after a weekend of far from intense PUGing. I'm now going back to them as probably the most efficient way of getting VPs post-rep grind and am so unfamiliar with them - I ran most only one or two times.

The big time sink for me has been the dailies, for rep and to be able to buy VPs. I guess you could just pace yourself and do it only when/if you want to.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby JoeBravo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:16 am

JoeBravo wrote:1st kill on both Garalon and wind lord yesterday. \0/


with proof!: http://youtu.be/Wcy8dTS9w1g
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Levantine » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:20 am

Ugh that priest is... not great.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby JoeBravo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:29 am

Levantine wrote:Ugh that priest is... not great.


neither am I on this fight tbh. seen the vid a few times now and see new errors every time >_<
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Levantine » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:45 am

Sun Eater get~ One down three more to go for my transmog set. Now if only Archimonde and Nexus Prince would be kind enough to drop their shit so I can focus on herding cats back into firelands.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Shoju » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:27 am

econ21 wrote:
Shoju wrote:Come back, get leveled, Learn the nuances that have changed, grind reps, grind heroics, and get back into the swing of things?


Leveling felt slower than in Cata, but it's still something you could do in a concentrated week (evenings and some weekend play). On my main, I skipped much of the first zone (leaving as soon as I got to 86) and the entire penultimate zone (the Steppes). The resting bonus helps quite a bit: on my alts, it meant I was able to skip another one or two zones (the Wilds and/or much of Kun-Lai). And leveling is quite pleasant, in itself (as Cata leveling was).

Learning the nuances will take about 5 mins on a blood DK: it's more a matter of trying to spot any difference.

Grinding heroics was FAR easier than I had feared. Insta-queues as a tank and face roll dungeons, I was done with heroic gear after a weekend of far from intense PUGing. I'm now going back to them as probably the most efficient way of getting VPs post-rep grind and am so unfamiliar with them - I ran most only one or two times.

The big time sink for me has been the dailies, for rep and to be able to buy VPs. I guess you could just pace yourself and do it only when/if you want to.


And that would be where I lose it. I just don't have the time, or desire to make the time to play to do dailies like that, and It would be about my only way of "progressing" my gear, since there is absolutely no way in hell I'm stepping back into LFR. I think I'd rather walk around with a broken tooth and exposed nerve than to go back to that.

I would be pushing to get geared so that I could... Do something. I know how I am, and I know that I would be frustrated unless I was doing every single daily I could to get the rep and the gear as fast as I could. That's just not something I want to go back to.

As far as the nuances of BLood Dk. I would have to get comfortable with a 1 sec GCD on everything, the loss of several things, the changing of several others, and a remap of my Keybindings, as well as putting a new UI together.

The itch isn't that bad.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby halabar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:39 am

Well, if you can tune out a bit, LFR now actually is a lot better than it was late in DS. Probably harder if you want to tank it, but then you are in control of things more.

The worst thing about LFR now is the new loot system, they certainly stretched out the gearing up.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:51 am

which keeps us playing the same content longer, which keeps us busy longer...
its just like dailies - the longer you have to grind, the long it will take you to get through the content
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby halabar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:04 am

Shoju wrote:The itch isn't that bad.


Besides, someone spent most of your gold....
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Shoju » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:07 am

with no 10m version of LFR, there is absolutely no way I would ever run it again. I understand why they do it (only 25m), but my dislike of 25m raiding is just too great, even at a boiled down "lolmode" like LFR.

And I did some research, and I'm pretty sure that I could be up to ~50-60k gold pretty quick, even if I started with just the few K that I left on my toons.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby halabar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:08 pm

Shoju wrote:with no 10m version of LFR, there is absolutely no way I would ever run it again. I understand why they do it (only 25m), but my dislike of 25m raiding is just too great, even at a boiled down "lolmode" like LFR.

And I did some research, and I'm pretty sure that I could be up to ~50-60k gold pretty quick, even if I started with just the few K that I left on my toons.


I really don't see the issue, at least in these raids. There's really not a lot of difference, unless you are the healer perhaps.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Shoju » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:32 pm

There is a big difference. There are 15 more people running around on my screen than I care to see.

25 mans have always felt like a clusterf*** to me. When I got to that content in TBC, I didn't like it. When I was asked to do that content in WotLK I only went if begged, and I didn't run a single 25m raid in Cata, until the end when I ran 25man TB undermanned with 10-12 people, in a group made up of <Twilights Void>, <Completely Different> and the remnants of <Very Respectful>, and once I went to a Firelands Raid with Theck's group.

You can count me as one of the people who

1.) Likes the intimacy of a 10m raid.
2.) Likes the lesser amount of spell effects in a 10m raid (Not for performance reasons, but because it doesn't feel as jarring)
3.) Would not be sad if 25m went the way of the dodo. Don't get me wrong, I know people like it, and I know people even liked 40 man. It just has absolutely no appeal to me. The best decision that Blizz ever made was putting the sizes on the same lockout, and normalizing the loot. I agree that 25m should have a loot advantage, but I always felt that 2 pieces for 10m was 1 piece too few, as I feel was evidenced in the absolute abomination of shared loot tables in FL and DS, leading to items that were just never seen over 100+ kill samples in 10m.

25m just isn't my thing. I don't like it. Not even a little. Especially not with the super awesome completely anonymous, asshat culture that the LFG and LFR tools cultivated. I would be more apt to run an on server 25m PuG before I ever ran LFR again.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Treck » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Lei Shi down, just Sha standing, US has such a big headstart :S
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby halabar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:00 pm

Shoju wrote:25m just isn't my thing. I don't like it. Not even a little. Especially not with the super awesome completely anonymous, asshat culture that the LFG and LFR tools cultivated. I would be more apt to run an on server 25m PuG before I ever ran LFR again.


The loot change has cut down on the drama a LOT. People aren't even complaining about just getting gold anymore.

And like I said, it depends on the time you do it. I just did three today, and while I wasn't paying terrible attention to raid chat, got through all 3 with no wipes, no real fuss, and 1 upgrade, one good sidegrade, and 1/1 sigils, plus the valor.

Would it be that smooth on a Sunday afternoon? Not a prayer.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby benebarba » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:35 pm

halabar wrote:
Shoju wrote:25m just isn't my thing. I don't like it. Not even a little. Especially not with the super awesome completely anonymous, asshat culture that the LFG and LFR tools cultivated. I would be more apt to run an on server 25m PuG before I ever ran LFR again.


The loot change has cut down on the drama a LOT. People aren't even complaining about just getting gold anymore.

And like I said, it depends on the time you do it. I just did three today, and while I wasn't paying terrible attention to raid chat, got through all 3 with no wipes, no real fuss, and 1 upgrade, one good sidegrade, and 1/1 sigils, plus the valor.

Would it be that smooth on a Sunday afternoon? Not a prayer.


For me it's not that you can easily get through them fast on some nights... it's just that I don't find the fights (as done by the community consensus 'LFR strat', at least) enjoyable and I'd rather do something I *do* enjoy (and possibly get loots) than blast through LFR for the chance at some loots as well as the chance of asshattery.

To make an analogy: ever blast through a low level dungeon to help out a friend and not really feel much in the way of accomplishment, where the only fun really is how fast you can go and how high your damage done can get? That's what I realized I feel like in LFR (on a good run... on bad ones I just hate humanity).
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:55 pm

Treck wrote:Lei Shi down, just Sha standing, US has such a big headstart :S

:lol:
gratz Treckie, GL with Sha
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby benebarba » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:13 pm

thanks to the kindness of guildies, I got myself a shiny new stam trinket. Mmmmm... tasty, tasty stamina.
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Lastwolf » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:58 am

Treck wrote:Lei Shi down, just Sha standing, US has such a big headstart :S



I always figured that must be annoying, they (the US) basically gets a day extra every time, makes the achievement that bit more special though, I guess.

Do you guys ever get a feel out to how far they are along ?
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Era » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:32 am

Treck wrote:Lei Shi down, just Sha standing, US has such a big headstart :S


Am rooting for you! Would be awesome to see Method at the top!
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby Treck » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:18 am

Lastwolf wrote:I always figured that must be annoying, they (the US) basically gets a day extra every time, makes the achievement that bit more special though, I guess.

Do you guys ever get a feel out to how far they are along ?

Its incredibly infuriating, sure wow isnt the biggest esport, and blizzard has rarely shown much interest in it, but I still think they could put a little bit more effort into it.

I think the headstart is about 12-14hours, but to be fair that doesnt mean we are 12-14h behind, since we can see how fast US guilds kill the "easy" bosses, and prepare or figure out what they are doing, gaining us a little bit of time, and downtimes are usually worse in US than EU cause if there is something that is wrong with the server fixing, its usually faster getting fixed on EU side, altho rarely more than an hour.

What is really confusing imo is that Blizzard MANUALLY opens the heroic versions of the raids when they want to, instead of them beeing available when servers come up, meaning they have the technology to open it at the same time for all timezones, or like have an opt in option for people who want to have it earlier (aka fair race).
Since there will obviously be problems with resets and stuff, but that can be fixed if they want to.

But it comes down to how much effort is it worth putting down for the very small minority of people playing the race.
If more people would be interested in the race, maybe they would change things, or if more people who were interested would actually be aware of that fact, things could change but I dont see much hope for it.

All guilds try to keep as much as we can secret, but there are always hints that "leak" out someway, usually you say something that you think is completely obvious, that some other guilds overlooked, and you are unintentionally helps your competition.
The best part is all the random lvl 1 chars that keep whispering status to see how low we have the bosses :P
Also many people know others from other guilds even tho the sharing of information is very minimal.

Edit: This is not a huge complain post, just got longer than expected :P
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Re: Post Your Successes!

Postby bldavis » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:27 am

Era wrote:
Treck wrote:Lei Shi down, just Sha standing, US has such a big headstart :S


Am rooting for you! Would be awesome to see Method at the top!

same here and i am from the US
(iok i admit it is because of treckie) :?
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