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    :confused: Ugh, why remove the image? In what way...

    :confused: Ugh, why remove the image? In what way was it trollbait? And unrelated?! It articulated my point clearly and provided context for the post while including nothing even remotely...
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    The problem with trying to draw lines in the sand...

    The problem with trying to draw lines in the sand and say "This content is for player Type-X and this other content is for player Type-Y" is that you cannot put players into neat little baskets like...
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    Nope, not even remotely close. Let me try and...

    Nope, not even remotely close.

    Let me try and make it perfectly clear:

    YOU claimed there was no longer any challenge in the game. Nowhere for top tier players to test themselves or "push" their...
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    Our best bet was using a Hunter to babysit...

    Our best bet was using a Hunter to babysit Rageface.

    It didn't work out well for us. We only gave it about 10 pulls but I think 60% was our best attempt... Face Rage just kept killing folk.
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    At the moment of your quoting, I'm arguing that...

    At the moment of your quoting, I'm arguing that to claim "the challenge is all gone! every fight is easy mode!" while a full 99%+ of the guilds haven't completed the tier is either disingenuous or...
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    I really don't think I am. I am referencing data...

    I really don't think I am. I am referencing data from nearly every active raiding guild in the game while the person I'm quoting is referencing "data" from some things some people on his server said....
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    Which is certainly an encouraging anecdotal...

    Which is certainly an encouraging anecdotal account of the tiny percentage of total guilds that represents. I think we can agree it makes more sense, when talking about the big picture, to look at an...
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    Right, and the numbers seem to bear that out just...

    Right, and the numbers seem to bear that out just fine. Fewer than half the active guilds in normal content have even touched heroic (Shannox), and half again as many are better than 2/7. Nothing is...
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    We're one week out from the nerfs and your angry,...

    We're one week out from the nerfs and your angry, vocal insistence that nobody who wasn't already raiding was interested in doing so. The numbers are pretty crystal clear. The nerfs not only resulted...
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    Warrior Hmm, just put on DPS gear... not just...

    Hmm, just put on DPS gear... not just expertise/hit, but everything. I do 5-mans in almost all DPS gear except my shield & weapon. At appropriate iLvls and a moderately competent healer, you don't...
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    Tanking 99 times in 100 if a Warrior (any spec) is...

    99 times in 100 if a Warrior (any spec) is struggling to figure out why their DPS is so low the culprit will end up being Heroic Strike and/or Cleave.

    Remember these abilties do not trigger the...
  12. Thread: Lord Rhyolith

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    I don't find this to be true; in practice P1 is...

    I don't find this to be true; in practice P1 is much more of a race for the DPS. If he stays in P1 too long multiple active volcanoes are likely to tax your healers - eventually beyond reason. P2, at...
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    I'm probably as close as you will find to a...

    I'm probably as close as you will find to a "supporter" of these nerfs and even I agree with him. This degree of nerf means less skill is necessary to down these bosses. You can screw up mechanics...
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    A small part of me is aghast at the "gradual"...

    A small part of me is aghast at the "gradual" wholesale nerf of the entire tier but MOST of me is just excited to form up and roflstomp 7/7 tonight.
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    Umm, why can't it be both a sneak preview as well...

    Umm, why can't it be both a sneak preview as well as a source of decent loot? Why does it have to be one or the other?

    Completing this raid at /LFR difficulty is, I'm sure, going to be slightly...
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    Poll: Well this is likely to derail the thread, but I'm...

    Well this is likely to derail the thread, but I'm okay with that since it's over... but do you honestly believe a reader/listener has no responsibility of interpretation? There's no common...
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    Poll: See, therein lies the rub though, right? It's...

    See, therein lies the rub though, right? It's easy to tell if someone is going to play well, but knowing if they're a "great person" can take time. If one desires to build a raid made not just of...
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    Poll: :rolleyes: Yah, that's it bud. Spot on. "No...

    :rolleyes: Yah, that's it bud. Spot on. "No uncertain terms" and all that. No chance it was said in jest in response to your overly hostile, boorish and accusatory tone in the Shoutbox. I totally...
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    Poll: Was team cohesion negatively impacted because of...

    Was team cohesion negatively impacted because of the way I did it, or because I did it at all? If I had given the guy fair warning, run them both in the same raid (to demonstrate that he's getting...
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    Poll: How can you succeed unless you do both? Take...

    How can you succeed unless you do both?

    Take the absolute purest distillation of the scenario in question:
    1) Raider A has been with you and your guild for 6 months and is reliable enough to have...
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    Poll: I'm not sure what the distinction is. It's a...

    I'm not sure what the distinction is. It's a question based on personal experience meant to spur a sort of "General Discussion," if you will. Seems appropriate given the venue, no? I'm willing to...
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    Scary that the numbers still look depressing even...

    Scary that the numbers still look depressing even with the generous parameters.

    Would be very interested to see it narrowed to people who are personally 1/7 and in guilds that are at least 2/7....
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    Agreed; Blizzard's addiction to server transfer...

    Agreed; Blizzard's addiction to server transfer fees will poison the game more quickly and deeply than any change they could make to tuning or class balance. If they would implement a policy of...
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    Poll: Well, technically that was my point from the...

    Well, technically that was my point from the beginning.



    But that's why I balk at the term "favor." To me a favor is something you do for someone without expecting anything in return. That's...
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    Poll: Well I may have oversold him in the interest of...

    Well I may have oversold him in the interest of providing a compelling backdrop to the discussion. He was only Frost DPS because he failed in his appointed role as Tank requiring us to shuffle our...
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