So...I resubscribed after 2 months, killed the Lich King, and the next day, could not kill anymore bosses.
Yes, as is intended.
Something I don't understand.My friend told me that there are no raid ids anymore. When I look at my raid window, it shows my ICC status - what bosses I've killed (doesn't show heroic).He said that if we have killed the same bosses or I have done more than him, he can join my ID? that doesn't make any sense to me. So if he was in a raid group with me and he decided to go into ICC. He could jack my raid ID - not that he would do that.So basically you can join a fail group, then a good group?
The new raid lockout is absolutely ridiculous. Look, i'm sorry if some people or guilds suffer from constant no show issues, or cant seem to put together their best groups or configurations on a consistent basis. But by no means should that stop me or anyone else from running multiple raids per week- the fact is, being guildless right now, i spent 5 days standing around, or working on the dummies, or chit chatting with peeps, waiting on an ICC or RS raid to form i could get in. No one wants to run right now; i can understand tanks not sure about aggro, or heals wondering if they are set up right, but the new system makes everyone not want to waste their one chance at end game raids on a possible fail pug (finally found a run btw, flew through first wing, a mage and lock consecutively accident pulled fester, wiping us, words ensued, raid broke up= FAIL!), now im locked for the week after 4 reg bosses which is a joke, and my only remedy to stand around and beg people to come to a raid with 4 down already? i wouldnt join that raid, and no one else would either. Simple fact is this lockout system take me from possibly raiding 4-5 days a week to 1- 2 at most; now i know alot of people enjoy more of the game than raiding but i've developed an appetite for it, thas what i like to do. Seems now i am confined to 5 days (minimum) of doing absolutely nothing- there is no reason anyone can give me to suport this being a good change. I can keep going but i dont want to write a QQ novel, so go ahead and tear this apart, try to convince me otherwise (u won't), or as always tell me to find a new game or something- fact is as paying players we should be able to progress as fast as we are dedicated to doing, not being slowed down because others cant keep pace or Blizz wants to save some maintenance man hours or something.
Example1:My group downed lower spire + blood wing (all normal). So...Can I join another group - who only downed lower spire - to kill plague and frost wings?Can someone else who only downed lower spire join my group and would our blood wing kills count toward his/her personal progression during that week?
this raid lockout is an abomination for any half decent guild doing hard modes.--------with 4.0.1:When you're in a guild that runs heroic 25 man ICC, you couldn't care less about doing 10man normal. So let's say 1 night you don't have all your tanks or healers, and you can't do 25men hc, well, you can't even say "let's do 10man hc instead". Seriously, when you run 25HC, why would you run a 10man normal, or even 25man normal? usually, you already have the gear from normal mode.I killed LK25hc 2 times myself, but still none on 10men because we never had the setup for it, and people cba. If I kill 1 single boss on HC with the guild on 25men, I can't even try it, that's retarded.-----------With cata:Take a good 25man raid guild, you clear normal content in let's say 3 weeks, you are starting on hc. You have a tank missing, what are you options: -1 get someone in offspec gear and try to continue on hc-2 get someone in offspec gear and try to continue on normal fast clear-3 split up in 2 or 3 10man raids and do it normal mode.problems:1. after only 3 weeks, with no 10man on the side, your tanks are just geared up, offspec loot is still not available. Your dps or healers have blue tanking gear only. Since you can't get 1/2 tier under like now, but a whole tier lower only. So you just can't continue your 25hc run.2. again, your offspec tanks only have blue gear, it will be hard getting content done even on normal.3. if you want to split up, well guess what, you also can't as you would need 3 more tanks for 2 groups, and since 10man or 25man are the same difficulty, you're back to point 2.Bacially, in a 25man guild, you will only get 2 or 3 tanks in, and other members can't get offspec gear before those tanks are geared, and you can't get offspec gear from 10man either, so you're stuck with lower gear. right now, let's say offtanks would be in 245 gear, and not 251, and in cata for the first tier, well, offtanks will be in blues.The is a major step back for hybrids that like to do 25man with their guild, and run a 10man after to get some offspec to help if they have to tank on 25.If people can get offspec gear after less than a month, this would solve a lot of problems, but if you get offspec gear, it means people are already geared within a mouth, so wtf are you doing for 2 or 3 more months then, seriously? This is putting major stress on tanks in a 25man guild, as if they don't come, the guild can't do anything useful. One solution I though about, was that when you buy a specific item, you are allowed to change or get the equal one for an offspec. That way, a dps MS, tank offspec will see both his main and offspec progress at the same time, creating less problems to replace a tank in the early stage of a Tier set. if you can't run 10man and obviously will take your main spec first, then your offspec will take ages to built up until you have something decent to help in a main run.
Solution 4. Have reliable raid members.