I'm a bit confused. It seemed like what Method et al., were doing was fine because they're the ones doing the inviting. The issues re: communities was apparently a third party cost to matching players and guilds.So it's not LETTER OF THE LAW legal per se, but it's not as flagrant as the "playcarry dot com" listings I keep reporting in the LFG window.
Give the members of method involved a short ban to send a msg to the community that using 3rd party sites to try and get around the rules isn't something blizzard is willing to tolerate. Aside from that I don't know how much more they can actually do to prevent this.
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/937239441175609397/970837709268598834/unknown.pngthe actual communities still around too tbh.
This is what happens when you ban boost communities. blizzard could have just embraced the idea and not actually ruled it out. It is inevitable and undeniable that communities have helped people to continue playing WoW, since, especially for South American players, the monthly fee is very absurd. Speaking of WF guilds, they MUST spend a lot of Gold, either on BOE or consumables. Also, if they hadn't bought boosts to get Tier Set, World First would have lasted at least +2 weeks, leading to even greater burnout for players.
If Blizzard actually cared about boosting they would have removed the token's ability to be purchased with USD and sold for Gold on the AH. Change my mind.
I'd say what if consummables weren't allowed in raids anymore, but they just remade the profession system so scratch that I guess.
Going to have to agree with Scripe. RWF becoming such a big scene, getting that first kill becomes so important. How are they expected to do it when so much damage hides behind powerful tier pieces. I'd rather they enable boosting but have Blizz curate it instead of these communities.
The communities never stopped to sell boosts,its just now they match people from same realm for m+ boosts or raids, or they do a 3rd party sale for guilds, even "smaller" guilds,notonly the r1 guilds. if you go to their discords its still the same , like nothing changed. and also the idea of "banning" boosting communities is because of RMT,and believe me 9/10 of the managment ppl of a community sell gold for money, they are doing like a job. i understand the ppl as well that want to boost or get boosted, but the problem are the communities and RMT,not the boost itself
I mean yeah, no **** this occurs. RWF is a massive gold black hole and that gold needs to come from somewhere. Another case for RWF being on a tournament realm or something, but I'm no expert.
No one but top guilds wants BoEs gone. The normal players of this game want BoEs. To use. To sell. To make money. This is the responsibility of the top guilds. They CHOOSE to raid like this. They CHOOSE to go in debt. They CHOOSE to do these things. It is community led. So if they go into debt to compete, it is their responsibility. Even if it comes with the BAN stick.
It really is quite simple. Just stop people breaking the rules. To suggest the game needs to change for some 40-80 players ultrasweating new raid releases is absolutely ridiculous. Blizzard just needs to hammer these practises like they said they would. And not just once or twice, but systematically and consistently. That is the only way you put a stop to this /shrug
The players are mostly to blame for this, they buy it they keep them in business so to speak. I would say only a very small part is to blame of Blizzard - being "world first" is only something a very small handful of a community will achieve due to the fact its a competition and you need to be both connected and good enough to do this. Not to mention have time and the will to wipe over and over to achieve this. Also add in "every small advantage" that is just there and will always be there - world first or not around. And you got the recipe for people to act like this due to how people just are. This holds true in any game - blizzard owned or otherwise. The need to be "the best" is just human nature when that can be said and proven by whatever you want to be best at. Sometimes the best isn't truly the best, just the one who wants to boast first about it.
Eh, good for me. Didn't really feel like progressing heroic at all this expansion so being able to just buy the stupid FOMO mount outright with all the gold I've collected it a blessing.They should support boosting better, like they're supporting crafting better going into Dragonflight with the new commission-thing.The boosting 'problem' exists because content isn't accessible enough. The slope is too steep to climb.