As a melee player, spiteful week is alt leveling week for me. My main alt is also a DH tank so no tanking on necrotic either. Honestly not surprised at the quantity of timed keys, last week on EU there were barely any keys in the 20+ range (25+ even fewer)
Week 3=>4 numbers are that different because SoFO Fated Mythic rouns and vaults.Timed runs are decreasing because people are just quitting the game after get their KSM and +20 portals.
Is it me or does the bar graph not match the table?
Yeah I have a real hard time logging into retail at all at this point
Runs are falling because most people have achieved what they want (KSM, +20 portals, Top .1%) and are gonna rest up until Dragonflight to avoid burnout. And I'll probably be joining them soon enough.
Spiteful == all melee play other games.
Fairly likely to have been the affix combination. Tanks hate necrotic and everyone, dps especially, hate spiteful. It's a double whammy of obnoxious affixes and you don't even get relief on bosses because it was tyrannical.
Topic for the next shareholder meeting: why Blizzard keep in the game affixes that players don't want to play? Why keeping in the game, season after season, affixes that make players avoid the game? Nonsense!
Yeah looking at the affixes over the last 2 weeks I would say that played a massive role in engagement. Inspiring, Spiteful, and Necrotic are all pretty notorious for making people not want to play. Seems like a good example of why the affix system needs to change badly; it might be time for Blizzard to potentially look at putting a positive spin on affixes as the community has suggested for some time now.
What? No one likes spiteful or necrotic? WHO would've thunk...
I dont particulary mind necrotic or spiteful. I just find necrotic a really anti-blood dk specific affix. It removes the gameplay of the blood dk because while you can kite extremely easy with Grip of the Dead and Chains of Ice you are not spamming Heart Strike and Blood boil, you are not building Runic Power and do what feels the most fun about Blood DK.....pressing em buttons to heal your health back up.As a Guardian Druid you can go Boomie and spam sunfire and moonfire and....well, you get the idea. You get to do damage and press buttons.Prot pally is basically a mid-ranged tank and it is as fun to do it while in meele or ranged.With warrior you get to jump around and charge around some Thunder Clap here and there. You can argue that it removes the fun of prot warrior, which is blocking and parrying still you get to do more than dropping D&D and Chain of Ice.VDH does not feel good if you do not kite regardless of affix.BRM is fun wether you kite or not. It is just a fun tank regardless of situation. My entire point is that while you just run for 5 seconds to get rid of it. You will have to do this for the majority of the dungeon and it is just not fun nor is it challenging. It is just.....bad. It feels like it is there because they could not think of other affixes for tanks to deal with. Give me an affix where I need to use my cds or move out but that I can use it against the trash mobs. Spiteful is just ok. You just have to remember to pick up your brain from the jar you are leaving it at the end of the day.
I know with my team we got KSM and don't even care anymore, this recycling of old dungeons is weak.Which doesn't bode well for Dragonflight.I can only hope they do a better job with the dungeons, but I'm sure they will be a buggy mess like the current rotation.
As to the drop in overall numbers of keys run...Blizzard has sent out quite a few Dragonflight Beta invites. Some people might be spending time on that.