If blizz fixes the server issues for when things die then I’d be okay going past wrath, but I feel like that’d mean they have to give us transfers that they dont want to give us without cash, ya know?
Kinda wish they did it like Rift and some other games where you could server transfer like x times per however many months… i wanna say it was like 3 transfers in a 6 month period, and if you wanted more you could buy them. But then they also had it to where the 3 transfers came back to you after those 6 months so if you were just patient you could transfer for free.
But blizz likes that $$ price gouging, ya know lol
On that same train of thought, how about we get rid of all cars and trucks because of drunk drivers on the highways?
Removing RDF is a lazy bandaid fix at best to reduce gold farmers from selling boost. It doesnt STOP gold farmers at all from selling boost and instead only serves to punish the majority for the actions of a few.
How about they just add a GM to watch the /4 spam and the boosting discords to kick accounts selling boost. You know, actually target the problem head on…
You are right LFR won’t don’t that. RFD and LFD would, however.
No, it isn’t. Like others point out you can run with your guildies and with friends. That is what was done when it was originally placed into the game. Anti-social people just stopped seeking people out and decided to queue alone. Even in retail is isn’t something that mandatory and surprisingly they fixed it with mythic+ requiring you to form a group (if I have been informed correctly).
Is it more efficient to queue LFD than form a group manually? Yes, it is… but that doesn’t stop you from doing it or doing it properly which would be grouping with guildies and friends first and then letting LFD fill out the group.
but I guess asking friends and guildies is simply too hard…
No, LFR was horrible for the game not LFD. The reason LFR was bad when LFD was’t is extremely simple. It took out the need for one social aspect of the game. That being a guild. LFD doesn’t do that.
LFD or not people generally don’t talk while actually doing a dungeon and only before or after to form said group and see if they want to do another. However on either path eventually a player that wanted to seek out the rest of the PvE content would have to find a socialize with a guild. Where generally an individual would find new friends to play with (the other main place a wow players acquired those new friends came from questing with them in the non-instanced world).
When LFR came into existence. That need for a guild was removed. You could experience all the content as a solo player. That ultimately leads to retail being how it is and generally changing the players’ mindset.
All that isn’t to say that guilds didn’t have silent players that just showed up, did their job, and left… but that was the exception not the rule.
… and I just realized there are 100 more comments… not reading all of those…
My man, It isn’t a reduction lol. Its an affirmation of the current buy wow tokens > boost > gdkp system. Its whale exploitation. Even if they abuse LFD for gold, what are they going to do with it if gold buying goes down because people are leveling their own toons?
Yeah, I stand corrected on sample sizes. I was remembering that part about my classes very wrong. xD
That being said (and much more importantly), what I said about the sample being insanely biased is still 100% true. We can’t reasonably put any stock in polling done on forums and social media platforms because that’s precisely where people go when they’re upset about something in WoW. Someone who is deeply upset about something is far more likely to feel the ‘call to action’ to speak their mind than someone who is satisfied is to say “Thank you”. “Thank you Blizzard” threads absolutely do exist, but they are absurdly outnumbered by the people who are angry at Blizzard at any given time during the controversy.
People on forums don’t represent the general population anyway. We represent the small number of people who care enough about discussion (an overwhelming amount of which is arguing over controversial topics) to actually seek it out. Most people here have a very strong opinion and we look at most topics as being divisive. The average Battle net user isn’t like that at all. Therefore, the only way to accurately poll the playerbase is to ask them a question in a place that it central to all of the people who play WoW. Either polling through the Battle net client or by e-mailing surveys to people, which we already know Blizzard does all the time.
People on forums are real people and they’re definitely a part of the community, but they don’t represent everyone nearly well enough to glean what the entire playerbase wants. They said this decision was made based on player feedback and I’m inclined to believe that the people in Blizzard’s offices know a LOT better than some tiny sample size poll taken in a poisoned well.
They haven’t sent a poll out about lfd in years iirc, and a poll from back at the start of Classic or even early TBC is not necessarily what the community wants now. Also, I haven’t linked a single poll from after the announcement, they weren’t from angry people, they were just people answering a question posed by a person.