When everyone had to run to a dungeon during classic, more banter happened while people ran. People told jokes, asked if we would run more, the group mattered more and people’s time mattered more.
In TBC, people often would pm tanks if they were running more, leading to people getting more accustomed to eachother, you’d find yourself running with the same 2-3 people daily. Sometimes this led to friendships or even a guild if you lacked one.
During wotlk, people often want “world tours”. This means people are less toxic and more willing to do banter. I tend to run with the same group for 6-8 dungeons as we clear, we take a small bio break and have interesting chats while we wait or as we clear.
People ask for achievements and learn new skips and new players learn basic mechanics.
you disagree both tools help players get into group activities? okay
people still have the option to do that with RDF, removing it didn’t protect those social interactions from happening, players are the ones who choose to socially interact, the tools they use do not choose how they socialize, especially tools that don’t limit their ability to socialize.
RDF does the same thing LFG tool does, facilitates formation of groups for dungeons, doesn’t force players to use it, encourages preform groups who considers eachothers time important to use it as well.
RDF doesn’t take away your ability to do this, as stated above it encourages you to preform groups with your friends and guildies.
same as above
RDF doesn’t limit your ability to do any of that, it only encourages that by allowing you to preform group for RDF. no Social experience damaged in your examples with RDF enabled.
If wrath gets RDF is will be with ICC. In fact RDF was a catch up mechanic and I’m guessing they will use it as such going forward ie not have at launch of Cata but bring in at the back end.
People leveled and geared just fine the first time around and will do so again this time. The only people affected by not having RDF are the malcontents that want to spew identity politics, be an edge lord or a jerk in lfg chat.