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As the dust settles, a retrospective on heroics in 4.1 and CTA

May 5, 2011 4 comments

So, 4.1 has finally dropped, and the dust is slowly settling on wow’s latest content patch. While its still early days on CTA and the long term effectiveness of blizzards attempt to get more tanks and healers into LFD, I think we can start to look at the trends coming up and have an interesting discussion about it all now. Be forewarned, This is probably going to be a very subjective post, relying heavily on anecdotal evidence.

First of all, a little history
CTA is a new feature in 4.1 whos sole purpose was to attempt to bring more tanks and healers (or DPS when all the planets align, a blue moon rises, the earth splits in 2, pigs fly and there are less DPS than tanks/healers) to LFD to run heroics. It essentially bribed them with money, flasks, and shiny mounts. Many people predicted this would end in disaster, with anyone who could hold a shield and queue as a tank, queuing as a tank. So today I’m going to stop and reflect on my weekend in LFD practically chaining heroics. But wheres the fun in making horrible claims about how a feature will fail if we don’t go back and take a look at if it did work and so on.

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LFD; Call to Arms

April 8, 2011 1 comment

Oh hai thar hot topic in the wow community /throws own 2 cents in the ring. I’m going to talk about the problem with LFD, and why I think its as it is now, thin I’ll go over the solution, and potential problems, and lastly I’ll cover what could be a potential fix for the this fix to let it work properly.

The problem

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