The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby sei » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:59 am

The expansion is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

The raiding meta this expansion fucking sucks. Artifact Power made things lame for people who want to screw with alts and be competitive, but there's another problem. Let's talk about for consumables.

The current goldsink is insane.

Consumables (potions and flasks) would have cost me around 34,500 gold last night.

"What? Did you mean 3,450?"

No. Look. Potions now cost 1500 gold each. Why? Inflation? No.

Consider the historic cost of a potion.
  • Old expansions? Cost was about a daily's worth of gold. (Also, WoD had passive income and an herb garden.)
  • Current cost? 3-25 dailies' worth of gold. (Yeah, they're called WQs now. Whatever. Fuck off.) Of the dailies that even give gold, the award is around 80g. A scarce few are 600+ and involve 20+ minutes finishing a dungeon. Also, you need 1-2 potions per attempt (depending on how early the wipe is called). Potions are running 1500+g. Maybe you could make the argument that the gold rewards are insultingly low, rather than that the potions cost a lot. Also, dailies aren't the real source of income, for anyone who really wants to go hard on making cash. But a shitload of people do them, so they seemed like a fair player-time-into-gold conversion metric.

Flasks cost about 2000, but one only needs 3 per night, depending on raid length. It's less egregious than potions, but still bad.

Potion cost: 28,500 gold for 11 attempts over 3 hours, with only single-potting on wipe attempts is 1500*((8*2)+3)
Flask cost: 6000 gold for a 3 hour raid.

Consumable costs can be high early into an expansion, but this is not sustainable. I'm wondering whether Blizzard pulled some kind of bullshit where they temporarily and completely intentionally made starlight rose or the other herb costs high to try to bleed some of the excess garrison gold out of the economy. Maybe the evemtia; Blood of Sargeras exchange will mitigate this. But it's insufferable right now.

Fuck this shit.
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby pacobird » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:29 pm

Yeah, going into Heroic for the first time tonight and I'm not spending a token's worth of gold to get consumables for it. It's just not something I'm willing to do.

Unfortunately, WoD dead-enders apparently were able to save up nearly a billion gold on a single account because garrison was such a shitshow and since those people make up the soi disant hardcore raiding community it's unlikely blizzard will acknowledge the failure of market solutions here. Consumables probably won't right themselves until flying's in.
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby sei » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:02 pm

Here's a more real comparison.

WoW tokens are $20. They sell for around 38k gold.

Raiding is functionally in the neighborhood of $20/night of mats.
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby Rico » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:28 pm

It's really hard to say where it'll end up because, like you said, Garrison farming fucked up the entire economy for probably years to come. But apart from really intense Mythic progression from guilds who have mains and 6 alts a piece all with Garrison-fueled goldcaps, if Blizzard doesn't change mat requirements I wouldn't be surprised to see flasking stay required but potting be a "We've learned the fight but we need to do the burn phase a little faster for healer mana, or we've had two 3% wipes in a row" guildleader call.

Which, unfortunately, will probably still lead to the problem continuing and 40k a night in consumables because the WoW community is by-and-large a self-perpetuating garbage machine of 1% differences in performance being equivalent to mass child murder.

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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby pacobird » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:59 pm

7.1! Karazhan is a lot more difficult than I anticipated!
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby sei » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:01 pm

Blizzard introduced a substantially cheaper potion in 7.1.

I imagine it's still inferior to the expensive ones, but it's still something. It's not a solution, but it's not a meaningless salve either, I suppose. Especially when running mythic+.
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby sei » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:31 am

Between materials, the server situation (my characters split across servers from various stages of when I was playing), not being in a mythic guild with a meaningful carrot to chase, and the artifact knowledge catchup being trash, I'm more angry with this game than I am enjoying it.
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby beatbandito » Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 am

what the fuck is this nightblade bullshit?
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Re: The Ever-Expanding Worlds of Warcraft

Postby beatbandito » Mon May 22, 2017 5:54 pm

okay it not breaking kidney shot or cheap shot is okay I guess

still subtlety having a DoT as one of the main rotation, especially in a time when the rotation has dropped from 6-8 moves to 4~, seems dumb.
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