I don't know why Blizzard didn't just make this a change for Plaguefalls you get via the lfg tool. They did something similar just for lower return to Kara heroic runs that you got via the random lfg tool. By having a barrier blocking Moroes until you defeated Maiden and Attunman after Opera. Kinda sucks for those who have yet to get the slime serpent mount though.
It's okay, I was going to do it next expansion (if it happens) anyway. I'm a patient man.
I always found it stupid that people wanted to skip everythin in plaguefall, good change.
I understand but don't agree. The issue is players using the dungeon to farm renown fast. This is a result of players switching, and or freshly joining, at this point in the expansion. Post 40 renown levels from 9.0 with more added every week. It takes time to catch up and players want to catch up as fast as possible. If people didn't have a need to farm renown this wouldn't be an issue. I get that Blizz wants players to clear all the dungeon's bosses when running normally. But this to me is on sorta the same level as common trash skips. E.g. You don't kill every mob in the first area of NW or Mists in your standard run. Skipping trash is pretty standard and pretty widely accepted. Who hasn't done SD skip? Skipping bosses, while those are distinctly different from trash, is ultimately in much the same category. Let players decide how they want to run. If they are in it just for renown and want to fast track to the final boss, you have to let them do it. Heavy handed design like this is never going to produce the results the designers want. E.g. not treating the earlier bosses in PF the same as skippable trash. Low value.
Surprised this wasn't done earlier. You could skip almost everything up to the third boss. While levelling, it was the jackpot dungeon - other dungeons took 10-15 minutes at least, Plaguefall took 5 at most.
For all those talking about the slime. you only have to solo the last boss. bring a buddy with you for the other 3.
Of course, punish the player who played legitimately and NOT punish the people who abused the absolute HELL of this abuse.Good as always Blizzard.
What a damn shame. I’m all for fixing community issues, but all this did was kill the Heroic dungeons queue and get the blame pointed at the casuals who didn’t want to skip. Tbh that’s more harm than good.
Finally! I always hated people just running ahead and skipping bosses in LFD. I'm going for randoms to get a bit of gear too when leveling and so every skipped boss feels like a lost opportunity.
just my luck lol. i tried for the slime serpent a while ago, couldnt pull it off and decided to come back later with a fresh mind, and ended up taking a wow hiatus instead. had a bad feeling that something would change down the line to make it harder and here we are lol.
Good. Both a nice change for unfair renown farmers and for people cheating the mount achieve. Some here forget that it is not a bad thing if a lot of classes can not get the mount at this moment. This tendency of instant rewards and wanting everything right now is bad imo.
Finally ! This should have been something present from the very beginning !I will miss the heaps of rage from the skippers when I refused to go forward without doing all bosses while tanking. But that's gonna make it easier for everyone now.
Saw this coming from many miles away, unfortunately anyone trying to get the mount is going to have an even more difficult time grabbing the mount now, mostly the 1st & 2nd bosses will cause the most grief.
The next few days will be interesting for all those players who don’t keep up with hot fixes and continue to skip
I'm glad I got my mount right when it was released. Still easy if you have a DK Blood for example. Account-wide btw.