04/28/2011 11:19 AMPosted by ElgreezyI've played many other MMOs before and they didn't need "research"
04/28/2011 04:18 PMPosted by Keepsayke
Please provide a single example of information that can only be obtained by researching outside of the game.
There are TONS of things... but internal cooldowns and procs per minute come to mind right off the bat.
You can't even get your own in-game dps without going outside the game to search for an add-on.
You don't need to learn any of those things unless you are theorycrafting for min/maxing, and even then you can learn them with training dummies. PPM is irrelevant now that weaons are all the same speed, and Internal cooldowns are something that you'll learn to guess with experience.
Why do people just dismiss others by saying "look it up on wowhead/mmo-champion/wowwiki/elitest jerks/etc"? I've played many other MMOs before and they didn't need "research" as you people put it like WoW supposedly does. And they were still fun. Phantasy Star Online is still going on after 10 years without any expansions or updates and people still enjoy it and they don't need to research a bunch of stuff for encounters and so forth.
So please, I think we are going in the wrong direction if the pre-requisite to playing WoW is akin to studying for a test at uni.
The OP has a very valid point about the community. I have queued for some heroics and admitted that it is one of my first heroics only to be kicked almost immediately. No explanations about dungeons other than "just go."
The community is the problem.
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