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Since we're a carebear server and we like to keep things friendly I thought I'd share a practice that's common on many servers right now and which Blizzard is ignoring, at least for the time being.
Tag sharing is a way to allow more than the normal 40 players get a chance to win loot on the world bosses.
The way it works is simple: Group forms and fills for the boss. DPS are assigned to Group 8. The boss is pulled.
One player in the group with assist privileges waits about 20 secs to give the players in Group 8 a chance to attack the boss so they're in on the tag. Those players are then removed from the group (though of course are free to keep attacking the boss) and 5 new players are invited in. Those players are given 20 seconds to start attacking and get a share of the tag before being removed from the group so another set of players can be invited.
This can continue on for the length of the fight to give as many players as possible a chance to get loot. Since the world bosses use the personal loot system, this doesn't affect anyone else's chance at winning. More players get a chance to benefit and there's less competition for the boss when he respawns later in the week, giving even more players (and hopefully members of both faction) a shot at loot for the week.
I'm sure the thought of this horrifies people like Kerrath but then BWR isn't filled with people like Kerrath.
The only drawback is it doesn't work cross faction, of course. Which I don't like but Blizzard wants us to hate each other.
I keep hoping when the Burning Legion returns, they'll allow more cooperative game play between the factions. There's enough war in Warcraft without being at war with our neighbors.
Can't help it - too much exposure to the sewers in Stormwind, aka The Canals.
There comes a point when no matter how much you wash, the stink just doesn't go away.
It still creeps me out that one of the cooking dailies is to collect crabs from the Canals.
Actually, this is how you do galleon on malganis, for the most part.
The only problem is that Galleon rarely lives longer than 15 seconds. That's just how many people are camping his spawn. It takes real skill to share tags when the server lag makes it so you can do 1.5mil in a tag share group and still not get the tag.
Edited by Kerrath on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM PST
world of WARcraft.
It is a war - against Galleon and Salyis's Warband.
edit: and there aren't enough trees nearby to hug. I think next time I should remember to bring along some of the Tillers' saplings to plant.
Edited by Joynal on 11/8/2012 7:03 PM PST
In my opinion, one of the best new things about MoP is being able to take away a Galleon kill from the horde or having it possibly be taken away from you. Maybe one day, people will learn not to aoe flagged players but until then, it was incredibly fun last week to stop a Horde Galleon raid by picking off their tanks and healers then proceeding to kill Galleon.
I don't mind sharing the tag with Alliance but the added element of world PVP makes Galleon more than just a loot pinata.
We're not actively trying to prevent Horde Galleon raids but if he spawns and we're forming a group and so is the horde then I don't see an issue with trying to take the kill if Horde tags it first.
As much of a carebear, laid back, runs away from PvP kind of player I am, something about this feels wrong. Like you're cheating the system or something.
Like...even it's not direct PvP, ther'es nothing wrong with the factions competing for stuff. I mean we're not supposed to get along.
I think I should get a free epic every time I log in. There should be a roll screen for it, though, so I feel like I earned it.
I'd like a fight where it takes an hour to kill the boss. Though wiping on such a fight would be heartbreaking.
Having the separate factions really does nothing for PvE. For PvE, players in the other faction might as well be NPCs for all you really care about their presence.
It's obviously good for PvP, though from when I used to do BGs it felt more like members of the same faction were the real enemies.
How are you not able to read that, Aak?
I think I should get a free epic every time I log in.
Not every time I do LFR.
Every time I log in.
I agree, Stoni. I agree.
Or, at the very least, I should get a special party hat every time I log in.
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