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 Post subject: 23rd November 2009: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:20 pm 
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I thought it'd be interesting to see how people felt about PTRs and the news information about WoW that this generates. It seems more and more these days that before content is widely available (live!) that the community at large is already aware of all the bosses, the items that will be available, and people walk into a dungeon with a firm strat and a gear list in hand.

I personally am divided on this issue -- for example, I love seeing my tier sets and their bonuses before they come out, but I avoid any and all information regarding dungeons -- I don't want to see pictures of the dungeon, I don't want to know the boss' abilities, and I sure don't want a loot table. To me, having all that information detracts from the noobish awe and fun of a new raid instance.

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 Post subject: Re: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Then of course there is the flip side to that, where even relatively 'casual' guilds, consider that you're doing your team a major disservice by not understanding the fights and how they work - at least at a theoretical level - before ever taking your first step into the instance.

Interesting topic though, now with exams over, will see if can make a contribution to it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:39 pm 
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Hmm, perhaps not quite what you're looking for, but I had written a post about the PTR on my blog last month. Here it is!


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 Post subject: Re: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Since tomorrow is the start of these things (I think, I've never actually suggested a topic before) I went ahead and posted mine -- it came out a bit broader than I intended with my original question!

Information Overload

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 Post subject: Re: 23rd November 2009: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:29 pm 
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Here are my thoughts:

http://angryalt.wordpress.com/2009/11/2 ... formation/

P.S. Forgot to note this will post on Wednesday 11/25 although the link above may work before then.

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 Post subject: Re: 23rd November 2009: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:26 pm 
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I'm glad to see the Shared Topic gaining force again. Here's mine.

http://casualcraft.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/the-ptr-and-you/


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 Post subject: Re: 23rd November 2009: Of PTRs and News Websites
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Weeee! I love shared topics!

Here's my take:
http://bossypally.wordpress.com/2009/11 ... -websites/

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 Post subject: Re: 23rd November 2009: Of PTRs and News Websites
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Gave this a go
Shared topic: Breaking news

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