|Poster: Roell at 10/12/2005 10:42:41 PM PDT|
Subject: VAEL Timer: GG Blizzard Dumb Mistake
Why on earth would you change the timer on Vael from 1 hour a day. With the one hour timer it prevents the "lesser skilled" guilds from advancing further into BWL. Before patch 1.8 Vael was honestly the 2nd hardest fight in BWL, now guilds have all day to attempt him. Bring the timer back. BWL is "SUPPOSED" to be difficult and the hardest of content. More of rant than anything :/
|Poster: Tigole at 10/13/2005 7:46:11 AM PDT|
Subject: Re: VAEL Timer: GG Blizzard Dumb Mistake
Vael's time was causing huge customer service issues so we removed it.
From a design standpoint, I do feel that having some time pressure on an encounter adds to the challenge. In the future, we're going to add that time pressure through more organic means. For example, the Broodlord is a fight that requires guilds to make the most of their attempt on him.
As for Vael, I don't think the zone is vastly changed. It's not like we removed the repair cost. Even with all the time in the world, Vael is still one of the most difficult encounters to learn in the game.