Honestly, the mindlessness involved in these new raids, even t2, shows a new lack of effort on Turbine's part. They're throwing us a pacifier and telling us to be quiet while they work on their amazing new fluff projects and warbands. The best new mechanics they could think of were 'defensive skirm without lieutenants', 'build-a-bossfight workshop', and 'let's see how much of your time you can waste pulling levers'? Once you figure out a working strategy for your group, you can practically faceroll through them (BfE is particularly guilty, both t1 and t2). And on top of that, the only noticeable difference in loot is the currency gain and chance for First Ages that practically never drop. Challenge chests are a joke, they only give extra relics and iexp (the chance at an extra symbol and class item is kinda void considering the odds). Most people I know have lost all motivation to even run content anymore, some of the largest kins on our server are pretty much falling apart and/or leaving the game because of the lack of meaningful content. Turbine has made it pretty clear they're only interested in creating time sinks and grinds, which the new loot system exemplifies outstandingly.
For perspective, remember during RoI that many people were still working on T2C strategies for ToO content when RoR was released. It's only been a few months into RoR and most people have already completed 2/3 raids T2, if not all three (those kins still left to do them, in that case). Pugs have completed T2s of all three on various servers, and in some cases T2C. Pugging a T2 ToO was virtually impossible, unless maybe 10/12 were raiders that could function together. And OD was a nightmare for uncoordinated pugs, both T1 or T2, if even possible. There is a distinct lack of design in the Erebor instances and it's showing.
Awesome troll post Ty. Don't be butthurt. What's that saying about glass houses?
Originally Posted by streetrider399
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