It’s called “Gating Content” I have no idea why they thought this was a good idea but its not cool to gate content behind such a ridiculous gate. POTD is great as is as far being able to take breaks every 10 floors. This should continue with floors 101 – 200. Very few people have the time to run 100 floors straight through. I dont have that kind of time and neither does a large population of players.
Part of the challenge comes from having to restart if your party wipes. And obviously, if this were to be extended to df, they would have to get rid of it because it would be entirely too easy to troll people or accidentally ruin other people’s progress. Would you not be EXTREMELY pissed off if some random group wiped you on floor 199 because they did something stupid and you then had to restart at floor 51? Without that, the difficulty would take a massive nerf. Think of it as wiping at 35% on a raid boss and then just restarting at 50%. That said, it’s not really difficult anyway, as long as you don’t go LOLFACEROLLWHEEEE running around the floor like an idiot. And yes, I’ve cleared it twice, working on a third clear, haven’t wiped a single time (although we came close on the chimeras once on floor 181).
Thanks, so I shouldn’t play the game because the game arbitrarily told me I can’t? I log on in off peak times on my server due to temporary life circumstances. I used to be an avid raider so this kind of content is one that I not only have the interest to do, but also the ability. The dev team have actively been removing gating from the game and making all kinds of content accessible (including raiding), which is why this is such a kick in the teeth.
You guys against the idea of opening floor 101-200, you do realize you would still be able to run as a premade group even if they did open it to the DF? Why not allow us the chance to run without a static if you guys are all able to run with a static? It makes no sense to me to justify this not being on the DF simply because it’s “difficult content that requires coordination” especially when there is nothing keeping you from going with your own premade group. Just don’t queue in with pugs, you won’t get the “terrible randoms” you are so afraid of running with.
No one is telling you NOT to play the game – floors 101-200 are a minor part of the game as whole, you can get basically everything without ever seeing them – no story, rewards can be bought on the market board, weapon can be achieved due to running 1-100…
To everyone whos saying it doesnt matter if it goes DF because you still can run with a premade: it DOES matter, because the devs have to design the content a certain way and if they assume/can assume a premade, balanced party, they can make different choices design-wise. If it goes into DF and people arent able to clear it and get their progress ruined by randoms, what do you think is going to happen? Right, massive outburst on the forums, asking for nerfs, claiming its to difficult, complaining about how they didnt got a tank/healer/dps in their party… depending on how the content is played, different choices can be made.
In this case: content requires a premade group, ergo it can be harder.
If you want/have to play this game solo – do it, by all means, theres tones of stuff to do that doesnt require friends/a static/a premade group. I have yet to see 101-200 myself because some friends didnt had time yet – but I actually enjoy playing with them, so maybe thats why I dont mind…
I’ve seen a lot of reasons why people are for and against it, but let me be the first to say, that if 101-200 is allowed to be que’d in the duty finder, there will be many more problems with trolls than you think we have now with 1-100. The content will be most likely tuned down, just because of the lack communication between people in duty finder. I for one am not for this, I want to keep the purity of the content. If no one here can find like-minded individuals to run this, then I’m sorry, but I feel like you have more problems than being locked out of content in a video game.