Nihilum - Jonas Chat
2007-08-03 1:15 PM PDT
We also just had Jonas from Nihilum join us for a chat. Thanks to Jonas for stopping by.

The Chat:


[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: ok here i sit with Jonas
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: give him a second to get acclimated and then ask him quesitons
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: ok here we go

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Are you at all concerned about the rate at which Blizzard releases PvE content and the amazing rate at which some players can consume it?
Answer:
Not really, we usually put a lot of time and effort into it and content is made to be beaten at some point. Of course some people argue it"s too easy but how many guild worldwide have beaten Illidan yet?

[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: one sec...too many people!
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: lol
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: jonas's is using a slower comp
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: ok now it is working again

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Do you think that WoW players should be sponsored on a level similar to that of the professional gamers who play Starcraft and Warcraft 3?
Answer:
I don"t see WoW to be that competitive in its PvP Environment yet - reason being randomsness with crits and resists and the huge dependancy of lineups. Though sponsorships might become as big as with other games, thez have a crowd of 9 million people backing it up. For Pve its gonna be hard getting sponsorshjips for 30+ people but we're of course looking into it )

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Deadly_Celtic: First of all, Hiya Jonas. Seemingly with the new expansion, new raid instances will open, obviously. A new expansion getting announced so soon, Wouldn't you expect a major knockback for the players and guilds who have not yet had the chance to explore all of the TBC instances in such form of a challenge?
Answer:
Hard to say as I never found myself in that situation. You can always go back an enter old content but personally I wouldn't see myself doing it.

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Considering how an "average" guild is still running Karazhan, would you say that Blizzard has made TBC enjoyable for both hardcore and casual players?
Answer:
There are a lot of things that we would love to have changed, like some slight upgrades and better enchants for endgame stuff but i think they did a very good job in making it enjoyable for everyone. Even if youre only playing casually there is a lot of stuff to explore

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Deadly_Celtic: As you said, Illidan has not been defeated a lot. Wouldn't it be a letdown if people won't manage to reach that challenge before the expansion?
Answer:
This is more an issue blizzard would need to think about. If there was a strategy guide out made by us a lot more people would be able to raid in the black temple as most of the time actually needed for beating content is figuring out the mechanics and tactics of the encounters. if you have that knowledge it's really easy

[Nihilum] Jonas: Hitsugaya Tōshirō: Question: Does Nihilum plan to publsih a stragie guide since u guys are the first doing alot of things like first to kill illidian?
Answer:
It"s a nice idea but we have noone we"re working together with at the moment and it's extremely hard to do alone as a lot of things have to be looked at and a lot of time has to be invested for making it awesome

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Do you think Blizzard should create heroic versions of the pre-BC dungeons to add to the game's replay value?
Answer:
Yes, at least for some.

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: OMG level cap 80... we have already seen two lvl 70s downing Onyxia... what next? 2 men MC and 5 men Naxx... because that would be senseless... What do you think is most probable blizzard will do concerning this factor?
Answer:
Hopefully they will make bosses in old instances factor with your level, then this wouldn't be an issue.

[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: Jonas only has time for one more questions
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: one more question not (s)
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: and then i have to watch grubby play moon in WC III

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Deadly_Celtic: Are you expecting old bosses, like our buddy Kazzak who has been moved to the outlands for a lvl 70 Outdoor raid event to be moved in the upcoming expantion aswell? Perhaps instance bosses?
Answer:
To be honest I don't really like the idea of "recycling" old content. S I wouldn't mind a WotLK without Kazzak3

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Running a WoW guild can be very difficult. Have you ever thought about applying a business model to the management of WoW guilds or demand strict discipline in a militaristic fashion?
Answer:
We are already really organized but a business model hasn't been applied and we don't plan to do so, at least not now.

[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: last one

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: What mods would you consider essential for raiding in additional to the traditional CTRA, KTM, etc? Do you use RDX or analyze WWS parses when looking for ways to improve performance?
Answer:
Mainly as a healer you want to have Grid and some other addons but we don't use RDX and other things. Some people run SW-Stats or similar stats addons but it doesn't really make a big difference. In endgame content you'll always notice if someone fucks up

[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: ok he loves the questions and is still typing!

[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Do you think Blizzard's intended built-in voice communication feature will replace your current use of Ventrilo, Teamspeak, or whatnot?
Answer:
I have no idea if theres a channel system or how you can mute people and such. My biggest concern actually is if it causes even more server lag....

[Nihilum] Jonas: Thanks for the questions, gonna be here again tomorrow i guess
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: ok thanks jonas!!!
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: That was awesome,
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: he might come back tomorrow, but he had to run
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: so we will be live again later from the floor
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: now we will watch grubby and moon in WC III
[Xfire] BlizzCon 2007: stay tuned to the blog for updates
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[Xfire] b4it (xfb4it) 2007-08-03 2:57 PM PDT
"[Nihilum] Jonas: Question: Do you think that WoW players should be sponsored on a level similar to that of the professional gamers who play Starcraft and Warcraft 3?
Answer: I don"t see WoW to be that competitive in its PvP Environment yet - reason being randomsness with crits and resists"

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