It is the worst part of the game. Brelshaza is not possible without having 6 dps characters characters per group. If it was possible people would not wait in lobbies for hours for dps. 5x3, 15+ ilvls over, meta class, high stats, high quality, everything else perfect too and still waiting in lobbies for hours. It sucks. I personally know several people that have stopped playing because of this specific issue.
There are multiple ways it can be fixed.
If there is less than 6 dps in a 8man party then make their relic set power powerful, have more stats and do more damage.
Offer a optional ticket to all players to transform one 1490+ character into a dps class is another fix.
Both of these fix the problem instantly overnight and require minimal development work.
Some worse solutions are Increasing honing rates for dps and/or dps only powerpass event. These will probably not help above 1490 as ppl will just sit them at lower ilvls still and if they do it will still take months.
The longer SG waits to fix this the more money they lose as we now know there are no new players joining the game (reddit pole) and old players are quitting like crazy over this horrible design.
bro I am trolling valtan hard with 1505 zerk, there are literally shiton of 2 supports lobbies waiting for dps and more support apply to this support party xD
I dont think its gonna “even” in 2-3 weeks, things gonna be different from now on, the support shortage might be back, but not as sevre as it used to be
nah support still better in the long run
but I am starting to really consider making shadow hunter instead of artist… ya know I want a support for the priviliege mostly, but outside brelshaza hard I dont see it
still dps is more gatekept than support in general
So you want to have AGS fix a problem caused by players?
First people cried to have Artist released and cried for shortage of supports, now they cry for shortage of DPS, it is the players fault not AGS and don’t forget people will always be unhappy, if you give them one finger they will eventually want the whole hand.
Don’t worry just like in KR and RU, Artist will die out, many players will drop them as they are not as easy or as efficient for 90% of the bosses compared to Paladin and Bard.
Lot of folks trying out D4 this weekend alongside players just burning out and bored to tears of re-running content.
Using just the group we built up on NA-E as an example, where we once had 200+ active players we’re on average losing 2 launch day players a week lately. Of those 200+ we have maybe 30-40 active players remain.
Considering the alt style of game, that equals out to hundreds of characters that are no longer applying for raids anymore, be it support or dps.
That’s why I hedged my bet and geared my Pally with Preordained Dilligence Gear.
You can never have too much damage, ya know. Besides, noobs on my ilvl only watch engravings + ilevel, pretty sure they don’t even check the gear and the gems. Maybe not even stats, since I play spec pally, everyone thinks it sucks, but I still get insta-accepted.
Higher the sup shortage will return.
But the fact in PUGs DPS cant fill lobbies means that
We need more players like the entire LOA population didnt make an artist.
Prob less than 10%
But it feels like half the player base made an Artist
Yeah, but if your group was halfway decent you could probably get by without having a support, and you could at least join groups to wait to eventually get them.
When you’re a support you have no choice because there will never be more than two. It’s not like it’s a gearing or a gatekeeping problem, there just is never a spot for a support, even if that group has 2 players out of 8 lol
Unless you make your own group and wait who knows how long, you could look all day and night and never find one for days, no joke it’s pretty crazy
From what I’ve seen it’s not a DPS shortage it’s a Strong player shortage. Basically none of the stronger lobbies want to take the weaker characters anymore and now the supports have to actually run with on Ilvl characters for stuff bellow brel.
Every time I’ve made a party on my 1540+ toons there’s a ton of 1460s applying which makes me think that people just don’t want to do stuff onilvl with their on ilvl toons.