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10-23-2007 @ 2:40PM
I'm one of those "leet" raiding jerks with a guild in Hyjal and BT, and personally I think it's a good thing that Blizz is making us earn the right to get certain pieces. The term "welfare epics" struck quite a chord with the raiding community when one of Blizzard's own employees said it at Blizzcon 07, and I think that the audience's reaction to that term was a bit of an eye opener to the Blizz Dev's. I think they saw that people who spend hours a day, 5-7 days a week working on bosses were feeling like they were getting shafted because any idiot with 1/2/4 friends could setup an arena team, do poorly, and (slowly) collect gear that is of the same quality, or in some cases slightly better than that which others had to really work for.Now, before you start flaming and QQing that I'm an "elitest raiding jerk that's a minority blizz caters to hand and toe" , I'm not saying PvP and Arena's are easy. They aren't. But the truth is that you CAN have terrible Arena teams and collect great gear for it. Skill and gear go together like steak and potatoes, but the fact remains that it's a bit unbalanced in terms of overall effort when comparing the effort involved in raiding to get your gear, versus doing 10 games a week and collecting pieces every 3 - 5 weeks (if you're on a poor team). That's not how it works in PvE.Anyway, go ahead and start flaming. I love a good lambasting from pvptards who say that raiding isn't hard and "Illidan's a pussy - I could totally one-shot him with my pvptard friends."
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