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11-30-2007 @ 2:07AM
Not afraid of anything. Not crying either. Simply pointing out that the weapons ARE welfare epics. There's really little disputing that. They are stupidly easy to get, are equal to the best weapons in the game and *are just as useful in PvE as PvP*. The armor *isn't* so I'm not talking about that... And yeah, I noticed S3 is here... in fact, S3 in some ways made the situation worse in that people have to /dance less with the S2 price drop. I do play for fun... the problem is that this DOES affect enjoyment and fun. Imagine that you like raiding... taking down a boss with 9 or 24 other people is fun for you. Gear is good because, as you gear up, your toon becomes more able to take on challenges that it couldn't with lesser gear. A simple example of this are the enrage timers on various bosses - if your DPS can't reduce the bosses hitpoints to zero before the enrage, the raid fails. Better gear helps you do this, right? As a reward, you sometimes get new weapons that let you put out more damage. They're sought after and, if you're a damage class, big upgrades in weapons are very, very significant to you. So you kill a boss... Say Solarian in The Eye, a T5 level raid. To get here you've raided Kara, Gruul, SSC... not jsut once, but many times. People have gotten better, they've gotten gear that helps them. You're a dagger rogue... Solarian dies! Heartrazor drops!! It's a great dagger... 96.4 dps, great stats! a HUGE upgrade for you... you'll be able to be even better in raids and might make the difference in some close fights that your raid has struggled with!! Oh... hold it... the thing I got by /dancing for a few hours is better. This kills some of the fun - it's FUN to achieve a goal and get, well, treasure. All that work, all that strategizing and playing... and you're about to turn one of the best daggers in the game into a Void Crystal because you can /dance for 6 hours and get something better. That's a letdown, no matter how much you enjoyed the encounter and it's silly that the 2 weapons are even comparable. The solution to this is and was obvious... equalize all weapons and armor when you zone into an Arena or a BG. Gear goes out the window, and it's all down to how good you are. Of course, that would make it pointless to BG or Arena for gear... but we're not doing that anyway are we? It's all about the fun.... :)
11-30-2007 @ 2:24AM
If your idea of 'fun' and 'enjoyment' is being able to wave your e-penis around, you are both playing for the wrong reasons and going against 99% of the playerbase that have never been inside a 25 man raid.
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