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2-18-2008 @ 10:35PM
Giving casuals equivalent gear to BT gear is a bit absurd. It's considerably harder getting to BT than it is clearing Karazhan. (sigh)
2-18-2008 @ 10:52PM
yeah because casuals grind 500+ badges...
2-18-2008 @ 11:05PM
On the other hand, denying players who spend as much time playing but are unable to find the proper Guild or schedule to raid isn't quite fair, either. For the most part, people doing Heroics have nowhere else to go and nothing else to do. Giving gear to work towards is a really good addition that extends the life of the game to people who might never find an endgame raiding Guild.
2-18-2008 @ 11:13PM
/agree with Zach... and also, it allows looking-for-guild players to gear up to possibly join a raiding guild and run stuff like BT. After all, what BT raiding guild is ever going to let a guy in Kara gear in?
2-18-2008 @ 11:25PM
Everybody pays the same 15 bucks so who cares.
2-18-2008 @ 11:47PM
So wait. How does someone spend as much time as raiders on line, but not have the time to raid?Then there's the fact that what does a non-raider need BT/Hyjal gear for?
2-19-2008 @ 12:04AM
@12Maybe because they don't play in 3 hour plus blocks of time? Or play while cooking dinner/minding the kids/other chores etc, and so can't devote the concentration required to raid high end.People need the gear because gear is character progression at max level. And character progression is the main hook of this game. Brand new players don't need BT level gear, but someone who has been playing casually since release is probably geared out in the best casual gear available.
2-19-2008 @ 10:49AM
I play 2-3 hours a night, about 4 nights a week and probably 4-8 on weekend days. Since 2.3 I have gathered and spent about 300 badges of honor on two characters. It's not difficult to get them. If Shattered Halls is the daily I can get 7 badges just from that one run and do it in about 1.5 hours. Not to mention a Kara clear in around 3 hours for 22 badges.
2-22-2008 @ 2:56PM
I myself am a very casual player, so being able to grind for this type of gear becomes the ONLY option, as I work, and even though I'm in a good guild,I have yet to go on a Kara/Gruul/ZA run since they start way before I can even login.Looking forward to it.
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