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2-19-2008 @ 2:16PM
Neocene, I know that many people won't like what I am about to say . . . but "spending weeks and perhaps months" to get a few specific pieces of gear is exactly what the "hard-core" raiders do. My guild has been raiding only 2 nights a week (BT clear one night, Hyjal the other), but to get to this point has taken many hours of tedious wipes and redo's. Please do not take this as a "raider" coming down on a "casual," but I want to help you understand that getting gear simply takes time. Personally, I am simultaneously upset and elated at the new badge loot. I am happy because now I can get my alt some respectable gear, but I am very upset that the highest levels of gear are available to those who, in essence, "wait long enough."Similar to the debate that happened when the Season 1 Arena gear became available for purchase with honor, some people--myself included--feel that the accomplishment of completing the toughest content in the game is losing its luster. And this is definitely a very recent trend; it's not as if any of us could just farm ZG or MC over and over again to get gear similar to the Tier 3 gear from Naxx.All in all, I think that this is the closest that we are going to come to a compromise on gear for so called "casuals" and "hard-core raiders." In theory, the hard-core raiders pay in skill and front-end time while casuals pay in time spent farming.Cheers
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