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5-09-2008 @ 11:42AM
This is the exact announcement I was waiting for to base my decision on whether to keep playing or not.I don't do 25-man instances because I'm not interested in the absolute layers and layers of nonsense surrounding it. Giving up your "friendly" guild to go with a "progression" guild in order to advance to the higher tier raids, no thanks! Having to use absurd things like DKP and poaching other raiders and watching your friends get poached from your guild when you hit a stumbling point? No thanks! I'm not casual by any means, and I really think the term is due for an overhaul or disappearing, but I don't DO 25-man raids. That doesn't mean I'm some sort of bad player that's unworthy of playing the "epic" game, but it just means I value friends and playing in small groups a lot more than I'm interested in tolerating 15+ people I don't know and don't like just to get purple gear and see more instances. This is the exact perfect change that I wanted. I don't care that my loot will be on a level behind other people, because it's not about that. I just want to be able to play the game I'm paying the same amount of money for as the people who are able to schedule their lives in 4hr chunks with 24 other people often enough to do the 25-man content. I think that the amount of raiders who will be doing 10-man AND 25-man variants is vastly overreacting at this point. Your guild won't want to go back and do identical 10-man content unless you've just got some crazy stupid desire to blow through all the content in a month and get sick of things. If your guild wants to do that, maybe you should re-assess your guild and their priorities rather than just go along with the herd for your phat purpz. I love it, I'm going to re-sub for sure now. I was on the fence until I at least heard their ideas for new raids and I'm sold now.
5-09-2008 @ 1:29PM
I primarily raid 25 man now, and I expect I won't even run 10 man raid content when WoTLK comes out unless we have an off night and only 19 folks show up. But I agree with what you said anyway. It's good for both sides.
5-11-2008 @ 2:49AM
Ya this announcement actually made me renew my account. This is honestly the best thing Blizz has done for the game.
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