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5-09-2008 @ 5:05PM
CasualElitist -Would you mind pointing out where I said doing a 25 man raid is easier than a 10 man? Well you see, you can't because I never said that. You claim to know what I'm after and that I expect to be run through everything? Shouldn't make assumptions about how I play the game when you have no clue who I am.You say I don't care about seeing endgame content? Why would I bother reading an article about end game in the upcoming expansion if I don't care? Why would I have spent all this time leveling toons and not want progress through the story and game? This makes no sense at all. You say I expect to down Arthas the day I turn 80? Where did you pull this from? You should call the psychic hot-line up and tell them you want your money back. Honestly you should stop making these silly assumptions and flames at me, doesn't really do anyone any good.I don't think anyone is saying that 25 man raids aren't fun; I believe we're trying to say that for various reasons (guild size/real life/time constraints/job/friends/sleep) it's much more difficult to get 25 people geared up and all on the same page night after night for the raids. Maybe we just don't like grouping with that many people. Maybe I just enjoy playing the game with small group of friends, but I don't think this should have to stop me from doing the end-game content. Turns out blizz thinks so too. Karazhan, a 10 man raid is the most popular raid in wow according to Blizz. Turns out not many people manage to even get to Lady Vashj, Kael'thaes, Illidian, or archimonde. So to remedy this situation they're applying what they learned about kara to the all upcoming raids in wotlk so even more people can enjoy this game and see all the end game content blizzard worked so hard on.The majority of the players/guilds find it more enjoyable/easier to get 10 people geared and ready to go for a raid than 25. Don't worry, we'll do our thing and you guys can go about doing your thing.By the way, I'm not really after the loot, I just enjoy doing dungeons with smaller groups of people (ie: 5/10). You were RIGHT about one thing, my friends did already know the boss fights for outland dungeons/raids because I was busy dropping bombs on people in the euphratyes river valley for 15 months. MY BAD. Guess I'm a noob because some things are more important than immediate progression into the end game content of a video game.
5-11-2008 @ 9:53AM
Please, skip with the life insults, it's really lame and doesn't do a good job for the validity of your point. Some people can manage their time, other's can't."Karazhan, a 10 man raid is the most popular raid in wow according to Blizz."I would note that ZA is at the same as Gruul (and yes, Gruul is a step up from kara).Could be more due to instance difficulty and the "attunement" that is gear level. But what do I know, i'm just someone that wants progression in an MMO.Honestly, I don't see why it is that if you don't want everything handed to you on a platter, you must be an "uber phat epix epeen raider". It's really not like that.It _does_ affect me if a guy in area 52 hands out items once a month equal to all the raiding I have ever done.It _does_ affect the accomplishment of downing a boss, when you know that people gain the gear required to kill it much much easier now.It's nothing to do with whether casuals should get access to instances, to me it's about making the game easier for _no reason_ other than people crying. And yes, blizzard will make profits from catering to the casuals. Biggest market. But there's a huge difference between a good game, and a popular game. Check sales figures for console games if you believe otherwise.
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