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6-18-2008 @ 7:14AM
I think that anyone who says that S3 needs skill must be high on something.The problem is that in World of Second Lifecraft, gamers are a minority. The biggest part of the 10 Million are just clueless people who can't even grasp the concept of challenge.I am not rich at all nor unemployed, i am an oracle DBA in a multinacional, am happily married and I am raiding Sunwell Plateau, in a mean and cruel rading guild that forces us to raid... 2 nights a week.When i didn't raided at all i still never badmouthed the people you do becasue i can understand that in any game, effort equals reward. But no... the new Non-Gamer Gamer, wants it all and wants it now becasue "I Pay!".That is just plain stupid, do you ask for refunds on your gym card when you see people more fit than you at the gym? Do you ask for refund in foreign languages classes because other students are better at it? And if you were too dumb to understand and enjoy the movie, will you ask the theatre for a refund? No.So why do the hypocrite "casual" comunity persists and asking for privileges without any effort or commitment.I am so tired of the "I have a life" mantra... Here's the news, if your life is so great and raiders are unemployed bastards living in their mom's basements, so why in the world would you want to be a raider? Go live your "OH SO GREAT LIFE" which is so great that you can't even afford to set aside 3 hours, 2 nights a week (which is what most of the raiding guilds require from their members) for raiding.Fact: it's not "i don't have time to raid" is more "i cannot be arsed to find time for raid". And the players who indeed want a challenge in their game must payu for it or will they?I really think that if WoW gets dumbed down as it looks like, Gamers will soon leave and only the Non-Gamers will remain.But let's see for how long they will, before the casuals start complaining about the game being too easy. Then again, seeing PuG hell in heroics and the cesspool that the BG's are, one does wonder where are all those uberskilled WoW players that don't have time to raid..........
7-20-2008 @ 11:50PM
"The problem is that in World of Second Lifecraft, gamers are a minority. The biggest part of the 10 Million are just clueless people who can't even grasp the concept of challenge."The problem is that people, such as yourself, seem to take WoW entirely too seriously. A video game is a video game, regardless of any social aspects. When you die, no one will write "Downed Illidan" or "Wore full Tier 6" on your tombstone, and if they do, those that know what that means will chuckle at the ridiculousness of it, while the rest of the 6 billion inhabitants of this planet will ponder just what in the blazes that means. So many people act like this game is their bread and butter, their sustenance, and forgot that it has zero bearing on reality at all. It's nothing to get your knickers in a twist over.The player base is in actuality made of two groups: those that are proficient at the class and role, and those that are not. The latter has those that are in the learning process, and those that couldn't give a hoot about learning at all. To be in the "proficient" group, guess what? You don't have to be in a raid at all. To insinuate that those that don't raid, or can't gather a group of 25 people to do said raid, are "scrubs" or any other euphemism, cleverly veiled or otherwise, is pure elitism. And I thought society had progressed. I suppose I was wrong.I suppose it hasn't dawned on some people that there ARE capable players without time to raid. It surely hasn't been brought to light for the above poster. There are, even, (egads!) people for who 25-man raiding leaves a bad taste in their mouth. I am one of them, as my increasing disdain for humanity is fueled by the wonderful anonymity of the internet. In short: the internet is an excellent catalyst to bring about the worst in people. Spending several hours with 24 hormonal/ego-driven/etc. other people? Not my cup of tea. Now, being allowed to tank for my close friends and still see the "raiders' " holy of holies? Sign me up.These comments are chock-full insipid arrogance directed at those of us who cannot raid (And no, Anroth, it isn't an excuse) due to various circumstances, and those who really just can't stand the though of it. It seems, as much as they'd try to deny it (albeit in vain), that those upset most by this change have invested their self worth in this game. Their mantle of false-superiority is about to be ripped away, by (READ) smaller groups of people, still requiring skill, coordination, and an inordinate amount of gear. Scale is the only difference, but if you want to piss and moan about it, even though you still come out ahead for all your so-called "effort", be my guest. It's been fun to watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth in these comments. I love to watch such idiocy writhe in pain, as it's arguably more entertaining than the game itself.These 10-mans are still going to require effort, just on a smaller scale. It isn't going to be a series of cakewalks for the people who don't take this game as seriously as you "gamers" do, contrary to popular opinion. Less-than-desirables will still be slammed by trash pulls, the inexperienced and under-geared will still not see the final boss. Don't you worry your little head . Just please, for the sake of the WoW community as a whole - grow up. Stop treating this game as more than it is: relatively mindless entertainment.(And no, this wasn't entirely directed at you, Anroth, you just said several things I built from and I let myself get a tad carried away.)
7-21-2008 @ 12:32PM
HolyHamSandwich, what are you talking about? :)"The problem is that people, such as yourself, seem to take WoW entirely too seriously. A video game is a video game, regardless of any social aspects. When you die, no one will write "Downed Illidan" or "Wore full Tier 6" on your tombstone, and if they do, those that know what that means will chuckle at the ridiculousness of it, while the rest of the 6 billion inhabitants of this planet will ponder just what in the blazes that means. So many people act like this game is their bread and butter, their sustenance, and forgot that it has zero bearing on reality at all. It's nothing to get your knickers in a twist over."This argument is so misdirected, filled of presumptuousness that hurts. So according to you, anyone who doesn't want his chosen hobby trivialized must be one who devotes his life to it and only validates himself by playing a game. You got it completely. Such cleverness is awe inspiring.And you're so articulate as well. :)Anyway, I wrote the post one month ago. Now i lead a meaningless life for I canceled my sub 2 weeks ago.You have fun now, the WoW is yours. :D
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