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5-10-2008 @ 3:40PM
I sense much anger in this one.I really don't get the rage against the raiding game. "I hate raiding because I don't have time to do it/ I can't get 24 people to agree to my lack of commitment." That seems more like a personal issue than a game mechanic problem. I went from raiding t5 when I was working part-time to doing Kara on my alt one or two nights a week when I started a new job. Would I have liked to continue progressing, even though I'm working 50-60 hours a week instead of 20? Sure. Can I be a semi-serious raider and manage a company at the same time? No. Is that the game's fault? Absolutely not.As far as applications and commitments go, yes, even casual guilds have apps. Why not? Do you expect to join people you don't know, possibly being a detriment to their game time, purely on a "I need a guild" post in trade? You think a guild shouldn't be allowed to check your spec, gear, and grasp of the English language before accepting you? Entitlement at its finest. And sure, 75 people can join up to raid 25-man content 1 or 2 nights a week, whoever can make it can make it. But the likelyhood is that either 25 people are going to show up on a regular basis and you're going to complain about not getting a spot over someone who shows up every week, or less than 25 are going to show up on a regular basis, get fed up with the rest of you, and go join another guild.Some people can dedicate more time to this game than others. Some people have different goals in this game than others. Some people *like* raiding on a regular schedule with people they know and trust. Some processes and procedures have been instituted by the community themselves as a way to make the best of their time in this game. So it goes.
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