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5-17-2008 @ 5:14PM
Oh, woe is me. A hardcore raiding guild doesn't like World of Warcraft anymore. I'd shed a tear, except for the fact that Hardcore Raiders are such an insignificant percentage of WoW players that catering to their interests from launch has produced volumes of content most players will never see. Not because they're lazy or because they're 'unskilled n00bz', but because they don't have the time to work 40+ hours a week to survive and then spend all of their free time raiding. Gathering, organizing, gearing, training and managing 25 people (and 40 before TBC) isn't exactly an easy task, and as a result most players just don't have the time to devote to the shiny 'endgame'. As a result, they're always left feeling under-geared and left out of some of the most exciting content the game has to offer. The end result is lots of discouraged players who either quit, or try other, less savory ways to obtain the shiny end-game perks they're denied (such as Ebay, or farming / buying 20,000 Gold so they can get a ZA Bear Mount). I won't lose any sleep over groups like Nihilum or D&T complaining or breaking up. Just because they have the time and energy to devote to 'beating' a computer game doesn't mean they should be the ones dictating future content. As far as I'm concerned, they can't fade into extinction fast enough, allowing us non-elites to actually enjoy the content without making World of Warcraft our second jobs. Here's a tissue, guys.
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