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12-05-2008 @ 4:28PM
"yeah Kara was a guild-breaker, and you know what? There are 11 million subscribers to WOW. Obviously. A hard Kara didn't scare players away did it??"No, but they also didn't get 11 million subscribers because Kara was hard, so I don't understand what your point was.In fact, they got 11 million subscribers because WoW is easy.Easy to pick up, and hard to master. Not hardcore hard, mind you. Just hard.I can understand the desire to be part of an elite in a game, and the frustration that wow, being an mmorpg - those have always had content specifically for the elite, has now shifted towards a more accessible format. And I agree that there should be a small area, that is only reachable if you are the elite. But it should be very small, and not 100% exclusive. Heroics is a way to go. That way, no one misses the content, they'll just have to engage it at their skill level.What I cannot understand, however, is your snobby elitist attitude, if I understood your post correctly:"who wants to play a game that the best players aren't playing??"Answer: Anyone who wanted to play it.- The fact that some hypothetical elite doesn't play it, means nothing at all. The second best will simply be considered the new elite."If the best players move on to another MMO, I guarantee you the general public will follow them."I'm not so sure."Because it's the best players that drive the culture"I definately disagree.By the way, here's a hint:Pick up a second game. No one ever said you had to focus all your attention on only one game. If you have that much time, don't spend it on one game, or even solely on games. Read some books, learn a language or something. Live.Games remain a recreational activity.Not the life that some people have turned it into.- Just ask the creators of the game.
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