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12-05-2008 @ 2:26PM
The myth that Raiders have no life, or are umenployable blah blah blah, is just that... a myth.I work 40 hours a week and have been raiding since early 2005. I've raided everything the game has to offer, previous to the Xpac. On average I raided 5 or 6 nights a week, had a job, paid my bills, maintained an active social life, kept up with my responsibilities with no problems whatsoever.Went into TBC with full Dragonstalkers, went into WoTLK with T6 and isle badge gear, with no problem at all.All it took was a little prioritizing and scheduling. Of course the 'casuals' are too lazy to bother. Now we have the current loot pinata instances.WoTLK is ez-mode... if Blizz wants it that way then the raiders will find elsewhere to send our money.Casual scrubs are just that.. no-talent players who want everything for no effort. Thanks for destroying the challenges this game used to provide.
12-05-2008 @ 2:45PM
I have an honest question - how can you raid 5 to 6 nights a week and still have an active social life and a full time job?I work typical 40 hours. I hang out with friends 2 or 3 nights a week. Hang at home with my husband another night or 2 a week. That only leaves 2 to 3 nights a week max to play this game and I don't always want to play this game in my free time. And those nights I play are not necessarily a raid night. When we raided in BC, that was a big commitment (4+ hours) for most of our guild, so we only did it one night a week. I am good at this game. I am a heavy casual player. We have many players in our guild who can only play 1 night a week. That is why us casuals (who represent the great majority of the players) think to raid that often, you must not have a life. Yes, you have prioritization -- so do I. My top priority is not this game. It looks like it is yours.I think with this expansion, this game is no longer for the hardcore like you. You won't be missed.
12-05-2008 @ 2:46PM
"The myth that Raiders have no life, or are umenployable blah blah blah, is just that... a myth....All it took was a little prioritizing and scheduling. Of course the 'casuals' are too lazy to bother."Cognitive dissonance in action, ladies and gentlemen.
12-05-2008 @ 2:48PM
"WoTLK is ez-mode... if Blizz wants it that way then the raiders will find elsewhere to send our money."Blizzard is fine with that. Simple business sense tells them that a small percentage of the player base is using up a majority of the server time and demanding the most new content. They also realized that these people where the only ones seeing a good portion of their content. So basically we had a situation where a large portion of the player base was paying most of the money to develop content that only a very few of them got to see.So now that that has be rectified, the minority of players that where getting to see the highest raids are complaining that they aren't special anymore.
12-05-2008 @ 2:49PM
you raid 5-6 nights a week and maintain an active social life? when do you find time to sleep?
12-05-2008 @ 2:54PM
Casual players are lazy and no talent? I've seen raiders with no life what so ever, and raiders that are well adjusted, normal people with kids and jobs. Calling casuals lazy and no-talent is just as unfair, pointless and ugly as it is to call all raiders hardcore basement dwelling nerds. Neither generalization is fair.You know what I learned from your post? You're quite proud of yourself, think very little of other people, and you use your gear and status in World of Warcraft to supplement something that is missing from your real life. Self esteem.I would hate to think you're one of those guys that sits in a capital city, AFK, with all their uber-armor on thinking everyone is admiring them. Probably not, but your post hints otherwise.
12-05-2008 @ 3:16PM
@GazooHurmI call shenanigans.I too work a full time job (usually 50-60 hours a week), am married, and have social commitments I keep up with. Playing 5-6 nights a week would not allow for such unless I limited my sleeping time considerably (being an old fart, that isn't really a possibility if I wish to remain employed). No amount of mad scheduling skillz will add more hours to a day.Asking for someone to commit from 5-6 nights a week to be able to participate in an aspect of a game is well . . . silly.Allowing for people to be able see end game content without such a costly time commitment is just good business sense for Blizz. I don't think they will be changing that strategy anytime soon.If such inclusion gives your ego heartburn, then it would probably be a good idea to find another game to enable you to stroke your epeen in the manner in which you so obviously need to.I personally like the approach Blizz is taking. I no longer have the time available to raid like I did back in my EQ days and its nice to see the lore revealed and participate in major plot lines without such a steep time commitment.
12-05-2008 @ 3:54PM
first of all, you should have a tv show for time management, as i don't see how your schedule is humanly possible unless you've got one of those compressed sleep machines from movies.second of all, fine. go. do you think blizzard is gonna cry as much as you are now if the hardcore raiders leave the game?"oh hey guys, we lost 10,000 hardcore raiders due to the easier difficulty of the WotLK raids, but gained 25,000 new casual players who will all have the opportunity to see the instances we spent so much time creating.""oh yeah, and they all pay the same amount per month, so guess who has two thumbs and isn't gonna lose any sleep over that? THIS GUY!"
12-05-2008 @ 11:55PM
Don't let the door hit your ass on your way out. Oh, and can you take those Ensidia guys with you too please?
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