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12-09-2008 @ 8:02AM
Precisely!But no, see - the guys that cleared Sunwell want the new raids in the new content built JUST FOR THEM so that you have no chance of getting to the point that you can take this content if you haven't been raiding on the same schedule they have.The mere /idea/ that maybe the first big raids in the new expansion may have been built to get the 'scrubs' and 'facerolling casuals' interested in raiding again, plus Blizzard's reported three MILLION new players post BC launch not having any chance at all to do some of this higher end content until now..Well, this is a perfect storm of 'resetting' the /gear/ difficulty in raids without resetting the /skill/.The trouble is, I think, all the folks looking at people like .. oh, I dunno, /me/, being one of those new three million, is that they view things through the lens of their own experience. "But everyone was at 70" they say - VERY not true, thankyouverymuch. But the biggest one that seems to pervade these folks's arguments is: "If you haven't raided what we have, you don't deserve to start." And this is lame.I'm all for keeping boss encounters difficult, and the strategies tough to implement. But the /gear/ requirements have been 'nerfed', if that's even the word, to make the Entry Level Raid that is Nax accessable to those groups that have not raided before, either due to timing, lack of interest, or the absence of people to fill holes on the lower level raids.One example: My guild BARELY hit the level cap before WOTLK. We were trying to put together a Magtherion (sp?) raid - and /just/ got to do Kara for the first time, with the guild overpowered, in WOTLK instance blues, for it. Sad, huh?How were we supposed to gear up to do BT? But we /can/ gear up to do Nax. It's a possibility. And we can join y'all in the WOTLK content. Why. Is this. Bad?
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