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12-09-2008 @ 10:47AM
One thing I can't quite figure out is the level of bile that is thrown at raiders these days. "No life" "epeen", simply a level of hatred, and yes I mean that word literally, that I can't see being justified. It's as if a large part of the population of WoW, or at least of WoW Insider, would very much like to see raid instances eliminated from the game and everyone who's done them gone.I acknowledge that some raiders are jerks. We have them on our own server and I'm sure every server has them. However if all that qualifies you for being a raiding jerk is lurking in IF (or Shat or Dalaran) in T6 on warbears, then I'm not sure that the number of raiding jerks is any higher than, say, arena jerks. And yet I don't see the same level of antagonism thrown at people who spend as much time PvPing as some people do raiding. Becoming a gladiator required every bit as much research, play time, gold, etc. as raiding, and yet I don't see the same level of bile thrown at hardcore arena players.I don't get it, and perhaps I never will, but it seems to me that if WoW does lose those people who seriously PvE, the culture of the game will suffer.
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