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12-18-2008 @ 7:25PM
fyi that welfare term is probably the biggest reason why Blizzard has done away with spending so much time on high-end raids. I find that welfare term offensive myself. Why should I not get good gear because I have responsibilities like a job and family to take care of. Sure I wish I could play WoW 16 hours a day, but until I win the lottery it isn't going to happen.
12-18-2008 @ 7:29PM
FYI Naxx is welfare epics. I can't think of anything even remotely hard about it. Getting PvP gear is actually harder now.
12-18-2008 @ 9:43PM
Because you shouldn't get equal rewards for un-equal work. That's called communism.You say you work and provide for your family yea? Well imagine a colleague of yours who earns the same amount as you, but only works 2 days a week instead of 5. You wouldn't be very happy would you.Just because you WANT shiny epics it doesn't mean you're entitled to them just because 'you can't commit to this or that'. That's the whole point of the game, if you can commit to a raid, you reap the rewards. Make do with lesser rewards because you invest lesser time in the game. Everything is in proportion, just like real life.http://remainsofapaladin.blogspot.com/
12-18-2008 @ 10:12PM
yah! take that welfare kid...except you don't pay your boss so you can work for him, and we all pay the exact same amount / month. other then that you really know what you're talking about.
12-18-2008 @ 10:17PM
Communism? Oh please... FYI capitalism doesn't mean that equal work offers equal rewards either. That's the concept, but generally not the reality. Anyway...Other than that little bit, I think mitch is right. The good thing is that now there is a system whereby one can save up emblems, honor, arena points, etc to eventually get geared. It was kinda screwy in TBC (i.e. only one tier of badges that eventually rewarded T6 quality gear even if you never raided at all...) but they seem to have pretty much gotten it down in Wrath.So if you can't raid or pvp for hours on end, just do what you can and save up your points/emblems. A lot of heroics now are quite fast, and it shouldn't be too tough to squeeze in 10 arena games in a week if you try. Will it take you longer to gear up than people who play 60 hours a week? Definitely. But you can still gear up over time. It's a far less demanding system than that of vanilla WoW at least.
12-18-2008 @ 10:50PM
roflmfao @ mitch.I play a game to have fun, if you are evaluating/working this game and seeing such terms as communism, you might need to take a break. I pay my monthly fee and paid for my game, plus expacs (twice over, because my wife needed copies too =). Why should my game experience be lesser, even though I paid the same money?
12-18-2008 @ 11:05PM
Because you are putting less effort into the actual game itself. Paying your subscription fee entitles you to play the game at all. Nothing more, nothing less. If you want the high end gear, you have to put something called "effort" in to actually playing said game. If you can't do that, no problem. No-one (except the elitist idiots) is judging you for the amount of time you can commit to a game, but expecting equal rewards for playing 2 hours a week compared to those who raid every day is unreasonable.
12-18-2008 @ 11:28PM
I believe somebody's understanding of communism is deeply flawed. Deeply.
12-19-2008 @ 3:43AM
I think that the heart of the problem is not who "deserves" to have epics depending on the amount of time they can play but more: If you can get the best equipment playing just 2 hours a week, what do the people playing more than 2 hours a day do?Back in vanilla the Dungeon Sets were added after the Raid Sets simply to give a goal and reward to those who couldn't find time to Raid.
12-19-2008 @ 5:07PM
Lol......I think mitch needs to brush up on his Karl Marx.
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