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1-03-2009 @ 6:13PM
From what I can tell, this means that Blizzard are designing encounters to be easy, but with optional challenges tied to the boss, if more experienced players do so want to. So you get the best of both worlds - people get to see content, and thrill-seekers find challenges. That's cool.
1-03-2009 @ 6:51PM
In theory, it's best to please both camps. My one concern is how this will work from a lore perspective. We already have illogical quests that make no sense. It's going to be really strange if there are optional bosses that then turns out to be a big deal in the next expansion. My point is not that Blizz can't make it work, just that far to often lore issues get shoved into the background and that leaves the players that do pay attention to lore scratching their heads.
1-04-2009 @ 1:04AM
Lore is constantly getting wtfpwned in the face. Blizz plans something from a game design perspective then warps the lore in order to fit that agenda, not the other way around.Now that the whole Lich King storyline is coming to a close I don't even want to see what raid encounters and bosses they rip from the lore and shoehorn into the next expansion.
1-04-2009 @ 5:17AM
The key to failure is to try and please everyone.The ideal would be: 10-man - SSC-easy, 25-man - Sunwell-hard. That way the casual scrubs and idiots can get their inferior purples (without regard to ilvl and stats) while people who bother to put a tiny amount of effort in their class and raid twice a week can get their well-deserved loot.
1-04-2009 @ 8:41AM
So like I said before...You don't want people to have what you have unless they have the lucky breaks you have.Deny it all you want, but your QQ on the difficulty of WoW is basically a "WAAH, we used to be the best, but now everybody has what we have."Pathetic really.
1-04-2009 @ 9:43AM
You my point. I guess I'll have to break it down so even you will understand.I think the best should get the best. This does not necessarily imply 24/7 raiding, just 25 people who excel each at their class with solid teamwork ability and preparation should get the best loot.Just like the 3-day raiding guild that calls itself who killed KJ. (if you seriously think 12/168 hours is too hardcore, GTFO of my WoW)Is this elitism? Hell yes. Is this wrong elitism as in "WHAA I CANT WALK AROUND IN SHATTRATH IN T6 BECAUSE EVERY MOUTHBREATHING RETARD HAS IT"? No. Is this the "I worked my ass off for this item, therefore only those who worked as much should flash it in Dalaran" kind of elitism? Yes.Now /shoo, you have to whine how hard naxx10 is.
1-04-2009 @ 12:57PM
On the contrary, I understand your point. You are stating it in a way that is "prettied" up and I am stating the reality of it.Lets look at what you say and translate it:EJ said:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I think the best should get the best. This does not necessarily imply 24/7 raiding, just 25 people who excel each at their class with solid teamwork ability and preparation should get the best loot."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And I pointed out that this is QQing over people who are not as good as you think they should be getting gear you think should be exclusive to people at your skill level.As I said, you're whining that you're no longer the top geared.EJ then goes on to say:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Is this elitism? Hell yes. Is this wrong elitism as in "WHAA I CANT WALK AROUND IN SHATTRATH IN T6 BECAUSE EVERY MOUTHBREATHING RETARD HAS IT"? No. Is this the "I worked my ass off for this item, therefore only those who worked as much should flash it in Dalaran" kind of elitism? Yes."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`To which I say, there is no difference. Are you really that blind that you can't see that?Fine, gratz, live in your delusion that you are the best and should get more than the rest. You resent the number of people wearing the gear you worked for, and think it should either be harder so they can't get it or else that Blizzard should give you more because you are so "l33+" compared to "them."Unfortunately you fail to realize that skills gained from earlier WoW make it easier to do later instances. Our pre-LK Kara runs taught our guild how to work together so that when we hit new content (which we did not study in advance or play on the Beta) there would be unexpected setbacks but we knew we could rely on each other to work as a team.Some guilds are newer than others and are still learning how to get that coordination down, and they work harder to do what you call "too easy."EJ then said:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Now /shoo, you have to whine how hard naxx10 is."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To which I say, show me where I complained about how hard Naxx 10 was.I'll take my friends in quest blues, working hard to reach 80 in spite of RL over you and your guild every day, knowing that the changes to WoW mean we can hang together and still have fun instead of having to split up over having the wrong gear, the wrong spec or the wrong class.I was a 60 before there was a TBC, a 70 before there was a LK. I've seen the best and worst WoW has to offer. In that dividing line, you are most definitely not part of the best WoW has to offer.
1-29-2009 @ 6:12PM
"I worked my ass off for this item, therefore only those who worked as much should flash it in Dalaran"I don't mean this as an attack, more as a /confused, but do that many people actually stop to check other players out? I've seen an unusual mount and thought "Hey, that's kinda cool," but I can't say that I've ever given more than a passing glance at another player's stuff.Me myself personally, I don't really care if some stranger walks up and says "u r teh awsumz, how cn i b good liek u???" When I finish a dungeon, I'll stop into town to bank/sell/mail my stuff, and then I'm headed back out to do dailies or farm some Rhino Meat to feed my guildmates. I don't stay in one place long enough for anybody to check me out.
2-18-2009 @ 9:01AM
@ Aaron A.You would be surprised how many people check you out. Try putting on some high iLevel epix and put a nub enchant or gem in it, and see how many people whisper you about it, or even link it in trade.I do tend to inspect people of the same class at me, to see where I am at, compared to them.
2-19-2009 @ 5:30AM
Hahah. The Elitest Jerk HAS to be a troll.
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