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2-22-2009 @ 8:27AM
I normaly dont write comments, however i feel the need to. The hardmodes are a good idea, but blizzard are overdoing it. I remember when I started playing in BC, seeing all those t6 players. When i grew up to be myself a t6 player, i still was amazed by people with sunwell gear in Orgrimmar, Inspecting them and linking their items in guildchat. For my guild, there was a reason to raid, wipe on Gorefiend, becouse someone didint know how to handle the ghosts. I remember MGT heroic, where you ran it everyday to defeat that freaking Princess for best in game trinket, to CC the trash. Now in WOTLK, our first Naxx 25 run was rather wipeless, all trash were aoed, bosses oneshotted. Then we killed rather easily Malygos. And we dont try really hard to kill Sarth 3D....Ofcourse for progress its good, but killing it for your Achievment sucks. The only diffrence now between a Casual and Hardcore is not gear. But Mounts and E-Peen Meeters (achievments). I just really hope that Ulduar will be ~TK/SSC-MH Level. Not Karazhan Level + BT Level Hardmodes.
2-22-2009 @ 10:14AM
IMHO; they should do this:10-man = easy mode25-man = real challengeThat way, there could be content for casual and hardcore alike. Casuals explore the content, Hardcores get the real phat loot.Currently everybody is on T7.5 epics, even the less skilled players.Let's make a difference between casual and hardcore, but not forbidding the casuals from experiencing the high end content like it happened in the BC with, for example, Sunwell.imo, 10-mans should be to "experience the content and know the raid", and 25-mans to the "pro-raiders" with more challenges.I'm a casual, so I want to have a chance to see how the high end raids are, but I also understand that dedicated hardcore raiders need a real big challenge according to their capabilities, to keep the entertained and with a goal to aim for.I, as a casual, want to be able to explore all the content and go to icecrown citadel and kick Arthas' frozen butt; but it's good to have the hardcore there facing the real challenge, someone to look up for, and recognize their efforts and skills as a "pro player"Sry if it was too long.
2-22-2009 @ 12:57PM
As a 10-man raider, I'm not a big fan of your idea. Just because I like raiding with fewer people doesn't mean I'm not looking for a challenge. Now, I am in a large guild, and we could probably put together a 25 man, but myself and the other raider who have taken on the responsibility of explaining fights to new people don't want to deal with the bull that 15 extra people bring to the table. Personally, I love the concept of the hard mode. Remember, a blue has said that in Ulduar, the hard modes will in fact drop better loot. They won't just be for mounts, or for achievements and titles. You'll actually get better gear. Also, if your complaint is that "the raids are too easy", what should it matter if the hard modes drop better loot? The raid is harder, and that's what you've been complaining about. It seems to me that the real complaint is "Everyone has gear." To me, the easiest way to fix this doesn't involve making Ulduar harder. The way to do it is to make whatever the new Archavon boss is only drop PvP gear, or drop PvE gear that's a tier behind. Right now, it's the first cycle of PvE. Yeah, cool, everyone gets some T7. I have no problem with that. But if it gets to the point that every fresh 80 in a bunch of greens can go kill, eventually, Archavon 4 and get Arthas loot? That's a problem.
2-23-2009 @ 8:41AM
I'm sorry but 10 player raids aren't the easy ones... it's facerolling though 25 mans that is the real easy modes.1) Access to every buff in the game2) Always have bloodlust/heroism3) 5 people can be fucking terrible. Die instantly. And you still do fine. 2 people die in a 10 man, and it's a wipe.4) Individual players are MUCH more important. If you have 2 healers, and one is terrible, you don't finish. On a 25 man, half your healers can be total fucking scrubs, and you still do fine.On the current content, 10 mans are the hard raids. Maybe in ulduar that will change, but it is unlikely.Note: There some fights that I consider harder on 25 man, and that is only because there are more people to screw you over. Thaddius is a good example. Thaddius lets the stupid warm bodies that you bring to pad the roster on a 25 man raid wipe the rest of you. Thats why terribad raids have such a hard time on it.
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