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2-28-2009 @ 12:28PM
Hm I'm a bit biased with this decision. I would say it's quite clear that most hardcore raiders are not really interested in the lore behind WoW, at least that's the impression I got out of some interviews etc.. It's more epics for them and nothing else. And those of us interested more in lore then in raiding might not see the questline finished until some point far into the future.Well, we'll see to what degree the normal raid will be able to finish the questline when they do have a decent share of T8 and Ulduar gear. I'm just not really happy with linking the "hard mode only" boss with THE major questline in the instance. This goes against Blizzard's own statement that they want to make content (and yes, lore and story are to a certain degree content!) available to everyone.
2-28-2009 @ 12:42PM
As soon as I read this article I just knew the bads would use lore as an excuse to QQ their way to victory.Only this time you're SoL, pal. Blizzard is giving us something challenging and if you can't handle the heat then gtfo the kitchen...or just L2P and get into a guild that doesn't fail so you can conquer the hardmodes yourself.
2-28-2009 @ 12:46PM
Sry, but I didn't "qq" about Ulduar having that kind of boss. The only thing I complained about that this boss was part of the major storyline going on in there. I've got no problem with bosses in there I can't access due to either time or skill restricts. That's just and fair, no problem there.The problem is that he is connected to the major bit of lore in there. That's what I think is unfortunate.
2-28-2009 @ 12:55PM
/ totally agree with AndiM
2-28-2009 @ 1:05PM
@ yugSo you're saying that hardcores not only deserve better loot, but also to experience the full lore content and casuals don't?I don't care if you can have your own hard mode boss that I will never see and drops uber epics that I'll never get...BUT, when that boss is obligatory for the best lore/RP quest line ever...I don't want to generalize, but most of the hardcores just care about epics and "being awesome". And most of the roleplayers/lorelols like me tend to be more casuals.So this is a very bad move from Blizz.I agree that hardcores really deserve better loot than me for being casual, and I like that. But why can't I experience the most important lore content?I remember in the BC when the most important event lore-wise (the summong of Kil'Jaeden) was so hard that I couldn't be part of it. And I hated it.
2-28-2009 @ 7:15PM
eternautaDo not put words in my mouth, I did not claim i was hardcore, nor did i complain about casuals. I said "bads" aka: "the terribles", "failures", and "that guy/those guys".Look, I like content being accessible, but don't use Lore as an excuse to cry about content you dont have the skill to see. I mean, i know this is harsh but let's face it -- this is a skill thing, not a time thing (as much as the baddies would like us to believe people in good guilds are all basement dwellers that play all day). Maybe back in 40man raids, and even sunwell, it was a lot of time...but not in Wrath. Gold is easy and dungeons are short.Anway, to make a long point short, if you want to see the 'Lore' so much then put in the effort to get there, dont write hate mailAnd saying hardcore players just care about epics is blatenly false. The only way to experience the best lore in the game is to get into raiding. Pretty much every (good) raider knows some lore, it comes with the territory. You have it backwards, the baddies just want the phat epix. I mean, who would you blame if blizzard made T9 epics available from 5man heroic badges?..certainly not raiders, you would blame the baddies that want the benefits of raiding without putting in the work. Anyway, my blood pressure is starting to rise, I'm so sick of this argument.
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