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5-14-2009 @ 2:26PM
I raid two nights a week, at three hours per raid night. We're a progression guild, which means we focus on learning new fights more than farming older instances.For me, the learning curve of learning a new fight is what entertains me. I have a pretty big stable of alts I can play, but I've reached the point where re-playing content just puts me to sleep (which makes me very sad, because I'd like to try the newer content from a perspective OTHER than as a healer...).Friends of mine are in a casual guild, and raid for nearly 5 hours every night of the week. The raiding isn't required, for their guild, but for whatever reason more people are needed, or they're trying to gear up new members or alts, or a scheduled raid needs another XX or YY. As Badtanc mentioned, at least in some cases, the flexibility of the Casual guild can snowball into an unwieldy mess of "We have people online, let's do something together!" that winds up happening every night of the week and gets totally out of hand.I don't raid for gear. I don't raid for bragging rights (I don't talk to a lot of people). I raid to experience something new and exciting, and I hold a mean grudge against bosses in general. That final success is what keeps me playing right now.In the end, "raider" or "casual" or "hardcore" depends on who's talking and who's listening. I almost feel my guild is "casual raider," and my friend's guild is "hardcore casual." My schedule feels a lot less demanding and stressful than theirs.
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