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7-03-2009 @ 1:35PM
I get very tired of this "my real life self-esteem comes from my gear" jibber jabber. If you're "up in arms" over WoW at any time in your life its time to shut down the computer and read a good book.
7-03-2009 @ 1:39PM
just dont read the wow books lol
7-03-2009 @ 1:40PM
@ Sho Deal! lol
7-03-2009 @ 1:48PM
My thoughts exactly. If this emblem change bothers you... take a break from the game. Maybe even get some fresh air, your brain clearly needs it if you get upset over pixels.
7-03-2009 @ 1:57PM
I think the majority of the complaints are from people who will never ever get full Ulduar tier gear, just complaining that it'll be too easy to get.Much like that child who said Ulduar was too easy because Ensidia had downed Yoggy.I think its a great change, really allows me to spend less time playing wow yet still make enough progression not to be left out of the next tier of raiding.
7-03-2009 @ 2:13PM
As a follow up:You, as a raider, can make WoW as hard as you want to make it. Run Ulduar 10 with Naxx 10 gear... turn off the exp and run Molten Core as soon as you can... force yourself to read the trade chat ANAL XXXXX garbage for longer than 5 mins... It's up to you and your 9 best WoW-pals. You, as a raider, always need the bar set higher. Hello, MCFLY? Did they mention Tier 9 stuff comes out at the same time they pass out fun Ulduar gear? You now have some progression to sink you're teeth into. That's what you asked for right? Make it hard for me to get my gear! Well it is.. there's always progression.. no silly "Ulduar on farm". But wait.. if there's no time to farm Ulduar.. then there's no time to have "Your gear SuX and YOU SUCK!" time in your favorite capital city. Again.. go read a book.You, as a raider, need to be able to see the difference between PvE for difficulty and PvE for ranking on other people... If you're that desperate to use WoW to show how superior you are to other people... Roll a rogue and shank the sh*t out of priests in BGs forever and ever and ever.Amen.
7-03-2009 @ 2:30PM
I don't understand the concern, really. This happened in BC with QD badge gear, and while the implementation is different the end result is pretty much the same for WOTLK. We're happy raiding Ulduar 25 and will be happy to move onto Tier 9 content when it's available, just as we were happy to move onto Sunwell during the similarly timed badge gear event in BC.To get up in arms about the availability of conquest badges to the casually playing base says more about your personal insecurity than anything else. Be happy that Bliz has created a way to make people who have yet to progress as far as you have more interested in the game.If you're any good you're getting better gear than this from hard modes and set bonuses. If you're not, then you're really not in a position to complain anyway.
7-04-2009 @ 4:34PM
I love how raiders are elitist asshats for caring about gear, but people who don't raid and care about *their* gear are just interested in improving their toons. Hypocrisy much? I actually like the EoC change, but Mike's wrong on one point - being in Ulduar gear, esp Uld-25 gear - at least means you've seen the fights right now as there's not any other way to get it. You might be clueless and a poor raider, but you've at least been there. With the EoC change, that won't be true. Plus side? People can catchup on gear - new 80s, alts, etc. Minus? It's a BIG jump and it does blur the distinction between someone who's raided and thus knows the fights and someone who runs heroics. It's not a big deal but I'd have felt better if they moved Emblems of Valor to heroics, Conquest to all raids (Naxx-10 etc on up) and Triumph to the new T9 raids. That accomplishes the gear catchup but doesn't move Ulduar 25 level gear all the way down to being able to clear Nexus.
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