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7-17-2009 @ 9:41AM
Umm, no, Mom, you don't. You can level to 80 and have a great time doing so without ever setting foot in a dungeon. On my first couple of toons, I did run the dungeons, and it was fun, I admit, but I ultimately discovered that----It takes too long to form groups--It takes too long to run dungeons--You often end up grouping with jerks, know-it-alls, morons, and twits--There is often a lot of finger-pointing, name-calling, drama, and rage-quitting in groups--WoW is quite enjoyable and soloable on any class without the dungeons/raids--Instance runs are often incompatible with parenting and real-life issues that come up--The raid armors are laughably comical -- I am not in the least jealous of themSo I just stay out of the instances nowadays. Playing in a group is fairly simple for the occasional group quest; it is not rocket science. Perhaps playing in a group *for raiding* is more involved, but that is simply not an issue for many WoW players. So, the "players need training to work in groups" argument, an point I hear so often, only holds water for players that actually intend to run the group content. As for me, if WoW's latest patch erased Ulduar and all the rest of the raid content tomorrow I couldn't care less. :-)
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