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11-18-2009 @ 1:37PM
Playing Devil's Advocate here. [[TL;DR: Top-tier players have feelings too!]]It's very possible that the man you are replying to isn't even in a 'elite' guild as you mean it. The current misconception of "elite" brings of images of people downing final bosses in the first week, but this notion is just wrong. To be an elite guild all you have to do is attempt and down hard modes while they are still current. And the number of guilds doing that is staggering compared to the "elite" guilds of BC, and even more extreme when compared to vanilla. So when you say that "Elite" guilds and players are a small part of the population, you are mistaken.There are many people who wish a challenge, and normal modes are not a challenge for them, nor their guilds (myself included). However when you have only a few hardmodes left in current content, and you hear that there will not be new ones for you to try for another good 3-4 months possibly, its frustrating.I do understand where you're coming from. I never got to experience AQ40/Naxx/Sunwell, but that doesn't mean that the top tier doesn't have a right to experience the content.Let me finish with this. I have stopped raiding because my guild has stopped doing hardmodes. I want to raid, i really do, but ToC normal is non-challenging. We clear it in an hour, and then stop raiding for the week on 25mans. I learn this, and although I think it is good for the game (see my comments below) I am dissapointed as it means I won't get back into the content i truly enjoy untill at least february.Finally, he never said that 'casuals' (another overused and outdated term) didn't deserve to see the content, he just said, in essence, that he is frustrated because it will be a long time untill he will see the content he enjoys. I guess i could have just said the last sentence... but i already typed the above and I ain't gonna delete it =D.
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