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2-21-2010 @ 2:33PM
I am not trying to sound like a Vanilla elitist douche. I apologize in advance if I come across that way.I was very fortunate in that I was in a guild of mainly young adults (24-28ish I would guess) aged raiders. We had teenagers, we had older. We raided MC, BWL, and AQ40. We stopped in Naxx. We also did the 20 mans. But that guild also became close. Most successful long lasting guilds did. We knew each other on a personal basis, etc. We would pass on loot even if it was our last piece of tier because player A hadn't gotten anything in a while.The reason I enjoyed the 40 mans so much more is because they were that much more stressful. There were 39 others that you had to count on (to start anyway), and each had to pull their weight. In our guild, we had enough when we said raiding starts at 7. That meant everyone was in the instance ready to pull at 7, with a few parked outside the instance just in case we needed them. We didn't run into the issue of a 7 pm start turning into 745 pulls. Again, we were fortunate and I know that. It was a different time, I know that, and I am grateful I got to experience it. Walking around in full T1, the slow grind to T2. The times the Mages were supposed to put up ports to SW after Ony so we could get the buff then head to BWL and instead we ended up in Darn..... Things like that, I miss. In BC 10 mans? Hey! UBRS....had.....wait a minute!!! It was great that people got to experience the content. I think that is wonderful. And I am not an idiot. I know if Blizz left a 40 man option, very few would do it (unless it involved achievements/drakes/etc). I wouldn't even begin to suggest that. I enjoy 10 and 25 mans. I really do. And I am still in touch with the guild I raided with back in Vanilla. But it isn't the same for me now. I just am not enjoying things like I used to. Again, I have fun, I still like to play, but not like I did (I hope that makes sense). It is worth the subscription fee.
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