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3-05-2010 @ 1:28PM
I've got some sad news for you.Blizzard is a COMPANY. A COMPANY is in business to make as much money for themselves as possible. I'm sure somewhere in some meeting room, they pulled up some spreadsheet that says that X% of people leave the game because there's damn squat to do once you hit 80 if you don't raid. Once an expansion hits, there's precious little that gets added to the game that you can see by yourself. Most new content focuses on raids.So these accountants and pencil-pushers tell the dev team to fix that, and try and make raiding more open so that some of that x% stay ingame. The dev team realizes that it'll be tough to water down raids so that idiots can get gear, while keeping it fresh and entertaining for people like you and I. Enter: Hard modes and achievements. This lets those with the barest amount of ability to stand out of fire have something to do once a week that's not a daily or Gundrak for the bazillionth time, while still creating a separate, and difficult layer of content for the hardcore crowd.We're lucky in this respect. Blizzard is a company. Blizzard owes us nothing, really. They could've made it so ALL raids are easymode now. But they didn't. They separated it nicely. What more do you want?@Bubblepriest: If they do five percent a month, that's another six months until the buff is capped out. I think your guild will have plenty of time to get in, get Arthas down, and get a couple of hard modes under your belt before the content truly becomes "trivialized". All of the health and healing buffs in the world won't do you any good if you don't know the fights.
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