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5-16-2010 @ 5:28PM
If you keep telling people there is a lull now there will be a lull now. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. When a comment is repeated enough it becomes true. I think WoW Insider should be focusing on encouraging people to explore the full potential of the game and to try other games if they aren't having much fun in WoW. If you only play WoW to mindlessly grind for gear (which is now pointless with a new expansion coming) then I really think you are wasting your money on an addiction (to the thrill of incremental reward).The game won't be significantly more fun in Cataclysm and I really doubt most players have done all the content currently in game (I haven't and I have been playing since launch). Live a little people. Don't spend so much time on this game that the instant they take away your purple e-crack you stop logging in.
5-16-2010 @ 9:30PM
Yes, because everyone's sheeple and surely past results mean nothing about how things are likely to go! And it's not as if quite a few members of the commentariat have ALSO mentioned that they're having trouble keeping their guildies (or themselves!) interested as Wrath starts feeling more and more like old news. Or work, take your pick./sarcasm offNot talking about something doesn't stop it. People are still going to be caught up in the anticipation (and testing!) of Cataclysm. They're still going to be sick of yet another ICC or daily heroic run. They're still going to have more important things to do over the summer than WoW. If reading others mentioning these things helps someone realize they feel that way, too, then talking about it will help them choose an option that'll make them happier. That's a good thing.
5-16-2010 @ 10:59PM
You tell people to get the "full potential of the game" and then also say that "gear grinding is a waste of time". The "full potential of the game" includes ICC. How is one supposed to get into ICC without at one time or another grinding for gear? "wait til the new expansion"? Why? Why not wait til the first three patches after Cataclysm is released?You have to enjoy the game though. Enjoy the grinds. I know I do. It is repetitive but blissful. You say mindless, I say relaxing. It's relaxing to do a few easy heroic runs after running TOC, painful ICC runs, etc. So, I guess I agree that if you're not enjoying the game, don't play. But I don't agree that grinding is pointless.
5-17-2010 @ 10:18AM
My point was that people should always play the game to have fun and not mindlessly grind gear because everyone else is grinding gear. There is a reason Blizzard are taking away the second raid id and that is because apparently large numbers of players feel compelled to grind so much the game loses its fun. Once upon a time you needed to grind from dungeon blues to tier 3 gear in a linear fashion, that is no longer the case.Getting gear from raiding should be secondary to experiencing the fights and progressing as a guild.Also past performance isn't a guarantee of future results. The BC lull was nothing like the classic lull (partly because the gear jump wasn't as massive, and it will be even less in Cata).
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