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8-26-2010 @ 8:07AM
I know this probably isn't the kind of answer the author of this post was hoping for, but once I needed to do things myself to make heroics interesting, once they became a chore that necessitated being made fun, rather than actually being fun, I stopped running them. I don't want to have to find ways to entertain myself while doing something I'm paying 15 dollars a month for; I'm paying to be entertained. That's not entitlement, that's basic economics; if I have to entertain myself, then what, exactly, am I paying for?
8-26-2010 @ 8:33AM
Hmm, don't take up golf, bowling, boating, traveling, or any of 1000 other activities where you pay to play but can't sit there and let it happen around you.
8-26-2010 @ 9:07AM
@pacjagwhat he's saying is that running the heroics itself should be fun all by itself, and the fact that he has to change a normal routine a bit to keep his interest is not what he's paying for.
8-26-2010 @ 9:10AM
@pacjag: That wasn't what I was trying to say. I would never forgo an activity just because it requires effort, assuming that effort was rewarded somehow. When heroics were a challenge, I would put effort into them, and they would be fun. That effort was rewarded with enjoyment. Now I put effort into heroics, and I am not rewarded with fun; I am only rewarded with emblems for gear to make the runs even easier and less enjoyable. Why pay to put forth effort if that effort isn't going to be rewarded with any semblance of enjoyment?
8-26-2010 @ 9:20AM
@JBcani: As a tank, I don't have many options when it comes to changing my routine. Anything I do to make the run more interesting could put the rest of the group in jeopardy or just piss them off. Intentionally wearing worse gear? Now everyone else has a much lower cap on how much damage they can do, and they will all resent me for it. Wearing DPS gear instead? Tried it, doesn't make a bit of difference. Pulling large crowds and DPSing them down? Hooray for one-button swipe spamming! Plus, pulling large crowds makes everyone else more likely to die.Besides, if I change my routine to make heroics more fun, it's still a form of acknowledgment that heroics have become a chore, and like I said, I'm not paying 15 bucks a month to do chores.
8-26-2010 @ 1:50PM
You know Gamer am I, you could always just run the instance in your healing gear or dps gear instead. that makes it a bit more fun because you get hit a lot harder. I do this all the time with guild runs in randoms. I'll stay heal spec, then pop righteous fury, then once we started, put on my healing gear. it's a lot more difficult and therefore a lot more fun.
8-26-2010 @ 3:04PM
His point is that while there ARE things you can do to make an instance more interesting, once you reach the point that you have to come up with these crazy things, is the place really worth running any more? Hasn't the activity worn itself out?
8-26-2010 @ 5:20PM
@Skarn: Thank you; that's exactly what I was trying to say.
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