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12-26-2010 @ 7:01PM
Many will scoff at my comments, but I for one find it incredible that we are already talking about top end gear and max raiding. The expansion is barely 3 weeks old. Why can't we just enjoy the subtleties and nuances of the expansion for awhile and, learn the quests and experience the new zones in a more meaningful way, and try new classes, professions and a myriad of other things available before worrying about gearing up for endless raiding and who has the best purples? I for one, am still enjoying the great new quests in all the starting zones. None of my many characters is even close to 85 and I am in no rush to get there. On behalf of all the more hardcore hi-end raiding enthusiasts I say thanks for your great writing and the wisdom of your experience Dawn. I venture to guess, however, that many of the rest of us long for articles that might suggest tips/guidance on better ways to heal a lowbie 5 man dungeon, or what gear, talents and skills would be best for a Priest that loves low level BG matches.Like I said many will scoff at these comments, but I want to be on record that not all of us live to raid! But hey, it's my 2 cents.Merry Christmas all and enjoy the game in whatever way turns you on!
12-27-2010 @ 2:46PM
Play how you want, absolutely. However, I feel that your comment was disparaging against those who are playing how they want by getting to the endgame quickly.This article was about efficiently getting your toon raid-ready. For those that do choose to focus on getting to the endgame as quickly as possible, getting the information sooner rather than later is kind of the point.For people like yourself, who prefer to take their time, enjoy the journey, do a little bit of everything, this article will still be relevant when you're ready for it and you can search the archives. As well, articles like those that you're asking for are "evergreen" - they will always be relevant to anybody leveling alts or taking their time on their mains, regardless of when those areticles are published. To those looking to gear up to raid in the early days of the expansion, an article on gearing up is only relevant in the early days of the expansion. Those players can't search forward into the archives; they get it on the front page here or they go looking elsewhere. If Dawn were to follow your advice, and rush to publish articles for those players who are specifically interested in not rushing, she would cater only to those players looking to power-level to the midgame. Do such players even exist? Bleeding-edge information has a Best Before date. Those players who don't need bleeding edge information will, by definition, still be interested next week.
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