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1-12-2011 @ 6:27PM
I'm a casual, work a full time job 10 hours/day, so when I get on for the 2 or so hours per night, I don't have time to wait 45 minutes in a random heroic queue and hope the other 4 people also know what they're doing. If they don't, I'm pretty much screwed cause it's back into another 45 minute queue. Then I have to repeat this daily collecting 1000 valor points to buy 1 piece of armor? No thanks.Needless to say, I've let my account run out, my $14.95/month is just as much as the hardcores $14.95, who are saying there are no problems with Cataclysm.
1-12-2011 @ 6:39PM
Just so you know, I also work at least 10 hours a day, and have family + kids. I rarely get to play more than 2 hours. If you want shorter queue time, roll Tank/Healer. I realize it may not be what you want but you must understand that right now there is a major shortage of both but surplus of people who want to play DPS. I am HARDLY hard core. But yet I say that Heroics are fine. There are few fights that can be a bit harder to deal with, like Baron Ash(what'shisname) if you don't have DPS that can interrupt (or know when to). However majority of fights fall into the category of :" Don't stand in the fire, and take care of the adds". Let's take the Grim 3rd boss (the Dragon). Let's see.. "A. take care of flame add.. not hard just make sure you move before it gets to you, B. When you see Dragon cast... run behind it, and C. stay out of stuff on ground". THAT'S IT! The problem is not with the design it's with the fact that people don't pay attention. That isn't Blizz fault that is a nature of playing with a lot of people. Let's not tailor this game to LCD! Yes, back in Vanilla when there were instances like Naxx-40, you be right. It was impossible for non-hardcore super guild to take down. Those were far too difficult, but honestly I think that with Cata Blizz got the balance mostly right.
1-12-2011 @ 8:00PM
@ChrobryI completely agree with you. I am in the same boat working 10+ hours 5 days a week and only get a few hours a night to play (which is taken up by a couple of randoms and dailys).The content is not as hard as many people are making it out to be, if you have situational awareness and not the tunnel vision WotLK bred into everyone, it becomes a much more enjoyable and smooth experience.I run as a Tank (346 ilevel) on my main and DPS (341 ilevel) on my alt so I'm not mega-geared, and the only issue I tend to encounter in heroics (while not tanking), is the lack of Tanks who are willing to mark for CC or even talk to DPS before zerging pulls, which often results in wipes. If you don't play to the requirements of the encounters or overgear it, you will die. Having a sense of vulnerability again is a nice feeling.Pce
1-13-2011 @ 5:14AM
@Socalshocker: Your passive-aggressive insinuation that those who are completing dungeons/raids don't have jobs or a "life" is hilarious to say the least. Makes the rest of your post completely worthless.
2-08-2011 @ 11:44AM
Isn't America great...! That is YOUR choice. /bye
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