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1-12-2011 @ 8:35PM
@Silencer, do you ever stop to think that being a Casual is not a birth defect or something that somehow makes said person a bad player? Given the choice, I'd be a more harcore player than I am right now, but alas I do not have that choice. Sometimes being a casual is simply not having the time that hardcore players seem to have to play this game, as such I don't have time to get with a guild and run raids 4 days a week to get the gear to be able to get through heroic dungeons in less than an hour. I'm left with grouping up with any pugs I can find and try my best to finish even one heroic a day if I'm lucky. I have no problem at all with the difficulty of heroics right now, but what I do have a problem with is that if I don't get grouped with players who know what they're doing, I'm essentially wasting my time in there. And if I (as many casuals feel, I'm sure) am cut off from being able to complete heroics [and to that extent anything harder, i.e raids] then what else is there to do in this game? Yes Wrath made raids super easy that more and more casuals started doing them, which resulted in hardcore player backlash because they weren't being challenged. Blizzard fixed this in Cata by increasing difficulty across the board. I don't care to raid right now, I simply don't have the time for it, but heroics used to be at least the territory where casuals could get their fix, and now there's no place for us. I think what blizzard needs to do is just to increase the gear gap and difficulty between heroic dungeons and raids, if only to boldly demonstrate that raids ARE, in fact, Hardmode. This way, hardcore players feel challenged, and casuals know where they stand and don't feel as left out of content.
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