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3-04-2011 @ 9:23AM
I do have to laugh at the various posts that have been down voted because they are saying what people don't want to see... Cata is just too hard for the majority of the subscribers! I'm sure this post will turn black as night, but it will just serve to show "out of sight, out of mind"! Now before I get flamed 6 ways from Sunday I'll explain that I'm a late 40's something male who has to work with computers and their associated problems all day long so my statements will be based on the fact that "I" play MMO games to have fun, relax, and unwind from the day of doing my job. What I don't want to do when "I" play a game is fight an encounter over, and over, and over because I stepped a millimeter too far left, too far right, or that my dps took 2 seconds too long to kill a particular boss never knowing what "exactly" we did wrong. While I don't raid due to time constraints in my real life, yes I actually have one, I did actively run the Heroics in Wrath with a group of adults who play just like I do... none of us can muster the time/schedule to do so. That said... I have barely set foot into the current Heroics due to the quirky mechanics that are so unforgiving to the "non-professional" WoW player. Before you say "Use crowd control... you Noob" I will say that we have always used it (crowd control) even during Wrath heroics which is why "we" took longer than most PuG groups that were bulldozing them in 15min. For my group it was a kind of "poker" night for computer nerds complete with pizza, beer, and spirited chat on Vent. Now I suspect that a lot more people like "us" play WoW than Blizzard would like to believe... and that not all of us are as skilled as they would like us to be... hence the double back on patch 4.1. Now I don't believe the game should be "nerfed" per say, but it should be more forgiving in certain instances... come on my tank stands @ approx. 175k health buffed, and the first boss attack blows through 160k of it... theres something wrong. I'll end this by saying there are a lot of other MMOs out there right now, and more coming that are not only currently draining Blizzards life blood... a drip here, and a drip there which becomes hemorrhagic with time. If they want to stop this bleeding then they need to take a serious look @ who their subscribers "really" are... there are a lot of different play styles of people these days, and to focus solely on one will prove to be a death sentence. Remember the days of being king of the hill can become quite painful with age, and some young upstart is going to push that old fart right off that hill to claim it. Might not have happened yet, but it will unless that old dog learns some new tricks real fast!Ok I've said my peace... bring on the flames, and blacken my post.
3-04-2011 @ 3:46PM
I didn't play my max level toons at all until late January, so I sort of see where you're coming from since the guild I'm in, which is more of a "machine" raiding guild, doesn't have many spots for just casual people who are behind. And from what I've seen there aren't that many bosses that are easy to do if you aren't well organized. But honestly, if you're just messing around anyways, you can go back to the 60% of the game that was revamped with Cata and level a toon instead of worrying about gear. Heroics are harder than Wrath, but I still haven't seen any that were as bad as Shadow Labs heroic or even MgT heroic in BC. That being said, some dungeons are easier than others just like in BC where you could consistently handle UBogs or Slave Pens, but needed to work in Arcatraz, for example. But none of the bosses hit for 80% of your health in Cata, unless you're missing something important about the fight.
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