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3-14-2011 @ 11:32AM
I was so glad to read your post because I have been feeling the exact same way about WoW, but I wasn't sure how many shared the sentiment? I am not a guild leader, but was a raid leader in Wrath and then got promoted higher up to deal with other aspects of the guild. But to the point, I really enjoyed the accessibility of Wrath also. Our guild is a more casual 10 man guild, but we still went in and successfully killed the Lich King, later than most raiding guilds, but we did it and were all proud. 5 mans were a breeze back then and raid difficulty, at least for us, was great. Regular raids (that were tier appropriate) were difficult but possible. On heroic we could down the easier raids or a few bosses in ICC, but not all of them, basically, we weren't complaining. Now the difficulty curve has jumped way up and the storyline seems kind of flat and anti-climatic. I mean, we spent all those years trying to get Arthas and when we did we all watched that epic final cut-scene. Seemed like whatever happened after would be amazing but now being there, in Cata, I feel like the entire expansion is just a clip on. We killed the ultimate villian and now it's like "hey, look, an evil dragon!" It feels artificial and not as interesting. In a lot of ways, I'm starting to feel like WoW ended for me when the Lich King hit the ground for that final time.The difficulty thing is also an issue for a guild like mine. It took us forever to clear some of the heroic five mans in Cata, personally, I haven't even finished them all yet. Together we have only downed 2 raid bosses and all other attempts seem to be immensely difficult, far harder than the first Wrath raids, hell, seems harder than when ICC was new. With the flat story and intense difficulty, I find myself playing less and less, down to 1 or 2 days a week total. I feel no desire to PUG a failing 5 man heroic or grind dailies because well, there is nothing I want or need from those and raiding seems to leave me with a headache. Seems every day I have less will to log in next time. Never thought I'd feel this way about WoW, but here it is, inadvertently happening despite my initial excitement for the Cata release.
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