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3-21-2011 @ 11:58AM
Anytime you make a comment about the problems of Cata, you typically get L2P noob, I'm having fun, why aren't you, Cata is easy, you are a Wrathbaby and other frequently rude comments.I had a ton of fun from BC through to ICC. Wrath saw me become a Senior Officer in a guild I loved being in. Content was accessible in Wrath but was hardly a pushover. We learned all the bosses and downed them. I ran 10 and 25s per week. I ran alt runs. I pugged raids. The only major problem I had with Wrath was the length of time between ICC coming out and Cata's release, that was far too long, and Ruby Sanctum didn't count.I played in Cata from Dec to February, however at the start of February I become increasingly frustrated. People weren't performing up to raid standard. People weren't turning up to raids they signed onto. People were pugging with more success and locking us out of boss attempts. There was nothing to do end level once you grinded all the reps, grinded all the heroic gear and spent all your justice points if you couldn't raid and I ran out of things to do that I enjoyed. I quit the game and the guild, let my sub lapse and fired up Steam for a month. I felt betrayed by Blizzard and Cataclysm, that the game I poured a lot of time into that promised to be fun was not what I wanted.I returned after 5 weeks as I wanted to spend some time leveling a priest for fun and I missed the social aspect. I decided to try again and join a new guild, except this time I wouldn't spend so much time in game. I would log to prep for raids and get mats and only do what I want to after that, then log off. I've now gone from 2/12 to 5/12 in a week. We had attempts at Atramedes and Chimaeron tonight, 3 hours and couldn't get them down, but we will. It doesn't help when other raid members run past you with sonic breath on them, messing up the run location of course. As for difficulty, last Wednesday I was assigned to interrupt Arcanotron in a 25 man. I had to keep watch on him via a focus frame to interrupt his casts, focus on a dps rotation filled with RNG, watch my feet, kite slimes that targeted me and avoid gas clouds. That was exhausting.I'm not sure where I will stand in a month's time with respect to Wow, I may still be here, or I'll bugger off. I think of this as the New Coke debacle where people said that the new Coke was great, but no one wanted it when it was released as they were used to the old Coke. You can't change your product this much guys.
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