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3-22-2011 @ 12:23AM
Of course people are burned out. Everything in Cataclysm is a grind:--the longer grind to gear up a toon through longer heroics--the obscene amount of time needed to gather the herbs to make the flasks--the large number of required guild heroic runs on non-raiding days to continue maxing guild levels--something you ironically need to lessen other grinds--in particular, having to fish 10,000 fish from pools when a large number of fish that people use come from open water (I'm looking at you deepsea sagefish)--not having a new world to explore and just sitting in Org--the raids are a large step up in difficulty and require a lot of time, after spending tons of time just to get thereWhen people have to run faster on the treadmill, they get tired more quickly.
3-22-2011 @ 9:25AM
Agreed (though I don't raid so I can't comment on the last point).I still love the game and the world . . . and gladly log on every night. But it IS more grindy than it used to be. Resource gathering (of which I'm actually quite good) has become a pain as the items seem more scarce (TWILIGHT JASMINE!) And OMG . . . you brought up the SAGEFISH!!! YES!! I fish for myself and my friends . . . and many of us are casters. But getting the sagefish (or more often, MURGLESNOUT) requires open water.We are in a small guild. It will probably take over a year to get our fish feast. And the fact that the fish I need the most is from OPEN WATERS doesn't help. If this was Blizzard's way of making fishing "more fun and interesting" please make it boring again, like it was a Wrath.Volatiles. OMG. The ONLY thing that make this grind tolerable (for my weekly cloth cooldowns) is that I use treasure potions so that at least if the scarce volatiles don't drop, I'll at least come away with from 5 to a dozen treasure chests in an hour's worth of farming.You are talking to someone who has a guild bank full of lichbloom and icethorns from Wrath. The person who ALWAYS had fish feast in the bag for WotLK heroics as soon as I could learn the recipe (which was in a VERY REASONABLE amount of time back in the day) and get the fish (either from open waters of WG or schools in 3 specific zones). I'm also the person who persevered in the BC grind for making my Spellfire gear (which btw were FANTASTIC!!) and the mats for someone to make my Spellstrike gear. One thing I DO like is the amount of Volatile Life drops from herbing. And thank God I know an alchemist who will transmute them for me each week to lessen the grinding of my other volatiles.I think one thing that makes it worth it to log on everyday (aside from seeing my friends, which is a very important reason) is that I can provide things for good friends and guild. Whether it's buff foods, herbs or Volatile Life, I feel like I have a purpose. BUT . . . I wish I could do more . . . like make FISH FEASTS. Or the ability to offer the best enchants (either costs waaaay too much Maelstrom Crystals and I can't afford them yet, or they are some stupid BOE recipes that people sell for a HUGE amount . . probably the same people who will later complain how much enchanters charge or something).Seriously. We are a SMALL GUILD. It will take us probably over a YEAR to unlock that recipe. WHY they made that perk so large-guild friendly is a mystery to me. OH my . . I did ramble. Yes, I DO love the game. I think some of the new zones are beautiful. But gathering really needs to improve. I shouldn't have to circle Twilight Highlands for an hour to get not even a stack of jasmine. :P
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