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4-11-2011 @ 6:49PM
I completely disagree with this. Heroics in Cata are brutal for the casual player. They're also not brutal in a good way. I wouldn't mind a challenging dungeon that takes time to work though, if I only had to do it once. What makes cata heroics so awful is that they're brutally challenging and they're mindlessly repetitive at the same time. Running heroics in LK was less challenging and more mindless, but it was also faster. You could run five heroics in two or three hours and feel a sense of accomplishment when you put on a new piece of gear and didn't feel like you wasted your precious evening before going back to work the next day.Now you have the wipe fests and meticulous planning that BC heroics required (much the same as classic level 60 dungeons which you couldn't ever out gear unless you raided), and you have to repeat them just as endlessly as the heroics in LK.Honestly, it was more fun to try and push an LK heroic faster than I should and risk dying on every pull than it is marking targets, dealing with incompetent DPC cc and wiping because a boss has insane mechanics that often rely on luck. Given that the bulk of anything remotely rewarding for an 85 is still found in heroics and raids, WoW still stops dead at 85 if you're not one of the people that enjoys these elements of the game.As an aside, it was also nice to be able to run heroics with my not-so-awesome gamesauce wife and watch her enjoy getting a mega geared toon that could destroy any wobbly that tried to mug her while she gathered herbs. That is gone from Cata, and that's the player Blizz should want to keep. For every slavering nerd demanding brutality, there are 100 cute little wives wanting to decapitate anyone who gets in the way of their flowers.You claim you want a game that's accessible... bring back heroics I can play with my wife.
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