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5-23-2011 @ 2:09PM
It's a bleak assessment, but I can see nothing wrong with your reasoning.I think Blizz will have to either settle for mediocrity or work hard to get the game back to where it was.
5-23-2011 @ 2:25PM
The only thing I see wrong with it is that Firelands might save casual guilds and PUGs a little bit. The switch of the current 359 Valor gear over to easily-obtainable Justice Points will make the Tier 11 raids *a lot* more accessible to guilds and individual players who haven't gotten to see them yet. I agree that guilds that are actively working on hardmodes now will likely burn through the Tier 12 content pretty quickly and then be bored silly.
5-23-2011 @ 2:52PM
I think it could work out. its funny, the article talks about people being more busy during summer, less people online, and it talks about there only being 7 new bosses.Doesn't that match-up perfectly then?You don't have to raid 3 or 4 nights a week. You can raid 2. My guild currently does Thur, Fri, Sat, Mon. Though, we only need that many now because we are working on hard modes. Normal, we can clear BoT in just over an hour, and we would only spend 2 hours in BWD. I see one raid, 7 bosses, as dropping atleast 1 night from our schedule, and depending on how hard Firelands is, spending 1 night running BoT or BWD for peoples gear, fun, achievements. So, this will help cooldown the burnout effect, and it will workout since less people will theoretically be logging on on a normal basis.And if your logged on during a normal raiding night, but no raiding is happening tonight, there is a HUGE new questing system opening up that you can play around with. And I'm sure there will be 2 new heroic dungeons as well.Still bored? Level an alt? Make some tea, start a fire in your fire pit, and learn to play an instrument? Still not happy? Recruit pugs and go earn some achievements.I think Blizz got it right, why flood us with content during the season when less people are online or can reliably show up?
5-23-2011 @ 4:19PM
Honestly, I think the problem is people don't really -want- the game to be back where it was. Because right now, the main game principles aren't largely different from those from back then. That is what bothers people, it's the same grind over and over, no matter how they try to dress it up. Why people didn't mind that back then was because it was all still new and there was lots to explore and learn about the game.It's easy to say that they have to do something drastically different - but the MMO concept, to me, seems very restraining in that aspect.
5-23-2011 @ 5:23PM
i see a couple of points wrong with his logic; gearing will be icc era easy, with JP t-11, current raid pugs and zul'again.he forgot about dragonwrath, teracgosa's rest, and firelands may not be meant to keep us entertained that long, blizz just made a paradigm change to make patches with less content but more often.
5-23-2011 @ 6:41PM
@Krytture,A few details, there won't be new 5-man dungeons. The new heroics that where scheduled to be released with Firelands were ZG & ZA. Also, the huge questing thingy you mentioned, it's not huge, and if blizz keeps their promises (awards a mount), it will be something that people are going to blast their way through like a speeding bullet. Last but not least, i believe that people who wanted an alt, already leveled an alt, there is too much down time for that between now and the release of the patch.just saying, i was one of those who got excited when blizz said that every patch was to be released with multiple yet shorter raids. eg. BoT, To4W, BWD.
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