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6-14-2011 @ 8:16PM
Hey all, first time commenting here, and certainly not meaning to ruffle anyone's feathers, but there is something about one side of the arguments here that I just can't get around... The angst about RAID level gear and it's acquisition. I honestly don't get why folks think you should be able to solo and get RAID gear. Technically the only real reason to get it is to be able to complete RAIDS and for the prestige factor.Again, no offense to those who don't have large chunks of time to devote to RAIDs (I certainly don't) but if you don't have the time to get into them then why do you want the gear? I mean, my main is about as decked out as he's going to get in his heroic blues/purples and his rep/crafted epics and there isn't a heroic dungeon or quest that I can't rip through with ease. I got there the casual way, playing when I could (30-60 minutes sometimes) and I'm happy with that. Once 4.2 drops I'll probably even get to run BoT and BWD a few times to experience them.And I think there were a few people complaining about not getting the gear when they already indicated they don't have time to RAID. So what's the point? Again, I'm not trying to come off as rude, I would just like to understand the argument. I feel like I'm proof you can hit 13-15k on dps and not be spending 4 hour stretches playing the game. Heck, if you're a tank or healer it's even easier since you don't have the long queue times.
6-24-2011 @ 1:42PM
I think the point is that most of the subs are from casuals. As some-one above said the 600K that left was probably an alarm bell for Blizz, hence the casual/"solo" direction. I would love to raid, but cannot afford the time as RL is more important. So that gear should be available somehow or the other - crafting, random world drops whatever. I think every-one strives to get better gear - it's human nature. My entire previous guild stopped playing because they had done every-thing they could do [didn't have the time to raid] to get the best gear, got all the achievements they could without raiding - and that was in the middle of wrath - and then they were bored. There are only so many alts one can grind....Also, I am a druid [kitty] and it annoys the hell out me that i need to raid to get the "fire" kitty staff. Something like that should be available to all subscribers, not the elite few that have time to raid. Change the stats- make it a huge epic quest chain, whatever. But make it so that non-raiders can get it as well. I don't have the time to run heroics either - 30-40 minutes wait time, and I have about 60-90 minutes game time? heroics take a lot longer than 60 minutes! Plus dailies for rep grinding etc etc. The loot bags were supposed to cut down on wait times??? never happened on my server....
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