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6-23-2011 @ 2:43PM
Honestly, I do see the "top tier raider's" point of view on this.Top 10 guilds, historically, haven't been able to look at videos or written strategies on wowhead while working on a boss. In fact...until they have a boss down, they've tended to be a bit secretive about the fights so as not to give any clues to competing guilds about them.This means that the race to world first has always been a combination of both puzzle-solving/learning bosses and having the skill to put that knowledge to use once you've figured out the tricks. With the encounter journal, the first part of that race has been drastically changed. It's not changed to the point of having tankspot explain things to you, but it does mean those guilds don't have to spend any time figuring out "why" someone just got one-shot, etc.Surely, we can understand why someone who's been dedicated to this part of the game could be put off by having it all but disappear, right?Obviously, this doesn't excuse anyone who's bitching about how "bads and casuals" are ruining everything, because the encounter journal does have it's place and makes sense to include. I just do see the other side of it.But yeah, this doesn't change anything for the vast majority of players except for the source and accuracy of where they get boss information.
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