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6-23-2011 @ 8:32PM
"if you're a casual or new player, and thus aren't likely to be globe trotting into the Firelands""You're expected to screw your courage to the sticking place and sally on to the new raid."And how is this wagging finger supposed to be helpful to the casual/solo player? This is not about courage, it is about what one is willing to put up with.And there is the rub. For those of us who HATE pugs, who are in a tiny guild with only a few close friends, who are solo players, who have limited play time, or for those who just like to see content, we will never see the good stuff. The game has become less about the story and adventuring and more about being thick-hided enough to group with others to see the content. I find the fact that we are forced to, as you say, "screw your courage to the sticking place and sally on to the new raid", offensive to say the least. There are many reasons why people do not group with others. I have had to bite my tongue long enough and put up with rude PUGs just because I want to see endgame content. I admit there are those out there with thicker skin, but a game should not be about how much abuse one puts up with.Allow the flames to begin, the gasoline has been poured.
6-23-2011 @ 8:42PM
"We talked about it before, but it is worth repeating: The extant tier 11 raids will be nerfed by about 20% in the patch. That means you'll be able to get together a relatively casual group to quickly clear those instances.This is a big deal for people who didn't have the time to clear this content already. While the hardcore move on to Firelands, tier 11 raids will become our playground." Did you miss that last part?
6-23-2011 @ 8:52PM
"...or for those who just like to see content, we will never see the good stuff."'Never' is a strong word. If you don't want to raid when things are current, there's nothing stopping you from going back to older stuff and barreling through it with a higher-level character. A few guildies and I hit Molten Core, AQ20, and Blackwing Lair a while back, and we had a great time - it wasn't a challenge, no, but it was fun to see the places and imagine what it must have been like to head there with a huge group of people.
6-24-2011 @ 9:01AM
"The game has become less about the story and adventuring and more about being thick-hided enough to group with others to see the content."Because it was so much better in Vanilla and TBC?40 man raids.No cross-server groups.No Dungeon Finder.Not quite sure the game is worse now for the so called casuals than it used to be.
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