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9-08-2011 @ 5:50PM
I have to agree with what you state as a problem and disagree with what you state as a solution.In agreement: I don't feel like hard modes are a worthy accomplishment. We did some in ICC, and it was sorta fun, but they were lackluster.Disagreement: I really, REALLY like that my raid team can fight the final boss of a raid instance. Taking down the Lich King, finally, was one of the best things ever. I don't want Blizzard to EVER go back to the model where most bosses and encounters couldn't be seen by everyone with some effort. One boss like Sinestra or Algalon is okay, as long as they're the Epilogue boss... the climax still needs to be Cho'Gall or Yogg-Sarron.There are plenty of us out there that love this game, work hard on our gear, love our raid teams, research bosses... and still have trouble with normal mode raids. We're the JV teams of WoW. Our passion for the game and raiding is no less than the elite players', but there's just some amount of talent we lack. We're not casual, and we're not stupid... but for whatever reason we're just not on par with the better guilds.With enough time and effort, we eventually conquer those bosses. We may be the 20th guild on the server to do it, but we love the accomplishment. If Blizzard puts those bosses out of reach, we get stuck waiting for nerfs and later tiers that trivialize the content to where it's not a challenge (even for us) any more. That's not a compelling experience at all.So, until they figure out something better, I still believe hard modes are the way to go. Maybe they need to be triggered in more interesting ways than the toggle, but we JV players really want to down the boss too.
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