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9-13-2011 @ 4:18AM
Sir... they are nerfing the HARD modes. Now I'm not a HM raider, but I can understand why people would complain about a nerf to HARD modes. I agree with you when it comes to normal modes, however there is a HUGE population of players still progressing through the HARD mode content. I don't have the numbers for the world, but did you know that only 24 guilds in the US have killed Rag on Heroic difficulty to date?Yes, getting WORLD first is the realistic goal of a very small percentage, getting realm first is the goal of at least 2 guilds per realm, again a very small percentage, but being able to complete the content at the intended difficulty upon release is the desire of a great many more players than you claim it to be.This isn't about accessability, its about people getting cheated out of getting the enjoyment from a product they payed for. I'm almost always 100% for nerfs, however a nerf to HARD mode content this soon into the tier is a slap in the face to everyone aside from the elitist people who you are speaking out against. There are thousands of guilds world wide, hundreds if not thousands on US realms that are 6/7H yet under 1000 with a heroic Rag kill and as I stated earlier only TWENTY FOUR US guilds with the HRag.They already recently nerfed Rag, and in my personal opinion as a non-Hmode raider, and almost certainly in the opinion of those who do enjoy the challenge of Heroics, Blizz has not given players enough time to complete this challenge.Normal mode nerfs are welcome, anybody who has yet to down Rag on normal, myself included, have had plenty of time. Please realize though that Heroic content cannot even be seen until you kill the end-boss on normal. Do not say we've had since the release of 4.2 to tackle HModes, not everybody is in the elitist group you stereotyped all of us into. Most people took quite some time to get their first Rag kill, and then took more time gearing up to start tackling the easier heroic bosses, and are now being told they won't get to play through the content at its intended difficulty.None of this is a "its not worth it" argument because none of the people who are truly against the nerf are doing this for prestige, for gear, or for the achievment. They are doing it for the purpose of having a challenge in their game, a challenge they expect, they were told they would have, and they rightly should have. Imagine if you bought Goldeneye 64 back when it released, spent hours upon hours unlocking the 007 mode, then had some nintendo rep come to your house, switch your cartridge, and tell you that they made the 007 mode easier so more people could get through it quicker. Change Goldeneye/007 mode to Doom and Nightmare, or Halo and Legendary or any other game that you enjoyed playing while growing up if you like, its all the same thing.In conclusion, should players expect nerfs? Eventually, yes, but Blizzard has not even given a high percentage of the hardcore raiders ample time to complete the end-game heroic boss, much less the more casual raiders who enjoy Hard Mode content. Its a slap in the face and your reasoning for defending it is asenine, wrong, and makes you look like an uneducated child who thinks that only the elitist of the elite enjoy a challenge in their games.Please note that I will personally benefit from this, it not only means I will most definitely down Majordomo when the nerf hits (we consistently get him down to 10%) but when we down Rag Hmodes will be accessible to me and my raid group to give us better gear for t13 raids, yet I still understand and sympathize with the people who have not had their chance to play the game as they want. I also believe Blizz has not thought this through as much as they should have.
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