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9-27-2011 @ 3:56PM
My memory is that kind of 'lolnewb' and 'l2play' stuff diminished after BC launched. As Classic WoW aged and the guilds became more and more locked in and stratified, the kind of caste system that led to those kind of put downs, more or less, went away. BC hit a giant reset button on guilds and raiding, and it changed things in such a way that you could arrive late to the party and still work your way up to the end-game. I felt that I couldn't do that it Classic (I even got /gkicked on the day Ahn'Qiraj opened on my server because I had to work and could only be online for two hours of it). The guilds which were on BWL, for example, required you to have done MC to join because you needed the gear. More and more, it felt like a closed system. There was no KZ or heroics to bootstrap you into raiding if you'd missed the first wave of raiding guilds who were clearing BC and beyond, and if you missed that first wave, it was going to be very, very difficult to catch up.It seemed that the guys in those raiding guilds had some propensity to be, shall we say, less than magnanimous about their success compared to others in combination of being the possessors of little patience.It seemed to be the worst when Naxx launched, and the raiders found themselves needing to grind Argent Dawn rep to get attuned to Naxx, and that meant doing Stratholme and Scholomance with guys who were still wearing quest greens. Someone trying to tank Scholo in quest greens with a Rogue who was in AQ gear who enjoyed ColdBlood empowered Ambushes on Krastinov led to many 'l2tank's as the rogue ripped aggro, got himself killed, and wiped the group.BC, among its other virtues, diminished that since it broke those guilds up and gave an alternate path to catch up if you missed a raiding tier.
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