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10-15-2011 @ 8:44PM
I actually think this is a relatively neat solution. While the date does give -some- perspective, it's not an accurate picture of everything that went on. Can you honestly tell me you remember the exact date of every 5% buff that went out in ICC? I know I sure can't. I remember completing 9/12 HM on 10 and 25 both before it reached 30% but whether it was 5, 10, 20% I couldn't tell you any more. It would be nice to look back and remember that once upon a time you did something really great. And not have memory, and additional tiers of raiding clog your memory.Having such an achievement could be used to insult other players (if other players were so inclined to FEEL insulted, since you can't feel insulted if you don't choose to be), but it doesn't necessarily mean that it would. It could simply be a way to give yourself a mental pat on the back, and the motivation to keep on trucking when you hit a rough patch in future tiers. Sometimes for me, remember past success helps me dig deeper for current success.I don't begrudge anyone the right to see content -- I think that LFR will help a lot of people who feel like content is inaccessible with this need. What I begrudge is blizzard acting like peter pan, and taking from the rich to give to the poor. (And no I don't mean gear).What I mean by that is, nerfing normals is one thing -- but nerfing hardmodes is another. When they nerf normals, it allows others to progress through the content, see more fights, get more gear and hopefully move on into hardmode raiding. When they nerf hardmode raiding, with no new content release, with no way to keep it at the same level of difficulty that we -want- to down it under, they effectively take away content from us, and one of the driving forces for us to pursue that content, without giving us anything in return.While I am sure there might be -some- groups which are grateful as it helped removed a roadblock they may have stumbled on, I know for others, it completely killed this tier of raiding for us. It makes us feel anything we accomplish now doesn't really count and all we're doing now is spinning the drain, hitting the loot pinata button so that we're ready to hit the ground running in 4.3. I for one however am disappointed because it brought a close to 4.2 for my guild prematurely and before it's time.
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