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11-17-2011 @ 8:52AM
The article touches on a lot of things I would not exactly call being lazy. Allowing people to enter old "Raids" by themselves is not acting like they are entitled or lazy. And queing for outdated instanced areas (LFG Black Temple) or something like that is also a request I can see people wanting. Not me personally, but I can see how for other people it would be useful.The real problem comes with the mounts and raid level gear. And this is a grey area. When people get on a firebird mount, fly 10 yards in the air in front of the main faction AH, and go afk. And they do this for the sole purpose of getting attention, they are going to get attention. Blizzard encourages this to encourage people to raid. But this encouragement can go two ways. Getting that nice mount, or shoulders, or whatever is not just having skill as a player. It is also the 9/24 other people that the player knows that will let the player come to the raid that will get the mount or gear. You can be the best tank/dps/healer on the server. But if you are not raiding with the right people that can get that item you are out of luck. Maybe it is because they don't play at the right time that the high end raiding guild is raiding. Or maybe they play overseas and the lag makes you ineffectual in 25 man raiding. Or maybe they can play for only 1 hr window at a time. There is a lot or reasons why someone cannot raid with a standard group.But then go back to the guy on the mount in front of the AH. The player may have the better skill or whatever, but because they don't have the support of 9/24 other people (or if some other reason presents itself) to get into a good raid it will remain out of reach. And that causes problems and people will complain about it.Basically it comes down to this. Wave candy in front of someone for long enough they are going to want it. But then placing hurdles in the way to get the candy is going to foster resentment about not getting it. Particularly if those hurdles are ones that are not easily overcome even with skill. And resentment can be viewed as entitlement.
11-17-2011 @ 9:04AM
It's nice to be able to get nice things through perseverence. Impractical to apply to all nice things though.I could get a Vial of the Sands if I persevere to save up 30 to 40k to buy one on the AH.I could get a Tundra Traveler's Mammoth.I could get dual Obsidian Cleaver for my DK.Not being able to get everything we want, or even could get, is something you're supposed to learn as a child though ("No, you can't have that LEGO. Your sister is playing with it now.", "No, you can't get that second piece of pie. You've been teasing your brother with that LEGO all day."). Can you tell I'm a parent? :)Not being envious of what other people have is another one.
11-17-2011 @ 10:02AM
@goldeneyeOh I agree with what you are saying. I have been all over the place in the raiding game and I am not really upset with how the game system works. I am just pointing out where the complaints could be coming from.I think blizzard is doing a fine job with it personally. But many people view this as a game and do not want to spend a lot of time with it. Or that they do have the time but maybe there is a other barrier (lag) that they cannot overcome. But they still would like to have access to places/items that other people have.
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