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1-18-2012 @ 11:04PM
Once again, the comments here and elsewhere show that there's a not-insignificant section of the game's playerbase that has their self-esteem tightly intertwined with their proficiency and prowess at raiding, which the snarky ass in me wants to call one of the most phenomenally non-transferrable skills ever conceived by man.Raid because you enjoy it, not so you can lord your mastery of a very sedentary video game over lesser peons who've foolishly developed slower reflexes or different priorities than you. They've left the option for you to completely bypass the nerf this time 'round, so you can't complain that they're not challenging you, and boasting about how other people suck at raiding is like my (professional cake decorator) fiance showing up at your house during your holiday season of choice and complaining that your grandma's pumpkin pie recipe is boring and lacks flourish. Your family's going to enjoy their pie, we'll enjoy ours and nobody has to strut around talking about how *their* Thanksgiving is the only *real* Thanksgiving.
1-18-2012 @ 11:22PM
Yes, you are right but my question is why is the buff needed at all when people are progressing through content the way they are meant to? DS is a really easy raid compared to Firelands when it first came out. There is no reason to nerf the content/buff the player when the raid is easy already and there are lots of guilds that are progressing through it steadily. It seems like Blizzard has only two demographics in mind...hardcore guilds that get everything done within two weeks of content's release and casuals that need buffs as soon as those hardcore guild had their fun. The other, middle of the pack guilds, are not given the opportunity to even finish off progressing through content before nerfs start going out (same thing happened with Firelands. they released the nerfs way too early). You might say, it's an ego thing, but as a casual raider I feel insulted. It's like Blizzard doesn't have faith in us casual raiders and wants to walk us through content holding our hand and present us with the loot on a platter. Yes, we enjoy raiding for what it is, having fun with friends and killing internet dragons (with moderate amount of challenge). But when those internet dragons get impatient and fall over (aka get nerfed) before we even get to kill them it's really not fun. It's not about clicking the buff off or not, it's about Blizzard and the kind of attitude they have towards us casual/normal raiders. So yeah, I'm not against nerfs to raiding content per se. I'm against unnecessary nerfs (DS is easy as it is) and nerfs that come too early. At least it's an increasing buff just like ICC and won't make content trivial right away...but give it a month before my guild is gonna become bored out of their minds and quit en masse for TOR.
1-19-2012 @ 12:53AM
No offense shade, but considering that Blizzard has the information about progression, who's attempting DS normal and heroic, who's stuck where, how long they've been stuck, as well as how long this tier is going to last, and what they want the pacing to be, and so on and so forth to (likely) some pretty detailed information...and also considering the fact that all you have is anecdotal proof that the "nerfs aren't needed"...Then I'm going to trust Blizzard. Additionally, the dragons don't have to just fall over before you even get to fight them if you don't want to. You can easily turn it off.There is really no acceptable reason to have any major issues with this nerf. If you don't like it, don't use it. If your guild needs a little help, it's coming. If you want help on your first kill of a boss this week, but want to try it at original difficulty next week...you can do THAT too! If you're raid is tired this week, and just wants it to go 5% faster, you're in luck!
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