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1-30-2012 @ 8:16PM
My, you sure took it personally that I disagreed with a blog someone else wrote. I take fault with Gevlon's theories because he's claiming that this "dance" is something new to Cataclysm. It's not. Other people have mentioned Gorefiend as a prime example, but raiding is and has always been rife with them. Person selected at random fails to move on Geddon? Wipe.Priest healed the tank during a Class call on Nefarian? Wipe.A person who was randomly selected to go into C'thun's stomach screws up and dies to digestion? Wipe. Someone dropped the injection on Grobbulus in the wrong place? Wipe. One person fails to properly track their debuff on Thaddius? Wipe. Chained frost tombs on Kel'thuzad? Wipe.Screwed up the beams on Netherspite? Wipe.Moved during Flame Wreath on Aran? Wipe."that guy" got picked by Bloodboil? Wipe. In the past, if a weaker player failed at those mechanics, the raid wiped. A raid was justified in being opposed to bringing a player who chronically failed at living bombs into Molten Core, the very first raid instance. This has persisted through every raid instance in the history of the game. Gevlon is just seeing it now because prior to Wrath, he was an auction house kingpin who didn't raid. Then he bought a spot in Windwalkers, a guild that was working through Hard Modes in Ulduar. He raided with them periodically until ToGC, when they could no longer afford to carry him. At that point, he created "Ungeared" where he took a bunch of undergeared players and raided ICC10 with the 30% buff, and made it through 8/13 normal mode. When Cataclysm came out, he putzed around trying to make groups to rejuvenate dead factions on lopsided servers. When he decided to get back into raiding, he tried making "The PuG", which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. The PuG got their teeth kicked in because it had no standards, it didn't use any voice communication and had no set attendance, and there was neither 24 other high end players to carry him as happened in mid-Wrath, nor a 30% buff to boost him as there was in ICC. Every tier, Gevlon ran a different social experiment. There's nothing wrong with that, however, he's failed to see how the constraints of his experiments have altered his perception of the raiding experience. He has no idea what it's like to actually raid. He refuses to take the steps that would make his raiding more successful, instead he foists his failures onto the head of Blizzard, claiming that they changed things, when in fact, they had not.
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