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2-01-2012 @ 3:06PM
Blayze: was that a mis-post? Your response has literally nothing to do with Aranyszin's point. It's a canned response about how your casual play-style should be catered to because you're entitled to "see the content."You're not wrong. But Aranyszin isn't either. WoW kind of trapped itself under the weight of its own design.The problem Aranyszin is getting at is that the current model of the game isn't sustainable at all because the amount of in-game time required to "finish" current content is so low that they could never keep up with anyone who isn't artificially gating the content for themselves. Assuming even mild preparedness, the casual-est of players could have completed all of the content for this patch in their first 12-20 hours of play time. Think about that for a minute. Gear and repeating stuff you've done already does NOT equate to content. For someone who doesn't care about repeating content on alts or on higher difficulties or stockpiling gear that's readily replaced with equivalent or better next patch, you're done. You could sub for a week, see ALL the content, then unsub and not have missed anything.What NEEDS to happen is for raid content to stop being the cat's meow among MMO players and for Blizzard to come up with way more ways to play at end-game that are not only relevant, but also have some durability so you can't just finish in a week (by a very reasonable definition of "finish"), but that also isn't trivially easy, impossibly difficult or annoyingly grindy.Whoever can come up with that game will win MMO forever.
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