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2-17-2012 @ 3:19PM
I think the main issue is that there are several degrees of hardcore, casual, and in between. People get grumpy and try to make it either/or when they are throwing out insults.Me, I have always been very casual and probably always will be. This means I play maybe four days a week with most of my play concentrated on the weekend. (I would play more if I didn't have the stupid exhausting job five of those seven days. I need to win the lottery.)But even if I had time, there is no way I would spend several hours a week raiding...because I don't like raiding that much.(I am not good at it.)That doesn't make me uber casual, it makes me someone who likes Raid Finder mode and that is about it.I prefer to level alts and solo dungeons and play the auction house instead.That said, I don't see why someone who is in a Raiding Guild and casually raids several nights a week can't also be considered casual. They are just a different form of casual than me.I think it is the attitude of the guild or raid environment that makes the difference. I also think that it is sometimes hard to be objective when you are in a guild that can't even get normal bosses down and a casual raider talks about downing heroic bosses. There is a bit of envy there that helps push that hardcore-as-an-insult label onto the aforementioned raider.I know my views are all from the casual side. but I can't really go into what makes one hardcore because I am not.
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