Mar 14th 2011 11:32AM I was so glad to read your post because I have been feeling the exact same way about WoW, but I wasn't sure how many shared the sentiment? I am not a guild leader, but was a raid leader in Wrath and then got promoted higher up to deal with other aspects of the guild. But to the point, I really enjoyed the accessibility of Wrath also. Our guild is a more casual 10 man guild, but we still went in and successfully killed the Lich King, later than most raiding guilds, but we did it and were all proud. 5 mans were a breeze back then and raid difficulty, at least for us, was great. Regular raids (that were tier appropriate) were difficult but possible. On heroic we could down the easier raids or a few bosses in ICC, but not all of them, basically, we weren't complaining.
Now the difficulty curve has jumped way up and the storyline seems kind of flat and anti-climatic. I mean, we spent all those years trying to get Arthas and when we did we all watched that epic final cut-scene. Seemed like whatever happened after would be amazing but now being there, in Cata, I feel like the entire expansion is just a clip on. We killed the ultimate villian and now it's like "hey, look, an evil dragon!" It feels artificial and not as interesting. In a lot of ways, I'm starting to feel like WoW ended for me when the Lich King hit the ground for that final time.
The difficulty thing is also an issue for a guild like mine. It took us forever to clear some of the heroic five mans in Cata, personally, I haven't even finished them all yet. Together we have only downed 2 raid bosses and all other attempts seem to be immensely difficult, far harder than the first Wrath raids, hell, seems harder than when ICC was new. With the flat story and intense difficulty, I find myself playing less and less, down to 1 or 2 days a week total. I feel no desire to PUG a failing 5 man heroic or grind dailies because well, there is nothing I want or need from those and raiding seems to leave me with a headache. Seems every day I have less will to log in next time. Never thought I'd feel this way about WoW, but here it is, inadvertently happening despite my initial excitement for the Cata release.
Jan 13th 2011 2:18PM We rollin' - they hatin'
Also, we will find out how to overcome the nerfs, maybe BM will do 40 gazillion dps after this, then we will be using exotic and rare pets non-stop, giving us quadruple badassery.
Jan 1st 2011 10:04PM I'd love to win this for my fiancee!
Dec 17th 2010 9:45AM My fiance is why I started playing WoW, she had played it on and off for 4 years before I even tried it. However, she was never in a guild and rolled toons of both ally and horde so when I logged in the first time, night elf hunters spoke to me and that's what I rolled. Turns out my fiance loves the horde a ton more, particulary the undead, but I got my toon to 80 first and joined up with an alliance raiding guild, so she stuck with ally to, leveled to 80 and joined me there.
When I first chose my night elf, I thought he was cool but didn't care that much about his race. Now I love night elves, their whole back story with the war of the ancients and the blood elves/night elves split. How they lost their immortality but maintain their wisdom and connection to nature that comes from having seen the world rise and fall multiple times. When I got out to Ashenvale (old Ashenvale) and saw the horde trying to deforest it, I was enraged, now in Cata with the Orcs chopping and burning down more of the night elves homeland, I am even angrier at them and probably can never seriously play a horde toon. Any group that would deliberately burn down and destroy anothers home, that beautiful forest, is not someone who's side I would want to be on.
Dec 8th 2010 3:00PM Hit 85? I am still trying to get to 81 lol. I have no time off so I've gotten to play maybe 3 hours total since it came out unfortunately. While I was in game I kept seeing "so an so hits 85" or "so and so is a wizard or archaeology!" Makes me jealous. But then I realized that those people probably do not have jobs and stayed up for 24 hours straight to do that lol.
At this rate I'll be 85 in January and never mind my professions, I haven't had time to find the trainers yet, ugh.
Dec 7th 2010 4:59PM For the love of god Wow.com, let me one something for once and let it be this!
Dec 7th 2010 11:24AM Ok, no joking this time, I want this prize, more than any of the other ones.
Dec 6th 2010 5:27PM Enter me!
Dec 6th 2010 11:11AM Here is my monthly, futile contest entry lol
Nov 23rd 2010 2:48PM Give it to me! I want a robot workout instructor!