Mar 12th 2009 8:47AM Spicy Fried Herring! Getting amost half the flask amount of extra mp5 is just delicious and makes it even easier for a healer to swap to a +sp flask instead.
Just that I never got my Fish tracking yet, so I'm desperately hovering over pools in Howling Fjord for Fangtooth Herring schools.
Nov 16th 2008 1:27AM Wall-of-text incoming.
I do not care about who or what cleared content when, but what I do care about is the diversity of WoW. As everyone knows, you can (could?) play this game in alot of diffrent ways. Level 20 alts, hang around with guildies, socialize, raid, PvP and what else more.
In any way, to keep things 'fun', which I think is Blizzard's main concern, there has to be a challenge and something to look up and work up to.
I know these people are world class WoW players and got preparation towards the endgame content by playing Beta, but I think it's insane they (or anyone, for that matter) can clear everything PvE wise that's put into a new expansion in a matter of - yes - DAYS. That is no challenge, that is not looking up to something or working up to something. No reputation grinding necessary because you need certain gear or enchants, no wiping 'hundreds' of times over a certain boss because it has really weird abilities you have never seen before.
I consider myself a casual gamer that wants to see end-game content in the end, but not in this way. I didn't start to play WoW in time to even get near T6 content, but it was something that I looked up to and was hoping to get to play one day. It has some kind of 'mystical' feeling. I have to say that I don't feel this way about these raids if I read stuff like this, and experience the super-easy starter instances in Howling Fjord, Borean Tundra and Dragonblight.
Also, the thing posted earlier about quests I do certainly agree upon. I have not played the beta but as of now I have not encountered ONE quest that I found even slightly hard or challenging, which is in my point of view a clear degradation of this game.
It seems that Blizzard has made a serious turn towards the what they think are 'casual' gamers, but in my opinion (as one of these fairly 'casual' gamers) this is the complete opposite of what makes things attractive.
But oh well, I 'think' their (Blizzard) main concern is money, people playing this game and keep playing it, paying for their accounts, and quite possibly (...) they do market researches about their product which will tell them what way is the best to go to keep the majority into playing this game. Experience the result. ™