Apr 16th 2009 1:26PM I love the knee-jerk reactions. Maybe I live in my mom's basement, or maybe I'm about to graduate with a master's degree and make buckets of money working my tail off. The point of my post is that if you think Ensidia and the "5% mom's basement" crowd are the only people capable of walking through Ulduar, you're completely ignorant.
@Andy: Seeing content and difficulty are not mutually exclusive. They could easily ramp up the difficulty much more in stages as you progress, ala Black Temple. Since there's no "key" dropping off of Yogg to enter, say, Icecrown, there's really no need to have him be anything other than a complete PITA. Is it too much to ask for epic bosses to pose real challenges? Yogg being easier than Kael just doesn't sit right with me, but that's my opinion. Some people like handouts. Probably the same people that used a game genie back in the day, or up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-select-start.
Apr 16th 2009 11:37AM IMHO, the quick defeat of Ulduar-25 by Ensidia should still send a message to Blizzard that this game is just to easy. PTR issues aside, nobody ripped through the original Naxx in less than 24 hours.
Yes it's the best guild out there. Yes every player in Ensidia is extremely skilled... but honestly, anyone who has competed in any game on a high level could accomplish this task. I've played for extremely competitive FPS teams in the past (CAL-I as well as other respected ladders), and I can tell you with sincere honesty and respect that there are MORE THAN A HANDFUL of players capable of ripping through Ulduar like Ensidia did. The challenge isn't in beating U-25, it's in getting the right players together to do it. I just feel like players whose experiences are limited to only MMOs just don't understand this. Serious gamers with serious skills are NOT in short supply.
Apr 10th 2009 3:37PM This was a particularly interesting article for me because I have a Mini Tyrael that I won from a WoWwiki contest. Like the spectral tiger, it's extremely rare (maybe even more so than the tiger... I don't know for sure). I was surprised to read the angry posts and to hear about the flack Cogfizzle is getting over the sweetest of ground mounts. Every day, I get a positive tell from someone asking how I got it, and telling me how cool they think Tyrael is. It must just be a product of jealousy that he's getting trolled so hard over his mount.
Mar 20th 2009 11:13AM ... but Vashj ain't messin' with no broke Sloke.
(sorry, had to)
Mar 16th 2009 12:40PM If they didn't let you in, you wouldn't be able to join up with a continued run you weren't saved to(guild or pug)...
Mar 16th 2009 12:18PM The real story "behind the story" presented here is that one of two things is happening:
A) A strong raiding member is disappointed with weak officers.
B) Strong officers are disappointed with weak raiding members.
Either way, the simple fact of the matter is that officers should look internally first. Remember, they brought this guy onto the team. In my mind right now, I'm questioning a couple of things.
- What type of recruitment policies do they have? Do they take any random Joe off the streets of Dalaran who knows how to /whisper them? OR, are they an elite raiding guild that adheres to the strictest guidelines?
- What are the skills that this member brings to the table? What is his level of contribution to the raid? If this guy is seriously pulling his weight (and maybe more) then he deserves to voice a little dissent.
- What kind of officers are we talking about here? There are plenty of players out there with "Officer" or "Class Leader" by their names, but more often than not these titles mean absolutely nothing. True officers are TOP performers of their respective classes, and they work hard to make sure that their "classmates" are in tip-top shape.
All in all, I think there's way to many pieces of the puzzle missing to go off on the writer the way people are...
Mar 13th 2009 11:10AM Vanilla WoW is romanticized way too often. There's literally nothing about the game that was better then. Epics were epic... that's about it. And yes, I've been playing (and raiding) on and off since day one.