Oct 24th 2011 4:37PM I think a lot of people are missing the point.
The next expansion is going to be about faction war, and the Horde just crushed the home of the most influential Horde sympathizer the Alliance has. This essentially makes it the Alliance's story from there on out.
In keeping with Blizzard's themes, this is going to be the point where they've gone too far and the Alliance gets to dedicate to taking full out revenge.
This is the quickest and most powerful way to put the Alliance back in the driver's seat for a bit.
Oct 7th 2010 5:44PM I don't get why Snuzzle was voted down so harshly.
Obviously he's wrong that Blizzard wouldn't mind losing 3 million subscriptions, but the sentiment behind making heroics a bit more challenging I think isn't so awful.
Steeper gear requirements for heroics just means the regular dungeons will actually be run. It's another tier of progression, and makes running quest lines for gear in high level zones actually somewhat important - which IMO is cool. I'm not anywhere near what someone would consider hardcore, but even I don't really enjoy heroics as they are now.
It's not about ego, it's just about fun. TBC heroics were pretty enjoyable when everyone first hit 70. I'm not saying heroics have to be harder than hard mode raids or anything, but l'd be glad to see something on par with TBC heroics at launch.
The truth is, if Blizzard really does start hemorrhaging subscriptions because of this (which I don't think will actually happen), we all stand to lose something special - because you're right, they will change it.
Oct 4th 2010 8:40AM The best part of DI? No repair costs. And people say Blizz doesn't support self-sacrifice...
Oct 4th 2010 8:15AM Old Judgment of Blood + Prince's decimate = Battle Rez please
Jul 24th 2010 2:37PM It's just to keep things standardized. If all you have to complain about is how they've categorized your 5% buff, it's a good day.