Dec 5th 2008 10:12AM I have always been is smaller, more socially orientated guilds. My last guild hit the wall with Kara, as we simply could not field a workable 10 person team week in week out. This led to a split with a few guildies joining a larger casual raidig guild and others simply going solo for a while.
As a boomkin (at this time unfashionable) many hardcore and even social raiding guilds turned their noses up at me as being an undesireable raid class....if we have a BBQ we will call for the chicken etc etc.
So i went solo, did nightly heroics/arenas/bg's whatever it took to get the best posible gear, in order to show the doubters that boomkins could raid effectively. It took alot of effort, but it also gave me great satisfaction, especially when I eventually joined a casual raid guild and became one of the regular top 5 dps. In march we cleared the high king, april we downed gruul and maggie. May saw us take down the lurker and then hydross. Bear in mind the guild is predominantly made up of over 25 year olds, many married couples, people with jobs etc...raiding 3 nights a week for 2.5 hours per night.We are casual, but we are dedicated.
Each of those kills was a massive boost to the guilds morale and the friendships that we had forged. There was always an air of expectancy that given a couple of weeks on a boss, we would find a way of downing them. It was the challenge and the sence of achievement that kept us all going. Clearing ZA the night before the nerf hammer came down was a huge triumph for us. Going back and doing it the next day was a joke and many of us never went back.
I dont play to hug squirrels for an acievement, if others do thats cool by me...but i play for the challenge. Challenge of being the best boomkin money can buy, trying failing and trying again until a difficult boss goes down. Hearing 24 friends on teamspeak shouting gleefully when the damn boss bites the dust.Those moments are what I pay my subscription for.
I don't want to be spoonfed, I want the bar to always be above me, otherwise there is no drive to improve or to excell. Take away the challenge and you take away the soul of the experience of WoW...not just for the hardcore but for the casual raider and 3 night a weeker.
Aug 6th 2008 8:24PM 400g for the raid? whats the server name, and i'll transfer.....on the EU realms you dont get much change out of 100-150g for a decent nights raiding per person...flasks 40-60g (with mats probably more), pots, food repairs...
you guys doing hogger, for 16g a head on raid night?
as for the raid leader being responsible for the repairs after someone made an idiotic pull...is that a quote from the affirmitive action group for munters?
wonderfully silly post
Aug 3rd 2007 5:25AM Lvl 68 druid: So, whats new?
Druid Trainer:Well, what if i told you that i could get you flying 2 whole levels before everyone else?
Druid: Wow, awesome, i mean what epic quest do i need to follow? What mighty champion must i best? What font of arcane knowledge must i drink at?
Druid Trainer: Hmmm, gimme 8g and flap your arms.
Druid: No way!
Druid Trainer: Way
Jul 26th 2007 5:26AM please....pretty please...pretty please with a cherry on top......
Jul 3rd 2007 9:31AM more secondary skills or systems to tweak attributes....interesting and would help to offset that bored, wow'd out feeling we all get sometimes.
I mean its a bit of a farce that you cant even cut your own firewood....
or let us work on attributes without just having to go out and get the next best int/stam item...agility training for rogues..weightlifting for warriors...just something to make wow a little less one dimensional. We simply are not given enough options for individual character development.
(If blizz were to expand the races again it would be quite interesting to roll a goblin btw)
Jul 3rd 2007 6:36AM runescape had a half decent way of handling death... being you lose all your items apart from the four pieces that are worth the most. So i guess you could keep some decent pieces on you anf ill in the blanks with disposable equipment.
Jun 29th 2007 12:21PM Please no OOC rez for druids. It would be the final nail in the Boomkin coffin, just another "respec to healer" stick for ignorant guildies to hit us with.