Hi guys,I think the ideal game would make both the hardcore and the casual players satisfied. It would contain an almost infinite number of raids of all sizes/difficulty and just as much farming/solo questing setup variants.Unfortunately, the ideal game exists only on the perfect world and probably take an eternity or two to get its content updated.Blizzard's selling a good game in the real world and push up update(s) every other year or so. They can't make everyone happy all the times.A long while ago, raiding was for hardcore only. High-end content was reserved to a very small elite group of players. Then it became open to more. And this time, the casuals are getting the upper hand in content.Is that good? Is that bad? Who cares! Blizzard is doing things their way and they sure as hell won't be taking advice from players on their business decisions. They didn't when hardcore were kings, they won't now that casuals are happy.They are after the big bucks, like any company is.Trying to guess what Blizz is planning in content for the next months/years based on their last expansion feels to me like trying to guess why a server is down after a patch: a pointless, disappointing and futile exercise.Will hardcore players get some love in the future? Nobody knows. They can only do just like the casuals did a while ago: patiently wait and hope.sincerely yours,Barns.P.S.: I hope I didn't offend anyone. I post this mainly because I'm waiting in a queue :)
25-man versions are reported to be easier than 10-man versions. That is very, very wrong. If it took hours for SK gaming to beat all 10-man content, but a month to beat all 25-man content, I would be glad. But this is just too weak. (Note, with 16-20 hours of playing per week, I was an active raider in a guild that cleared Hyjal and BT way before 3.0 raiding all the way from Kara over many months of steady, but hard progression)
Disclaimer: Sorry if some one has already said this, but I'm not going to read every ones' comments.I find it funny how people are complaining about gear again in second expansion of WoW. In TBC, every one complained how how level 61 quest rewards were better than their old world raid gear. In WotLK, people are complaining about not replacing gear. It's a game! Shut up and have fun or jog on.
I really think that everyone is freaking out way too soon. While we are used to seeing WoW come out as a seemingly 'finished' product, what I see wotlk as is more of a base or core for the future. If you look at all of the new things implementing with wrath, it looks to me like they concentrated on getting new mechanics into the game, rather than content. The majority of even basic content isn't in yet (and I don't just mean raids, also gear, crafting recipes, hoping there will be more dailies, etc)Like all projects, you can bet they had deadlines, I really think they had big plans then realized that if they wanted to get this thing out in any kind of reasonable time-frame they were going to have to concentrate on the moving parts and put the hula-girl on later.Enjoy what is in the game now, don't freak about finishing all the content until you are at least STARTED on the content, remember that they have already stated that more is on the way :)Have to admit though, even i'm a bit disappointed by the gear reset but then I wasnt bothered by the bc one myself. I am however capable of realising that it is not tuned for us but rather for fresh lvl 68s. Its not so much the stats at the beginning, they seemed about right, its that they don't scale up as you level ... like at all! I have kept most of my quest gear, and I have items from borean that are just as good as items i'm getting in storm peaks, thats the problem I see with gear. I do hope that they scale it up more from t7+tl;drMy take is that they focused on game mechanics changes and the raiding situation isn't really about hardecore/casual at all. Gear scaleup was a little too weak.
ohnoes kill the casual players they don't deserve this form of entertainment!
I think after you max out your raid gear you should work on a pvp set. Then if you get maxed out on pvping, i think you should start to build up money, when you think you get enough money start a new character. Then get that character up while helping your guild on your main its the ultimate plan for money and gear.Also start a guild for yourself try it out you will be surprised at what you find in a guild!