I have been meaning to turn this comment into a post for a couple of weeks now, but I have been struggling to make it better by putting my words around it.
What’s worse is I know I took note of the original post, the url, the title, the blog name… I had it all. It ever appeared in the half-arsed WordPress “My Comments” section of the blog control panel, when the blog owner made a reply. Unfortunately, the half-arsed WordPress “My Comments” section is one page long. If a dozen comments appear in quick succession, well, you wont know about the older ones unless someone comments again pushing it to the top.
So I’m hoping that either the blog author, or the commenter (Feralan) stumble across this post and remind me so I can give proper credit.
Then it occurs to me, why do anything more than drag it from the obscurity of a comments thread?
So here is Feralan’s response to a post over at ___FILL_IN_THE_BLANK___
Edit: Found it just prior to post going live, and I can’t be bohered rewritting… so the credit for the post that contains this comment goes to Wildgrowth with the post No PuG Left Behind. You can’t blame a Mage for forgetting a TreeBlog’s url can you?
This is really a joke.
I’m one of those much-hated “casuals”, and a roleplayer to boot. I raided a while but burned out from it and quit last autumn. And you know what? I’m PINING for the days of the TBC heroics, and so are my equally casual, roleplaying guildies. I cannot imagine how anyone could consider these constant “nerfs” to be a good thing.
If you’re going to raid later, you have to learn certain skills. You have to learn teamwork and situational awareness and how to recover from mistakes (yours or another players’). If the non-raid content can be “facerolled” with one thumb in your nose and the other in your butt, how are future raiders supposed to learn to actually play their class and role half-decently?
If you cannot or don’t want to raid — yes, people like that exist and NO we are NOT all a bunch of no-skill whiners with an entitlement complex the size of the solar system, in fact I see THAT more often in wannabe-hardcore people — then heroics are the only challenge you can look forward to. Take that challenge away and guess what? The motivation to play goes with it.
(And if you are already raiding and think heroics are for worthless n00bs and your epixxed-out uberl33t self doesn’t have to pay attention to what you’re doing or mind your aggro or whatever, then by golly I want to see you splattered all over the instance for your arrogance when you fail to move out of the cleave or the ominously colored bad stuff. Just sayin’.)
TBC heroics could be a pain, and party composition could be too restrictive if you weren’t overgeared. But they were a challenge. They kept you on your toes. That made them FUN. Now that more classes have more reliable CC, why is that CC never expected to be used anymore? (I especially feel for hunters whose prized chain trapping skills have no worth anymore. I miss watching a skilled hunter do that.)
Wrath heroics aren’t fun, overall. They are bland, uninspired, mindless AoE-fests. And the few fights that WERE fun get nerfed to hell and back to make them as boring as the rest. I bet they will remove Insanity next, or Loken’s nova, or anything that actually requires a half-second of engaging your brain instead of spamming AoE until the hotkey breaks.
Yeah, so really I didn’t have anything extra at the time to add (I could just applaud) … and I still don’t.
I think I said I was going to turn the comment into a blog post.. little did I know I was basically just going to put it in quotation marks and get you all to read it!
Gnomer and Out!
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