nope, not at all.
Never cared, never will.
In fact I wish there was a filter for me to avoid them in the news on this site, kinda like you can do with forums. No big deal though.
not anymore. in early wrath and before that i did. now its just who got the most time on their hands who win, not actual skill.
I dont care per se, its just news, I dont care who wins but I do like to know who, same with formula 1 or tennis or golf, I rarely care enough to get watch but I like to know who won.
yes , i can care about world firsts.
It's always fun to watch the top guilds struggle for world-firsts and it's way too fun to see how stupid raid comps get for them to get world firsts.
Somewhat, but not as much as before. Before it was more exciting, taking several weeks to down certain bosses. Now pretty much every encounter is defeated within a week or so, by multiple guilds at that.
You have a strange impression of other people's outlook on the world first race. Nobody actually idolizes any of the players, and if you're jealous about the attention that other guilds are getting, just wait a week and you won't hear anything more about them.
Also, how on earth does putting in more effort than everyone else diminish an achievement?
How these top guilds work is they clear all content get the gear they need, and most guilds slow down alot or stop playing all in general til the next raid comes out and they probably do some alt raids to gear to help with the next tier as much as possible. Honestly, i could careless who gets world first. Its cleared in the first week now, its not interesting to keep track of anymore. I remember waiting for someone to get H LK, that was exciting to wait for. Now its just who can raid more and put more attempts on the final boss.
I too would expect that they would spend a great deal of time overall on WoW - I just get annoyed when people use the "they don't have jobs" argument as a retort for how they do it. They do it because they are skilled and sink in a lot of time, not because they got a free pass.
Nope. I hate competitions cause they change people. Also, getting world first only proves that I suffer from a lack of sleep and lack of social life. I would rather get a full night's rest after some outstanding "quality time' with my wife. Wake up in the morning, and then play some game rated T for Teen. Getting world's first is like a 4th grade spelling Bee prize. No one really cares except you and odds are it isn't gonna get you any action from the opposite sex.
I've never had much interest in them.