These players do exist. And they're human too, and want to do real raiding, just like all of us.
This is an argument against your unsupported assertion that few people would want that kind of tuning. So, given that there exists evidence that appears to work against your assertion, can you come up with some to bolster it?
When you raid for fun, you aren't competing with other guilds.
Progression means fighting a challenging boss until your group is good enough to down it, then moving to the next boss and over the course of week to months completing the instance.
There are guilds that compete over who's the furthest progressed, but you can progress without competing. The are two different things.
Funny that you try to compare NORMAL raids to GLADIATOR in arena.
You think that blizzard cares about just the money which makes you think that the hardcore players mean less to the game. This is where you are wrong. Do you see where top end guilds are talked about? All over including blizzcon and many other events in the world. Hardcore players stick around playing the game because we like a challenge while casuals will get bored and quit. Better customers with less turnover.
We have faced trials and danger, threats to our world and our way of life. And yet, we persevere. We are the Horde. We will not let anything break our spirits!"
What I meant was after 5.3 bump Tier 14 ilvl to 510ish. ToT raiders would've already have a lot of 522+ gear so there isn't really a reason to go back, I know I wouldn't need to go back. Right now players can completely skip that entire tier and all my alts are skipping it and doing current LFR. The current ilvl jump in ToT is incredible, I remember wiping a lot on Horridon the first time we went there, now its a complete and utter joke in full 522+ geared raid.
Last edited by Raone; 2013-05-11 at 04:30 AM.