The real irony is that I'd be surprised if the OP was helpful to so-called "lesser skilled players" to you know, help them improve. Now I'm not talking about hand-holding, but you know provide advice or act as a mentor if asked. I'm more certain that he would be one of those people in LFR who constantly links meters and calls everyone else scrubs for "doing less DPS than I was at 85" or similar rubbish.
I'd also like to point out that one post doesn't sum up someones entire life and that Blizzard catering to the "lesser skilled" (as OP put it) can at some times affect other players simply through the fact that less time can be devoted on certain aspects in favour of others e.g. LFR.
Bringing game design problematics to personal levels is not the right approach.
There's more women playing than there are teen boys too.
I'm pretty average for wow players. I am atypical of hardcore raiders though. Which is fine. I don't want to hardcore raid.
I don't want to be there, you don't want me there. So what's your problem here? Why do you think socialisation between these disparate groups of players should be forced?
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Players, including the OP demanded exclusivity, they got it, and now they're complaining they have no one to experience that exclusive Heroic content with. Ironic, don't you think?
2: That's because blizzard is catering to the lesser skilled players more and more, which means players don't even HAVE to improve in order to play the game, and eventually when they do, they'll be bored aswell because the "journey" is gone.
3: A business that's starting to die, at least the WoW department.
4. See point 2, those "lesser skilled" players will get bored eventually aswell because there's NOTHING to do anymore besides running the same content every single damn week.
In the end, WoW is a product that one buys and pays for to see it's content. Don't get me wrong, in my opinion a terrible player shouldn't be able to do heroic mode content at all, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't see the content at all.
Would be bad for the game overall if they couldn't see the content since over 70% of the playerbase is casual, whom will most likely stop playing if they don't see content at all, which means blizzard loses 70% of it's income, which means WoW will just stop to be.
Let's not forget that World of Warcraft is a game, not a privilege.1: This argument is overused and doesn't make sense. Sure, everyone pays the same amount of money, but they sure as hell don't pay the same amount of effort.
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in response to your second point..as distracting from content goes an easier difficulty mode is fairly minor in comparison to some other things that could be done, really all it is is a matter of scaling and deactivating some of the bossfight abilities and in some cases they don't even do that so it winds up being damage and health being scaled down as well as item level and the color of the sets being different. the fact that blizzard has a group in their development team dedicated to instances and raids (they also have a quest team, and a PVP team, really most of their processes seem to have an associated team) means that after they've finished the raid if there isn't going to be one on the next patch anyway what else do they have to do?
...at this point it's almost guaranteed that "war in warcraft" is garrosh getting on his incompetent podium to declare yet another group his enemy for the crime of breathing his air, alliance saying this is horde favoritism, and the more....special....yes.. let's go with special... horde players seeing garrosh as a god because he lets them attack the alliance players who keep saying that out being led by a moron is horde favoritism.
It must shit them that people like me are the ones with Death's Demise and all the old mounts and titles and crap
Blizzard will make this game into anything as long as it's going to get more money for them. Things change, 'Back in the days' has passed and the current WoW is a lot better for 90% of the players. As long as blizzard can keep most of those that are happy now, thay will make a profit and keep doing it.
If that means making a few raiders unhappy, fine. But it's not the world first that complain, it's not the social normal raiders that complain, it's not the people who used to raid heroic and now either play LFR or normal that complain. It seems a very small group that complains about LFR. most of which aren't even playing WoW anymore and treaten not to come back every few weeks because of reason A of wellfare item B.
Even if 5% of the players were in this group, it would be stupid of blizzard to give them what they want. Or even listen to much to them.
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You aren't special "guy". You copied your strats from REAL Heroic guilds...the guilds we watch to see who will get world 1st- the rest of you are just posers using someone elses strat and then think you deserve special treatment because you got 24 other people that watched videos and studied someone ELSES strat so that you could down the boss to. If YOUR guild looked at just 1 video then you lose your merit because all you did was steal someone elses idea that THEY took the time to learn....hope I didnt ruin your "special snowflake" status.
LFR isn't just for terribads. Its also for people like me who, in college, had plenty of time to devote to raiding and raid preparation to earn the end game, but have since graduated into real life, where I now have a big boy job and big boy things to spend my time on. I don't expect to be given heroic gear or titles or mounts, but I do like to be able to participate in the entire expansion lore-wise. The rest of that stuff is vanity. Its like, just because I'm not a professional basketball player doesn't mean I should be limited to 1/4 of the court. I just won't make millions of dollars and have loads of fans like the pros.
People are so fixated on ruining others' fun that they miss out on their own. They're their own worst enemy, as far as WoW no longer feeling satisfying.
There is only one reason. They pay for the game too.