There should be some things in the game that are unique to the super elite, that is all I am saying and right now Blizzard is going in the complete opposite direction. Just because you pay, you are not entitled to anything. You should have to put in the time, effort and dedication to complete the most challenging and inaccessible content in a game.
"It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need."
— Alan Moore
You do know this right? If you find something easier good for you. I enjoyed the difficulty in Cata but changed jobs and didnt find time to do the raiding I was used to and quit. Only came back because of the ease of using LFR while its face roll easy I am a bit of a lore nerd and love collecting gear for transmog.
On Darksorrow EU for example a lot of pugs fell over (switched there for cata) at the start as they simply could not beat the encounters blizzard admitted the tuning was quite high hence the nerfs (same for heroic dungeons).
He used anecdotal evidence that he knew players who did, and i used my point to prove its stupid to make such statements.... sheesh i know 'people i know' is anecdotal which is why i dont use that argument.
We know that during the end of Wrath, and first two major patches of Cata, subs had started dropping, quickly.
We also know that when the LFR patch came out, these losses slowed.
We also know that most of this years sub losses were in China.
Those are the things we know in relation to subs and LFR. Anything else is conjecture.
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This would be a bad move by blizz as can be seen with sunwell.
Personally i wouldn't care but i cerainly would not be able to partake due to work and Dota 2 >.>
Im curious about this '10man casual guilds' u talk about in Cata, they 'got hit hard' at the beginning of Cata. Pretty much every guild and their dog was a 25man guild at the switchover from Wrath. And all the 10mans that existed had either stepped down from 25man to 10man or were newly created 10man progression guilds. Conclusion, there wasnt much of a 10man casual guild community coming from Wrath to Cata, so why even mention it?
U still havent addressed whether or not u think LFR has effected the overall raiding community at all... cos afterall that was my MAIN point... so ill leave it here for u again.
I have yet to see a HC raider moan about LFR, all this LFR bullshit is coming from people who raid LFR and normals then the few who try to do heroics but cant really do them.
As a Heroic raider who raids during progress 5+ days a week, there is nothing wrong with LFR, Infact it was a good, simple way to gear up alts before throwing heroic gear at them.
I'm glad you're enjoying the game
I don't think LFR has much to do with the subscription loss, but I would like to see Blizz do something that heals up a bit of the wound.
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Knowing people who did something just proves that the people you know are a teeny tiny sample of which all belong to the same social group as you. When Third graders argue over whose daddy is bigger they operate under the assumption that daddy is going to beat up someone elses daddy, but no daddy ever beat up another daddy over their kids arguing over whose daddy was bigger.
I don't have time for the kind of raiding I enjoy most (heroic progression raiding preferably) so I play through LFR a few times to see the raids, see the bosses and experience the story. But it doesn't captivate me because of the lack of challenge. But then if you add any challenge into the equation it all goes to shit because nobody talks to anyone else etc...