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They make dungeons into mindless boring wastes of time... fair enough.
They make Legendaries into a quest everyone can do easily... fair enough.
They make.... LFR... fair ENOUGH!
But they put the price up 1 quid in the UK... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! That's it, this has gone TOO FAR!
It does not only come from people like this. There are also sort of self-delusioned people that play this game. Those that have the ME complex from this kid all the way up to including the person or persons that think content should be reversed for only them or people like them. The only difference between the two is they are coming at something from to trains of thought and entitlement complex.
Sure some are going to say things should only be forward to people that are will to work for them. That is not what I am talking about here, the fact that someone think they should be the only one or part some group of people that be given exclusive content is no different then this kid wanting all of the buildings in his garrison. Because it is always a about "ME" "I" "WE", this a multi-player game and as such we don't have the poor section, the middle class section, or the rich section. We all play the same game at various different level, but in the same content.
This game has all sort of ME problems and every single one of them come from greed and selfishness plain and simple. This train has been going dwon the track since I started at the end of BC for me and I have slowly watched to get to the point where it showed up all bright and shiny in the LFR. I can't speak for the four years previous, I have not idea what type people played all that time.
So this mentality and example is not only reserved for the kid in this example. We have millions that think like this coming from various degrees of play. It is only going to get worse, because as soon as WoD hit, that is going to show another whole level of ME people in the game. Some are simply not going to be able to cope going forward. Most of the sane people will start to really wonder "why am I still playing this game", others will find they are shocked beyond belief at the level of play they are going to have to step up into to make through. I can see a ton of people not at all being happy about what they are going to be paying for, others will simply say yes finally they made stuff harder.
But there are far more other things that are problematic in this game besides the ME complex people. We have people that have never socialized with a soul and others that feel the constant need to be an a** to everyone in their wake. They love nothing more than to dig their spurs in every chance they get.
Everything that exist outside of this game exist inside of it as well, every single bit of the every day life baggage people bring into it. After all they can get away with it more on the Internet, because their is no one holding the keys to stop them. One can have power at 9 as well as 75 on here and no stop them.
To truly fix what is wrong with what is going on in this game, would take fixing what is wrong with society as a whole. We have more than a ME problem here.
2nd off, while I agree that you shouldn't have every single building, if having every single building makes it a boring, meaningless buff-spewer, then how does not having all them suddenly change that? Sure, it adds a few moments of deciding, but the end result is still the same.
While the Topic of the original post is a good example of stupidity, i feel as though there is a good question to ask:
What is stopping people from finding the most optimal Garrison Layout and then cookie cuttering the hell out of it? Its obvious every building will have utility, but someone out there will find some method of min maxing the Garrison and people will start another trend of following the builds to stay competitive.
Isn't that kind of counter intuitive when Blizzard designed the garrison as a simple personal quest hub experience and not another step for competition?
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I'm sure there will be some optimal builds though for like "If you're trying to max reps, build x, y, and z", or "if you're a hardcore raider, build a, b, and c".
Yes, that one singular person is entirely representative of the entire WoW playerbase. Both current and ex!
But you, you are obviously what we should aspire to be, naturally. What, with your well reasoned arguments to counter the guy/girl quoted in your OP and everything.
Personally, I'd say players like the OP and the players like the one quoted in the OP (thought to an actual lesser extent) are the issue. Thing is, neither of them represent an entire playerbase.
I think of a saying: "The problem with giving the little man a place to air his opinions is that the little man is often little because he has nothing of value to say." Posts like the OP's echo that sentiment so strongly in my eyes. Nothing but mugging for the camera in the hopes of validation from fellow narrow-minded little people.
But, as they say, that's the Internet for you. All it's good for is porn and complaining about stuff.
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