It's all about instant gratification. Long gone are the days of actually putting effort into your character's development, which is really what MMOs are supposed to be about.Originally Posted by FalkanoVery sad day for wow really.
The end of an era. Those who helped make this game as popular as it is now will remember the day when they 1st downed Ragneros,Nefarion,Ony,C Thun etc... those days when it felt like an epic achivement to finally take down one of these guys after weeks of trying, wiping, but persisting.
The game has finally gone welfare epics friendly. Basically with this update comes blizz saying "hey those people who have no desire to be in a guild, have no desire to work at something, have no desire to put the effort into working as a guild, people who nerd quit after one wipe etc.. deserve the same equipment as everyone else!".
Those people defending it saying "i don't have the time to 25 man", cut the bollocks. Doing 10 mans takes up many hours of your day just as doing 25 man does, the time consumption are longer only in difficulty.
As others have mentioned with this logic why make raids at all? Why not just have 5 man runs, why not make gear based on how many emblems you can get from 5 mans. The only difference is the amount of people right? Dropping 15 players to 10 mans is a bigger drop then 10 mans to 5.
Some of the things people are saying is just stupid "i can only play for 1hr a day, i should have the same gear by standing around in ironforge as some guy who put's lots of time into raiding". The system has changed from you earning it to you expecting it.
Websites such as this that run to show what is happening, show HARDCORE guilds progress etc will be done. With a trillion 10 man guilds nobody will give a monkies about them. Everyone knows who has killed LK 25 on therir servers, nobody cares who has done it 10 man.
So what annoys me about it is not that the gear is the same, but that blizz yet again change the raiding sytem to benefit those who can't be arsed to put the time in ahead of those who are here night after night trying to complete their content. It is a slap in the face of those who play in proper guilds. It really will be a game killer for some people. For those people who love the idea then i am happy for you. But when your strolling around in dalaran your look exactly the same, with the exact same gear score as the guy your trying to show off to. Your uniquness based on your achivements has gone. And in my opinion that is sloppy game designing.