As you all know there are two sides to every argument. And with the recent Cataclysm expansion, those two sides have become very adamant about their points of view. I will try to sum up as best as possible. Also please keep in mind that perception is everything.
On the one side, you have the plodders, part-timers, casual gamers and semi-pros. What appears to be the general consensus/perception is that heroic tolerances are too tight, take too long, are tedious at times, and much too difficult. Raids, while not meant to be easy, taking months to learn a single boss, will destroy most casual or like guilds and will make it more difficult to see progression content. Realizing that we all want something more difficult, there is a big difference between just getting killed for looking at the boss wrong, vs. getting back up, dusting off and trying again. The consensus/perception seems to lean on the former and not the latter in heroics and raids. Yes the more gear = easier encounter rule applies, but if you can't beat the boss because people are leaving, you won't get gear. And yes, you can go to normal and get the gear, but that will still only take you so far.
On the other side, you have the pros, raiders, elitists and blue posters. On this side the consensus appears to be one of, 'We like it this hard. Learn to play or don't play.' While there is debate on this attitude, this seems to be the perception received by most players on the other side.
Blue posters have mentioned how people are generalizing on how many players are quitting, changing roles, or just not enjoying the game anymore. One even mentioned "...fun is a subjective thing...". While that may be true, in my opinion, Blizz has done a better job of making things all around more fun in the past than with Cataclysm.
So here is the put up or shut up. If you are leaving the game, have left, or just no longer care to play because of Cataclysm, post it here and post why. Let’s start to get a better idea of just how many unhappy people are out there. Tell all of your Wow buddies and let’s give blizzard a better showing of its less than happy players. Who knows if there are enough of us, maybe blizzard will start paying closer attention!
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