Infraction: Glaring Stupidity
Message to User:
What concerns me at the moment is that currently blizzard is developing raid-content for < ~1% of the WoW-players, if even. Only a minority has even seen Illidan yet and it will not get better when the last 70 25man comes out.
Currently high-end-raiding is only for people that are willing to spend much of their lifetime in WoW. Its far to expensive, in many ways and time is a big one. Everything in WoW costs a lot of time.
If you are honest, to see Illidan you will have to invest ~like 4 hours, 5days a week which is ~20 hours a week into WoW. This is a half-day job. If you are leading a guild you will need to spend even more time to keep everything running.
Blizzard should ask themselves if its worth the effort to spend so much time into encounters that the vast majority of the players will get to know from videos!?
I think the heroic (or the normal, nightmare, hell) system is an awesome tool to get us around this. There should be a way to see content for everyone.
This must be done by making it more accessible and less time consuming. Giving raid dungeons some heroic mode is a perfect way to grant pro-guilds some really tuff and rewarding encounters while letting casual-hardcores or hardcore-casuals expierence the encounters on normal mode.
For me its frustrating that I never had the opportunity to see Kel'Thuzad, even if I wanted to, that wouldn't have been possible.
Currently many players are PvP'ing since its the only way to get sth. done with a limited timepool. If you want to do sth. in WoW it costs much time and you are not flexible. Diablo 2 is and was played from millions for years since its easy to learn and very rewarding. Plus if you want to do sth you are very flexible.
Make WoW less time consuming and raid content accessible for noobs while making heroic raids for pro-guilds. This would open up random raids too. Currently random raids a "nonsense" since you will have no chance.
MC and BWL were big efforts since you only needed some equip to get them done. Alchemy is really bad for raiding since Naxxramas equip alone is not enough without potions you will not be able to beat stuff. But next to equip farming potions is another time factor and casuals have no time.