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Honestly, the reason I stopped playing - it's too easy to get into the whole end-game scene.

It was full of useless players that were geared but had no idea what to do and refused to listen to any tactics or advice the others players would give them - they are catering to the casuals too much which just make the more experienced players lose interest with all the pre-diluted content that is released.

Even on the forums/mmo-champion there are players moaning about how they want the Raiding gear but don't want to raid. These are the people Blizzard are catering for, the players who want everything handed to them on a platter.
Less than 1% of the world's guilds cleared all H Ulduar 25m bosses (T8), Heroic ToC 25 (T9), less than 0.5% cleared Heroic ICC25. This data was taken after 5 weeks of those instances being out. Heroic Ragnaros has been out since June, it's now August and the world's #1 guilds have JUST managed to bring him down.
In conclusion, the only people crying about the game not being "hardcore" enough are the ones who have seen almost no heroic content or any of the truly difficult encounters in their time playing the game.
Blizzard realized something important in TBC - despite instances like SSC, TK, Hyjal/BT and Sunwell being out for several months (or over a year in case of SSC/TK), almost NO casual (or low-end raider) even knew what those instances looked like from the inside. What is the point when you've reached the end of the expansion and such a small amount of your playerbase has seen any of your amazing content?
To be "hardcore" today means keeping up with the tiers and progressing through heroic modes.
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That and the PvP balance was abysmal, nothing more rage inducing losing to an undergeared, underskilled, keyboard-turner just because he manages to turn round before you can burst him down and hit his 2/3 button 'I WIN' combo.
PvP in this game has been like this since the game was released. Right now the game is more balanced than it's ever been, and those rambling on about "oh the good old days of PvP" most likely have forgotten the INSANE imbalances that existed.

As for me...well, now I have a job and can no longer raid (rotating shifts ftl) and therefore only log on ~1-2 hours a week for some 2v2 Arena with my good friend. Wish I had time for raiding but I don't
Edited by Tippy - 8/4/11 at 5:10am
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I enjoyed WoW up until level 70, this was before level 80 was the cap with the expansion. Ended up selling my account and moving on. Came back 2 years later give or take and boom there were two expansions and level 85 was where it was at. Booted up, hit 85 in like 2 or 3 weeks and had heroics done 5 weeks after that. The game became to easy, no wonder people want ez-mode gear. The game is completely easy nowadays and it is sad.

edit: @Tippy, The guild I was in when I returned cleared ICC25. Needless to say majority of us were level 85 but it was still a pretty decently rough run. Still nothing compared to anything I had to encounter at 75 in FFXI which in turn made it rather easy.

I loved FFXI for the long road to end-game. You know when you got there you were good, and the people you were with doing Gods etc were good as well. It took 2 years to hit 75 lol. Then they launched the buddy system and boom, end-game fail. Catering is a money maker, always will be in an MMO and the food industry lol. However, it ruins any game you try to implement it in.
Edited by Dirkonis - 8/4/11 at 5:14am
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Yep, cant wait for D3 + tera + GW2 + blade and soul!
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I quit 2 years ago and haven't play any MMO since.
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Milking every product? Lol? They release game like once every 10 years, i dont see how can you put them in the same class at cod where they release 1 cod every year. Now thats milking
This...

I never really understood the mindset of WHY people allow themselves to get sucked in buying a continual "new" version of a game every year.

Kinda like Madden... people get all hot and bothered for the latest edition, but honestly they are getting milked like dairy cows.
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i bet alot of families are very happy
    
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I like how people are saying this game is too easy. I guess you never tried heroic raids. Also, why do you assume that you have to plan your life around raiding? Find a guild that fits your times and enjoy it. I'm still having fun playing it and my real life is unaffected.
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Don't worry folks! The outside sun is shining and it is available still for you all! WOW may have forced you to forget about the sun, but the sun knows you're still there! Go out and get burned by it!
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I just dont see people that first started playing Wow back in 04 to still keep playing it as buy that much time they have done almost everything the game has to offer and then wait until next exp. Personally i only play Vanilla and it was really fun.
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Well, it was about time.
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