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Swipeusilly wrote:I truly wish I had read this post when it was current, because it is a debate I would love to be involved in. My firm belief is that there needs to be action taken both among the communities and by blizzard to create some separation between raiders and casual players. While I think it is nice that LFR gives casuals the ability to see the content while it is current, it has succeeded in nothing more than stunting the actual raiding community.
To clarify, gear is too easily achieved by everyone. Raiders and casuals alike seem to run LFR to obtain gear, whether it be for their permanent gear set, or for fill in pieces. Thus giving everyone a similar ilvl in the short term. This has allowed for casual players with little to no skill to slip through the cracks and get into normal mode raiding, ultimately watering down the raiding community, and making the casuals targets for ridicule.
Everyones hang up on ilvl, something I have seen more and more with the introduction of FLEX raids has become silly and trivial. Granted there was a time when ilvl meant something. It took dedication and skill to obtain epic level gear, which now only takes the gift of gab to obtain. If a player is able to talk themselves into a raid group, even for a raid or two, they will get the normal mode gear, mainly because they looked better on paper due to LFR or Flex gear, while putting in no effort, or research into their character class, or the fights.
Now, on to the "Legendary Cloak". What is so legendary about it? In past expansions the legendary was actually quite a feat to obtain, but this xpac, our legendary is so easily obtainable, that nearly every player with a little patience for LFR can easily obtain it. (and on multiple toons I might add). I find this fairly ridiculous. Cmon Blizz give us a challenge on something again.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being a casual player, but for those that strive for excellence in raiding, or even PVP, there is no longer anything that identifies them, other than the occasional title, or mount that everyone else will have soon enough when guilds start selling runs or running GDKP raids.
Not only has it watered down the separation of elite players from casuals, but ultimately hurt the social aspect that made this game such a wonderful thing. People rarely seem to help one another anymore. Over the years I have had countless people whom I sat in a VOIP with and helped them learn a character class to better their gameplay. Something I rarely see anymore. I now see a lot more ridicule of the casual players who are trying to step up, rather than an helpful environment.
I firmly believe that while Blizz created the content which has allowed this, and that they need to fix on some level, it is up to us as players to take some more control and become a community again. Helping each other out to strive for success has always been one of my favorite parts of this game, and maybe its time for that sense of community to come out in force. If everyone becomes better players and starts complaining to blizz how easy the game is to us, maybe they will start creating content for us that is more challenging ultimately creating a separation of the elite, raiding and casual communities again.
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