Yeah…So, I guess you get all THIN and nerdy with toned muscles by doing Dungeons and Raids. A chair and a PC don’t differentiate between achievements, reps, or dungeons. Kind of a funny analogy though
Speaking of which…how many more things are going to be turned into carrots to get players into dungeons and raids?
So far flying and now even new allied races are requiring the minimum of dungeons for players to obtain what used to be available for ALL players of all playstyles.
There were a lot more things, in Legion, that roadblocked any players who did not complete class campaigns (which required dungeons) including hunters not even being allowed to tame rare pets. What next?
I GET how much some players love dungeons and raids and how, for them, there is simply no understanding how other players would not be doing them as well.
Yet, some of us, who used to enjoy the group instance content style of play, no longer are able to do so. We have been here since the early days and are no longer able to be a positive part of a group. For me, it is physical limitations caused by arthritis. My hands simply are not able to move as quickly and adeptly as I was once able to.
For people like me, we see more and more of the game being taken away from us. NOT because we are “lazy”, as some seem to get a real ego boost by acclaiming, but because we have settled for the other things that we can do in the game that we have grown to love over the many years that we have played.
It is not a matter of not being able to do what has always been required, it is watching as open, inclusive content is being turned into dungeon and/or raid content whether it is related to dungeons and raids or not.
It is the game that has changed and the current iteration of devs obviously have no value attached to long time players who do not, or cannot perform adequately in dungeons and raids any more.
The many complaints about unprepared players and the number of players who get booted because they are not well geared speak volumes about how much most dungeoneers and raiders do not want us in their playground. Yet, when this subject comes up, they seem to be the first in line to rip people like me apart for being “too lazy”.
So, here is another thing that I can chalk off my list of things to be able to obtain in WOW. This game is moving fast away from players like me and, like a lot of other players who have already left, it leaves many of us wondering how much longer it will be worthwhile to stay.