His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Dno, for some people it would be a massive accomplishment, for me say.. a year ago it would have been too.
For me now, it's rather meh. WoW just isn't any sort of fun anymore, the only reason I'm tempted to log in is to talk to Kali, Delinja, Maz and Rio.
But that's not worth paying for, and I have no interest in raiding anymore as it only feels like grinding anyway.
That's what killed it for me anyway... progressing on a boss once is fun, twice is @#%^ed up and four times is just utterly retarded and with how lame most hardmodes are plus the fact that you do 10 mans before 25 mans most of the times that's what you're doing.
I've always hated grinding, and when even progression raiding feels more like grinding than anything else the fun is just gone.
I'll see how the Cata raiding system works out, but I fear that they'll keep the @#%^ed up hits harder hardmodes that ruined raiding so I doubt I'll come back.
Yeah, I was just teasing you. I'm not playing a lot these days myself.
And as far as raiding goes, you're preaching to the choir, brother. When I think of WoW at its most fun, I think of the first year or so I was playing, leveling different classes, playing with my family, exploring the zones, reading the quest text! I'm in no way implying that it is or should be this way for everyone, but speaking only for myself, the hamster wheel ruined the fun for me. The rushing through leveling when Lich King came out, so I could rush through gearing up so I could keep up in the constant arms race of endgame play. No stopping. No rose-smelling. Late nights and scheduled play time. Yuck.
The only reason I still love this game - and despite the inevitable pre-expansion lull, I mostly do - is because I stopped that.