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Power Of The Horde

I have been playing WoW for some time now, and i am trying to stimulate thoughts and/or arguments for other players as well as anyone else who wants to drop in. If you read a post, comment on it, cause i need input to make better topics.

Author: WoWownsall

Raid instances and all powerful items

Posted by WoWownsall Saturday December 15 2007 at 5:41PM
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    Today i logged on to see some 70 level hunter shouting from the rooftops "I got a ______" The item's name was in orange text, something I never saw before. In my curiosity, i right clicked it to check the stats, and it has immense amounts of DPS, as well as creating it's own arrows, 200 at a time, with a 30 sec cooldown. Now, i asked "Where did you get that" he says raids and left it at that. Some other 70 said they could only be used in a certain raid instance. I wondered, "what is the point of that?". lets take a look back in time, shall we?

Before the burning crusade, they had 5 man instances levels 15-60. Those were fun, you didn't spend hours making a huge raid, and loot was easier to divide. Then the level 60s complained, and they got things like onyxia's lair, molten core, etc. That was really cool, because when you do the same 5 man instance over and over again, it gets boring. Now, there are 10 man level 70 raid instances like zul aman. I was just wondering: Why? Why do we need to make things so challenging that we need special ultra powerful gear just to do it.

What are your thoughts on this.

Slavlin writes:

Gamers are, in my opinion, much like trained pets of the game designers. Before you get all huffy at me, hear me out.

If you want your pet to do something, you have to train them. To train them, you have to give them a reward when they do the right thing until they learn.

Now, game designers want to train people to keep paying and playing. The only treat that they can give players are either powers or stuff. If action A results in reward B, then gamers will keep performing action A until reward B is not wanted any more.

At level 70, you aren't getting any new powers, so new stuff is the only bone that you can throw anyone.

Sat Dec 15 2007 10:57PM Report writes:
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