Double post today. It can’t wait.
Larissa ranted about “WoW is too easy” statements. And unfortunately because work blocked her site and I don’t read blogs at home because I’m too busy playing, I’ll totally forget to comment later. So instead I’ll just do a response post here.
I agree with Larissa in principle. I would argue however that certain aspects of WoW have become too easy. Either that or the gear progression has become such a problem that it’s impossible to find out if it’s too easy.
What I mean is just as Larissa pointed out, I am one of the many that cannot say I have defeated Yogg. And as we all know I’ve got my panties in a twist about it. I’ve tried it twice. It’s difficult. There’s a lot going on. I loved it! But now we struggle to even get enough interest to go back. And Ulduar25?! Pffft!!! I think I have to resign myself to the fact that the only way I’ll ever complete that is by pugging it. Crazy Cat Lady in 25?! That was nuts and I loved it! She kicked our asses, but I loved it!
The problem with Yogg is it takes a while to get to him. It takes a little skill. It isn’t exactly easy. At least for me and a few of my fellow raiders. Apparently, as has been pointed out by Warla (a guild officer) on countless occasions, he doesn’t even drop anything really worthwhile…not anymore anyway.
We had a discussion about this last night. Ulduar is still difficult and challenging; the main reason I want to go back. ToC in my opinion has really simplistic boss mechanics, is quick, and offers better loot than Ulduar. And this is where I disagree with Larissa a little.
I think ToC and Ony are easier than Ulduar or at least the latter half of Ulduar. Last night was my first ToC25 on regular mode and was a total snoozefest! There was no challenge for me with the exception of Twins and Anub’Arak. And I’m in Ulduar10 gear! Not Ulduar25. Ulduar10!!! I experienced more problems in Ulduar10 than I did in ToC25!!! And to top it all off, we had several people who obviously hadn’t even experienced ToC10. Believe me, it was obvious. :) And yet we didn’t wipe all that often.
Anyway at least Anub appears to just be difficult without gear period, or maybe that was because the adds kept getting out of control. Twins is actually a little challenging because oh no I have to pay attention to my debuff, deal with floating balls of light and darkness, and heal all at the same time! Thank God they don’t ask me to chew gum too!
Point is that even though I think ToC may be a little too easy when compared to Ulduar, I would have to agree with Larissa that in general the game isn’t too easy. In fact, I’m willing to believe that ToC probably isn’t as easy as I perceive it right now,but that my judgement is clouded by gear progression being screwed up.
And remember, I haven’t even seen Heroic ToC and I hear that’s a bitch! :)