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I have ben playing this game since January 2005. My characters back then were Psalm(my rogue) and Apostle(my priest) on the Terebas US server. Feel free to look them up on WoWcensus as proof. I only mention this to prove I am not one of those people who claims to have played since vanilla and yet when you ask them who they were they give you a name and you check them and their character was created shortly after wotlk launched because they didn't know a site like WoWcensus existed. Anyway getting back on track.
I have seen this game go through many changes, some good and some bad. The good ones I loved, the bad ones I've endured. However with the release of Cataclysm I just don't know if I can weather the storm this time. I have been 85 for a bit now and have done my share of healing 5 mans. I say 5 mans because I have yet to complete a single heroic. Let me be more specific, I have yet to beat a single boss in a single heroic.
Now I have seen people compare these heroics to the ones in BC. This is so completely wrong its not even funny. In the BC heroics if someone did something wrong it didn;t come down to the healer to save them. If they screwed up they died plain and simple. This is not the case anymore. Now when someone screws up the healer takes 100% of the load on him. We cannot handle it. I don't care if some people can because they can do full on guild runs everyday. I can't.
I have heard people say just let the screwup dps die. I tried that. I ran OOM because we didn't have enough dps to beat the boss in time then. I have heard people telling me to get into a big guild and only do guild runs. This is not an option for me, I did the whole big guild raiding thing all through vanilla and BC and I won't go back to that dramatized environment again. I ask this. Why even have the LFD system in the game anymore when most groups can't complete anything beyond a regular instance with them?
This would be fine. I would just say heck with dungeons and go back to the other things I enjoy in the game. Things like tradeskills. However I have been trying to gather herbs for the past 2 days and I don;t know if it is just Terenas server but there just aren't any herbs to grab. The wierd part is I don't come across anyone else herbing either.
Now I heard there is a bot or hack or whatever that lets people fall through the map and flu around below the world and herb and mine, If this is the case why is it not fixed? I even made a post about this earlier on the Professions forum but never got any response, decpite the fact that we know for a fact they exist. Someone even made a Youtube video of themselves doing it, although it was deleted shortly after.
Ok so what about the one last thing I was excited for in this expansion, Archaeology. Talk about a disappointment. I don't know exactly where I got my skill to before I gave up, somewhere in the mid 300s i believe. I just cannot believe they took something that should've been a total blast and turned it into a mindless romp in which you spend most of your time flying around only to dig endlessly for grey artifacts. Oh wait I forgot I found a stupid Clockwork Gnome....wow just what I always wanted, another companion pet that will sit unused like the 4 pages of them I already have. I also found out theat the Alchemy mount I had ben so excited for is not only BoE, it is also nearly impossible to get thanks to the randomness of archaeology.
So Blizzard I ask you this. Why should I continue to play your game? What does your game offer me right now that I couldn't get elsewhere, possibly from a free mmo even? I have been nothing but loyal to you over the years. I have enjoyed your games long before you were the giant you are now. Are you that selfish that the people who brought you where you are today don't mean a thing to you?
I'm going to hop in here and say that you are missing a TON of spirit due to wearing a lot of non base-spirit gear, you could probably double it, thus giving you twice the healing sustainability. Also, a problem I had when I first started healing in this expansion, is not viewing all of your abilities as they used to be obsolete. Skills that were terrible before are amazing now and vise versa. But honestly, your biggest problem is your massive lack of spirit. Quest greens with pure spirit on them would be far more optimal.
As for the issue with the hack/bot, it is a genuine hack, and honestly, there is no company in the world that is invulnerable to being hacked. People out there are good enough to have whatever they want and not get caught, they're just few and far between. Personally, I've only seen one person use that hack in this game.
I'm honestly not trolling, or trying to be a snob, but:
Are you asking Blizzard to change the game so that you'll keep playing?
Maybe you're like some of us out there (even though it's hard to admit) and you don't really want to stop playing a game into which you've invested an incredibly large amount of time and energy. I know I hesitate to just up and stop playing, even if I'm bored, simply because I feel like I'm "wasting" something by just leaving all my toons to rot.
The only thing that makes sense to me is to play if you're having a good time, and you feel like you're getting your money's worth. You shouldn't feel obligated to pay for and play a game that makes you mad or frustrated or just feels like a chore.
For me, curiosity for the future and other toons to level are what's keeping me right now. Unless I can find a guild that plays late, late at night.
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