01/20/2011 9:28 PMI'm seriously kind of shocked by the number of people that think Heroics are soul-crushingly difficult.
Posted by Kaniget
It's not that they are soul crushingly difficult for a lot of us. It's that even if we are skilled we are at the mercy of a dungeon over-tuned for 4 other regular random people.
I'm not raiding at the moment, but I did through the 2nd half of Wrath- doing most all of the Wrath bosses, killing LK, 11/12 HM, blah blah blah. I'm used to dealing with challenge. I can adjust on the fly and get the job done. This means little to nothing if the four others aren't at least average in skill.
I could go back into a raiding guild, my old guild for one, and have pretty decent access to content. But, I don't want to raid right now. I want to log-in, play on whatever toon I feel like, do a couple dungeons, then goto sleep. I'll try a heroic if I'm feeling froggy and like I can deal with the absurdities of random groups. If not, I'll log off or play a lowbie alt.
I imagine there are a lot of players like myself out there- people with a random or sporadic play time, people who are skilled but don't want a scheduled or guild directed experience. I don't expect the same rewards as the people that put in more hours and such, as I did last year. But, give me something. Throw me a bone.
As it stands, raiders and such get regulars, heroics, and raids. Casuals, even skilled ones, get a handful of regulars that are not even worth our time. That's the soul crushing part- not that a boss fight is challenging, but that it's easy to invest 2- 3 hours with nothing to show for it and with the knowledge that the next attempt is likely to be the same.