The new heroic dungeons/raids are pretty challenging but still the point system to get epic gear... ugh.
there is no incentive to play since all the game represents is a points grind, not skill. so wow a 14 year old with no job can point grind all day then I hop on and they are decked out in vendored epics while I can only play on weekends with a few decent drops. cool Blizz.
Everything in this game requires you to grind in some form or fashion.
- If you want to have the best PVE gear then you need to raid.
- If you want to raid, then you should grind reps for epics and shoulder/helm enchants.
- You should also get as much craftable gear as possible, which requires some grinding for gold/mats to make it.
- You also need to grind gold/mats for flasks, potions, buff foods, and other misc things you may need during the raid.
Most every MMO out there uses the "grind system" for end game content. You grind the same boss over and over for the one drop that you need. This is the story of every MMO. It isn't for everyone. Those with the most free time to spend on this game have always been rewarded with the opportunity to succeed the farthest. However, the opportunity to succeed requires skill in order to actually succeed.
These points that you get from doing your daily dungeon, or BH, or downing a raid boss help provide people with more epics than they would previously be able to obtain, which allows them to be more prepared when entering a raid for the first few times. The only worthwhile things you can get with "points" are misc items and some 359 tier pieces
. This system is clearly meant to prepare someone for raiding, not be a substitute for it. Raiding isn't for everyone; so, how is this point system a bad thing especially for those who don't raid much if at all?
With the new ZA/ZG added in 4.1, there is an obvious divide between the "skilled" and "unskilled". Most unskilled players that are unable to down a boss in ZA/ZG are often vote kicked, leave, or the group doesn't defeat the boss; therefore, they are unable to get those epics until they acquire some skill (or get carried to victory another day!)
You can never get 372 PVP/PVE gear from "point grinding". There are still lots of things in this game that require skill (or a guild that will carry you like my guild carries me!)
. If you want to see people with skill, find some PVP'ers with the High Warlord or Gladiator titles, or find someone with the title Death's Demise or Light of Dawn. Those can never be earned from "point grinding". Any 14 year old that spends 24 hours a day in Azeroth has the opportunity to get all of these epic items and titles but only if they have the skill to earn them.
TL;DR : Don't be discouraged. If you want better gear, all you have to do is invest the time in the game to earn it. "Grinding points" will only get you so far; skill has to be present in order for you to further succeed.