11/17/2011 11:46 AMSo what do non-raiders do for gear progression after they get their heroic drops? What's the incentive to keep them playing?
Posted by Gunny
This is completely true. The tired "Why do non-raiders need raid gear" argument is so grating at this point.
If a player does the same damage on day 1 of a patch that he does 200 days later after grinding heroics endlessly, what purpose does he have to keep playing?
It doesn't matter if the guy is so anti-grouping that he only quests solo, period. He still needs a valid path of character progression, or he's another $15 a month out the door.
To the person you were originally quoting, I have to ask. I was an ok raider in vanilla, never got far. I raided quite hardcore in TBC and took a break from raiding over most of Wrath. Why does it bother you oh so much
that people got the lower ilvl tier items from badges?
I mean, that clearly makes it that you don't raid for the enjoyment or the guild interaction, you raid solely to play "Virtual Superiority Complex" over lower geared players.
I wouldn't care if Heroic Rag drops came from Stonecore, I play for the excitement of fighting that boss, for the great times raiding with my guild, NOT for the feeling of riding my high horse around town in a video game, and that excitement comes to me regardless of what other people are doing or the items they're obtaining.
The fact that it "pissed you off to no end" that people had the same items as you in a video game is disturbing.