Originally Posted by Emu
Burning Crusade got pushed back to January.
At least y'all have more time to grind, run aimlessly, collect basilisk urethrae, rethink your talent tree, crunch numbers, and raid weeknights with your "friends" before the expansion finally drops. Enjoy!
I guess I'm so bitter toward this game for a few reasons. At first, the game was relatively simple, but as it was expanded, there were more high-end grinding quests, and raiding, and all that junk. That left the casual gamer in the dust, because if he didn't wanna commit 20 hours a week (or certainly more), he had shit for items and the whole world shrunk. Half of the game, the raiding community, pushed the game into an odd tangent. All those voices (speaking in their self created language) with too much spare time cried out for more "end-game" material, without realizing the end-game is a huge time and money sink. pressuring players into insane collection quests to slaver your thirst for those epic items in those epic dungeons, keeping your asses in your chairs and your eyes off your wallets. Meanwhile, the casual gamer is left with a confused "What happened?" And don't even get me started on gold farmers.
I played pretty consistently since release day, and as I brought my human rogue up to level 40, everything was pretty and shiny and a hell of a good time. To really progress past that I had to start hard raiding, and I realized I was wasting hours I coulda been eating, practicing something with real-world value, spending time with friends, or jerking off, I was spending hours working for 0's and 1's with pretty pictures over them. Pretty depressing.
And what's with the universal hardcore gamer model mantra, "work now, fun later?"
I'm also bitter because due to the success of WoW, Vivendi is forcing Blizzard to make, what is it, two more MMO's? I call bullshit.