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Raiding in Classic, who's in?

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  • StizzledStizzled Member RarePosts: 1,932
    I'll definitely be raiding, but it sure as hell won't be every night. Two or three nights a week is plenty. Any more than that and I don't care how "hardcore" someone thinks they are they'll burn out quick.
  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson Member EpicPosts: 3,019
    edited May 23
    I'm not sure if I'll raid. Maybe every now and then to fill in, in whatever guild I'm in. I definitely won't be on a raid schedule ever again. If I stick around past the honeymoon phase. It will be most likely to PvP a bit.
    MadFrenchie
  • PpiperPpiper Member RarePosts: 1,014
    edited May 23
    Never liked raiding. Too much pressure. Also, I was a huntard, no one wanted me anyway. In PvP. I was an animal. Even got my Lt. General title. 
  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 512
    edited May 23
    Kyleran said:
    I recalled Blizzard saying only 10% of the playerbase ever raided and I am sure those who even got to Naxx much less finished it before BC launched are very few.

    So this time around for those intending to play, will you be raiding?
    Naxx was released too late in the expansion... it went live June 2006 and TBC went live January 2007.  Sun Well was also released too late in the TBC expansion.

    We cleared AQ 40 and just cleared the 4 Horsemen in Naxx when everyone decided to chill and prepare for TBC.

    10% isn't a bad number in retrospect... it means 90% found everything else fulfilling enough.

    Compare that to retail and it's the other way around... which is a pretty bleak picture of the game as a whole.  Might as well just have raids and nothing else.
    Axxar
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,565
    edited May 23
    Not willing to be nasty, but if you needed 5 or 6 nights a week to beat Twim Emps... then maybe it was just the guild which was wrong.
    Nah, lots of that time was spent rerunning other content to gear up new joiners to replace those who moved on.

    Must have run MC a 100 times or more it seems
    Hatefull

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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed Member RarePosts: 6,902
    We never made it that far 

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  • paul43paul43 Member UncommonPosts: 188
    edited August 28


       I'll probably stop to admire & gawk at the no lifers who have full tier 2 MC gear and shoot the shit with them via whispers to talk about builds the same way i did in classic. 
    It's pretty funny how obsessed everyone was with gear back in vanilla. I remember when I got my MC gear and walked through ironforge, I would get tells from strangers about the gear all the time. 

    These days I honestly don't think anyone cares what someone else wear, I've never had a comment about gear since TBH.

    I rememeber one time when we had just started to raid ZG, ZG was a hard sell to get people to sign up for since the bosses mostly dropped blue gear. So we decided to invite people from our friendslist and just /roll for the gear if any dropped.

    We downed the first boss and some useless(looked to me atleast) blue ring dropped and a random guy /rolled and won it. Some guy in the guild got so mad on teamspeak the he cursed the rest of us for letting a non guild roll.  I have no idea why the leadership put up with that stuff. But probably because we didn't have enough people otherwise to raid.


  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,996
    Unless someone completely missed this experience, I have no idea why you'd want to do it all over again (and pay a sub to do it).
    Kyleran
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,531
    Unless someone completely missed this experience, I have no idea why you'd want to do it all over again (and pay a sub to do it).
    Same reason people buy Scooby Doo lunch boxes on E-bay. It's fun to play with old toys. 

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,934
    Unless someone completely missed this experience, I have no idea why you'd want to do it all over again (and pay a sub to do it).

    I bet if I offered you a million dollars to come up with a few ideas as to why people would like to revisit this game you'd have no problems. 

    It's like Amathe said, people enjoy visiting "old toys." To that point I spent two hours in Morrowind last night even though I played it for over 2 years and every now and then over the years. Pay money? Yup, If I had to buy it again, even for full price, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    I suspect that people want to try classic World of Warcraft, go back to classic World of Warcraft, and especially play an mmorpg that has a large amount of people in it right from the start. There is a lot to be said about that.
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  • paul43paul43 Member UncommonPosts: 188
    Unless someone completely missed this experience, I have no idea why you'd want to do it all over again (and pay a sub to do it).
    I can understand it from the leveling experience maybe. But from raiding POV it's pretty hard.

    Unless you're in a very popular hardcore guild, then raiding is pretty hard.

    Once we had some bosses in MC on farm we would have full raid on "farm" day but on progress day it would be maybe 25 if we were lucky. Making progress almost impossible.

    We got stuck on Geddon for about a month, because it was so far into the raid that there was little time left on farm day, and ofc on progress day not enough people.


    Kyleran
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,611
    edited August 28
    If I was going back in with the guild for this one I would be raiding when it comes online for sure. How much is debatable, but some for old times sake.

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  • HatefullHatefull Member EpicPosts: 2,144
    cheyane said:
    Raiding is hell. I was a raid main healer. I don't want to do that any more. I will do dungeons but no raids for me.
    I was a Main Tank, I won't raid anymore. It is hell.
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  • PalebanePalebane Member RarePosts: 3,621
    Too much drama and epeen flexing for me. There was a time when I thought having loot was worth it, but not anymore. It used to be fun hanging out with large groups of people online, but something changed. Maybe it was me.
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,154
    Sovrath said:
    Unless someone completely missed this experience, I have no idea why you'd want to do it all over again (and pay a sub to do it).

    I bet if I offered you a million dollars to come up with a few ideas as to why people would like to revisit this game you'd have no problems. 

    It's like Amathe said, people enjoy visiting "old toys." To that point I spent two hours in Morrowind last night even though I played it for over 2 years and every now and then over the years. Pay money? Yup, If I had to buy it again, even for full price, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    I suspect that people want to try classic World of Warcraft, go back to classic World of Warcraft, and especially play an mmorpg that has a large amount of people in it right from the start. There is a lot to be said about that.
    Hell: I can't remember how many times over my life time I bought Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon ;)
    SovrathKyleran

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  • paul43paul43 Member UncommonPosts: 188
    Palebane said:
    Too much drama and epeen flexing for me. There was a time when I thought having loot was worth it, but not anymore. It used to be fun hanging out with large groups of people online, but something changed. Maybe it was me.
    Not to mention that during raids noone was allowed to talk on TS, just raid leader, because you can't have 40 people chatting basicly...  

    I wasn't in the leadership of my guild, but I can imagine how much stuff they had to deal with when someone was mean on Ts with someone or whatever. The guild was close to 80 people. 
    Kyleran
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,565
    edited August 28
    paul43 said:
    Unless someone completely missed this experience, I have no idea why you'd want to do it all over again (and pay a sub to do it).
    I can understand it from the leveling experience maybe. But from raiding POV it's pretty hard.

    Unless you're in a very popular hardcore guild, then raiding is pretty hard.

    Once we had some bosses in MC on farm we would have full raid on "farm" day but on progress day it would be maybe 25 if we were lucky. Making progress almost impossible.

    We got stuck on Geddon for about a month, because it was so far into the raid that there was little time left on farm day, and ofc on progress day not enough people.


    You jogged my memory, I now recall how on farm days people came out of the woodwork to raid but on progression days many seemed too busy washing socks or something.

    Really became apparent as we ground through AQ40 to the point leadership made it policy to give first priority to join farming raids to those who regularly attended the progression raids.

    I also remember my interest in raiding had begun to wane for several reasons so I intentionally put myself on the back up list so I could pick and choose when to raid.

    When BC content was added just prior to official launch it quickly became apparent the 40 person raiding era was coming to an end so my guild broke up into smaller ones better suited to 20 man content and I decided to play another game.

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