Next week we will see the Tomb of Sargeras open up, and yet once again the top raiders in the world will be off to the races to see how much of the testing they have done in the PTR these past weeks/months pays off in the race to be worlds first. Many other guilds world wide will make their first attempts at Normal level, perhaps even Heroic. And everyone else? Those that will wait a week to see the first three fights in LFR? We get to sit and wait. Perhaps it is just a means to prevent the top people from feeling they need to run not only their raids on Heroic, but also LFR to fill Tier set bonuses as fast as possible. In the end, it just feels like we are given the scraps from the table.
There is so much to this game that rewards you for playing to unhealthy levels, encourages you to stay logged in for hours at a time, that if you miss a day, you are behind, you need to have the app to maximize your Class Hall missions, you need to max your Emissary quests every week, need to be working on your 3rd or 4th concordance, heck, I don’t even know what a Concordance is. I guess I will get one at some point. I think I hit Artifact Knowledge 40 last night, it’s hard to say since I cannot place a work order to see how much time is left. I haven’t logged in these past few days. There really has not been much that has any interest for me to do.
I know many people will say, you are all equal, if you feel you should be able to do something in game as soon as it’s released, you should go do it, should join a guild that can get it for you, or move to a server where there are many doing what you want. I love my sever, I love the people, it is my home, and I do what content I can, when it is available to me. I started long after many, and it took me awhile to get to this point where I am current with everything. I only play one character, and that has made staying current more simple, but the downside is that I have to wait awhile, it will be several weeks as they unlock one wing after another, and I think that stretching it all out dilutes the experience. If all the wings were open, if there was something compelling about them, I would probably run them over and over just as I did during Cata. Gear alone is not an incentive, but the development team seems to think it is. The story is what we all want to see, we want to experience. And we are treated like an afterthought, oh it’s only LFR, give the bads something to do, let them see the content watered down, if they really wanted it, they could join a raid guild. We’ve all heard it, we get that many want to make themselves seem better than the majority because they play at a different level. But the funny thing is, if we get tired of being the kick bag, we may eventually just go do other things.
Best of luck to all those heading into the Tomb, I hope it offers the challenges you seek, and just rewards. I will see it in two weeks or so. Enjoy the weekend.