I get acussed of, I don't know being a bad gamer? I don't think I am a bad gamer, just an average one. One of the things I complain about is how tuff Blizz games are. The reasons are simple, I game a lot on PC, and Blizz makes some very high profile and high quality PC games.
I have been playing WoW off and on again for 9 years, like many of you folks here. I couldn't make it through Diablo III either.
I was reading a Gameindustry.biz interview. GI is the only other gamesite I read, great site. And the interview got mentioned here in this site in referance to mistakes/thoughts on DiabloIIIs launch.
But what I grasped onto was this:
"Mike Morhaime: One of the things with Cataclysm that I don't think we got right was the difficulty curve. A lot of people hit a wall and found it frustrating. We made some adjustments over time but probably not quickly enough."
I was one of those people that hit that wall. If I am being honest, so was my two sons, my wife, my brother/sister inlaws, five of my sons friends, along with prolly 85% of my guild in the game. None of us exceptional gamers, but all of us dedicated enough to own the game, the expansions, and pay the monthly sub. None of us got to DS level. And only three of us(myself included) even partialy cleared Firelands.
I think that is a problem. In part because I wanted to clear that content and couldn't, but also a problem because of those people I mentioned only one of them(outside of my guild) is buying MoP. I know good ridence and all of that, but I think it is an issue for Blizz. I still have a sub, got the year long one that included DiabloIII, so did a lot of the folks in my guild/group. But I have stoped playing.
Let me be clear, I don't expect the game to change. I don't expect to have content catered to me and my skill level. What I do want is for a few of you to wrap your heads around the possibility that maybe I am not some troll with zero game skills. And that maybe there are more folks like me then like you.
I know there are stats out there for % of players that have cleared this or that raid. I don't recall where to track them down. But I bet if you did you would see that far more folks don't clear end game then do. I know that the thinking is "good" not everyone should clear end game. And that doing so "means" something. And that is a debate for another day. As I don't think in game achievments, be them on xb360, ps3 or wow mean much of anything. I look at wow in with simplicity. I bought the game, I pay to play it, I want to experience all of the content that I paid for.
But what I really wanted to do was just point out what the guy at Blizz said in that interview. Because it represents/mirrors what I have been saying for awhile. I am not trying to chnge minds or convince anyone of anything. Not beating a war drum or anything silly. Just saying, "look, I am not alone".