I Take It Back
I’ve written in the past about the changes to raiding guilds that the new, smaller instances are going to bring. As a member of a Naxx raiding guild, I really dreaded it. But now we’re a week into TBC and you know what? I think Blizzard made the right decision.
We’re having a two-week hiatus on raiding, so that we can all explore new content and level. We all seem to be having an enormous amount of fun, and the guild dynamic has gone back to the casual comraderie of more social guilds. We come together as needed for quests and instances in different combinations, everyone is posting funny or infuriating things that are happening, and it’s been great.
Tbh, I am dreading having to go back to Naxx…
I like the chance to be more active in new instances, rather than just “mashing buttons”. As you learn bosses in 40-man instances, everything becomes rather scripted. As long as the tanks and healers stay up, it’s really not a disaster if one single lock dc’s or dies.
I’m also loving the chance to actually play my hunter, since at this point in the expansion there’s no alt/main issue, or dkp. Although the warlock is my main, I love Kit…she’s fun to play, and yes, she IS a nelf hunter, so sue me. ;) We have a surplus of hunters, and she’d never raid. But in small groups? We’ve done five mans with two hunters and both pets off-tanking, and had tons of fun.
Do I want to go back to Naxx, 20-30g repair bills for the night, and just being one of 40 people? No, not really. How about you – has this changed your perception of serious/hardcore raiding?