Coming from end game raiding in both Vanilla, BC and now I find Blizzards trying to bulster guilds and make it easier on them to replenish their rankings as old players leave or get burnt out with new blood. Nothing was more frustrating then leading an end game raiding guild and seeing 15 or 20 apps to replace one or two guys that got deployed or something. And in those maybe one could possibly fill the void of where we were at without having to go back to much to catch their gear up.
Obviously now pugs seem to be doing great only because content is learned and achieved however you'll begin seeing a differance now because you can only go so far on badge gear before you have to begin raiding to get where you want to be and even then you'll normally always see good basedline player guilds reaching the tops first before that can happens. And like was said before that's where you have Heroic Modes.
But with anything Blizzard also sees the fact that friends and familys don't always get a long in the same guild environments and at least now no matter what guild your in you can still get yourself ready and pug with your friends and such still seeing the content and story lines.
How many out there had to sit back and watch as Naxx or Sunwell came and went before they could see the stuff in their guilds but they loved them so much they didn't want to leave. Now skilled players can get together no matter what their guild progression is and still see the things they want to see. This also applys to many guilds who just can't manage higher end guilds such as 40 or so because of server numbers or what not.. computer issues allows people to use 10 mans and still see the story as well as guilds to learn fights before attempting in 25s. And those guilds who prefer only a handful of close friends to play with instead of random people you dont know or have to deal with recruitments over.
Do I agree that it's to easy? Yes obviously there should be some break between releasing of Badge gear compaired to content to give those guilds a buffer zone a bit but ultimately it's not that deterimental to a strong guild if pugs achieve things faster then your guild does, if anything they can sometimes bring that info back to help balance your groups out and finally push past something thats been walling you for awhile.
Last edited by Warsreign; 01-06-2010 at 07:08 AM.
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