Old content: worth it or not?
So while this might be better off in the guild areas, I wasn't a hundred percent sure since it's more of a general question to everyone as opposed to something specifically about my guild. However the explanation does involve my guild, so if it needs to be moved, please move it and I apologize for it being in the wrong place.
So, in an effort to understand why we can't seem to bring Hodir down in Uld 10, despite most of us being overgeared for the place, I began thinking about those little things that gear CAN'T help you with. Most notably coordination. Learning to make sure everyone does the same dance at the right time and in the right place.
It...really made sense, you know? someone was off by a second or so, heals were a second late, tank popped a cool down a bit too early/late, etc. I kinda figured maybe we had some coordination problems.
We've done AQ a few times in the past and Twin Emperors rolled our faces in fire. But it was only for fun, so we typically did it one night and that was that.
But recently I remembered the rumblings about how Nefarian was gonna be next to get the shiny new level-80-encounter treatment after Onyxia. So I figured 'well, if we're gonna get the achieve the sooner the better I guess. It is a level 60 instance, so it should be good to build some morale in that we can at least clear some stuff like it's easy-street.'
So I've got the date, this friday, up on the Guild calendar and I started reading up on encounters....
Reading Nef's fight, Razorgore, even Vael...I look at them and realize these fights may actually present a challenge to us. All the better, I kinda figured, given the coordination thing. Anything to help us build a bit more without wiping too horribly much helps.
However that brings me to the question of this topic: Is trekking through older content worth it? or not?
Obviously the gear rewards aren't really going to be, but you do have achievements to get, and there is something to be said for the experience you get from it. But is it really worth it, or am I just wasting my and my guild's time when we could be progressing?
"I don't have a dream, so I protect the dreams of others."~Inui Takumi