Thursday, July 31, 2008

Raiding the Lore

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We only got two solid attempts in at Archimonde last night. Internet issues kicked in for the raid just as we were getting a rhythm down so we ended up heading to TK for T5 shoulders instead.

I don't follow the Lore much etc so I have found that going into these instances has been part of a story telling journey for me. Instead of reading about the lore, you get to experience it which is really cool. It takes awhile though to get out of the mindset of "there's a mob, kill it, heal the raid" and to take a step back and look at the larger picture of the epic battle that's going on...especially in Mt. Hyjal.

It is by far my favorite instance. Most of the people in the raid HATE the waves of mobs before each boss because if you wipe, you have to repeat the eight waves of mobs...but for me, that makes the battle even more significant.

I was looking at wowjutsu the other night and seeing the percentage of guilds who have been to each instance. Out of 4,322,347 players (84,595 guilds), only one instance has close to 100% clear and that's Karazhan. The next closest is Zul'aman with 62.63% and then it just goes downhill from there.

It's a shame that some of the best content in this game goes unseen and un-experienced by the majority of the wow players out there. I think WoTLK 10 man equivalent instances are a good step toward correcting such an unfortunate situation for the casual player's game.


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