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Archive for October 13th, 2009

On Raiding and Stuff

Why do you raid? To experience the content? To throw yourself at difficult content? To see the bosses, the fights, the lore behind them?

“See the content” is brought up repeatedly by nearly every group I’ve ever spoken to. Bloggers, readers, commenters, guildmates, they all want to “see the content.” What does that mean? What do you mean when you say “I want to see the content”?

I’ll tell you what I mean, because this is my blog and I can say what I want. STRAWBERRY MARSHMALLOW KITTENS.

Raiding, to me, is a puzzle. A strategical and tactical scenario that needs to be planned for, prepared for, and then executed with as much precision as one can muster. What the story is, what the bosses happened to be named, are completely irrelevant. (more…)

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