With Pandaria less than a month away, It’s time to ask myself what am I going to do with the Raid Finder service in this expansion?
Back when the Raid Finder was released in Patch 4.3 I made the decision not to use the service because I wanted to experience the boss fights of the proper level of difficulty, plus I wanted to feel that rush of victory when me and my friends finally killed a particularly difficult boss for the first time.
I also stuck to my decision because when Raid Finder was available, I was in full Firelands gear and the difference in iLevel between Fireland’s and Dragon Soul (RF)’s gear was so small that the hassle was not worth it.
But recently I joined a new guild that is focused on PvE progression and soon I, and the rest of the world, will be going into the new expansion with a new race for current gear
Now I’m faced with the question, “Should I avoid using the Raid Finder service to enjoy the feeling when the actual raid actually takes down the boss? Or should I go through Raid Finder, ruin the victory, in order to aid my fellow raiders in the name of progression?
On one hand WoW is meant to be played anyway you want to play (a message Blizzard want to make especially clear in this expansion)
But on the other hand, I don’t want to forget what Spock said to Captain Kirk,
Sure I’m paying fifteen dollars a month to play the way I want to, but when I join a progression raid, these nine other people are paying a hundred and thirty-five dollars and they expect me to play the best to help the team.
I am actually torn on this issue, and I’m interested if anyone is having this problem. What are you doing?
Luckily, I have a month to think about this.
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