One of the top hardcore raiding guilds in World of Warcraft is calling it quits and the reasoning given by Killars on this Facebook post boils down to hardcore raiding just being too hard.
Killars goes on to say that the game is not to blame but it’s the raiding community that is to blame.
You see… we’ve basically been killing ourselves off slowly since day 1. In the last few years we’ve certainly picked up the pace, but the “hardcore raider” is a dying breed and it’s certainly becoming a more difficult breed to be a part of. What I mean by this is of course the time commitment and the level of shear dedication and determination it takes and costs to be at the very top. This isn’t to poke fun, but to just shed light of why many people, and subsequently, many guilds will fall. Raiding for many many hours on end is fun, CAN be exciting, and at the end of it all can really prove who really wants that world first/us first/realm first the most. Unfortunately we (hardcore raiders) pushed too hard. Tier after tier we just keep adding to the insanity in both farming preparations and actual progressing. It’s almost as if progression itself never really ends after a end tier boss dies. Combine this with Blizzard actually putting new content out faster, alts playing a big role, PTR/BETA, dailys, coins, BMAH, well… you just get lost in it all. Right now there are a few legit world first guilds left. The competition is slim because the competition is literally eating each other (well not that literally). Good luck to everyone left in the race for this expact, but I don’t know how much longer this sort of thing can last.
So basically the time commitment is a huge factor, guilds pushing themselves is a huge factor… and the surprising one is that Blizzard is putting out new content faster. That is the one that kind of caught my interest there. Over the years I have heard over and over again that WoW is dying because the game is too easy and there isn’t enough to do and all the hardcore players are leaving because of that. What? This guy, a hardcore raider, is actually saying the opposite of that saying the game is too hard to keep up on because Blizzard is pushing out content too quickly now. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think that is an interesting position being taken and something to chew on for a bit.
Now Killars himself isn’t quitting, in fact he has joined the guild Duality on the Zul’Jin server.
So my question to the community is this – is WoW becoming too difficult for the hardcore raiders because new content is coming out too quickly which is forcing more pressure on hardcore raiding guilds to do everything they possibly can to progress faster? Or is Killars just completely full of it? Let us know in the comments.