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No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm

A post to Blizzard's World of Warcraft Forums by community manager Zarhym explains why they intend for Icecrown Citadel to be the final raid of the current WoW expansion in terms of tiered progression, even though some high level players complain that they completed all the current raids within nanoseconds of their release. Zarhym makes it clear that it is not in the best interest of the game as whole to spend considerable resources on content that will only be experienced by a fraction of the players in their MMORPG (thanks Ant via IncGamers). The full quote follows.

Compared to the number of players who saw or came close to completing the original Naxxramas or Sunwell, that's actually a promising statistic if you're correct. We've said numerous times we didn't like spending so much development time on Naxxramas or Sunwell so a few thousand players could kill the final bosses. If a handful of players who make up the top guilds in the world, or even top on a single server, are occupied in Icecrown Citadel for at least another two months, you can infer that an incredibly larger percentage of players will find challenges here for months to come. :)

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12. Re: No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm Feb 14, 2010, 19:10 PropheT
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 14, 2010, 19:04:
There's a lot more then 10% hitting raid content these days. Raids are so easy even a caveman could do it. Actually I think some of them are cavemen.

Considering we're talking about a story here where Blizzard said it's not worth the time and resources to create content for a fraction of their user base, I'm guessing that the fraction they're discussing isn't as high as 1/2, or even 1/4. They've put out numbers before that showed that few people did raids on a regular basis, not to mention actually completing the hardest objectives in what would be considered a current raid.

The raids might be easier than they've ever been, but they still require a time commitment that most players just can't dedicate their lives to.
 
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