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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Re: No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm
Feb 14, 2010, 17:20
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Re: No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm Feb 14, 2010, 17:20
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Actually I do not agree at all with you guys. I think it is Blizzards responsibility to provide exciting and fresh content for all of their players. No matter if they are non hardcore players like myself or hardcore like the guilds farming for world first kills. And Blizzards lame excuse about the fact that it is just a small number of people is just that, a lame excuse to get away from their responsibility. Would it be so hard for Blizzard to devote a special team to focus for content for hardcore gamers? Consindering what a cash cow WoW is for them I really do think that is the least they can do to their loyal fanbase.
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