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Raiding Content Burnout?

April 19, 2010 By: Ladan Category: Cataclysm, raiding, raiding content, World of Warcraft, WoW

So, in the time since I last properly posted, much more information on the coming WoW upgrade, titled “Cataclysm”, due out later this year, has been shared. Already much buzz has been created around the planned changes and new abilities/spells/features that will come with Cataclysm. This wealth of advance knowledge that Blizzard’s designers make a point of sharing with its gamers provides a lot of room for planning, anticipation, and debate.

But I am wondering if we fall into a kind of “holding pattern” in anticipation of new content. Does the promise of new content stunt our enjoyment of what we currently have or does it spur us on to “complete” that content so we’re ready for the next stage.

I am also wondering about how we feel now that some guilds have managed to down the Lich King on heroic 25 mode.  Has that had any impact on your own raiding? If you, and your guildmates, have completed that “last challenge” how does it make you feel? Do you feel “done”? Or are you anxious for something else now?

Share your thoughts and let’s see how the poll turns out.

Ladan