The question is if it's worth it. All those effort and it turn from gaming for fun to actual work. I think high end pve would be very different with limited raid times. I know not enforceable. But imagine if all guilds had a set 4 hours night raiding. not more. The top end would be very different.
This was a very cool read, thanks
The reason I don't really respect the Race to World First is its relation to boosting and BoE purchasing that costs millions of gold, which is obviously purchased with real-life money. It's a dirty competition. Yeah, I know, a lot of real-life sports require money, but this is a computer game and there shouldn't be a reliance on real-life money here!Also, boosting is bad for the game for everyone.
I get Cutting Edge almost every tier as of HFC and looking at a World top 10/World top 5 guild's breakdown of how much preparation goes into raiding at that level makes me realize that I haven't been playing the same game at ALL for over a decade. Holy moly.
Some of yall concern me... why cant RWF enjoy how they play? "I like my hobby but I should be time-limited" AHHHH Good idea? The competition is fun to them, raiding is fun to them, 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 2 weeks WITHT HE BOYS! Idk sounds kinda fun.
Let's be honest, RWF is pretty meaningless except within the WoW community. There's zero prize money on offer, unlike League, DOTA or CSS, so they're reliant on viewers watching ads and sponsors, it's not like you can call yourself World Champion and be World Champion for a year until the next championships come around, it's only until the next raid tier and most people forget after RWF has streamed anyhow. I take nothing away from Echo and Limit, they are phenomenal at the game and clearly they wouldn't be doing it if they didn't get some enjoyment out of it. I do wonder however if a few years down the road they wish they had concentrated on their social lives rather than aiming for RWF if you would get the same answers as they tell you now.
Stuff like breeds elites and create carry's all you see now that ruin game econ lot more now.
So much effort and for what lol, in WoW no one cares about anything except world 1st and maybe world 2nd. Those 2 spots will always belong to echo and limit. I just dont see anyone even coming close to those 2 guilds, they recruited the absolute best players performance wise and also get paid to play the game on top.