Its been over a week since I logged on for any reason other then a scheduled raid. I no longer log on to do dungeons, not worth the effort. I do not care about gearing other characters, not worth the effort. I don't log on looking for pugs, not worth the effort. I do not feel the desire to do dailies, not worth the effort.
There are two simple changes that could be made to the game that would give me something to do again. Make me want to log in again. Make me actually feel like I enjoy this game again.
You might agree, you might disagree, but I would love to see both done and done now. Not when 4.3 comes. Now.
10 & 25 Man Lockouts:
Give us back two lockouts but with the way it is now where we can have people do two bosses in one raid and still join us for the third even if they did not down the two with us. It would just be for 10s and for 25s instead of one for everything. Plain and simple.
It can't be that hard to implement. We had it before. I think one of the biggest reasons for the lack of pugs on my server is not the fact that the raids are a little more challenging it is the fact that everyone is saving their lockouts for their guild and being you only have one that means you can't pug.
If you are in a 10 man guild you will pug 25s. If you are in a 25 man guild you will pug 10s. This means that for ever person that likes to raid there is a chance for them to pug. Take my three main characters at the moment. My Hunter, my Shaman and my Warrior. A damage dealer, a healer and a tank. All three are tied up to guild raids because I never know which one I will need to go on. This means no pugging for me unless I know we are not doing that raid this week. If there were different lockouts I could pug on all three without worry about if they are needed for the raids that week.
Want to bring pugging back to the game in a big way? Bring back separate lock outs. Not really a hard fix if you ask me.
Group All Heroics:
What got me to the point of burn out where the trolls. I got so sick of them I just can not do it any more. They did not only turn me off of heroics, they turned me off of the whole game, to the point where I actually thought of letting my sub expire until the next patch and I probably would have if not for the fact I feel I would be letting down my guild if I did and I would feel guilty about it. That is why I only log on for raids. If not for that I would not log on at all.
Make all heroics part of the same group. Make them all offer 140. Just do not throw people in the troll ones if they are not geared enough for it. If they are then they will be part of a much larger group to be randomed with. Lets face it, there is nothing random about getting ZG after ZA because you will always get ZG after ZA.
I could add some more things that I think would help but these are the two things that really need to get done. I am sure I am not the only one that would love to see both these things changed but I know that I am talking about them from my own selfish perspective. I want them for me.