The Grumpy Elf: I could go on and on and on all day long with things in the game that require you to do one thing to open up another thing. This is all gated content, this could also be called attunements because all attunements are is a gate to something. It is an RPG game and that is how RPG games are. They are gated by design. No one starts an RPG and immediately goes to the last boss because that would ruin the whole concept of the game. You need to open a series of gates to get there.
So what is the big deal about adding something else into the game that is a form of gating? [...] It is no different than having to be level 2 before you are level 3, or having to be 32 to enter that dungeon, or having to be 54 to wear that chest piece, and so forth and so on. All it does is add another step to the process.
If anything, as far as PvE content goes, raiding is the only thing in the game not gated right now. Does that really seem right? . . . Read full article