Right, mystic forge or dungeon. Here's hoping the mystic forge doesn't require items gotten from the dungeon..
But ascended armor isn't even needed to do the dungeon, unless you do it enough that it gets super difficult. It's like diablo, run through on normal, run through on nightmare and get better items so that you can survive the extreme difficulty levels. The casual players probably would have stopped at normal. The hardcore players get to play from Nightmare to inferno.
The casual players won't be excluded from the content because they probably won't grind it, which means they won't get to a difficulty level where they NEED ascended gear. The hardcores will grind the dungeon for the sake of grinding the dungeon, and along the way they'll earn ascended armor so that they can keep doing it at a harder and harder difficulty.
I'm only slightly okay with this, as long as they don't take it any farther. Even if they do, I won't really care too much unless they make the gear required to access content.
Edited by Valkaire, 13 November 2012 - 08:25 AM.