Its a game so I dont like exploits really, but to each their own. The point I am going to make is that the British thought we were 'exploiting' when we hid behind trees and shot the stupid re-res standing in the middle of a feild in a line.
Ranged is 'safe' but aside from casters its not faster. You have trade off on what you want to burn, time or reasorces. Shade you and I, and many of the others posting, have been around since launch or before, dont remember if you beta tested, so resorces are not a big deal to us.
The problem the devs face is making content that for you and I (quick gab the 'I' comes after the pronoun) have effectivly prepared ourselves for seven years, and the newer, more abundant generation that has been here for a couple or less.
The point is about fun. I am a jerk, opinionated, blunt person myself. I dont like being told what to do on my healer because I have played one since beta, thats why I dont play with you normally. You can do your thing but our personnalities clash unless one of us shuts up, which when I choose to join you thats what I do. But it is because I want to have fun and I dont want to ruin yours. Same for everyone else, let them play like they play.
If they want to use some exploits, it might be annoying, but whatever. When the devs fix it they can then conplain about respecing their toons (if it was needed for *insert variable* exploit).
What I think is funny about this thread is that there is a lot of back and forth on who is being rude and generally (to include this time) both parties are wrong somehow.
Dont let this game ruin your mood, its just a game, complicated and indepth as it is remember that when ppl get everything easy they will loose intrest faster.
And the gang up on shade. Dont discount what people do as an achievment. Not to point fingers but if you put people down it's usually in humans a way to say you need to be viewed as more important or higher because you are either less than spectacular or have low self-esteem. Not always, so it might not apply, just remember there are professionals to help you get through those problems.
Game on ladies and gentlmen, game on...see ya there
Oh and congratz on the completion, hope you tipped your healers