During the scheduled server maintenance on the week of January 31, the Dragon Soul raid will become enveloped by the “Power of the Aspects” spell, reducing the health and damage dealt of all enemies in the raid by 5%. This spell will grow progressively stronger over time to reduce the difficulty and make the encounters more accessible. The spell will affect both normal and Heroic difficulties, but it will not affect the Looking for Raid difficulty.
The spell can also be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul, if a raid wishes to attempt the encounters without the aid of the Dragon Aspects.
For those of you who raided in Firelands and/or Icecrown you’re no doubt aware that as time goes on we want to keep people progressing by adjusting the difficulty. For any number of reasons a group may be having difficulty on a specific encounter each week, and our intent in adjusting the content is to ensure the ability to keep progressing, enjoying the content, and gearing up. With Icecrown we progressively buffed the players, and while this slow progression (and ability to opt-out of the buff) were both beneficial, it led to an expectation of your characters power, and once you left the raid you could certainly feel less effective. For Firelands we attempted to fix that by nerfing the content instead of buffing players, but we nerfed the content difficulty all at one time, which was counterproductive for players who really didn’t need as severe a change as we made. With Dragon Soul we’re attempting to do the best of both by having a progressive nerf to the content, keeping player power constant while providing small increases in assistance over a long period of time, as well as allowing players to opt-out of the assistance by speaking to Lord Afrasastrasz.
We hope you continue to enjoy Dragon Soul, and that these changes encourage you to attempt a higher difficulty, or just keep pushing to down that next boss.
It says "priest" but show a rogue ability :P
Priest Adrenaline Rush no longer triggers a global cooldown. ------------------------some one made a type o
unless there is something we don't know about lol
haha priest Adrenaline Rush. make sure u have a good melee weapon =p
I agree with this post 100000000000% please fix it it is annoying.
No Warlock, Death Knight, Shaman or Warrior love. At the same time, no hate either I guess! Awesome that the mature language filter is hopefully finally fixed. Was fun in random BG's tho trying to guess what was being said. I liked to fill in the symbols with random vegetable names. "You guys suck @#!%^! eggplants"Glad the Eyes in BH are gone too. I can't count how many times I am sitting there buffing/eating at the start and someone in a hurry to get the 10 minute run over with runs and pulls and I have eyes swarming about me in the back by the door...
Nice, a nerf for fire mages!
Added my own post analyzing most of the changes introduced with this patch =)
"... each week, a 5% buff will be added to the instance for raids who which to take advantage of it."Where in this post did it specify each week? I see a general "over time" phrase used by Blizz, but not specifically a weekly nerf. I certainly hope it's not a weekly nerf. That would be a bit too much.
I am glad they fixed the looting issue where folks where selecting "need" for two identical items that boss drops and winning both.Doug