I really like how theyve made the top lvl of raiding only one size group (20 man), its as if they truly are going back to the days of Burning Crusade were all the higher tier raids were all one group size (25 man). Its awesome :D.
Waiting to meet Guldan so hard, hope a 5man with him or even raid <3
A lot of questions answered during Q&A, now will wait til the expansion so I can see it all play out.
I love this new raid structure. I cant wait to try out the Mythic 20 raids :D
I can't wait! the raids are gonna be soooo epic!
So the Trail of the Gladiator will be some instanced zone like the Proving Grounds of MoP?
Arena with no gear advantages? This is going to be fantastic!
Very interesting with a fixed high-end raid size again!
All posted Information looking great. I will love the new Addon. Garisson is the one thing i will love the most. I cant wait to see how it interact with the world and the additional quest we can get. And how much the Garisson will be impact with our Professions. All these Mini-Games are great for moments when you are done with the normal week progress.Also i like to mention the Stat Squish. These changes was required.I like to see the new World. Cant wait for it. I loved tbc and now it comes back, better then even before. regards
I am not a full time raider anymore, so the Mythic raid change doesn't hurt me (though I understand how 10m guilds must feel about this).However, the changes to the other raid difficulties will mean a much larger pug community. Things like OpenRaid and oQueue will become much more popular. Unless Blizzard's in-game finder replaces the need for these.
I'm hoping 20m mystic works out. It's quite a drastic change from what we currently have. On the upside I can raid with multiple people since I have many friends cross-server. The loot-based lockout seems almost as cool as the 10-25m flexable difficulties. So looking forward to the next xpac already
For my guild the biggest news has been the conversion from 10 & 25m heroic raiding to the new 20m mythic size. This is a major change for both current sets of raiders. Most 10m hc guilds will be forced to make one the following choices: 1) Stop raiding or at the same level. It is inevitable that the 6.0 changes will cause the collapse of many 10m hc raiding guilds. 2) Recruit. Considered the best option for a lot of guilds, although not the easiest. I have already seen guilds trying to put together a second 10m team, which can obviously then merge with the main raid team for the next expansion. Even on our medium pop server (albeit dominated by the opposing faction), it is not easy to recruit.The flip side to that is that with 6.0 and the collapse of other 10m hc guilds as well as the cutting made from some 25m guilds (many 25m raiding guilds will have a larger roster than just 25) there will be a larger player pool to recruit from. That doesn't even take into consideration new or returning players. There will also be more connected realms in the meantime. 3) Recruit on a different server. It is entirely possible that guilds aren't willing to wait until the last minute to recruit and don't feel that their server offers what they need thus decide to relocate. This would normally be an expensive operation but with a free level 90 each and the profession support from the new barracks it may be doable. 4) Guild merge/raid co-op. This is the option that many guilds are worried about and although 'loss of identity' sounds like a very drastic term it is understandable. Some guilds have been together for a very long time and it is not that they are "exclusive" as I have seen in a previous comment, but rather they have a certain atmosphere in raids and as a group have similar attitudes towards raiding. Define casual, semi hardcore and hardcore springs to mind - guilds that describe themselves as any of these labels, who raid on the same nights and at the same time, can still have very different attitudes. I have been very interested reading about how other guilds feel about the upcoming changes and I am very positive. I will enjoy having another 10 people online for random guild fun... I get lonely... The fact that normal (6.0 hc) raiding is going to be flexible is great as it means we no longer have to sit people out but can keep a comfortable roster and if someone wants a night off it makes no difference to the raid. Tuning will be the same for everyone so no more unintended brick walls e.g. some 10m guilds on Horridon. Not having the 10 vs 25m difficult argument might also be a positive thing for the community. I think raid mechanics are going to get a lot more interesting now tuning for two raid sizes is no longer an issue. It should also take less time in beta. So really it is not all doom and gloom... except for maybe Mr Robot.
I love how this expansion is looking, a lot of little but notable changes.
This all sounds so AWESOME!. I cant wait for a release date !
This expansion has me so excited, I will be all over it like a tramp on chips come launch day! My only worry is trying to focus on work in the meantime as I try and digest all the content on its way. Thank you Blizzard for coming up trumps yet again! Now stop distracting me Wowhead!
Great Great coverage guys!
They say it's not going to be a reskin of Outland and I hope that is true. The garrison is kind of neat. I like the idea of having followers that I'm assuming I can rep with like the farm in MoP and they'll eventually do something useful for me. I'm sure it'll be a typical grind like usual though that they'll have to evenually nerf and dumb down for all the people that can't be bothered to actually put in a minimal amount of time. I'll just assume that they won't have any sort of attunement, which is what made TBC great back in the day. It forced people to work together to get things done and not just scrape along using things like LFR that we have now. Times have changed apparently and now I get to see Outland in the past. I'll still buy it and probably enjoy it. I've made it this far from Vanilla. Bring on the new content.
I wonder how the challenge modes for the new dungeons will be versus the current CMs? Further, I would assume this will also mean all new CM armor sets for each class? I hope so!