Re: ..."a lot of criticism has been leveled at Blizzard for WotLK being too easy"...I do not really see what all the fuss and QQ is about. Keep in mind that the currently available top tier instances are equivalent to Kara / Mag / Gruul in TBC. While almost any mismatched group of facerollers could clear Kara, it was a minor accomplishment to progress through SSC / TK, and a major achievement to clear MH / BT (pre expansion).We have only seen the first tier of WotLK raids, and yes they are easysauce. Uldar is positioned to be the new SSC / TK, and most *but not all* raiders will be able to get into and probably past it. Each new tier released will cull the herd until the hardest of the hardcore raiders are sharing content with the rest of the community via youtube videos.
The new difficulty system, in my honest opinion, is a fantastic idea.
I´m running everyday through stratholme these days, looking for rivendare´s mount... It came to my mind. Why don´t do this again... as a "level 80 difficulty" instance?I know It doesn´t fit into the lore... but doing the same content over and over also does not fulfills lore objectives. The lore (as I thought) get "fulfilled" every time you are there for your first succesful run, and then you realize what happen, why happen, and what will become in the aftermath.-But.. giving to all that´s out there these days "level 80 difficult" should not be (I presumme) that hard... Apply differencial dmg values, If it´s possible in programation... a couple new spells... change the hp of a mob etc...Why you think? cause It´ll give the players the chance to get the full out of the game they paid. The chance to revive some old glories... (in drakkari, at least, there are a great number of players that love Vanilla wow). The problem that come to my mind should be the design of a loot table for everything that´s already out there...The game is getting A LOT easier these days... not just in the end game content, but also on several other features (recruit a friend, BoA gear, and lot more). I hope, That ulduar should be a taste that blizz hears his custommersGreetings from Argentina!
Only thing I'm a bit worried about is, how lagdurable will the raid be? I mean as for example the Leviathanfight sure sounds epic, it does also sound that its gonna make our fps and ms rise to high numbers.This being said, I'm quite sure the first thing that drives me to quit my first Ulduar-attempt isnt it's difficulty, but the unbearable lag, because almost everyone has a proper gear to at least try the first few bosses.Maybe some long questchain etc. should be done before being able to set foot there?
Must level priest to 80, get gear, get big feast, get elixir of giant growth, pop shadowform, drink ethreal oil, eat bad clams, drink flask of the frost wyrm, use levitate, and face-melt the crap out of stuff.
I say we let the people who are willing to be xcore be xcore and the rest of us can have fun pvping
I for one have mix feelings about uldar. I can look forward to raiding it but I feel in the end it will be more like nax but will a few more twists. In seeing every raid in wotlk I think blizzard under shoot, in so many ways. Only guilds really do mally (rarely on my server do ppl down it in pugs) or someone forgets to invite someone with a key. I feel that even if the content does work out. They still need to fix a lot of problems with classes to make it so they can do the "hard" mode. Many class are being out shined by the power class from 3.0. It really hard when you have druids doing just healing or maybe dps. A lock or two only affliction which has no margin for error. It seems to me that the cooking cutter specs seem to rule now. Making raiding beyond tier 7 a dream. Right now if your not in a raiding guild then your board. On some severs puging is impossible and it just going to get old fast. Just wiping and wiping because the group is under gear or their just noobs.
would be good for RP playerslets say your an alliance raid and soem gnome says those towers look weak maybe that will helpwould you ignore that gnome?you follow his comment and it pays offyou dont and you suffer more and chances are gnome will say still reckon we done it my wayyou reply but we found this loot.why should raids be linear in game when it can develope like a RP scenario can.
nuff said there....