Just a general discussion thread for people to voice their opinions and thoughts on the change made to the LK item "Haunted Memento".
For those of you who haven't noticed, didn't know about the change, or never owned one in the first place...
The item used to cause an untargettable black wraith to follow the owner around constantly, with a buff placed on them. NOW, the item randomly gives the player this same buff, but for only 15 seconds at a time.
I personally hope Blizzard revokes this change, and returns the item back to its original functionality. I miss always having my ghostly pal following me around, and when the short-lived buff does come up, I'm usually doing something and don't even notice it happening.
Mythic is a different concept from all other difficulties and it's not meant to be PUG friendly.
Not enabling cross-realm mythic is a design decision. Enabling this option would imply that this content should be doable by PUGs, and because it clearly isn't, it would only lead to frustration, complaints and nerf requests.
What is happening is that some players are finding mythic Kargath to be doable with very good PUGs, but we have to keep in mind that this is only happening because he's the very first raid boss from this expansion, so he's a bit more accessible than the rest.
When Blackrock Foundry (our next raid tier) launches, it's unlikely that the difficulty level from the first boss will be proportional to Kargath's when compared to the rest of the bosses of each respective tier.
Also, we're likely going to enable cross-realm mythic Highmaul when the next tier arrives.
I'm really interested to see how people react to T18. To me it's kind of a big change in direction. Our focus for quite a while has been to look at the bosses and materials of a raid environment, or iconic expansion imagery, and play off those. It's going to be a big departure, where the artists are taking a step back and really looking at the classes themselves, and looking at more classical fantasy materials--as well as just pushing the detail and quality level. I think it's kind of a cool new direction, even though it's almost like going back to a more classic look.