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5-10-2008 @ 9:24PM
We've been told that there will be 10 and 25 man versions of each raid, but have we ever been told that they will be the same? Scaling up the difficulty of a fight from 10 people to 25 is much more involved than the difference between an normal and heroic 5 man. More damage and more hit points isn't enough. My suspicion is that the raids may take place in the same setting and with the same actors, but will be completely different beasts.This may even be more extreme. I love the melding of the Blood Furnace and Magtherion's Lair. As you fight through the 5 man, you hear Mag taunting you, and see him at the end, but you only get to fight him in the raid. It would be nice if the Arthas fight went the same way - as a 10 man, you can fight right up to his doorstep, but only in the 25 man do you take him on. Or in the 10 man you fight him to a stalemate, and in the 25 man you kill him.
5-10-2008 @ 11:04PM
that would contradict the whole point of having a 10 man version and 25 man version of every raid in WotLK.. what would be the point of doing the 10 man icecrown if you get a pop up at the end saying "thank you for trying the trial icecrown citadel raid instance. if you would like to continue please deposit an additional 15 raiders"?
5-11-2008 @ 4:22AM
Yeah, you're talking out your back side here. Total speculation. No one know's what it's going to be like yet. Chances are that the encounters ARE going to be more similar between the 10 and 25 man encounters. It's much easier for developers to just dumb down HP and DMG from a mob than it is to retune and recreate an entire encounter.(here I go on my speculation... /sigh) I think, for the most part, the instances are going to be the same, with just harder versions of mobs (just like normal and heroic instances in BC).As a 10 man raider, who's been through both 10 man instances in BC, I like the change. Currently my account is canceled because of the lack of 10 man content. This is a good move and will bring me back as a customer. I think that's what Blizz is going for. There's a heck of a lot more people like me out there, than there are of "hardcore" raiders.
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