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11-19-2008 @ 6:10PM
IDK but the 5-mans seem insanely easy, even though the bosses have much better and more interesting mechanics.
11-19-2008 @ 6:42PM
This. In T4/badge gear at 72 I've cleared the first 5 instances, mostly with people in similar gear and at similar levels. This includes Ahn'kahet and Drak, which are mid-70s. In 9 runs I've died twice. We've never used CC. Yes, it's easy. Might be harder for new 70s coming straight from Outland with a mix of blues and greens of course. And that's the problem - Anyone who started playing around TBC ship or before has probbably been 70 for a long time and has a ton of gear. It's hard to balance encounters for us and for newly minted 68s or 70s who never got Kara or badge gear much less the higher level stuff.
11-20-2008 @ 8:52AM
I disagree with the 5mans are easier than ever logic. Having just leveled a Death Knight to 70, I am in quest blues and greens (and no, not just the dk starting set). In a group with a few like geared people (including a DK tank and a season 2+ geared warrior), we did have some trouble in the Nexus. Say what you want about me being a noob and such, but I chose to play the death knight over my epicly geared pally, hunter or shaman because I wanted to see Northrend from the questing straight through prospective. So far, I would say it picks up from TBC nicely.Think of it this way, if you were a level 39 twink, SM Cath wouldn't be hard either. ;)
11-20-2008 @ 10:26AM
That's because you've played for the last 2-4 years and have learned how to deal with certain mechanics of bosses. You run out of the fire; you stack on a boss that charges; you don't stand anywhere near the front of any boss because 95% of them cleave; on and on.Take any of these instances, for the most part, and put them at the beginning of TBC in our progression and they would be hard. They would be hard because we didn't get much of that Pre-TBC in plain vanilla Wow that all the hardcore people miss so damn much. Yeah, back when only 2% of players ever saw the inside of MC. Yes, that version of the game was *soooo* much better.
11-20-2008 @ 4:13PM
I've only been playing for less than a year. I had quest greens/blues on, I have run Kara ONCE, that is the extent of my raiding. So if a noob like me doesn't have any trouble tanking these instances, I don't know who will.
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