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5-22-2009 @ 8:11PM
Ugh...this is actually what I was hoping it wouldn't be. Not really sure what I was expecting but after Ulduar I was hoping they wouldn't return to these cheap 1 boss encounters disguised as raids...
5-22-2009 @ 8:35PM
Considering its part of the Argent Tourny, which in itself is for the more casual crowd, so what? Stick to your ulduar 25s and hardmodes, let the casuals have a raid designed for casuals. Naxx may be easy, but its still a long raid.
5-22-2009 @ 8:37PM
Blasted no edit button...Of course though, my statement is based on the new dungeon design, the whole 5-25 scalability, is really made for casuals in mind, with 25 being in just to balance it out.
5-22-2009 @ 8:38PM
I'm not a hardcore raider..way to jump to conclusions.It's just that for some reason Blizzard has been obsessed with these single boss encounters which I think is kinda stupid. In launch we had 3 individual bosses and Naxx. Then we get Ulduar and Emalon added in with 3.1 but it seems like they're going back to pumping out single boss encounters for us.Why not look into Grim Batol or something else in conjunction with the Argent Tournament updates...?
5-22-2009 @ 8:46PM
Sorry, I didn't quite mean to label you exactly a "hardcore" raider, was just saying that casuals should have a fair share of accessible raids, and a minimalist design in terms of bosses doesn't hurt. Ulduar seems designed to last a bit longer in terms of content than normal raids, because this was being added in after it came out. No one is going to force you to raid this dungeon though, bottom line, so why care?
5-22-2009 @ 8:58PM
Why care? Because that means that when we eventually do put Ulduar on farm, it'll be just that much longer that we have to wait for the next raid to come out. Because I'm guessing the next content patch won't be rolling out till after the summer sometime which will probably mean that Ulduar will have, I'm guessing, at least 6 months of people the top end raid with very little else to do in addition to it.
5-22-2009 @ 9:04PM
Well, by farm, you mean every hard mode down pat and able to kill Alganon first try every try? Or just generic Ulduar, no hard modes? Honestly, no matter what the high-end guilds will have it down pat no problem. Considering Ensidia, which is supposedly the best guild ever, needed 25man gear to take down Alganon in 10-man, means something I'd think, in terms of how long it'll last.
5-23-2009 @ 4:30AM
I really don't think that the argent Coliseum is meant to be counted as raid progression. my bet is as the Argent Tournament is meant for a cool casual raid to progress the story in icecrown, I also think that sindragosa will be making an appearance
5-23-2009 @ 1:37PM
If it's any consolation, epsilon, it will be more than one boss. They compared it to Ampitheatre of Anguish. I'm not imagining Violet Hold, with random bosses every day. I think it will be more along the lines of "fight the same 10 bosses each week, with waves of trash in between, in one small room". There is no reason to think it will be one boss.
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