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7-27-2009 @ 7:46PM
Well, I'll give you a perfect scenario! In fact, I'll give you two!Let's say you're on Yogg and you're having problems, as most people who get to Yogg do for the first three weeks or so. You can get to Yogg so easily, too. It's practically effortless. You think maybe along the way you can kill bosses that will drop better items that will help you beat Yogg? We certainly did. It was a huge difference when our DK tank upgraded from Titansteel Destroyer to Aesir's Edge (he had terrible luck with drops in Naxx25). It was a huge difference for the DPS who got their hard mode weapons too, since all the 10-man hard mode weapons are ilevel 232.In terms of difficulty, Yogg is significantly harder than doing Orbit-uary or Heartbreaker. FL is just figuring out the proper arrangement and duties of the vehicles and their passengers, and XT is all about DPS, keeping distances, and watchful healers.#2: Let's say you play an underappreciated class that Blizzard doesn't fully support. What do I mean by that? I mean that they have decided you simply do not need gear and that no gear will drop for you. No, I am not complaining about the RNG, I'm saying that there are numerous specs that simply do not have an upgrade through the "normal" progression (such as mine--elemental shaman). I am still using an iLv 213 weapon due to the fact that Blizzard thought it would be hilarious to make my only upgrade drop from Yogg 25 and make all the other casters want it too. Fortunately, they also have a weapon in Vezax 10 Hard mode with similar stats and a different type so I don't get outrolled by everybody else (though the problem now is that Vezax's hard mode is the 2nd hardest hard mode). There are no bracers, belts, rings, legs, hands, shoulders, or boots in Uld10 for my spec, either.When I first heard about Hard modes, I thought it would be just like the way they've implemented it in the new raid--the same gear you can get from the normal raid with better stats. Unfortunately, they decided that they could not drop every spec's item in one mode of difficulty, so they spread out the loot you need to get geared over all four Ulduars. When your group isn't really super-geared to even do Hodir's hardmode, isn't big enough to get a 25 going, and obviously cannot do 25-man hard modes, you're basically limiting yourself to a quarter of the loot that is intended for your class. Good luck getting geared.
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