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8-14-2009 @ 12:40PM
@ swampsquatch^This. I am so very, very excited by the return of Onyxia as a level 80 raid. I did it at level 70 before the nerf when she became a shell of her former self, so bad that it takes longer to get to her than to actually kill her. It was so very, very sad. Getting the amulet to get into her lair and then spending a couple of months learning the fight (We are a casual guild and didn't attempt her every week.) showed me what this "endgame raiding" was like. When we finally downed her, the adrenalin rush was incredible. I got the leaf in June to make Lok'delar. My second-in-command got the leaf last month and did the quest chain to get his bow. One of my other hunters got the leaf this week and completed the chain to get his bow. We all agree that we kind of wish we could have done this when we were 60 because it really would have been a test of our skills. I haven't made the quiver because Azuregos never seems to be around and I don't want to grind blue dragonkin for the sinew. But I do have to wonder, because people can stop their XP at 60 now, will the original raid still be there for them or are they going to have to find groups willing to take them along? Assuming everything in the instance is raised in level to match 80's, there will be 80 elite dragonkin as the trash mobs. A level 60 is a one-shot to them. Plus, all the whelps will be level 80's, possibly elite as well. If the character makes it through the deep breaths of phase 1, the whelps will one-shot him in Phase 2. It will be impossible to keep a level 60 alive if you're running around trying to keep yourself alive. It would be a huge shame to not have the option of seeing the old girl as a level 60. Still, it's the talk of my guild at the moment. We have people who want the T2 helm for that gear set so we'll be in there more often over the next few weeks before we go in for the first time in November.
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