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9-24-2009 @ 7:46AM
If you had asked me Tuesday night after my guild one-shotted her, I would have said she was too easy. Now that I read this, though, it occurs to me that (a) we were on 10-man, (b) we were all mains, who have cleared ToC-25, and (c) half of us had seen her at 60, including the tank, so we knew what to do. A couple months after WotLK was released, someone here wrote a post suggesting that maybe Blizzard isn't making the game too easy, maybe raiders are just getting more experienced. Back in vanilla, sometimes it was hard to avoid standing in front of Ony, with fear and running around to clear adds and stuff. And she was the biggest boss at the time that required any mobility, so it just felt weird trying to run through her. By now, though, we're used to running between the legs of big bosses that require movement, and in addition to practicing on old Ony, we learned from everyone in BWL, the world boss green dragons, Vazruden, Keristrasza, Sartharion, Sapphiron, Malygos and Razorscale that you DO NOT stand directly behind, and ESPECIALLY DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF DRAGONS. The fight could be exactly the same, aggro-wipes and all, and it would still be easier tuned at 80 than it was at 60 now that we've spent years standing to the sides of dragons.
9-24-2009 @ 9:36AM
To be clear, Malygos does not have a tail swipe, nor does Razorscale.
9-24-2009 @ 9:56AM
Much of it also has to do with current game mechanics and talents. Anyone remember using WANDS to dps her during air phase to regen mana? Tanks having problems establishing agro (especially on a taunt immune boss)? Healers have a lot more tools available as well. Also keep in mind that there was only one kind of tank, and gathering whelps using thunderclap isn't exactly easy. So I think balence in the game has improved, and to some extent encounters used to be a bit harder just because some of the mechanics were rather clunky.
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