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3-01-2010 @ 9:26AM
Ok how about this?Since ppl have been whining about the return of 40-mans lately, why not create a world-boss that takes 40 or so folks to kill? Maybe it's an experiment Deathwing was working on down in Deepholm that he just decided to "unleash" upon Azeroth to cause mayhem randomly. A giant chromatic/twilight gronn-like beast with draconic features. (insert whatever you think sounds cool here. Hogger, Saurfang, Gamon, w/e) 40 people are MUCH easier to gather and manage when it's just one mob yer killing. And of course the number required will go down as Cataclysm progresses and gear improves. Make the boss drop something shiny and special in addition to loot so raiders will keep wanting to kill him after the gear level becomes old news.Now to solve the Dev's issues. Put the boss on a forgivable respawn timer. Maybe 2 hours? "Ah man, Super Guild pulled Gronnward already (what else do you call a twilight gronn? stupid maybe?). We'll have to check back in a bit. Let's go run that other instance." Kinda like losing Wintergrasp. Slightly annoying, but not the end of the world.Give the boss this ability: If you are not a member of the raid which successfully tapped the boss, then you get a zone-wide debuff. [Aegis of Deathwing]: Gronnward is immune to all of your spells and attacks. (I.E. He turns npc on you) If you have already slain Gronnward this week, you gain this debuff upon entering any zone he is currently spawned in.To prevent snarky folks from pulling it to Orgrimmar or whatever, just say that Gronnward despawns if you pull him out of the zone. Feel free to add to this idea if you see any glaring holes or obvious ways to screw with it. Let's build something blizzard might use! (And feel free to change his name. Gronnward IS pretty fail, especially if you don't get the joke)
3-01-2010 @ 9:43AM
Does he sparkle? Or play the clarinet?
3-01-2010 @ 10:12AM
Maybe once his enrage timer goes off he'll do BOTH!
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