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10-21-2011 @ 11:02AM
Is there a reason why Blizzard does not scale holiday bosses for lower levels? There are some holiday achievements that require you to kill the head villain for that holiday.
10-21-2011 @ 11:07AM
Yeah, that's my biggest frustration with the holidays.
10-21-2011 @ 11:10AM
Exploit, undocumented feature, or bug - you can get holiday boss achievements at lower levels.Step 1 - form a group of 5 85s.Step 2 - queue for holiday bossStep 3 - one person drops group, do not requeueStep 4 - invite lower level person inStep 5 - lower level person teleports into instanceStep 6 - kill boss (Profit!)The lower level person must be high enough to enter the instance (28 for the Headless Horseman). They won't get a Loot-Filled Pumpkin, but they can roll on the ring drop and will get the boss kill achievement.
10-21-2011 @ 11:11AM
The holiday bosses is often what has driven me to level up alts in a more timely manner than usual. For Brewfest, it was my paladin. For Hallows' End, it will be my DK.
10-21-2011 @ 11:19AM
I tend to level alts during holidays for the experience boost. Which makes it difficult when I want to do the bosses on them.
10-21-2011 @ 12:28PM
Thx for the tip Nina! I have a 65 alt that just might get the title now.I wholeheartedly agree with Jinx. I would love to see holiday boss fights scale. Near the end of the creepy crate quest, the void-walker summoned by Archmage Xylem's belf cronie scales to fit the player's level, so at least it's something that gets their consideration.Approaching it like a battleground might work, with separate scaled fights/loot at 60-69, 70-79, 80-90. Maybe scale the boss at the -5's so no group is too under- or over-powered.
10-21-2011 @ 12:26PM
I would love to know if it's legal to do the holiday bosses the way I outlined above, or if I'm courting trouble with The Gamemasters for exploiting a game bug.
10-21-2011 @ 12:56PM
@Nina:That is a great question. I'd have to say that Blizzard will not be happy with this technique- and here's why: it's an abuse of game mechaninc- or rather, a flaw in game mechanics.The intent for the holiday bosses is for max level characters to be able to Q for them. Hence, the only way to queue for them is through the LFD system. Remember that Blizzard intentionally removed the bosses from the regular dungeons. Also, The loot tables are clearly not designed for non-max level characters.All that adds up to an intent for only max level characters to have access to these encounters and rewards. Any attempt to circumvent these limitations (no matter how clever, and that one is pretty clever) will likely be viewed by Blizzard as an exploitation of game mechanics. Players falling into that category tend to have achievements and loot revoked, and possibly warning bans as well.All that being said, this might fly under the radar. Blizzard may not notice, or may not care and simply 'let it go.' But I think the evidence is clear that the technique is not intended. Others would be wise to avoid it, or at the very least, only attempt it with full knowledge of the possible consequences.
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