Here's some relatively crazy news that's just been posted on the Taiwanese Battle.net site
: All patch 4.0 and 4.2 raid dungeons -- that is, every Cataclysm
raid up to Firelands -- will reset twice a week, once on Thursday and once on Sunday.
This change will not apply to the Deathwing raid, which will reset once a week as usual, nor will the weekly valor point cap be changing. The change is, according to the post, meant to allow people to gear up faster by killing bosses twice as often. There is currently no word on whether this will play solely to Taiwanese servers, or to all regions. If it does come to U.S. servers, it is likely our reset will revolve around Tuesday downtime, making the ideal second-reset day Friday.
Check after the break for a quick and dirty Google translation of the post.
Community Manager Zarhym has posted the following:
4.0 and 4.2 Raids to reset twice a week?
The new raid lockout changes for Taiwan and Korea adjust the lockout timers for the patch 4.0 and 4.2 raids. The lockout timers for these raids will now reset twice weekly instead of once. These raid lockout changes are being made to allow players to raid more often and get more chances at epic loot drops. Players will be able to down current Cataclysm raid bosses twice a week, accelerating players' progression.
We are testing these new raid lockout changes in Taiwan and Korea first. Our goal is to expand this change to other regions in the future, but we don't have anything further to announce at this time with regard to North American implementation.
October 27, the server maintenance, we will apply for the 4.0 and 4.2 copies of the progress of the team resets the changes, once the current progress of 7 days reset, reset the two into one week. Progress will be reset every week for the first time on Thursday morning 09:00, the second progress will be reset at 09:00 on Sunday.
This change will not affect the courage points. Courage maximum points will still be reset on Thursday, the courage to kill the leader of the points is obtained as before. For a copy of the progress of the team resets the changes will not apply in the 4.3 update in the soul of the dragon raid. So far, only a copy of the death of the wing team will be on Thursday reset.
This change is a team willing to make a copy of the players who have more access to equipment. Despite the courage points will not be affected, this change and still give the team a copy of their team leader twice a week to kill, get twice the equipment, accelerate team growth. Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack, there are 10 people involved in the team with 25 copies of the players, should change the way this feels very familiar. And want to maintain the current schedule or delay the progress of replacement players, you can still use the team page in the "delayed the progress of the team" function for this purpose.
If you worry about forgetting to reset the progress of the new team a copy of the time, from October 27 onwards, the game calendar in your weekly progress will be displayed to reset the time.
We will be happy to hear your response to this change, I hope this change will be given to several members of the team and the Society a copy of the player more power.
Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!
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