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12-29-2011 @ 9:56AM
I think that many mechanics that we take for granted now, simply do not exist before during BC timesTank CDs were narrow focused in specialities then. Shattered Halls without a pally tank? Better have a freaking good Warrior/Druid tank before trying itWant to AOE everything down? Your healer had better be the best damn geared healer out there. The stuff they fling at the party is seriously screwed up, including tons of disorient effects and enrage effects that come from several mobs in the same pack. AND THOSE HURT!There were literally days early on after they introduced the Daily Dungeon quest concept where you would never find groups for some of the daily heroics... EVERThese included (but not limited to) the following dungeons: Shattered Halls, Botanica, Arcatraz (by virtue of needing quests to access the dungeon, oh and flying mounts to get into the dungeon - Warlocks couldn't summon party members up there and 600g for a 60% flying mount was not chump change), Mana Tombs, Auchenai Crypts, Blood Furnace, Old HillsbradEach of those dungeons had kicks and tricks that made it extremely brutal for a PUG group to go through. Like Crypts with the adds that spawned other adds that bum rush the healer pretty fast, and mobs that MC and a boss that basically says "You better not get hit too much cos that healer will have a cast time sooooo slow (s)he won't be able to heal you through all the damage"Mana Tombs still patrolling mobs and the last boss was mechanically very technical to handle (Kill adds before they spawned a more difficult add, boss teleport aggro wipe, that sort of thing)Old Hillsbrad - well screw you Thrall. Oh and the last boss could dispel Righteous Fury off a Pally Tank. Guess which tank was least likely to get that daily done There are so many quality of life changes in the years, plus some simplification of Heroic mechanics (ie, no raid like execution needed, Murmur's Sonic Boom, I'm looking at you) in Wrath, that people who've never experienced it will seriously wonder what the big deal isAs a healer in BC, most of my memories was pretty much spamming Greater Heal (with Renew and PoM) on the tank and hope the mobs die before I OOMed
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