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12-29-2011 @ 11:40AM
BC heroics were harder for several reasons.1. The non-heroic version of the level 70 instances were plenty hard. I remember hours of wipes in normal Shadow Lab to the trash before the second boss as well as the third boss that needed to be kited. The first time I stepped into Steamvaults at level 70, we didn't even make it to the first boss. Scaling these up to heroic mode was insane.2. We had less tools back then for CC. Hunter traps had a very high risk of getting resisted halfway, sheeping wasn't as reliable.3. Trash hit very, very hard. I went back at level 80 to solo some BC heroics. The melee mobs still hit you like you were made of paper. On normal mode, they hit a lot softer. Combine this with (2), and you have a lot of deaths when cc is broken.None of these are very good reasons why heroics should be as difficult as they were in BC. Having heatbeat resists to your cc is not fun, esp if your cc has a cd. Getting potentially one-shot by mobs makes the run more exciting, but it also gets frustrating quickly. Lastly, while I once spent some 6 hours at a go in Shadow Lab, I'm no longer willing to make such a time investment. 30-40 minutes is a much more reasonable time commitment for me.If things were as difficult as they were in BC, I'd probably not be playing much heroics now.
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