A common refrain among casual players this expansion has been the lament for five-man content. Mists of Pandaria
hasn't added any new five-man dungeons since it launched, and for fans of that format, it's a bit of a bummer. In fact, Mists of Pandaria
marks the first time that Blizzard hasn't
added new dungeons post-launch. In classic WoW
, Maraudon was added in patch 1.2, and the Dire Maul set in patch 1.3. The Burning Crusade
saw Magister's Terrace in patch 2.4, Wrath
gained the three Icecrown five-mans in patch 3.3, Cataclysm
had Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub retooled as 5-mans in 4.2, plus the Well of Eternity dungeon suite in 4.3. Yes, if five-mans are your thing, Mists
probably has you feeling pretty glum right about now.
So maybe the following tweet from Ghostcrawler will cheer you up a bit:
Instead of five-man dungeons, Mists
definitely saw a focus on scenarios for casual group content. And while scenarios are fun, if you're a healer or a tank, you're not really necessary for them. I personally would love to see a bit more balance in the future between implementing scenarios and implementing five-mans, so here's to a WoW
future where both will shine. What about you? Are you hoping for more five-mains, or could you do without them?
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