While it isn't quite the PvP watercooler post that some of you have been looking for, Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas, the Lead Encounter Designer for the World of Warcraft team
, published a blog post earlier today regarding encounter mechanics. It offers excellent insight behind various decisions to nerf or buff bosses. He went on to deliver the reasoning behind hotfixes to Heroic Gara'jal earlier in the expansion and how the Ring of Frost
talent for mages made Heroic Will of the Emperor easy.
In addition, Ion covered:
Creative use of ingame mechanics vs exploits
Adjusting the difficulty of encounters
How mages make life difficult for encounter designers
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Filed under: Raiding, Mists of Pandaria