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For at least the first tier of raiding in Warlords of Draenor
we're looking at nonlinear raid formats, raids where you have some choice or decision about which boss to do next. Some of my favorite raids - Tempest Keep, Black Temple, Ulduar, Blackwing Descent, Firelands - had this design element, and I love how it allows you to pick and choose which boss or wing you wanted to work on next. Even ICC had it, and I remember a very long and intense discussion about whether it would be best to do Plague or Blood wing first.
We went with Blood. We had a strong healing core, so we considered doing Frost first, but in the end we did Blood, then Frost, and finally Plague, while almost every other guild on our server seemed to prefer Plague, Blood and then
Frost. And that's what I like about this kind of raiding - it lets you progress based on your strengths and what you're feeling is the best way to proceed, and if a boss turns out to be a block for you, you can move to another and give it a try.
So yay for nonlinear raiding.
Hypothetical question: The main focus of WoD is Garrosh going back in time to prevent the orcs from drinking the Blood of Mannoroth. If your character could go back in time to change one event in Azeroth's history, what would it be and how would this change alter history?
Well, putting the cart before the horse here, it's now pretty definitively established that with Nozdormu depowered and the Bronzes much diminished, attempts to do that would just make an alternate timeline like the one we're about to go adventuring in. The question then becomes why is that bad and why did the Titans empower Nozdormu to prevent it from happening, and why was defeating Deathwing more important than continuing to stop alternate timelines?
As for my my character would do, do you just mean Azerothian history? Because I'm pretty sure my draenei would go back to Draenor and stop Grom from drinking the blood of Mannoroth... hey, wait a minute...
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