What have you thought about T11 raiding?
too hard? too easy? just right?
Brutal? unfogiving? punishing?
trivial, faceroll, /afk?
I admit the jump from Heroic 5 mans to an actual raid was quite a big shock at 1st. Then getting used to mechanics, how to handle abilities, and getting used to raiding with your guild again made the bosses drop. However, looking back at T11, some of the fights are just right for getting introduced back into raiding, while others just punish and spank.
I think overall Blizzard did a good job, with this tier (normal). It punishes those who do not pay attention, do not know their class well, and hurts those who refuse to gem, enchant, reforge as needed. For those who do their homework, the fights can at time be trivial and faceroll worthy (magmaw, halfus, Omno), while others give the right amount of thrill of the kill feeling (Atra, Council, Chim).
Where Blizzard messed up a little is even in the faceroll fights, there is not a lot of wiggle room for complete and utter failure, one mistake will pretty much cause a wipe. There is not a lot of “opps, we made a mistake, recover!” in this tier.
For example, look at Chim, if your healers cannot heal someone above 10k…prob gonna a wipe. V&T – you dont aviod flame teleportation or improperly handle blackout….wipe. Don’t get me wrong, raids/raiders who cannot handle these should probably wipe, but it just seems perhaps a lttile harsh on the initial tier of raiding.
With the endbosses of T11, I think they hit the nail head on. These fights should be punishing much like when LK 1st came out. They need to have complex mechanics and lots of awareness needed. Furthermore, they should wipe if you make a mistake. Give casuals bosses prior to endbosses, and see if they can adjust to the endbosses.
I cannot comment on the Heroic versions of T11, as I have not done any, but if they are like the normal Heroic formula, going to be punishing (as they should) to those who cannot handle it.
A couple of nights ago in SR, the issues of Heroics was brought up, someone asked why should we even bother. That internally made me *facepalm* I immediately said, “why not?”.
Only 7 bosses in Firelands. *fingers crossed* I hope we will get 7/7 fairly soon. It only makes sense to get in there. Also in the Heroic Version of ragnaros, it is different then the normal version, I would like to see it.
Talking to another officer, are all of our raiders even capable of the mental aspects of progressing Heroic versions? That made me step back. I think we can, but who knows. Some of them in passing have mentioned that they would like no part of Heroics? If so that makes me sad. If we get 7/7 soon, what are we going to so…sit around and knit?