Monday, 1 March 2010

Will there be a reckoning in Cataclysm?

I had the day off today (well sort of damn Backberry was still going) so I decided to do the daily heroic does on my druid and pally to get the free frost badges.

As I was wandering through Nexus on my druid basically keeping the raid up with the odd rejuve and not concentrating at all the thought struck me what if blizz decide to ramp up heroics in Cataclysm a bit to make them more well heroic. Will the playing community have got into really bad habits with all this easy heroic running so new heroics in Cataclysm like a .308 round to the head?

I ran a lot of heroics back in BC and there were still some that worried me even in guild groups when I was in t5 gear. Places like Shadow Labs, Arcatraz and Shattered Halls could still mince groups as well as any raid if people screwed up CC or mispulled. I don't think I ever really overgeared any BC heroic as much as I overgear WOTLK heroics.
Will Blizz reset the balance a bit and not make them facerollingly easy? If they do this will a lot of people be shocked after the ease of runs we have had during WOTLK are we getting more and more unprepared by being spoonfed easy gear from heroics that are easier than old BC normal instances?
Are we prepared!


1 comment:

Scanmaster said...

Well Zet, I think the difficulty of all heroics has been made a lot easier in Wrath. Probably to attract (or keep) the more casual players who can now get high end gear from running heroics instead of raiding.

Personally, I'd like to see Cataclysm heroics on a par with the ones you mentioned in TBC but also the gear level to be good enough to do the instances with not much to spare. Let's face it, most of the heroics in Wrath can be completed with at least one player being carried!

I doubt though, that Blizz will make it the way I want. I expect they'll keep it as is ie if you raid or have badgers, you'll be overgeared for just about all of them!