Surprise!! Lich King Hardmode is very very hardThat pretty much sums everything up, doesn't it?
It is weird having a fight like LK-HM exist in wrath of the Lich king. Because all the cool people agree:
WoW is so frikking easy these days, why do we keep playing this kiddy game?Yes why do you?
Oh right, that was a (as i remembered him saying it type of) qoute from Total-Biscuit a guy who has not even killed the Lich-king in normal mode (at least not when he started this rant).
But everyone is saying it. All the little lemmings troupe up on forums yelling at how incredible easy every instance is.
Yes it is easy. That is why they call it non-heroic mode. I'll give this to Total-buscuit, the game needs a real "normal mode" and not just an easy and a hard-mode version of the dungeons.
So anyway these last couple of weeks, my little raid-group have been banging our heads at the concrete wall, that is otherwise known as "Lich King likes it rough".
And boy does he.
By now, we are fairly (only fairly) comfortably coming out of phase 1 and the transition also, but then things will start go bad. Thing is, hardmode of this fight, was tuned so hard that all it takes (at some parts) is one tiny mistake from one player and its a wipe and start over again.
There is no saving the situation if someones announce bugs and a player misses a shadow-trap. There is very little to do if your tank has fallen low'ish on health and the disc priest is picked up.
You wipe and go again.
This is a hard fight. Harder than anything I've played in wow up until now. And i've played most of it. This is a fight that takes you and churns you, untill you cannot think straight. I am in utter awe, of those guilds that did this without the wyrm buff.
As a matter of fact, there is only one other fight that I would ever compare to this in hardness, and that is yogg zero watchers.
Funny, how that fight is also in wrath, isn't it?
Could it be, that Blizzard has managed to turn the knobs and gagdets just right, so that casual players get content, and hardcore players get hard fights?
Naaa, Wrath must be easy mode.
Only thing missing now, is the removal of gating systems and the need for players to must must must have completed a dungeon in easy-mode before they get to the fun fights.
Fingers are crossed, and Cata, I am placing all my eggs in your basket! Keep up the good work, and do get it right this time!