I am writing this out of great concern and disappointment regarding the World First clears of Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair earlier today. First of all, let me say that earlier this week, I along with perhaps millions of other players clamored over each other for the launch of WoW classic. Many of us waited in queues sometimes as long as 10 hours just to play what all of you made for us. It was great, It still is. However, the world first Ragnaros, and Onyxia kills today have revealed a serious problem.
Vanilla as you are well aware, varied wildly from a balance point of view from patch to patch. You chose to model the game after 1.12 because that was the most feature complete version of the game. I have no complaints at all about this. However, prior to this patch, the entire game was drastically nerfed in anticipation of the launch of The Burning Crusade. While this was not a problem at the time, this is not then. These nerfs trivialize many aspects of the world including the endgame. Now, I dont think anyone really expected Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair to go unbeaten for long, but on day 5 by a raid of people in quest greens where most of them were not even level 60?
I say this as someone who never played Vanilla: I am deeply disappointed. My friends always used to tell me how you used to need high level dungeon blues and fire resist gear to even set foot in Molten Core, and Onyxia’s Lair. They talked about how difficult the raids were, and how rewarding it felt to kill a boss for the first time. I want to experience that, and I feel as though i have been robbed of this opportunity because of poor balancing.
Please. I beg of you, do not let this state of balance stand. Close the raids for a couple of weeks and tune the raid bosses. Resistance gear + pre raid gear and level 60 should be necessary, not optional. This may be a 15 year old game, but it should still be treated as current content. Ask yourselves this: If the final boss of the current BFA raid could be beaten by players not even level capped, in questing greens, would that fly? Why should that fly here?
Thank you for your consideration.