You know the argument you’ve seen countless times that goes:
Gamers nowadays are significantly better than in 2005
Raids in vanilla had no mechanics
All the strategies are known
Therefor everybody will faceroll Molten Core, Onyxia, BWL, and AQ.
My question to you is, what percentage of people making this argument have never themselves been in a guild who was one of the first on their server clearing this content?
My gut says 9 out of 10 people making this claim never pioneered this themselves yet are acting like know-it-all’s.
Here is how I feel this will go down. If the following two conditions are met you will see a significant challenge in MC/Ony and a tremendous challenge in BWL/AQ.
You are part of one of the first guilds on your server (let’s say the top 6 guilds per server or top 3 guilds per faction per server) clearing the top raid content before the next raid content is released i.e. you are clearing MC/Ony before BWL is released. Or clearing BWL before AQ is released.
The leadership of the guild you are running with does not have recent and vast private server raid experience.
I feel the misnomer on how easy classic raiding is, is stemming from: People hopping on a private server, months after its release. And joining guild raids or pickup raids for MC that are led by extremely talented, geared, and experienced players.
So yes. Under those circumstances and led by that kind of leadership MC is a faceroll.
Now go try it without those experienced leaders. You’ll get through it easier than you would have in 2004. But you’re going to wipe.
So again, what’s your guess on what percentage folks asserting how easy classic raiding will be have never done it themselves without being carried?