29 September 2010

Seasonal Event Bosses

(I'm looking at you Brewfest 'wannabe' boss)

I am not someone to farm for emblems. I don't do daily dungeons. I rarely do the weekly raid quest. I am not going to farm a (so called) boss for emblems either.

My Warlock was reasonably geared when Nax 10 was current content. I think he has upgraded two pieces of gear since then. He still has a blue trinket (admittedly the very nice Alchemy one), so I thought I would take this opportunity to try and get a purple trinket to replace it. Last night I queued on my lock (foosecond). I had problems (a) with restarts, and (b) it sometimes takes me a while to change zones. The boss was dead before I zoned in.

I understand the desire of Blizzard to make the boss available to lvl 78+ toons. This means he will be easy. I also understand that Blizzard dev's are busy at the moment, pushing Cata. It probably slipped their mind.

My proposal:
As we now have dungeon finder to access the bosses, have two modes. One 'normal' mode dropping someloot, and a 'heroic' mode dropping someloot + trivial extra (extra gold, an extra event token, or .0001% extra chance to get the mount). Hard mode would be the same boss as normal, but with 50% more damage and health (replace 50% with whatever number is appropriate).

Players are grinding this boss for one of two reasons: To get a trinket for a new 80, or for frost emblems. I enjoy daily quests far more than this boss, and I don't do daily quests either. I am not alone.

4 comments:

  1. I'm grinding it for the Keg with the X-Faction mount :)

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  2. If zoning in takes you longer than the bosskill itself, I'd think about upgrading your computer.
    Cataclysm is just around the corner and it probably will need more power than WotLK. ;)

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  3. It does zone considerably slower than most instances do but yeah, if you zone only after boss is already dead than you either had one pimped out party or your pc is even slower than mine =)

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  4. For the record my PC's stats:
    Twin core Duo CPU 2.4Ghz, 4GB ram,, with an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

    Not the latest PC on the block, but not too shabby either.

    Lag is a possibility, but my lag isnt that bad.

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