Ulduar getting nerfed.
Lets start with the direct quote from blue…
We’re currently in the process of making further difficulty adjustments via hotfix to the following encounters:
- Ignis the Furnace Master
- XT-002 Deconstructor
- The Assembly of Iron
The difficulty of these encounters is being lowered in multiple ways. Some of the adjustments are live already, others will be live soon. Note that some of the spell tooltips for the encounter will not reflect the hotfixes being deployed until the next patch. As the hotfixes are deployed, the Service Status board will be updated. You can check the current hotfix thread here:
Further adjustments are highly likely to some of the other encounters in Ulduar, but these were the highest priority encounters for us. We want to allow additional players to experience more of the cool Ulduar content.
Let me start off by saying I can already hear all the QQers about how Ulduar was supposed to be harder and not everyone should be able to do it… wah, wah, wah… lol Also, realize no one knows just how progressive these nerfs are. I am going to assume they make the fights a little more forgiving but strategy and positioning will still be necessary.
What Blizzard is doing makes sense. They want as many players, regardless of skill (Lets be honest, even with the nerfs you will still need to be a decent player to be successful raiding), to see all the content they create for the game.
Please ask yourself why there is a problem with that… seriously.
If your answer is anything but “because it takes away the challenge that I personally enjoy” then STFU.
Now, if your answer was because you like the challenge and don’t want it easier all I have to say to you is HARD MODES. They are there for a reason and have better loot and different achievements for doing them.
Here are the answers I don’t want to hear…
- Bad players shouldn’t get to see the latest raid content.
- Bad players shouldn’t get loot from the latest raid content.
- Raiding the latest content should not be so easy anyone can do it.
- It’s so easy we do it all in 2 weeks and then I have nothing left to look forward to. (I say again to you, HARD MODES)
I could go into a lengthy tirade about why the first 3 points points make no sense unless you are some kind of elitist jerkass then no reasoning would matter anyway. I truly understand the World of Epeen so I don’t need to hear it.
Hard Modes have been buffed and will most likely continue to be made tough enough to give the most talented players a good challenge.
Personally, as I read about some of the individual nerfs they are performing I couldn’t help but think to myself if they just didn’t nerf tanks and healers like they have they wouldn’t have to nerf raid content…lol… can you tell I want my stamina and armor back? Is Blizzard spending too much time balancing classes around PvP that they have had to nerf PvE content? That would be a sad state of affairs wouldn’t it?
Anyway, let me close by saying try to be happy for all those other players out there getting to see Ulduar and try to check your VR ego at the door for a minute… Blizzard has not abandoned your elitist attitude, there are still hard modes of the encounters to conquer.
P.S. I don’t have a problem with people that feel only the best players should see endgame content, I just don’t understand the sentiment.