Firelands Hotfixes Incoming

September 13th, 2011 by Setta

So it appears we’re running a bit behind Blizzard’s schedule of boss completion.  From their posts in the forums:

With the final showdown against Deathwing approaching, we’ve been keeping a close eye on players’ progress through the current Firelands raid content. Before patch 4.3 is released, we want groups who are working on Heroic-difficulty content to be able to get as close to Ragnaros as possible, and we want players who are tackling normal progression to be able to experience as many of the encounters as they can. To achieve these goals, we’ll be toning down the difficulty of both normal and Heroic raids through hotfixes in the coming weeks. In general, we plan to reduce health and damage of all raid bosses in both normal and Heroic Firelands by around the same percentage we brought difficulty down for the original Cataclysm raids when Rage of the Firelands (patch 4.2) was released.

We’re looking forward to seeing more groups of players face off against the Fire Lord in the weeks ahead. However, before we make these changes, we want to give everyone a final shot at the bosses at their current difficulty level — so this is a heads up that we’re planning to apply the difficulty hotfixes beginning the week of September 19.

Looks like we’ll need to speed up the pace a bit.

One Response to “Firelands Hotfixes Incoming”

  1. Donavaan Says:

    Some people like boss nerfs others, dislike. I personally like to see our WoWProgress rank increase and get closer to 1. I know it’ll never happen and I’m not hardcore enough to try, but to me that’s what I enjoy along with the general kill/loot. Nerfs make it more accessible to people which makes it easier for them to progress, and us to progress. So I dont mind nerfs if we’re clearing at least 2 bosses further than we normally do within a week or two of the nerf, and getting to the end.

    I personally think we can do it without the nerfs, so I tend to frown on them. It also puts players into tilt mode. They think it’s gonna be eaiser, or they don’t try, waiting for the nerfs.

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