WoWWatch: Pruning it down.

end-nigh

Hear the music in the air? That is the death knell of the World of Warcraft – or at least that’s what many players have said this week. These players started ordering up last rites for the game after a single developer post that announced that 10-man and 25-man raids would share a raid timer and drop the same loot in Cataclysm. The sorry prognosticators of WoW’s fate argue that the changes will cause the death of 25-man raiding and with it the death of the game itself. I am loathe to admit it, but these players are right…or at least half so.

WoWWatch: How hard is too hard?

arthas

How hard is too hard? This is not a question normally associated with WoW. In fact many players (especially those playing other MMO’s) have critiqued WoW as being too easy. But the fact remains – Arthas, the final raid boss of Icecrown Citadel, the pinnacle of WOTLK raiding, has been active for over a month and only two guilds have killed him on heroic difficulty –and both kills were in 10 man format. If most the best guilds in the game can’t kill Arthas after a month is he too hard?