Without a clear timeline for the release of "Legion", we are left to flounder about in Warlords, searching for things to do. I don't know about you, but I'm finding it boring to log onto garrison missions and only 3 raids to do. I got my tauren to level 100 last night, but all that does is open up, wow, garrison missions. I think, of all the expansions I've gone through, this one is the most underwhelming and infuriating of all of them. Prior to this, Cataclysm held that honor, and it had way more raids to do.
In bouncing things off your officers, we're soliciting opinions on a couple of ideas. First of all, thanks to Timewalking dungeons, we're remembering how tough some of those were at level. Five of us on our hordies couldn't get through Black Morass. Gad, I hated that place back in the day, when you had to do it to get your key for Karazhan. But, after running Arcatraz and getting a bunch of timewalking currency, we all increased our ilevels by at least 50 points. Tonight, we'll be trying again.
So, that got Red thinking. What if we put together a legacy raiding group?
There doesn't seem to be a move afoot to make older raids like Timewalker dungeons, but what fun that could be. And that's the premise of this idea. You'd keep a toon at level until all the raids at that level were done. Then, you could level to the next expansions raids. Or, we'd target a specific raid and you'd gear for that. The other side of this is seeing ALL the phases of a boss. How many of you know about "class calls" in Blackwing Lair? How many of you have had to ride the dragons in the Kil'jaden fight in Sunwell or get out of the blizzard in Sapphiron's fight, shown above? You don't see these things when you go in as a level 100 because, ka-pow, and the boss is dead.
We'd like your thoughts on running the older content so you can see ALL of Baron Geddon's fight or have to get out of the cave in the original Gruul. Would you make a toon to stay at a particularly level to run content at that level or would you like to bring in a level 100 and try to see all the phases of a fight, resisting the urge to kill instantly?
In this same vein, we're gauging interest in trying to get Herald of the Titans for another group of people.
Algalon is tough at level. We are considering doing this the weekend of December 18-20th. This is what you would need to do.
1) Level a toon to 80 and freeze XP gains. You freeze xp by going to Stormwind Keep and talking to a rogue to the right of the throne room.
2) We run you through Ulduar for gear. There is a gear restriction on this achievement. It is absolute. Armor, trinkets and jewelry cannot be higher than 226. Weapons cannot be higher than 232. Regular Ulduar runs drop the necessary gear. Doing "heroic events" such as the Algalon fight itself, yields 236 level gear which cannot be used.
3) You must have your gear gemmed and enchanted for maximum healing, dps and tanking. You also need to have a stack of buff food for your specific class, and appropriate potions. Fortunately, higher level gems and enchants do not count against the achievement. AND we have a lot of people who will happily cut gems, make enchants and potions and cook food for the Herald group.
4) You need to commit to learning your toon and the fight. We can run Ulduar any time during the week as well as weekends, but you need to show up to at least 4 of these events to be considered for the group. This fight is exacting and unforgiving. The group has to learn to work together. We will bring along our higher level toons for assistance in gearing up. Plus, we have people who have toons who got the achievement the first time we did this. They will be bringing these toons along.
If there is interest in doing another Herald run, we will help you get your toon to that level and help you get geared. We need to know what kind of interest there is in this achievement. We can do Ulduar earlier in the evening, for instance, for those who want help gearing up but can't stay online later. We just need to know.
Please respond below if you are interested in legacy raids, either with frozen xp toons or as level 100s, or Herald of the Titans.