|Our first raid will be Mogu'shan Vaults|
Before diving into my thoughts lets review the dates:
Raid FinderThe community is in uproar at this schedule claiming that Blizzard are using delaying tactics as the raids are not ready for launch and as a way of stopping the content from being beaten in week 2 of the expansion.
October 7 : Mogu'shan Vaults (RF) opens;
November 6 : Heart of Fear (RF) and Terrace of Endless Spring (RF) opens;
October 2 : Mogu'shan Vaults opens;
October 30 : Heart of Fear and Terrace of Endless Spring open (ToES only accessible by clearing HoF);
October 7 : Mogu'shan Vaults (HC) opens for those that cleared normal;
November 6 : Heart of Fear (HC) and Terrace of Endless Spring (HC) opens for those that cleared normal;
|Comments from the MMO-Champion page announcing the schedule|
The main issues here are:
- a one week wait for the opening Mogu'shan Vaults;
- a two week wait for the Mogu'shan Vaults (RF);
- a five week wait for the opening of Heart of Fear and Terrace of Endless Spring;
- a six week wait for Heart of Fire (RF) and Terrace of Endless Spring (RF);
Despite these points, it isn't so bad, gating won't affect me so much,if at all and the attunement feature is a step back into the days of Vanilla and TBC that many, myself included, look back on as the Golden Age of WoW raiding and it will mean that getting into ToES means you have earned the right to be there. I am personally hoping that this simple attunement will be there as we move up to tier 15 and 16 but that it is account wide rather than character specific. It will mean later comers have to be boosted through the old content but this will mean that the earlier content doesn't get left behind as happened in Wrath and Cataclysm.