So, at this point, I’m sure that everyone has seen the new announcement about re-releasing Onyxia’s lair as a level 80 dungeon.
While everyone seems excited about it, I’m really not sure if I am.
It just means that it’s more revived pre-BC content, which is great for people who didn’t start raiding back in Vanilla WoW, but it isn’t so great for people like me who remember what it was like to wipe repeatedly while learning the raid in 40-man.
They already revived some content (Naxxrombulus), which was more frustrating than good in some areas, where you knew what had changed was just making that fight easier than it was. For example, having tanks be able to sit there and eat a full set of insect swarm stacks made me a little annoyed. The fight was supposed to be about kiting the boss half way across the room, and instead the tank gets to just sit there and I have to heal through it because it’s not lethal anymore.
Anyway, back to the re-releasing of Onyxia. It would be nice to have her restored to her old glory, with all the deep breaths & whelps & moar dots. However, if they make the fight too easy, it would just be doing everyone a disservice. It won’t be fun to have a new Onyxia who is still weak. If we don’t have to move out of her deep breaths, I’ll be really sad. So, I’m just hoping that Onyxia comes back as a glorious boss to be feared, and who will cause wipes for raids who aren’t familiar with her. Maybe even with a new twist that even the most dedicated Onyxia-farmers of days past will still have something new and enjoyable to learn.
It could be fun to have a new revamped Onyxia who is back and better than ever. So, Blizzard, if you are going to re-release old content, please just don’t make it too easy for us. If we have to kill the same old bosses more, then give us a challenge.