Thyri wrote:When the only difficulty is that boss smish tank hard, boss has large health pool so fight lasts long and tries the mana of the healers.... this is not difficulty, this is.... you ran out of creativity or you ran out of interest because you're busy making D3 or SC2. As a DPS class I'm feeling completely bored and unchallenged. Even healing on my shaman I'm feeling the difficulty because they've changed the way we heal so much but... not feeling the love as a DPSer.
I have to wonder what class you're playing. As a rogue, DPS on the new heroic dungeon bosses is...let's say "dynamic." There are maybe three bosses where I can stand and wail without worrying about anything getting in my way: the first boss of VP (until they fix his cyclone circle mechanic so that everyone has to dance out as intended), the last boss of BRC (aside from his two shadow-hops), and...hm...I know there was another one in my head when I started, but it's eluding me now...oh, Corla, also in BRC, depending on where she gets tanked and who has to cover the beams. Everything else involves running around, trying to keep my energy up and maintain S&D while swapping around on new targets or just getting out of whatever anti-melee mechanic is involved - I swear this round of instances is as melee-unfriendly as I've ever seen - in addition to just not dying and trying to contribute as much damage as possible since, well, that's all a rogue really has to offer.
Cata's bosses have kept me on my toes. That's more than I can say for most LK encounters by comparison. Most of BC's either, to be honest - the trash in those heroics was the real killer more often than the bosses. Speaking of trash, it's nice to have people remember I have that sap button on my bars and ask me to use it again. When the tank isn't just Heroic Leaping onto whatever I sap, that is. -.-
I still doubt I'll be playing in a month or two because I'm already scraping endgame and, well, endgame is what bores me - I dislike the Arena, battlegrounds AND raiding, so there's not much else to keep me in the game at 85 - but heroic boredom isn't a problem. Not for me, anyway.
Holy hell do I hate this random cross-server pug crap though. The attitudes people have are just so shitty. It's depressing.
On the upside, learning things "blind" was indeed very fun. I got to 85 without setting foot in instances and only ran a few normals before I started hitting heroics (wanted the challenge!), so I spent my first heroic run through each instance doing meh dps in favor of just not dying and learning the encounters by watching how things worked. I ended up getting killed now and then anyway (lol skullcrusher), but it was fun! Now I've got most of them roughly well-set in my head so I can focus on upping my dps and climbed from my preliminary 7k up to ~11-15k depending on the boss, not counting Altairus' silly wind boost. Dunno if I could be doing much better in my gear, but since I'm usually top dps at the end by a good margin I have to think I'm doing alright, and that's fine by me.
All in all I'd say it's been a good expansion, particularly the revamps in the old world areas. I came back to check out how they rebuilt the place and, for the most part, I've not been disappointed. It's just not good enough to make me want to stay
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