Are You Struggling To Raid in MoP?

by on October 4, 2012


Are you struggling with the demands on raiders in the new WoW expansion? If so, you’re not alone.

Whilst MoP’s leveling content has been rapturously received, as we began to see yesterday, raiding does not look like such smooth sailing – or rather, preparing for raiding does not.

Today we’re featuring four bloggers exploring the problems and solutions facing raiders in the early expansion – from the frankly terrifying amount of work needed to prepare for raiding, to the “should PvP items be usable in raids?” debate:

  • Anafiele gives us an insight into how much work hardcore progression raiders are doing right now – and it’s massive, apparently considerably more than previous expansions“I’m wondering if Blizzard realized precisely how expensive they’ve made it either in time or in gold to stock up on food for progression. They know raiders count boss difficulty in wipes. I think I’ll be counting mine in food consumed.”
  • The Grumpy Elf has been gearing up for raiding, and has found the very RNG dependent early gear grind extremely frustrating“I’ve said it before and I will say it again. The game needs something for people like me. This is why I always loved valor and justice gear. It is like mercy for the unlucky.”
  • Chris at Game By Night looks at the recent flap over raiders gearing up via PvP items, and asks why people are so upset at some raiders taking a different path“Aren’t we a little beyond getting bent out of shape because of someone else’s reward? Is it so terrible that there could be more raiders and more PvPers to fill out your teams?”

The consumables issue for MoP raiding looks particularly scary – I wonder if Blizzard will back down on it, or if raiders are just going to have to get used to an additional few hours’ grinding food a week?

How are you getting on with preparing to raid?

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quori October 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Our guild is planning/prepping by simply taking our time! We’ve scheduled the first official raid for the first week of November. That allows folks ample time to level, farm materials for professions, gather gold for materials needed, farm up the best pre-raid gear choices, etc.

no rush. plenty of time.

Q

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Civi October 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

We had our first impromptu raid last night. With only half the raid geared in full HC dungeon gear, we still managed to kill the Stone Guardians before calling it a night.
We used Cata cauldrons and spent about 9k gold making a few stacks of feasts, so have plenty food left for future runs :)

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gitarooman October 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

Tried this first Wednesday night and we had a tank missing so went with our 9 folks in the 25man LFR mode. Within 1 hour we had cleared all content and pocketed around 2-4 epics each from our coins. This is by far the simplest starter raid ever we just nuked all the bosses and moved out the way of various generic pools and spells.

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