Take a walk to the past with World of Warcraft’s Mana-Tombs

    
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Set your alarm for June 23rd and remember to charge up your flux capacitor, because World of Warcraft is about to take you back to the past with timewalking dungeons.

As Blizzard’s discussed already, Patch 6.2’s timewalking feature will open up a new difficulty level for older dungeons that will scale down players’ power and gear to meet the instance. One of these dungeons will be Outland’s Mana-Tombs, which will take players back to the early level 70s to root out a cult infestation in this strange crypt.

This version of Mana-Tombs, as with the other timewalking dungeons, will only become available on certain weekends. In addition to gear, the dungeon will reward players with achievements and Consortium reputation.

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Necromonger
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Necromonger

Rumm Cartap Yeah it required a group of competent players, now its like…

GOOGOGOGO hurry i got homework to do !

FFS WHY ARE YOU ALL SO SLOW ????????

OMFG NOOBS I DONT HAVE TIME !!!!!

Sad how this mmo turned into this pile of junkfood to please the masses as it was once a magical mmo that offered challeging contend and a very good community in her early days :)

Sutter Cane
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Sutter Cane

Snky FreyrPrime Well, I came in towards the middle of BC, for reference.  I owe those dungeons for teaching me the ins and outs of proper group play.

Tamanous
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Tamanous

I vastly prefer the vanilla dungeons as BC dungeons were “head straight, turn right, head straight, turn left …”. On heroic though they were INSANELY hard! Miss one cc and your party would wipe on some pulls. It still pains me to this day how unbelievably pansy players have become. Dungeon crawling has become nothing more than RUSH! AOE! RUSH! AOE! … repeat.

Swtor actually had some tough flashpoints too and our group could tell some players 15 times what to do and each time they would rush in and get the party wiped and then complain WE were the noobs! The state of mmos saddens me.

Cartap
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Cartap

Rumm Cartap Initially, probably not. It would be a painful reintroduction to 5mans that require tactics and leadership. But with guild groups I’m sure it would be just as doable as it was back then. I guess the biggest issue would be the same as in BC, class balance. For dps only the classes that had a CC, like poly, sap, trap… were really desirable. Classes like Warrior were sol and instead of fixing the balance Blizzard removed the need for CC entirely.

Snky
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Snky

FreyrPrime Mages, locks, huntards, rogues, druids and priests could CC although mages and huntards were the most effective. You had to be smart and have the kill order down. Something today’s WoW player couldn’t do IMO.

Snky
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Snky

“Wait, you want me to use…. crowd control?”

shaw sbst
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shaw sbst

adnb21 This system exists in FFXIV since ARR.

FreyrPrime
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FreyrPrime

Sutter Cane IcaruSS Well.. Yes, but that more than partially stemmed from poor class design. Warriors completely lacked AoE threat, and Druid and Paladin itemization was abysmal till later in the xpac (our Druid wore PvP gear for most of SSC since it was better itemized then his PvE tank stuff). On top of that only a handful of classes had a reliable CC.. Mainly mages and none brain-dead hunters. Rogues could work too, but there was a time limit on Sap which limited its usefulness in the really big pulls you’d see in Shattered Halls and later parts of Shadow Labs.

FreyrPrime
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FreyrPrime

I would love to see the current player base handle Heroic Shadow Labs, Arcatraz, Shattered Halls, or heck.. even Heroic Blood Furnace.

Even if you somehow got a tank that could hold aoe threat against a healer (lolwarriors) it was essentially impossible for more than 30 seconds, even with early raid gear.

These dungeons required coordination AND group composition, something the game sorely lacks nowadays.

zoward
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zoward

It seems like 95% of the Azeroth is completely unused these days – what a complete waste of  viable content.  Why not open it up by scaling ALL of the instances?  I think they’re going to roll out a few at a time, to try to keep the sub money flowing as long as possible. Until they decide to implement this universally (and that may never happen!), I’m not interested enough to consider resubbing.