World of Warcraft nerfs several Legion raids for solo play

    
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Let’s take a moment to close our eyes and think back to several years ago when Legion was the current landscape of World of Warcraft. Remember when people actually loved the expansion they were in? That the current pack wasn’t a soul-crushing disappointment that sent people fleeing in horror? Good times. Good times.

Anyway, thanks to the current level cap, one popular activity for players is to jump back into Legion’s raids all by their lonesome. Solo raids is an engaging subculture in the game, and, surprisingly, one that Blizzard endorses and supports. To aid in that, the studio announced this week that it’s nerfing the boss fights for several of its Legion raids if a player goes in there solo.

These nerfs impact five bosses of the Antorus raid, three for the Tomb of Sargeras encounter, Gul’dan in the Nighthold, and Helya in Trial of Valor.

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K8 D

Only helya for tov? :/ can people just burn through the damage reduction on first boss if they dont have a pet that can taunt? I havent tried in a while

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Stefan

If they change things for soloing they also generally deal with such mechanics, those bosses are mostly becoming loot pinatas it is not done to create some sort of challenge for the solo player, just a gear or mount farm.

That paired with the mage tower rumors would have been nice to have, a year or so ago in between content patches and when i still could be bothered to keep a subscription active.

Might be good to bring people back in the short term, in the long term personally i would need to see some actually engaging single player content that is not simply there to prop up or serve as a stepping stone for raids and other forms of competitive PvE.

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K8 D

I don’t understand what you mean. I was asking why they didn’t change the first boss of ToV as well, as when they are together they take less damage. You need a friend with taunt or a pet with taunt to overcome that. If they’re making things more solo friendly, which I’m 110% for, why not the first boss as well? It just seems like an oversight.

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Questioning Kiwi184

The first boss is doable now, when one of the boss cast a spell you just run with the other one and kill him (you may need to do it twice depending on your gear)

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mimicx10

I figured they did this so that their subscriber can still play the content.

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aYates

I like this as mainly a solo-player.
I’ll probably go back to retail WoW as a nice vacation MMO when I’m waiting for new content in New World ;-)

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Dug From The Earth

When I played WoW I was pretty big into transmog hunting especially older content.

This is a very nice change to the legion raids as some of them were a bit tricky even when you were well above the level. Just due to mechanics when solo.

It does kinda ruffle my feathers that they are doing all these nice changes now, when there was no reason they couldnt do them long before. Knowing that they arent doing them because players would like it, but rather, because they are hurting to keep subs.

Its like that person who only does something nice for you because they want something, not simply because its a nice thing to do that you would appreciate.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Stop reading my mind.

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Mercy Forever

You wont get the same old rewards though that were there when legion was the main expansion .so it pretty much defeats the purpose honestly