As we were all expecting, Blizzard increased the debuff to the Dragon Soul hard-mode raid from 5% to 10%, and the World of Warcraft forums exploded. Many players believed that Blizzard took away their choice of running the raid at a greater difficulty. Community Manager Nethaera stepped in to remind players that the debuff is optional. A group is more than welcome to turn the debuff off prior to entering the raid. However, our resident raider Josh “Soul Glo” Allen is quick to point out that if the debuff is turned off that it does not set the instance to a 5% debuff but rather no debuff at all. After some serious calculations — carrying the four and dividing by his date of birth — Josh concluded that there truly is not a lot of choice because without the debuff the raid become exponentially more difficult. He could be right, or maybe it was because he woke up 30 minutes before the show started.
World of Warcraft continues to drive the MMO market. Players still flock to the Azeroth daily, our experts are here to share their knowledge of world’s most fascinating MMORPG. Gary Gannon rallied together Josh Allen of Tankspot, Mike B of the BFF Report, and Chris Hanel of the Daily Blink on this week’s Legendary!