Based on the announcement of Molten Core being rereleased as a max level 40 man raid for the 10th anniversary, see here, we have something to be excited about again, at least for a limited time.
I am normally against remaking content but in a case like this with a limited time raid I think it is a wonderful idea. If it were part of the regular rotation of things we would do, like the remade dungeons, it would quickly lose its luster just like the dungeons do after you complete them once or twice but to have something like this available for a limited time only is a good thing in my mind. I just hope they give it enough time so everyone can get a shot at getting into it.
With so little to look forward to lately, like the expansion (see last post), something from the past that is limited time only actually seems like just what the doctor ordered and it is sad that we have to wait until November for it. The game needs this now more than it needs it in November.
We have two ways this could turn out. We either get warlords in october and then a bunch of people that are slow to level will miss out on it because they are not max level or we get to wait even longer for warlords and we have some fun content for the first time in over a year to play with while we wait for release. Next week we will know which one it is but if it is a october release I just have one thing to say, do not slack off on leveling, you will want to join in on the fun.
When you complete the 10th anniversary molten core you will get a core hound as a mount and everyone loves free mounts right? You will also get a molten corgi just for logging in during the 10th anniversary. Get it? Molten "core"gi.
There is more to look forward to for the 10th anniversary than just revisiting molten core in its original 40 man incarnation, there will be a new limited time battleground called Tarren Mill vs Southshore with ideas of bringing the old school feel of world PvP back to the game. Not sure how well it will work in instanced content but it sure is worth looking into even if you are not into PvP.
For a player like myself who did not first experience the game until BC was out for a while having a chance to take part, even if only in flashback mode, in the molten core 40 man raids and the tarren mill vs southshore battles will be something that is something to look forward to. I know it could never match the feeling that it had for the people that actually participated in it but for me it is as close as I will ever get.
The reason I think I am most excited about this is because it is for a limited time only. It makes it feel like "must do" content. Something that not only will I look forward to doing but something that I have to do at a certain time or I will not get to do it. That is a feeling that very rarely makes its way into the game. What is even more exciting about it is that everyone will be put together in the raid finder because molten core will only be available in raid finder mode and that greatly increases the chances that you will get a good group.
The way raid finder currently is you rarely if ever find a great deal of good players in there because there are so many other ways to better see the content and gear up as in flex or normal or heroic, even if you are low geared and need to be carried by your friends. Anything is better than LFR which normally means raiders stay away from it if they are capable of doing so and that will not happen here. So even the most casual of casual players might very well get a chance to run with a world first or server first type player, something they might never have the chance to do otherwise. All thanks to one very open ended difficulty level, for a limited run, that encourages the entire player base to play together instead of giving each type of player their own playground.
I might not like what blizzard has in store for us with warlords, but I am most definitely excited for what they have in store for us for the 10th anniversary.
So what do you think about the limited time? The return of 40 man raiding? The reimagining of world PvP? And of course our soon to be new mount and pet?
I am looking forward to it, all of it. Even as someone that dislikes LFR and is not a PvPer. See blizzard, you can make content that makes people want to participate, you just need to go back to vanilla to do it. ;)