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Heroics ranked by difficulty. By Threatco.

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Rate my rankings.

Strongly agree.
7
10%
Agree.
27
40%
Neither.
9
13%
Disagree.
17
25%
Strongly disagree.
8
12%
 
Total votes : 68

Postby Discus » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:13 am

Handy list and my experience so far largely agrees.

Only one I strongly disagree with is Violet Hold. VH is uniquely annoying in that if you wipe you have to run it all over again getting same trash and bosses but no badges. In my experience this leads to more group quits than any other heroic.
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Postby Archimeades » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:24 pm

There are really two kinds of difficulty here: gear and execution.

Some instances have harder hitters/magic damage etc and are a gear check.

Some have more complicated mechanics and are difficult to learn.
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Postby search66 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:53 pm

I pretty much agree with you, my fellow Arthas-er-er... Only thing I would maybe change would be Nexus. Nexus seems a bit more difficult than the other 'easy' ones... Just because of the chick fight...

And Drak can be a bit tough (first boss) if the DPS is weak sauce.
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Postby culhag » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:27 am

Things I'd change :


VH - Violet Hold - NORMAL

GD - Gun'Drak - HARD

Oc - Oculus - HARDEST

OK - Old Kingdom - HARD
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Postby djlar » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:16 pm

I aggree on Old Kingdom, what a headache of an instance..

When it is the daily we just go straight for the Boss, only killing the nerubian and the Moroes 2.0, when we get to the boss the madness stuff always results in a wipe, specially if you have a tree druid, I try to kill it first, it heals like crazy, if I try another member it gets healed also, before you know it you are almost out of HP and Mana.

Once we wiped so much we got the whole instance to respawn, it was that bad, but finally finished off..
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Re: Heroics ranked by difficulty. By Threatco.

Postby Thorgred » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:44 pm

My Ratings:

Easy:
Violet Hold, Drak'Tharon, Culling of Stratholme

Normal
Halls of Stone, Nexus, Utgarde Keep

Hard:
Gundrak, Azjol'Nerub, Oculus, UP

Hardest
Halls of Lightning, Old Kingdom


Basically the easy/normal ones you breeze through and barely realize which ones are bosses. Violet Hold bosses (the ones on the left hand side) can be a little difficult if some DPS have never done them before.
Nexus is easy but i still like it because of the variety. UK I've never understood why people think its the easiest as a lot of healers i've run with get me dangerously low in the forge and dragon rooms before first boss.

Gundrak, AN and Oculus I find its more important to have an aware, experienced group (over an unaware, inexperienced but overgeared group). UP is easy except for Skadi. Oculus is easy when people understand to stick together and dont stay under the lightning and know what Eregos does.

OK and HoL are the ones that I carefully check armory before pugging. Even an experienced and geared group can get overwhelmed.
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Postby MadVrukyl » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:30 am

Arjuna wrote:I wonder why people think old kingdom is hard? :(


    because:
    1. Dps has to know what to do well.
    2. caster trash does 20k dmg if not interrupted
    3. unforgiving for a single mistake
    4. very frustrating if you have even a single idiot warrior that will intercept your pull with his charge thinking hes doing you a favor
    5. you need a group that actually listens and is not ego trippin
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Postby Akairos » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:03 pm

I disagree

Halls of Lightning and Occulus defiantly belong with Old Kingdom, I'd also move Old kingdom down to hard.

I would also think more about Violet hold, as groups can have issues with the void boss and Ethereal, as they are somewhat luck based.

edit: I to wonder why people think Old kingdom is hard.
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Postby Alanyor » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:19 pm

Easy:
Violet Hold, Drak'Tharon, Culling of Stratholme, Halls of Stone, Nexus, Utgarde Keep, Gundrak, Azjol'Nerub, Oculus, Utgarde Pinnacle, Halls of Lightning, Old Kingdom

Normal or Hard:
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Postby culhag » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:43 am

Alanyor wrote:Look at me ! I'm a pro !

Fix't

Seriously, saying everything is too easy doesn't contribute anything to the discussion.
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Postby Alanyor » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:23 pm

Then this discussion is worthless.
Every single instance can easily be done in full blues...
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Postby Flex » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:37 pm

Alanyor wrote:Then this discussion is worthless.
Every single instance can easily be done in full blues...


Heroics are meant to be done in full blues. Thanks for stating facts.
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