Yogg-Saron Ulduar

Yogg-Saron Ulduar

Items dropping from Yogg-Saron aren’t better than items dropping from other bosses
With all the hard modes in Ulduar we felt it would be a better way to distribute the higher level gear. We want to reward players for completing the hardest content and not provide just a mount each time.  While we want the easiest mode to be accessible, we don’t feel it needs to drop the best loot. Come back with fewer watchers helping when you want the best items in the game and a little bit of pain in wiping a lot. (
Source)Ulduar normal mode
The normal and most basic mode is something we want to be beatable by players. We want it to be fairly accessible and doable, not M’uru. […] If the boss is really difficulty, it significantly cuts down on the number of people who get to see the content we worked really hard on. (
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Ulduar difficulty level
Obviously there are many guilds in many different stages of progression. While it is still early on, and some raid attempts have been delayed or canceled due to realm and instance issues Tuesday and Wednesday, most guilds are struggling to get past the first couple of bosses.

Keep in mind also that tricks to defeating bosses in Ulduar aren’t so common knowledge as they were with Naxxramas, since the mechanics of those fights did not fundamentally change from the level 60 version.  These encounters should definitely be a new level of challenge for the average guild in Wrath of the Lich King. With that said, the type of difficulty of each encounter is being analyzed. For instance, if a boss is going to swing twice at a tank resulting in astronomical amounts of damage in a matter of seconds, that’s a degree of difficulty that’s worth further scrutinizing.

Ulduar cleared in 2 days?
Most people will consider Ulduar fully cleared when Algalon is defeated, myself included. He isn’t optional in the sense of, “hey, guys — enjoy this bonus boss”, he’s actually designed to be the hardest encounter in Ulduar, and only accessible by completing a questline that requires players to complete multiple Ulduar hard modes. (
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Yogg-Saron
Yogg is hard but not soul-crushing. The guilds that were interested in advancing that quickly made some pretty heroic efforts to do so. They are also very good guilds. Now, if you (and they) are interested in soul-crushing, we offer that too. I am guessing some of the hard modes will be up for a long time. I know that is essentially issuing a challenge, so we’ll see. (
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