*Thunk* *Thunk* Thunk* That’s the Sound of the Nerfbat.

As a raider of 6 years in this game, I become increasingly frustrated over some of the decisions blizzard has made since Wrath of the Lich King.

– Trial of the Crusader: This instance had one good thing, and that was no trash at all, you would be hard-pressed to find another positive coming from this place (I’m looking at you non-existent Death’s Verdict and Reign of the Unliving)

– ICC: 11 months. Seriously? And then to try and spice up the pre-cata launch you gave us Ruby Sanctum, and expected a one-boss addon to suffice, and you stayed true to form by rushing Cataclysm. (Hey, but your next expansion is slated for Summer of 2012, even faster than the total time spent on this expansion!)

– Necrotic Strike: And this is a legitimate skill? Absorbs 35,000 healing, slows cast time by 30%, non-dispellable. Costs 1 Unholy rune. There are no words for how completely broke this concept is (and probably a good reason why a lot of duelist/gladiator comps have a DK in them).

However, the current news released today may top the (abridged) list seen above. It was released that Blizzard intends to tune down firelands content in order for guilds to get to Heroic Ragnaros (because damn it, they put a lot of artistic time into creating his legs!). It is rumored (unconfirmed) that it will be to the same degree they brought down t11 content (-20%) when Firelands became the end-game raiding tier.

It is to be noted however, that the heroic modes in tier 11 remained unchanged with that nerf. With this upcoming nerf (scheduled to be hotfixed into live on September 19th), the heroic modes are apparently going to get the brunt of the nerfbat as well. Direct quote from the Blizzard blog:

Before patch 4.3 is released, we want groups who are working on Heroic-difficulty content to be able to get as close to Ragnaros as possible, and we want players who are tackling normal progression to be able to experience as many of the encounters as they can.

The full article can be seen here:  http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3494581#blog

This is borderline depressing, what do you all think about the change coming next week?

Enjoy the 391/397 gear, readers!

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