Is 3.2 Coming too Soon?
So thats the question, is opening up Tier 9 now what we need? It seems not that many guilds have fully cleared Tier 8 (Ulduar) yet, which includes completing the hard modes to get to Algalon and get folks the new healer legendary.
I do recognize that Ulduar, lore wise may not be one of the most popular raids with the populace, and that everyone is itching to get into Icecrown Citadel to take on the Lich King, but are we moving too fast into Tier 9? Would it be better to open up the new 5 man, and slowly unlock the 10 and 25 man versions like they did towards the end of Burning Crusade with Sunwell?
When I only see on average 1-4 guilds beating Yogg in Ulduar, and an even smaller number beating Algalon, hell getting to Algalon, I wonder if we are about to get content overload. Sure maybe we are ready for a new 5 man, maybe the changes in badges, and the new PVP instance; but are we ready for Tier 9 truly? Have we gotten our fill of Tier 8? And what about all those character changes coming in this next patch? This patch I won’t say is set up for disaster, but I forsee a lot of issues, there are so many moving parts going into this patch and when I read that Public Test Realm (PTR) testing is done, I can’t help but be a little nervous.