So again Blizzard is doing their experiments on Asia server (last time was late 4.2 double lockout per week for FL), and here are the changes:
-10 man and 25 man are having seperated lockouts
-25 man drops 2/4 upgraded items
for example heroic MV now drops 502+4*2 = 510 loots, and can be further upgraded by twice. So 25-man loots are now having 8 extra ilvs comparing with 10-man loots
Sounds sweet? Here are more changes:
-All 25 man bosses in asia are now having 10% health buffed (both normal and heroic)
-All 25 man bosses in asia are now having 8~10% damage buffed (both normal and heroic)
I understand Blizzard want to encourage 25m raids and hopefully, with 25m dropping better loots people would more likely to try doing 25m Pugs.
But WTF is that 10% buff? I think anyone in a semi-hardcore guild understand how much harder a boss would be. For my guild HMV should be fine, but now it just become so frustrating that we may not be able to even farm the bosses we downed 2 weeks ago in HHoF as every boss there is such a massive gear and dps check and 10% buff is a complete bullsh*t, and not to say HToES that we are just starting to raid.
I have asked a couple of TW's semi-hardcore 25m guild, and seems most of us have concluded that we need to run both 10m and 25m for gears then go 10H for realm-first. And yes we can get better gear from 25m but now no one in a 25m progress guild cares that. I would just hope nothing was changed cause. GJ Blizzard for promoting 10m raids as a 10% buff for 25m in the middle of a who-cares-race for realm first is just too crazy.
BTW I've heard Stars got a 0% wipe on Sha of Fear just before 5.1 and after server restart it suddenly gets an extra 100M health. Yay and nice troll again Blizzard
Edit: I would think most of the 25m raider don't really want this kind of "better" loots because we already got our BiS before 5.1 and it would be fine for us if noting was changed. Now we have to start farming gear again, not simply because of we "want" better loots, but we "NEED" better loots to catch up our progress or even to farm bosses that we already killed 2~3 times before 5.1 since they were already massive gear checking before the buff