ok im sure many many people have talked about this, but i will try put my own twist on it
imagine blizz released a raid witch housed past end bosses or bosses we loved, 16 bosses
ok let me get a few things out of the way. is is sentiment? yes it is, would it destroy the love you had for that old encounter? it may. would people dislike it? of course they would
but lets just say blizz decided they were gona release a raid with old bosses, how would they do without making it look like its just a rehash of old content, well they could do this
make it like a bonus raid, a raid made purely for fun. make it that guilds get invites from NPC's to go kill a boss. the invites could be required from killing bosses in other upto date raids
the old boss raid loot doesnt have to be progression, it could be more exciting, instead of gear, you get mounts, new pets, trinkets that do fun things, many things can be done
it could drop loot for transmog, i know the old raids do that, but some items could have a new skin, or weapons could be even bigger over their counterpart
cake!! the bosses could drop cake
ok let me get some bosses out of the way that i think shouldnt be in the raid, im NOT not including them cos they are not worthy, ill explain below
Ragnaros- reason is that we had him in firelands in cata, existing in 3 raids would be silly
Deathwing- reason is we had him in cata
C'thun- reason is that an old god should exist where they are
Yogg-Saron -reason same as C'thun
Any Cata & MoP bosses really as they are still NEW, if you will
ok bosses who i think should be in it, ok 16 bosses, not in order of favourite, or in order of the encounter
1-Illidan Stormrage 2-Kel Thuzzad 3-Twin Emperors 4-Teron Gorefiend
5-Kael'thas Sunstrider 6-The Four Horsemen 7-The Opera Event 8-The Chess Event
9-Shade of Aran 10-Lady Vashj 11-Majordomo Executus 12-Ossirian the Unscarred
13-Magtheridon 14-Gruul 15-Kil'jaeden 16-Archimonde
well that would be my list, everyone would have their list and your list would be just as good or better than mine, its just my own list. i know none from Ulduar or ICC.
i was gona add Nefarian, but we have seen him twice now, i really wanted to add him.
what would the boss encounters be like would the be....
The same as they where, but for lvl 95 players?
well who knows, they could use the same abilities but for the higher lvl. would it work? who knows
would the encounters be as hard as they were when they were current content? probably not thats just silly, Sunwell was still kicking peoples asses at lvl 80
they could add new abilities on top of the old ones, look at raggy and Nef
im sure the encounters would be tough, we would face boss abilities that we havent seen in a very long time, we have had it easy for a few years now
where would the raid be? in a zone in the new expansion? maybe..or the fights could take place in their raid itself...for example
were gona fight illidan, the NPC who invites us (lets call him Brann) portals us to blacktemple, were in a lvl 95 phased location of BT, same goes with Shade of Aran etc etc
the story behind this could be that "Brann" wants us to reenact battles form the past, and he gets more & more excited as we kill boss after boss
there could also be an achievement after killing Kil'jaeden that says "world first? sorry 5 years to late"
i was gona say some sort of Emerald Dream like location (not the emerald dream) where the bosses would be trapped in a some sort of time continuum
or the location could be a new building itself, but that wouldnt work
thats pretty much it
im sure Blizz will never do it, players may not want it
but as i said, it doenst have to be a progression raid, the loot is for fun, it can be just a fun 16 boss raid that doesnt conflict with other raids, just a raid to fight bosses you love at the right lvl again
its an idea that i have had for years, this is my idea of how they could do it, im sure blizz would have better ones