TL;DR: Make 3 man versions of dungeons where players heal from damage, 5 man versions equivalent to current heroic difficulty, and 5 man heroics equivalent to Challenge Mode diffifculty; Also, make grouping with people on your server give better rewards.
Hey, i was thinking on Blizzard talking about their new unannounced feature in Mop, then I started thinking about the features already introduced this X-Pac, that can be that can still be greatly expanded. Currently, Challenge Modes are underused. Though I'm sure some people have different experiences, I very rarely see anyone on my server making groups, and when we do, they fall apart before the first boss. The thing is, it is a very good concept, just that Blizzard failed in properly rewarding the effort in running one (Transmog gear for getting gold in everything is attractive, but will only be attempted by the elite; their isn't enough rewards for the effort it takes to WORK TOWARDS the achievement)
Then I was thinking about scenarios, and how they have become much more popular following the increased rewards/chance at an epic (Before this, queues were longer and I very rarely got grouped with someone who did competitive dps).
Following the good read I had from the South Korean thread (http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ht=south+korea), I was quickly reminded about the sad state of the WoW community. As many know, a large reason for this has been the introduction of LFG and LFR, which removed the need to remember anyone else from your server (remember the days of adding really good and friendly players on your friends list to run the daily dungeon with tomorrow?).
Finally it hit me. Some players like easy gameplay. Some players like hard gameplay. Some people like grouping with their friends. Some people like grouping with randoms. All people like being rewarded. That is when I came up with this idea. I will explain how each level of difficulty works, using rewards and ilvls based on current MoP dungeons and raids.
3 Man Dungeons Very Similar to Scenarios. These have no Ilvl requirement, and can be run be someone immediately turning 90. All players now heal for a certain percentage of their damage done (30/40, whatever works). This, coupled with a 30% Damage and Health Reduction by all mobs (35%hp for bosses), and players own self healing moves, shouldn't make staying alive all to hard. The gear it drops is 5 ilvls below 5 man difficulty.
Ex. Scholomance-Darkmaster Gandling. 9,590,750hp, Incinerate Deals 24,500 dmg. His 463 Ilvl loot table will be brought down to 458. All bosses in 3 man dungeons give 25 Justice Points. Running one gives 25 valor points when queued for with Ifg.
5 Man Normal Remain similar to current style. Only difference is the first of the day gives only 60 valor points. All others give 35.
Ex. Scholomance-Darkmaster Gandling. 14,755,000 hp, Incinerate Deals 35,000 dmg. 463 ilvl, 35 Justice points.
5 Man Heroic Essentially Challenge Modes without the ilvl reduction. They can now be queued for with Ifg, but require a ilvl of 463 (458 when running a server group).
Ex. Scholomance-Darkmaster Gandling. 28,350,000 hp, Incinerate Deals 120,000 dmg. All Heroic bosses drop blue gear with a ilvl of 476, and 45 Justice points. Running a man heroic with Ifg gives 80 valor points for first of the day., all others give 60.
Now, onto Server Groups. Essentially, this is when you group 3/3 with people from your server for scenarios/3 man dungeons, or 3/5 for 5 normal/heroic. You are give increased rewards across the table.
3 man dungeons and scenarios give 100% more valor points when in a server group (so 50 for 3 man dungeons). However, this valor bonus only works once. The increase to Justice points (35 per boss), last for 3 man dungeons regardless.
5 man normals and heroics give 50% more valor and justice points when in a server group, so first Normal gives 90 valor, the rest 55, while first Heroic gives 120 Valor, with the rest 80 (so it doesn't get too outta hand). Bosses 55 and 70 Justice points in normal/heroic respectively.
Timed Runs and their transmog rewards still exists, but only for heroics in a server group (obviously you would want to go 5/5, but you COULD go 3/5 if you wanted to).
So what do you guys think? Shouldn't be too hard to implement with the technology Blizzard has in scaling ilvls, so it is all possible.
---------- Post added 2013-02-14 at 07:41 PM ----------
No comments? Should I just give up?