- How Much Trash?
I believe that Blizzard is creating 4 dungeons for leveling; these dungeons should be PACKED with trash. All of my favorite dungeons were great for leveling: Utgarde Keep, Shattered Halls, Drak'theron Keep, Lost City of Tol'vir, Gundrak etc etc. It's not important for the trash to be very difficult numbers wise, as exp gain should be the main focus; however some avoidable mechanics would be nice to make it more than just a faceroll aoe zerg.
The level cap dungeons should have much less trash; only enough to add depth to the instance as there is no exp gain out of it. Some examples of this done properly are Pit of Saron, Forge of Souls, Well of Eternity, End time, Trial of the Champion, Utgarde Pinnacle and probably a bunch of TBC dungeons (I don't have experience with many).
- How Difficult? (Keep LFD in mind)
The tuning of Normal Modes should and will be facerollolololololable upon release; nothing to talk about here really.
I think that the heroic mode bosses should have additional mechanics (1 or 2) that are avoidable but unforgiving (not Swifty one shot unforgiving). The numbers tuning however should only be slightly higher, or you'll end up with Cataclysm dungeons. The dungeons should be fun, but challenging enough to warrant full participation; and the difficulty of a boss fight should NEVER solely rely on 1 persons ability to play. Nobody wants to wipe because the healer only has smite bound, or your tank gets dick slammed by Ozruk all day long.
- How many Bosses?
What is this a raid? Just give me my fucking valor.
- What should the bosses be like?
I'm going to go with not annoying and not overly complicated for the typical LFD downs child.
Examples of annoying and/or overly complicated bosses for the typical LFD downs child:
- Oculus last boss
- Halls of Reflection entire instance
- Halls of Origination 1st boss & Purple Boss & Green Boss
- Utgarde Pinnacle Harpoon boss
- Violet Hold Orb Boss
- Grim Batol Last Boss and 2nd Last Boss
- Stonecore Last Boss
- Vortex Pinnacle No Mount boss
- How Long should it take?
45 minutes tops for a good group, preferably less.