Only 1-85 content is getting squished so there will still be two power jumps at 90 and 100 respectively. This means cata content in WoD will be no different than WotLK content is today which is easily soloable. Any content prior to that will be even less problematic and AQ mobs will still die to a single whirlwind. People's imaginations are really getting the best of them here, every little thing will be alright.
I wonder how long it will take people to get it into their heads that the item squish will not affect their ability to be a lone wolf in this game. Probably never. Someone out there is going to be complaining after it happens and they go back to solo something they "always could" like DS.
IE - If the amount required to solo said content was 150% of the value at current, 30-45 or 60-90 is exactly the same.
Raid boss has 6000 health. Old numbers we have 60 dps requiring you to take 100 seconds to kill said boss.
Squished we come to boss has 3000 health. Now our new squished character is doing 30 dps, still requiring 100 seconds to kill said boss.
I like your last idea, but I think it would also hurt the game. I cant see them making a scaling buff/debuff for something such as celestials which are already soloable by most/all tanks after like 535 ilvl.
I don't think "easiest" means the same thing you think it means. Scaling stats up to pre-squish levels for instances would make it more complicated, and more likely for there to be bugs or exploits. Squish is seriously not a big deal. It's like instead of saying it's 12,927,000 feet from NY to LA, you say it's 3940 km. If you're uncomfortable with numbers that are easier to wrap one's head around, then write an addon that adds a bunch of zeros to the end of every number you see in the game.The easiest thing to do would be to just make it to where pre-WoD instances have a different algorithm for stats-per-ilvl compared to the outside world equal to current numbers...
nothing gonna change , its just all stats (your and mobs and bosses) gettin scaled down
Like I posted in another thread one of the speculations regarding the damage numbers being squished in the near future was that all raids would be LFR and that you either had to be the correct level or could down-level or be auto-down-leveled to the correct level in order to do them as soloing the old ones would be impossible.
You would still be able to farm mounts, and transmog gear just have to compete with a whole raid as was intended.
op when wod hits turn off combat text and put on hp shown as percentage u wont notice difference only that u get stronger as u lvl and such the normal crap for an expac i will feel crappy to do less damage but like someone said its all relative eh
Let's do some math:
Player power Pre-squish (exponential) Increase in % Post-squish (linear) Increase in % lvl 60 60 N/A 60 N/A lvl 70 180 300 120 200 lvl 80 750 416 180 150 lvl 85 3500 466 140 133 lvl 90 18000 514 300 125
Conclusion: your relative power against lower level players will drastically decrease.
What about the mobs? Let's see:
*Required mob power to retain the same relative power against them
Player/mob Level Player power Pre-sq Player power Post-sq Current mob power Mob power after squish Required mob power* lvl 60 60 60 60 60 0.2 lvl 70 180 120 180 120 1.2 lvl 80 750 180 750 180 7.5 lvl 85 3500 240 3500 240 46.7 lvl 90 18000 300 18000 300 300
As you can see, if the mobs get the same squish as players, they will be much stronger against players than now on live. On the other hand, if they want to keep the same relative power, they have to squish the mobs so insanely that even a lvl 10 player could kill everything untill Cata while a lvl 60 could easily solo Ragnaros. This absolutly won't happen.
Of course they can give you a buff in instances, but that won't solve the problem with outdoor mobs and lower level players..
Conclusion: player power will drastically decrease against anything lower than level 90 (except raids where you get a buff). It may be true, that at lvl 90 you will kill a lvl 90 mob/boss in the same time as right now, but there are many more non-instanced lower level content...
They claim it won't effect you, but unless they add in a failsafe or whatever it will.
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it means what in 6.0 thorim is unsoloable b any1 that isnt an engineer
doubt it will because if I read correctly they are applying the squish to everything. If that is in fact true then it will all stay proportionate.
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Blizz said that it will be just as easy solo'ing cata content as solo'ing wrath content is now. Why do people ignore these kinds of statements?
They said in their interviews that if anything, I'd be easier then it is now, because your character's relative power still goes up at level 100.
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