My wife and I decided to level a couple of new characters, tank and healer, while waiting for WoD.
Was kind of fun going through the old vanilla zones since I hadn't seen most of the changes before. The vanilla dungeons were easier than before but still felt pretty similar.
Then, last night, we got to the Outlands and everything suddenly turned completely stupid. Mobs die quicker and easier than they did in the level 50-60 zones back in the old world. In the first dungeon, Hellfire Ramparts, the bosses literally dropped dead in less than 10 seconds. The whole instance was much much easier than LBRS which we did the night before.
It feels like somebody at Blizzard just spun a dial too far and reduced all the Burning Crusade mob's armor down to almost nothing. They take massive damage from the most minor of hits.
I understand that content will become easier over time. But when things feel this stupidly easy-mode it sucks any enjoyment out of it. Both my wife and I feel like we don't even want to continue on at this point. If they are going to reduce the challenge to this degree they might as well just remove these levels of content all together.
Right now it looks like, instead of playing on, we'll just unsubscribe and wait to see how WoD looks when it releases. I'd just like to know when this radical change in the difficult was put in place? It seems like we leveled through this stuff a year or so ago and it wasn't like this. Is the content in WotLK equally dumbed down?