Ahn'Qiraj Bosses Hotfixed

Two of the most difficult bosses in Ahn'Qiraj - C'thun and Ouro, neither of whom have yet been defeated - have both been hotfixed to make the encounters (presumably!) less difficult.  With major PVE raiding guilds on the verge of giving up on the buggy C'thun encounter (see Death and Taxes and Elitist Jerks for examples), CM Drysc posted regarding changes to both encounters.  If you approach either of these two bosses in the future expect the following:
  • Ouro's Quake effects deal significantly less damage
  • Lowered hit points for C'thun's Giant Claw Tentacles and Giant Eye Tentacles
  • Decreased damage from C'thun's Ground Rupture ability, which should also now be resistible
  • Significantly decreased melee damage from C'thun's Giant Eye Tentacles
  • The faction changing debuff applied to players in C'thun's stomach should no longer appear
  • Tentacles should no longer spawn in C'thun's stomach
  • A player in C'thun's stomach can no longer be the target of C'thun's Eye Beam
Will this be enough to encourage disheartened guilds who have been wiping for over a month on the C'thun encounter?  This seems the way of many of the game's major bosses thus far...  Ragnaros was impossible, until the encounter was tweaked by Blizzard.  Nefarian was impossible, until the encounter was tweaked by Blizzard.  Does it surprise anyone that C'thun is impossible in the same way?

[Thanks to Wreckless and Dave for contributing links]

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.