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Dungeons and Raids in Wrath of the Lich King


There's more news coming in for Wrath of the Lich King regarding how dungeons and raids will work. First the 5-mans:

  • All 5-man dungeons will have a Heroic mode
  • Heroic dungeons will have a separate loot table than non-Heroics
  • A new token system will be used, similar to the Badge of Justice one used now
  • The 5-man instances are designed to not take more than an hour
The 5-man news really was expected, but the raid info is much more exciting:
  • All raid dungeons will have both 10-man and 25-man versions
  • The 10 and 25-man progressions will not depend on each other
  • There will be no attunements or keys necessary for any raid
  • The 25-man loot will be a tier higher than the 10-man loot
  • The 10 and 25-man versions of the same raid will be on different timers so that each can be attempted on the same day by the same people
It seems that Blizzard is trying to make both the hardcore and casual raiders happy with these changes. Those guilds who can only see the 10 man content will be able to see all of the endgame content, but those who can organize 25 person raids will reap the benefits of the most challenging content and best gear in the game. And group instances that only take an hour will be great for those of us with limited playtime.

[via Gamespy and World of War]

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