With the New Heroic instances of Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman on the horizon is there any chance we will be seeing a normal version of these two?
Unfortunately, no. Blizzard recently stated that they would've liked to have low-level versions of the instances in question, but there was no good place to add them in the 1-60 bracket.
I don't raid or do dungeon runs very often coz of the jerks I've had to deal with using the LFG/LFD utilities. Don't know if this has actually been asked before, but my question is this:
Is there anyway non-raiders, such as myself, can get comparable gear to normal/heroic gear without grouping?
I've mentioned this before, I don't get opportunities very often to get into good groups, due to kicking coz of my, formerly Gearscore, now it average iLevel, which is at 307 currently. Most of the gear I've found in the AH is PvP gear, which I have gotten to PvP, but I'm looking at getting better PVE gear.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but if you don't want to run group content, what do you need better gear for? If you're not doing instances, heroics, or raids, then you only need gear that lets you kill quest mobs, which is provided in spades through quests, reputations, or the auction house. Try Tol Barad dailies for your faction's rewards, which are ilvl 346, and make sure to do the daily quests for the various Cataclysm reputations, some of which reward items up to ilvl 359.
Why haven't more raid groups downed Conclave of Wind? My raid group has only downed Magmaw twice and the Defense System once, so we're not the most talented or hardcore group out there but we found Conclave to be one of the easiest fights so far.
I can't speak for every raider, but Conclave of Wind is a fight that requires a level of coordination that lots of raid groups just don't have. A good raid leader can get a group through it no problem, but not every raid leader is a good one. Another aspect of Conclave that makes it less appealing for fledgling raiders is the highly random loot. I don't think I'm the only person who dislikes having an epic with "of the ______" in its name.
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