Updated Mon, Dec 19, 2011 by Mem
The World of Warcraft Raid Finder, newly introduced in Patch 4.3, is without a doubt a roaring, albeit surprising, success. With the WoW Raid Finder for the first time ever the very casual can experience the end game raiding scene and even the more hardcore can find use out of this brand new WoW raid tool. However, while we here at Ten Ton Hammer have been focusing on the here and now of the Raid Finder, but in the Spirit of the soon to be New Year, it is instead time to think to the future of the WoW Raid Finder.
While the WoW Raid Finder came out of the gate working beyond anyone‘s expectations, nothing is ever perfect. Below you will find a list of things that I feel could be improved upon or introduced into the WoW Raid Finder in order to allow us all to have a more epic Raid Finder experience in Patch 4.3 and beyond.
As it stands right now players wanting to experience the WoW Raid Finder only have one instance option; Dragon Soul. Of course this is an excellent option, I mean who doesn’t want to take a shot at Deathwing and see how it all ends in the final boss encounter of Patch 4.3? Nevertheless the fact remains that for some players, who have yet to purchase Cataclysm or any of the WoW expansions for that matter, Deathwing is irrelevant. Of course it can be argued that these players are far and few between, which is very true, but in spite of this these players should not be deprived of their own “end game” raiding experience.
Still not convinced? How about adding all raid instances to the WoW Raid Finder for those of us touched with a bit of nostalgia, those wanting to pick up pieces to use for Transmogrification purposes, or even for a potentially more interesting way to gain experience (and not to mention some epic loot) during your journey through Azeroth. Blizzard has mentioned it already has plans to do just this, however, I would love to see it sooner than later because, let’s face it, some of the old WoW raid instances the stuff legends are made out of. So here is to bringing all instances to the WoW Raid Finder in Patch 4.3 and beyond!