Holiday Bosses should be moved to Scenarios

90 Tauren Priest
18785
At present single dps queues for the valentine's day boss have been 10-20 min which is literally ridiculous. The fights (not just valentine's) are so easy tanks and healers aren't even needed for it and only serve to extend the queue times of everyone else.
My arms warrior who has been 90 for a few days and has no more gear that Dread Wastes greens and blues + sha quest boots can tank valentine's and not even take damage by switching to protection spec and switching to protective stance, only wielding one of his 2 handers.

I would think it would be much better to switch over the holiday bosses from dungeon queues to scenario queues to make queue times much faster, especially since most people will want to grind them on multiple alts for mounts and holiday goodies.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
17825
Then heal it, or make friends with a tank.
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90 Dwarf Warrior
17115
I actually sort of agree.

As long as they leave the content open to pre-90's and such, they would barely need to retune them to be tank and healerless.
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90 Pandaren Warrior
15680
I just pick tank and go in as fury.
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90 Tauren Priest
18785
Then heal it, or make friends with a tank.


That's exactly what I do now but for people like me with alts that want to grind, as I said before, my alts that only have a dps spec can't do that also today even the heal queue took 10 min as well. My druid and war will definitely be queuing as tank though.
Edited by Starscreamer on 2/13/2013 8:47 PM PST
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80 Blood Elf Death Knight
11715
10 minutes isnt really a big deal - I have 2 heals (3 minute queues), 1 DK which I cant really tank with but can tank Q for that and one pure dps who has to eat a dps queue (11 minutes).

so that is 4 toons in about 35 minutes not really a massive investment. That said given that scenarios are a thing making holiday events scenarios may be interesting for the future and possibly let them put more of a story in so it isnt quite so boring.
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90 Draenei Shaman
17870
Scenarios seem to be the perfect thing designed for holiday bosses. I'd imagine that you'll see some of the older holidays revamped into scenarios soon when they get around to redesigning them next.

Midsummer is far enough away; they could easily have it remade and put in 5.3 if that makes it in time, which isn't too bad of odds.
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90 Goblin Warrior
17885
It's easier for them to just do it the way it is currently.

What you are asking is for them to code in new areas and put the holiday bosses in them.

What they are currently doing is taking 15 minutes to change the holiday NPC levels, the contents of the "bag", and the level requirement to queue for them.
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90 Draenei Mage
16765
I support them being a scenario. Today, my tank is instant queue, healer is 2 min, and my 2 pures are 25 min each. Just to do the daily requirement to try to get that darn rocket.
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90 Pandaren Hunter
15040
I wish they were more engaging, personally. Something to make the wait time at least worth it. It's my opinion that holiday bosses were more fun when they could wipe you. At this point they're a formality. You could substitute in a slot machine interface, give me one roll and let me get back to compelling content sooner.
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90 Human Warrior
14230
At present single dps queues for the valentine's day boss have been 10-20 min which is literally ridiculous


Really now we are QQing about a 10-20 min wait. People really need to grow up and understand that not everything is instant nor about them. Suck it up and get over it.
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90 Tauren Priest
18785
Really now we are QQing about a 10-20 min wait. People really need to grow up and understand that not everything is instant nor about them. Suck it up and get over it.


No we are "QQing" about a 10-20 min queue wait for one single toon. Which for me equates to 30 - 60 min wait time on all my toons that cant tank. Now imagine for a second how much longer that extends for those who have 11 toons. So yes I would "QQ" about having to queue that long for something that could be queue'd for instantly - 30 sec for everybody and not just me. =/

It's easier for them to just do it the way it is currently.

What you are asking is for them to code in new areas and put the holiday bosses in them.


I am by no means extremely knowledgeable about how Blizz makes this game, but from my point of view I don't see why it would really be much more than copy pasting what they have already into the scenario section of the game, probably tweaking the bosses dmg/health as they do already every expac, and write in a one step objective to kill the boss. If they would add more objectives to make it longer that would be a lot more coding, but I certainly wouldn't require it of them. =p
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A 20m queue is ridiculous for a boss that doesn't require a tank and barely requires a healer. It SHOULD have been a scenario.
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90 Pandaren Priest
15085
The valentine's boss would have been perfect as a scenario. EVERYONE can be a tank, and if they handle it correctly there's extremely minimal healing required.

I can't imagine it being a coding mess to convert. There are enough dungeons in the game now that the devs must have a handy way to slap together a basic instance and stick it in the existing UI framework.
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90 Pandaren Monk
11480
Agreed.

I queue as tank when spec'd as a healer and there's no threat of anyone dying.

There is a threat though of someone saying I suck as a tank because I can't keep threat.
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90 Troll Rogue
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02/14/2013 10:49 PMPosted by Mneme
A 20m queue is ridiculous for a boss that doesn't require a tank and barely requires a healer. It SHOULD have been a scenario.

The valentines day boss is easier then every scenario.
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90 Orc Warrior
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02/15/2013 03:41 PMPosted by Fierydemise
A 20m queue is ridiculous for a boss that doesn't require a tank and barely requires a healer. It SHOULD have been a scenario.

The valentines day boss is easier then every scenario.


esp. when you grab the purple and green potions and completly nullify the only thing that actually do any damage to you. The purple and green AOEs and the one beam or breath attack whatever it is. The 3rd guy just runs around hitting random people.

The first and 2nd guys are the only ones that do anything, but if you buff youself with the potions to nullify the assosicated nasty stuff you really cant die on that fight.
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90 Troll Warrior
10150
I wouldn't mind them switching it up a bit every few holidays but I wouldn't want there to be only scenario holiday bosses. Though I do like the potential there, I also enjoy the 5-man dungeon style as well, despite the queues.

Heck I'd even like to see a LFR holiday boss (ala omen but instanced).
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
14445
Actually, this is a really good idea.
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90 Pandaren Shaman
9530
I like this idea but this:

which is literally ridiculous.


Made me literally laugh out loud.
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