Highmaul, NAGRAND - After taking a quick break midweek from Blackrock Foundry, the Conquest strike team decided to return briefly to Highmaul and neutralize Brackenspore. There were reports that he was harassing the coastal towns and villages in the area. This now puts the team at 3/7 Mythic in Highmaul. Tagged and bagged. Butcher was extremely close but he will be secured next week instead.
In other news:
The main purpose of this change is to ensure that killing new bosses in the Blackrock Foundry raid feels appropriately rewarding. We are finding that groups coming out of a couple of months in Highmaul could often have an average item level that was just barely shy of the loot dropped by the appropriate difficulty in Foundry. A core part of the experience of progressing through a new raid tier lies in the sense that even if you didn’t manage to kill a particular boss this week, the upgrades your raid group gathered along the way will make things smoother and improve your chances the following week.
This change will be retroactive, affecting existing items that players may have in their possession. Thus, instead of an item level range of 650/665/680/695 for Raid Finder/Normal/Heroic/Mythic Foundry, the loot awarded will now be item level 655/670/685/700 respectively. At the same time, we will be increasing the item level of the new highest-tier crafted and Apexis vendor items by 5, in order to keep their power unchanged relative to the Foundry raid itemization.