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Onyxia Level 80 raid

Blizzard announced yesterday that they will be bringing back Onyxia as Level 80 10 and 25 man raid content as part of a 5 year anniversary. You’ll also get a in game pet “Onyxia brood whelpling”. Cool! Now, I’ve already done Ony a few times so this wont be “new” to me. But I imagine there are many new players out there who haven’t seen her before. It’s a pretty simple fight, think nightbane 1.0. They’ll be redoing the tier 2 content for the raid. The thing is I’m only aware of the helm dropping from Onyxia. The other tier items being found in Blackwing Lair and Molten Core. And 8 pieces, up from the 5 that we get now. I’m going to call this now that the new Expansion, which has to be Cataclysm will do something drastic to the world “of warcraft”. As in azeroth being re-shaped. We all know Arthas will be the next fight. And that raid will come out sometime during the Christmas Season. Raids usually last 4-6 months and I forsee the Arthas fight lasting as long as the BT length. There will also be a BETA time for the Expansion and as we saw it ran a good 4-6 months. So I forsee these mini content patches. Ones where they will be patching in the old content for a short duration so players can experience the raids before they blow up the world. That’s just my .02 🙂

Here’s what they had to say.

“She has lurked in her lair and done battle with the many brave adventurers who travelled to that familiar location over the years. Now, in honor of the World of Warcraft 5-year anniversary, the dreaded brood mother Onyxia is being revamped to make a return to the forefront of Azeroth, as part of our big plans for the upcoming 3.2.2 content patch.

This permanent update to Onyxia will convert the dungeon into 10- and 25-player modes. We will be adding new items to Onyxia’s loot table that have the same model as some of the classic loot from this dungeon, like Tier 2 helms, with stats updated to match the current level of content. There will be a special new item too: a normal drake-sized 310% speed flying mount modeled after Onyxia herself called an Onyxia Broodling. We will also be updating the encounter mechanics to be more fitting for modern raiding, but we can guarantee players will get to experience the frightening horror of deep breaths once again.

Then for a limited time, after the 5-year anniversary event officially begins in November, anybody who logs in will receive an Onyxia Brood Whelpling pet.

We’re very excited to bring this classic encounter back to provide a fun new experience for both new and veteran players. Further details will be available in the near future, and we will be setting up the Public Test Realms soon to help test out this fight along with all the new content we have planned for the patch. Keep an eye on the forums for updates!”

August 14, 2009 - Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , ,

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