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WoW World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Raid Progression Changes

Some interesting news has come from Blizzard today regarding changes to the way that players will raid in the upcoming Cataclysm expansion. If you are an avid and regular raider, these are changes that you should need to know before you dive head first into the new raids and dungeons.

The changes are pretty straight forward, especially the loot aspect of the game. 10-man guilds and raids will no longer feel left out as 10-man versions of the bosses will drop the same loot as the 25-man version of the same boss, the only real advantage the 25-man raid will have is that it will drop more loot than the 10-man version.

Players will also not be able to run a 10-man version of a raid with their guild for example, and then PUG a 25-man straight after as Blizzard have announced that they are combining the raid lockouts for both the 10- and 25-man raids.

Bullet points from the announcement includes what we have highlighted above, plus smaller information such as that the content will continue to be gated, Normal and Heroic version of bosses will be on a per-boss basis, the same as Icecrown Citadel works now, and that the first few raid tiers could be smaller raids with 5-6 bosses which can be completed with end-game dungeon blues and crafted items.

The announcement came from a ‘blue post’ on the official WoW forums, for more information regarding the post and the Cataclysm raid changes, follow the source below.

Do you think that combining the loot tables for the 10-man and 25-man is a good idea?

Source: WoW

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