The RAID is Timegated

#1 - Nov. 11, 2021, 6:56 p.m.
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Just when I thought they couldn’t get any worse with the timegating they do, this time they’re timegating the actual raid.

Only the first 8 bosses will be available the first week the raid is.

What even.

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#69 - Nov. 11, 2021, 7:42 p.m.
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Narratively, the Eternity’s End raid tells two stories, one after the other. Our current plan for the release of the raid looks like this:

  • During the first week of the release of Eternity’s End, the raid will not be open.
  • Beginning with the second week, the raid will open for Normal and Heroic difficulties, and the first eight bosses will be available in those difficulties.
    • It will not be possible to fight the final bosses on any difficulty during week two.
    • This is intended to provide a moment to tell the story in a way that accounts for the passage of time between the events of the eighth encounter and the subsequent encounters.
  • Beginning with the weekly reset of week three, all bosses will be available on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties.
    • This will also be the opening of the first wing of the raid on Raid Finder difficulty.