You will hear about what was found, but that’s not the story here. That story started with a lvl 100 boost of a Highmountain Tauren bank alt. The boost was given free long ago and was not needed. So the lvl 20 tauren – who had no Highmountain questline whatsoever, was just dumped to Orgrimmar got the boost and completed the Legion intro questline (the one that ends with the death of the king and the coronation of Sylvanas). After that she went to the dark portal to do the Draenor intro quests to get her garrison.
Then came the surprise. Despite sporting in Legion gear and being lvl 100, the mobs died slowly. As you can see on the picture, the monster gets 2-400 damage from pets despite having 10000 HP. Sure, main abilities did more, but still the time to kill is around 20 seconds.
The monsters are also lvl 100, with the elites being lvl 102. How? When Draenor opened, people just left Pandaria as lvl 90. They sure didn’t face lvl 100 monsters!
It turned out, they still don’t. But the monsters automatically level scale. So despite being in an old content, the questing pace is normal. This is pants on head retarded. What’s the point of gear and level progression if the same monsters scale with you. Sure, there was always a threadmill in MMORPGs that you get better gear and levels just to face stronger monsters, but that gave a sense of progression. But this?! The Draenor questline took more time than the Legion. I’d say the monsters were even overtuned.
I have serious trouble understanding what Blizzard was expecting with this. Who they were trying to cater to? Who welcomed this change? I’ve never heard anyone saying “hey, old monsters I kill for some vanity achievement are too weak”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I personally disagree. I disagree with lot of things in WoW, hence I’m not playing. But I always understood why they did those things and who they catered to (always the morons and slackers). But I doubt that the M&S is celebrating that they have to slowly kill old monsters for their vanity nonsense.
This was just dumb.