Twice now my raid has had a run in with a rare mob in the new throne of thunder raid. Twice now we wiped, laughed, and searched for some help trying to get the scoop on these bad boys. They are from the weekly raid quests and I did not even know about them. Have to love a surprise.
What? You have not seen any of these rares yet? Don't feel bad. Last week when we ran into our first one we asked around for help in the form of advice from some people in the more advanced guilds on our server and were surprised to hear that no one, not one single guild we asked, which included every alliance side guild above us on our server, has ever seen one of these before. We have been the only one, that we spoke to at least, that has gotten a raid weekly quest so far on our server. Cool, huh? Guess you can tell how far behind in raiding my server is when even the top guild on the server has not seen a weekly quest for a rare yet.
The top guild on the server asked my friend who asked them what they were smoking. They said that there are no rares in the new raids and if there were they would have seen one. Guess what, they were wrong. There are rares and they will be real fun if you do not know what to do.
They are not particularly hard, not at all, but they will surely take you by surprise if you do not know what to expect. Just like the first one we ran into on the bridge between the first and second boss. We ran up and got knocked off instantly. At least half the raid did, and the other half followed shortly after.
So I did a little research on this rare, after seeing that no one we could find on our server had seemingly ran into one, or at least this one, or had any clue what we were talking about.
It is a weekly quest, like the ones that used to be in ICC. There will always be one rare up somewhere in the raid. Being no guild on our server has finished normal yet that could explain why even the top guild has not seen any of the rares yet. Their weekly might be further in and my guild just happened to get lucky and have the weekly as the one between the first and second boss. We have killed that one twice now.
Some information you might want to know, besides what these mobs do, is that you get a baggie for completing the quest you get to kill them. In the two times, I know, really small sample size, we have done the raid weekly, no one has gotten anything worth mentioning. One flawless battle stone, which was the best thing anyone saw, and a couple of gems. Otherwise, just gold and some motes at best.
These quests also do not give you reputation of any sort. Would have been nice if they gave some shado-pan assault reputation, being we are in their raid doing their thing and the weekly is for them, but nope, no reputation rewards. I am not sure about any of the other rares as I have not seen them but I can tell you from the one I saw, twice, it is not something you can skip. It must be downed. I am going to guess they are all like that.
So what do you think of this, the return of the current raid weekly quests?
Admitted, the bags we received were all worthless, but I like them being there. I also like that the ones my guild got were early on and I am also looking forward to running into one later on. While I can only guess at this point, I think it will be like ICC, where there is one per week guaranteed. But will you get to the one your lock out offers, that is the question.
I just wish they gave some extra valor like the ICC quests did (frost back then actually), or like the isle rares do. That would make them better. Valor and reputation, now that would make them much better. As for now, all they are is a little spice but I like them.
What do you think of the new weekly quests with in raid rares?