|Still Scary. Official.|
If you're here expecting my opinion on 5.1: I can't formulate that kind of post without a better immersion in the content. I'm not going to be drawn, either. You'll have to wait a few days, but it'll happen. This is about stuff that's part of 5.1 but is most definitely Not New Content.
This is about Blackwing Lair.
How did u do it solo? The adds kill the boss way to fast.
Some adds should be sticking to you (but won't interrupt your channel). There's no debuff when using the orb, so you can interrupt it, clean adds, and retake control of the boss as much as you want, and you can destroy eggs non-stop (other than his 3 second cast).
Also, Razorgore has an ability that will put to sleep a dragonkin unit, this is very useful if he's under attack. Just keep practicing and make the most of the period between the pull and the first wave of adds!
I had a 50g bet with a Guildie that Blizzard hadn't changed anything about these boss encounters: I thought after some quality wiping time yesterday I'd owe him but this blue post from yesterday says otherwise. Yes, the fight has been changed, but not enough to allow me to be able to easily dominate the boss and gain entry to the instance that now has Minipets I desire in it. My mistake, and I realise that is what it was now, was to assume that 'make easier' meant that I'd have my achievement by the end of the day, which is both naive and, as it transpires, impossible.
I can't solo this guy regardless of the changes to the Encounter, because I can't channel Razorgore with an active pet, which means a series of summons and desummons to be able to control adds, which is beyond me at my current level of play. If I was doing this with a plate class, or indeed a class with the ability to self heal, I'd say my chances might be a lot better, but as a result of my hunter shortcomings, this isn't happening any time soon. As a result, I will attempt to find willing guildies (of which I know there are many) and realise that Soloable is a relative term.
I did a run of Molten Core to reassure myself that I'm good with soloing, and it has made me realise that I will need to keep working at my abilities. I feel I ought to run all the normal Cataclysm 5 Mans as well to see what is soloable and what is not: two have mount drops, after all. I'm seeing Guildies gleefully informing me Onyxia is now soloable and part of me is not sure that's the kind of encounter I'd ever be able to successfully beat, just because of the sheer amount of stuff that's going on that I'd have to provision for, but I can grasp how the more adept players can attain it. The principles sit soundly enough in my head, it is the execution whilst panicking where a particular spell is on my bars that causes the issue, and it brings to the forefront an issue that has always bothered me.
The Blue Poster is talking about someone playing the encounter who, I think it is fair to say, has never keyboard turned or had to worry about a 7 year old having a bleeding finger stuck in their face whilst practising. I sometimes wish bars were set a little more realistically when things were tuned, but there's a part of me that understands by keeping it this hard Blizzard don't have to worry about Achievements being completed too fast. The difficulty curve is it's own limiter. That makes a lot of sense especially when you advertise instances as soloable: yes you can do it alone, but you'll need to work at it. Your choice.
I have one of the pets for the Raiding with Leashes achievement. It occurs to me that actually, if Blizzard keep up a once ever 3 months cycle (for example) and because a lot of these pets are not guaranteed to drop, I have a good chance of having this done by 5.2. Again I find myself thinking that is about the right level of progress, and I'd also wager we'll see more Raid Instances getting their own miniaturised versions of bosses once that patch rolls around (it's a great idea after all, it will be milked, oh yes.) Perhaps in the intervening period, as I'm not having to worry so much about rep grinding, I will have an opportunity to start honing my Extreme Soloing skills...