A few announcements in patch 5.1 which are really cool…(src), two of the best are:
(a) No raid-group needed to get into old raid content.
Well let me just say we’ll be farming more old stuff like madmen. It was not a huge deal to begin with, but it was sometimes a pain to get a raid formed. Kudos.
(b) Scenarios now have all the features that other randoms have.
God at last. I hated having players drop from scenarios and then the remaining players either leave too, or solo it. Should have been that way at release, but at least it is in the first major patch.
Raids, Dungeons and Scenarios
- Raid groups are no longer necessary to enter pre-Mists of Pandara raid dungeons.
- The Statistics page now tracks and displays 10-player and 25-player raid boss kills separately.
- Cooldown timers greater than 5 minutes will now reset between attempts on Challenge Mode dungeons.
- Scenarios now include Dungeon Finder queue features, including leaders, backfill, vote to kick, and deserter debuffs. Roles are still not required.
And I assume that DKs are pretty much where they want us given no notes in the patch? Good. Nice.