The notoriously difficult 5.2 world bosses prompted players from multiple servers to form large numbers of raid groups to defeat the bosses. This in turn created enormous stress on the world servers. Having participated in one such battle in which over five Alliance raid groups and between six and seven Horde comprised of players from several servers were wiped for the better part of two hours by Oondasta I can see why Blizzard has made the change.
Players visiting a different realm are no longer eligible to receive loot from Oondasta or Nalak, The Storm Lord.
Click the “read more” tab to view some of the hilarious pictures from an Oondasta attempt on the Kil’Jaeden server.
We’re in the process of implementing a hotfix that will remove players’ eligibility to receive loot from Oondasta and Nalak, The Storm Lord if they’re not on their home realm.
We think it’s great that encounters like Oondasta have been able to bring back some of the excitement of massive spontaneous outdoor raids. However, with cross-realm groups giving the ability to play with friends on each other’s realms, the amount of people concentrating on a single realm to try to zerg these bosses down can unfortunately cause a number of stability issues, impacting the availability of the game for everyone.
While Nalak isn’t available yet, we want to preemptively address this so that the first realm to unlock it doesn’t then become the single focus for the rest of the region.
Here’s the hotfix note that’ll be added to the blog shortly: