Designer 1: OK, so let’s talk about the design of the encounter for the last keeper, Mimiron. So far we’ve done the following themes: Hodir/Ice, Thorim/Lightning, Freya/Angry Plants. What should we do for this one?
Designer 2: Fire. Duh.
Designer 3: Hey did you hear they fired Terrence Howard from Iron Man 2?
Designer 4: Meh. He sucked. But hmm, Iron Man. Let’s do a robot encounter.
Designer 1: We already have a robot encounter.
Designer 4: Let’s do another robot encounter. Everyone loves robots, man. Like Mimiron is Tony Stark and he can put on a suit and be indestructible and fly around the room and shoot lasers out of his hands and one-shot people.
Designer 2: That’s awesome.
Designer 3: That’s lame. Batman pwned Iron Man.
Designer 4: Iron Man pwned your mom.
Designer 2: Voltron pwned Iron Man then pwned your mom.
Designer 1: Oh Voltron! Now that’s a great idea.
Designer 4: Totally, like all the bosses in Ulduar combine to make one boss who is indestructible and flies around the room and shoots lasers out of his hands and one-shots people.
Designer 3: How about instead of all the bosses combining we just take, like, all the abilities from all the bosses and put them into one boss.
Designer 4: …Who is indestructible and flies around the room and shoots lasers out of his hands and one-shots people.
Designer 3: So we give him an ability that can one-shot tanks, for sure.
Designer 2: Plus lightning nova!
Designer 3: Oh you know what would be funny? If while the melee are running out of lightning nova, we put bombs all over the ground in front of them.
Designer 4: OMG, that’s hilarious.
Designer 1: Can we design this so we need someone other than the tank to tank the fight?
Designer 2: Can we make the priests have to mind control something too?
Designer 3: Nah, too many QQers about needing priests for Naxx and now everyone brings priests. If we have to have another non-tank tank, let’s choose a class that’s likely to be in the raid.
Designer 1: Fuck that. Let’s have it be something obscure, like only a PVP-specced warlock or Marksman hunter or something.
Designer 2: Plus lasers! We gotta have lasers!
Designer 3: Lulz. I can smell the fear already.
Designer 2: I love the smell of fear.
Designer 3: I love the smell of napalm in the morn… OMG, we have to have napalm in this fight.
Designer 2: Plus rockets! We gotta have rockets!
Designer 3: Yes! Rockets that do like 40K damage or something insane.
Designer 2: No! They should do [Dr. Evil voice] ONE MILLION DAMAGE!
Designer 4: This is a lot of single target damage. Should we throw in some AOE too?
Designer 3: Yes, and adds. Gotta spawn adds.
Designer 4: Wow this fight is gonna be pretty healing intensive. All the healers are gonna need to spam raid heals like crazy. We should make the next fight a bit easy on them, don’t you think?
Designer 1: Oh hell no. Screw healers. My ex-wife plays a healer. Next fight should just insta-gib all the healers or have no mana regeneration or something like that.