Karazhan. World of Warcraft’s first 10-man dungeon and my personal favourite to this day. Every character I have goes through Kara once they’re 70 or higher. It’s like a rite of passage. Go through the elegant tower and come out truly as one of my own. But, I might not have that rite for much longer.
I’ll preface things by saying this is purely based on a miniscule nugget or two of information and there is nothing to truly warrant my fears as of yet. Data mining suggests something about changing Karazhan. Now, there’s no mention in any detail as to what that infers. It could simply speak to the story of Warlords of Draenor and that at some point there’s something about the tower that changes. Perhaps a single player phasing scenario that involves it. Or, because of Kara’s connection to space and time, Medivh’s old home could be undergoing a significant overhaul both in terms of story and in gameplay.
The latter is what concerns me. I don’t want the raid updated for 90-100, with changes. Unless it’s a completely separate raid. The original is so unique, to this day, that it needs to be left alone and preserved. Don’t just “update” it. Sure, you can put in an alternate level 100 raid that sees the tower change for whatever reason. I’m perfectly fine with that. I’d go in and check it out as well. But my problem with wanting to do that with the current incarnation is that it’s pretty much just lazy, and would remove an iconic player experience.
Like I said, this is pure speculation, and many people are also suggesting changes are coming to Karazhan. This is based on said little pieces of information. Concern could be all for naught, or it could amount to something more. I have a number of scenarios in my head where I feel Kara could be great for an end-game instance or raid as a backdoor to the parallel reality, or a cog in the overall story. I’m ok with these things. These things pay no harm to level 70 Karazhan.