So, the bonus increase added to ones MF and EXP gain,when playing as a group, was a perfect idea to boost the encouragement for people to play with each other, instead of solo farming all the time.
The problem is, that it really didn't change anything but making farming more efficient in a group. Sure, it's fun now, but soon people will get bored again. I've actually already seen a great deal of people whine about this patch only made more crappy legendaries drop.
So what else, could Blizzard do to encourage group play?
A weekly boss event!
Every week, a boss event, that REQUIRES 4 people in a group to encounter!
To join the event, you'll have to either create a game with the "Weekly boss" quest, then open to public, or try to join the quest under "Public games" as you will need a full 4 man team to go through the entrance to the boss itself.
*EDIT* - as players come with good ideas to make this idea better! :)
Once the 4 men is gathered, you move through the entrance, and a boss will present itself.
A reuse of an already existing monster model, but bigger in size and added colours (like Elite Packs etc.) is completely fine! Even a reused area for a place to battle the boss is fine!
Though, do add some special abilities/mechanics to the boss, to make it more interesting and challenging.
An easy to to determine the quality of the drop, is to say the higher the MP# difficulty, the better the drop.
To add even more awesome to this weekly boss encounter, when you down the weekly boss on MP10, a huge and tough treasure goblin, called the King of Treasures, will appear from a portal, yelling out something like this "CRAP, Wrong portal!" - Now your group has to down this huge, and heavy healthed treasure goblin, before it vanishes into another portal (like a normal treasure goblin encounter). If the group manages to down this King of Treasures, they are all rewarded with 1 legendary each, if they do not down the goblin, they are left with gold, blues and a bit of rare items.
That was my idea, I hope blizzard will do something close to this!
What do you guys think about this?
And do you have any cool ideas to make this one, even better?