I've finally convinced myself to post this idea on the forums after talking to numerous friends about it.
One of my greatest memories from the old golden mabi days was gathering a party to just do a dungeon for no other reason than "It was fun."
As we get stronger (Even more so with this new memoir event making everyone pass over 5k+) This idea fades and fades until many of the dungeons just lose incentive to even visit (Which is a shame because that's assets you have, that are being rarely used)
Lower level dungeons will rarely see the light of the days, and my proposition is a simple one (Hopefully temporary as I also believe Dungeons need a revisit/revamp to make them even greater) but honestly, a lot of us would appreciate one simple concept - LET US STRUGGLE AGAIN
Let me explain, let us feel the struggle/danger we once felt as low levels entering these dungeons again, having to dread when a bunch of Kobold Archers spawn and start slinging arrows knocking one, two players out, while the others play dead and try to come up with an idea to get out of a sticky situation. Yes, we are powerful Demi-Gods now, but that's the thing, Many of us are feeling this "One Punch Man Syndrome".
I know there's "Hard-mode" and that was a great addition at the time, but even Hard-Mode isn't "Hard" anymore.
I don't know the logistics of it all, but a Special Pass? A tweak in the Mob Aggro/Damage/Stats that make them do insane (and I mean insane) amounts of damage, High Wound Rates, Instant Aggro, Don't even worry about balancing the damage for each dungeon, just tweak it to as high as it will go, (Not really, but you kinda get the idea i hope)
Give them good pools of health, I want to be able to actually finish my three-step fighter combo on a mob before it spontaneously feints with punching it once.
We can call it "Extreme" ; Gather your friends, recruit some randoms, Buy a Pass for the corresponding Dungeon (We gotta have them all! Content!)
It's essentially a Sudden Death Mode, (GASP..maybe even have to where if the whole party dies we get kicked back to the lobby?!?!)
Think of it, imagine it, having your friends sit by an emergency campfire again, mending them before the next room, healing, actually being careful, calculative with every room.
Make the rewards not OP, but worth the trouble, Gold is always good. 50k or something i don't know, let's be honest we're not doing it for the rewards, we're doing it cause we're bored, and want a challenge, want to struggle with our friends, and even create bonds and new friendships through trying to achieve something together.
"Wanna run Ciar Extreme?" "Oh god, yes!" "I'll get a pass, meet you in lobby"
Make this a thing. Thanks in advance. o/