I usually want new enemies, not the same ones. "This guy again? But I beat him already! Ugh."
Exceptions are: - the main boss of a story arc who we need to pursue through multiple worlds. - funny ones like Belloq. - quests where we time travel to learn more back story. Morganthe's memories & the BOXES were great.
I think a little goes a long way with recurring characters. Unless there is a good reason it can seem forced.
It would be more fun to see some old friends again. Maybe we can have friendly training matches with our professors to get a new spell, or have Ravenwood students help us at some point. An older, leveled up Penny Dreadful or Malorn Ashthorn, or one of the nicer competitors from Wysteria would make a good companion, or could join us as a henchman/minion in a solo quest.
This thread on Central had some good replies about what bosses (and drops) players most enjoy:
I have to say my boss that I would love to fight again except at a higher level would have to be and increased with cheats and things would have to be Belloq, Jabberwock, Kraken, and the finalist would be Morganthe- she fell, but imagine if someone utilized her body to say something like Malistaire the undying lol. Morganthe the Undying. Malistaire and Morganthe vs whomever lol
well, you guys have already made my fan-girl dreams a reality by bringing malistaire back.
(he has been my favourite character from the beginning, but i absolutely loved his spiffy new makeover in xibalba, and even more in the boxes event. everyone on these boards knows how i feel about cheating bosses, but darkmoor is gorgeous and i really wanted to hug him during that cut-scene... like, omg mally, i totally forgive you for trying to kill me, please don't kill me, i love you!)
if i had to pick one (and risk ki actually following through on it), i would love to see mithraya make a comeback. she's gorgeous, and i can only imagine her being even more awesome with shadow magic... except the part when i have to fight her, lol.
Mithraya is pretty cool character that I would like to see developed further. One appearance just isn't enough for me.
I would say King Thermidor's rival, King Amadeo of the Riverclaws. He was such a worthy opponent to fight. If I were to face him again, he would be a more fierce and formidable recurring opponent to fight at a higher level with some cheats & more stronger spells.
I would sure like to know more on how Thermidor and Amadeo became rivals, though. Nevertheless, I would think that he may have more plans up his sleeve than just trying to take over Crab Alley in mind... he may return after his defeat, you know. Can't forget that.
I would love to fight a stronger version of Sergeant Skullsplitter because of what he said about Malistaire after he was caught in the act of possessing Mrs. Drake's scrapbook. He said "I will deny Malistaire any kindness after what he denied me in life!" That is suspicious...
I would like to face a boss that drops the best gear for levels 30 and above, in a set, not just one robe, but the full set of gear for that level, it would certainly be rewarding to get gear ready for a new wizard that your planning to make.