I like this change! This way the heroic items will be made more available.Let's asume that you're in the heroic version of Firelands and that item you really want doesn't drop, you still are able to get some decent gear if you get this item, and exchange it.Plus the fact that you will need a normal mode item to do this, makes it even a better change to the gear obtaining system, all changes that don't include valor points/justice points are good imho.Good 'ol raiding <3Edit **the link to the item in the last line of your news-post is broken!**
This is also going to be a great help for those of us who don't have the time to go all the way to the last boss in a raid to get the heroic tier items. You are going to have to roll against 9 other people but it also means more tokens to roll on in the overall raid.
A continuation of one of my favorite concepts from Sunwell Plateau -- Item + Sunmote** = alternate/improved item.Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic.** well, not so much a Sunmote as these items aren't going to be for crafting, but you get the idea.
Note: The link that says "lava bolt crossbow" links to the "lava bore blunderbuss," this may want to be changed for clarification purposes.
Something that I wasn't aware of which may be worth noting, is that these upgraded items aren't only found within the Firelands raid. The Justice/Valor vendors were updated as well, and many of the normal versions of items seen here were available for purchase.That's very exciting for me; I hate feeling like i'm "wasting" hard-earned VP on non-Tier gear.
Those are horrible trinkets. I'm not asking they be BiS, but right now they're lacking strength compared to other trinkets of their ilevel. License to Slay is better then they are. They need to have the strength buffed up to 1540/proc unless they want no one to use them ever.
Hi, you don't have to kill heroic ragnaros to get all his items in heroic just farm the first two bosses every week.World of Casuals.
Blackcleave Chopper is listed under "Armor" instead of "Weapons". :)Good article, love the sunmote system! ;)
This system makes it too easy to get upgrades, and discourages having a well varied raid. You can stack whatever OP class there is and everyone can still get upgrades. It also means that if you are stuck 1/7 heroic, you can still get everyone geared up (although slowly), as opposed to hitting a gear wall.This also means that some players may have issues getting gear if they first need the normal version to upgrade to the heroic one, but aren't doing normal kills on that boss anymore.
I really like this method for upgrading items to heroic. It gives players a bit of a choice what to strengthen for their items. I noticed a few slight inconsistencies for items to upgrade, however. Hoping they patch up some of the holes.This gives 10-man groups a bit of a better chance. No longer will they be completely screwed because the loot tables decided to turn against them.
Rune of Zeth is just sooo bad...I woulda prefered another hit rating trinket to that crtitical strike...or mastery like the other trinkets. I don't know why they decided to put crit on every bloody thing when its prioritized by so few classes.
Sounds like a cool idea, let's hope there will be an epic gun for hunters this tier :)
There is also the thing where License to Slay has a ton of hit rating, which you may not need on a trinket in the Firelands. Since the all of the items that have hit on them will have more of it, you may be able to use your trinket slots purely for DPS upgrades - and the Essence is one such upgrade.