Giving away Heroic quality raid gear from running scaled dungeons that are easier than current max level Heroic Dungeons by a large margin is just not a great move. I really dislike their reward system this expansion. It's a mess and my biggest problem with the expansion overall. Hardly anything feels rewarding within this systems that rockets you to Heroic raid quality without much effort. Scaling emissaries, weekly event quests, warfronts, and both weekly chest all reward players above what is appropriate. This is intentional and hasn't been good for the game. Everything below Mythic raid gear is just cheap and far too easy to come by in comparison. Gear, below Mythic, is less of a pursuit and more something you accidentally accumulate. The level of effort isn't reflecting in the quality of rewards received.
It was always odd that the five mythic dungeons gave a heroic item, while the five timewalking did not. I know timewalking dungeons are not hard, but neither are regular mythic dungeons.
Nice to see them make timewalking relevant outside of the first week of raid release.
I hope it stays that way. I'm playing a DPS and a play solo. Queuing solo as DPS takes FOREVER. And I don't have the time to do all of them at once, with a pre-made group :(
I'm a big fan of this change. Much more motivating to do that quest. :) "Gear should be relatively quick to get so you can do what you want with it, like pushing content, making farming easier etc. If you are running content for the 'reward' of getting gear, that just means everything a mindless treadmill where gear is the goal. I want gear so I can do stuff. I don't want to do stuff so I can get better gear. The more sources of gear the better, since it means I can get the mundane stuff out of the way faster. All the gear will be obsolete and useless 4-5 months later anyway, so I definitely don't want to spend that long grinding it out."I second that sentiment!
In Legion the Cata Timewalking quest gaves HC loot. They changed it at a later patch when they introduced Pandaria Timewalking giving only normal loot to all expansions.
A lot of players have a pathological fear of anything tagged Mythic. Even M0s they wont believe is easymode.
So...I always got good gear from the timewalking quest kinda surprised that people didn't like the gear from it, It's nice to be getting heroic gear though.
Legion: Do timewalking event on 2-3 characters 90% time it is up.BFA: Do timewalking event 3-4 times overall. And that is even with me leveling 7 characters with timewalking 110-120. Once I reached 120, I just couldn’t care to do the event 4-5 times (would ding while in middle of run) more.Blizzard has created quite a reward/effort issue with BFA.
I'm glad of this change. The timewalking weekly was pointless after a week or two of gearing from a new raid & mythic+One thing i miss is how the timewalking weekly awarded an extra bonus token. No idea why they removed that for BFA.