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7-07-2008 @ 3:22AM
I have read what they have said about gear in the expac. Bornakk said you will not be replacing season 4 with greens from the first zone. I noticed he did not say T4. I suspect that the level 70 greens will be about T5 in quality. There are three reasons for this. First season 2 is on the honor vendor right now and that is about the same as T5 but with PVP Stats. The gear is however great for questing and farming still. Second, a character leveled after BC will go straight to Northrend at 68. If he/she cannot get gear there equal to what most people had at the time of the release, then they will have an impossible time leveling. If the area is tuned for people in BC blues and greens then those of us geared out now will find it trivial. Finally, Blizzard wants to sell copies of the expac. They will want the content (read:gear) to be so awesome that people will run out and buy it just like they did BC. I remember when BC came out, I knew several people that said they were not going to bother. That was until they saw the greens on the AH from Hellfire. Now those in T6/S4 will get to wear those shiny purples for a while. However, at some point they will be outdated by blues and greens. To sum up my argument, a person can easily hit 70 in Nagrand or Blades Edge. It takes weeks to gear up a new 70 in dungeon blues, then even longer to epic out. People follow the path of least resistance and just like now they will go get the easy quest rewards in Northrend rather than fight the RNG in level 70 BC instances.
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