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4-10-2009 @ 5:02PM
I'm sad that people raid for the gear instead of raiding for the raiding. All this qq is based on not getting the gear they want. Hey, did it occur to you that maybe the current valor gear is good enough to do Ulduar10? Upgrades are upgrades, and as long as the content is tuned properly, wearing 2 pieces of tier 7.5 will be sufficient.It isn't like it won't be possible for 10 man raiders to get full T8 if they want it for set bonuses, or aesthetics. Guess what else, in some cases T7 is itemized better than T8, and wearing T7.5 will be better than wearing T8. Having two 2 piece set bonuses has always been a viable strategy as well.I can say that I'd love as a 25 man raider to have the option to wear 2 pieces of a slightly better version of T7.5 and 2 pieces of T8.5. 10 man raiders have this option, and I don't. Maybe I should be qqing.The bottom line is that the difference between iLevel 213 and iLevel 219 is very small (smaller than the gap between T7 and T7.5), and with gaps that small it is very possible for an item that is 213 to out perform one that is 219 if it is itemized properly.For good or bad, Blizzard has decided to tune 10 man raiding lower than 25 man, and hence the gear requirements are lower. 25 man raiders don't just get better rewards, they NEED better rewards. If ulduar 10 doesn't need full T8, then there is nothing wrong with not making it easy to get full T8.Why do I care? I don't want Blizzard to give in to the qq and provide my guildies a justification to drag me back to Naxx25 ever again. Do I think it is fair that I will be able to buy T8.5 with badges and 10 man raiders can't buy T8? I guess it does seem a little off. Here's the thing though, I'd much prefer Blizzard remove my option to buy T8.5 than to let valor badges buy T8.
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