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5-27-2009 @ 1:28PM
I guess Heirloom items are cool. They're definitely a neat idea and can help with the leveling process and looking half decent. I can't claim to have any firsthand experience, as I've never been able to purchase any of them. All my emblems are saved up and used immediately to purchase gear for my main character with no overflow whatsoever. And since I get emblems at the blazing fast rate of like 10 per month, it takes some time as I just don't have much motivation to do many heroic instances nowadays (Thanks, Ulduar).In short, there's always something I'm saving up for in each tier of emblems and my alts just don't have enough priority to override that. I've only leveled one guy to 80 and have never been able to get any other character to at least 30.
5-27-2009 @ 1:34PM
And before some smartass replies with "but what about that stockpile of Stone Keeper Shards you inevitably have?" those have worthless PVP stats on them and are of no interest to me. Not to mention I just spent most of them on a mammoth (the only worthwhile purchase with them, imo)
5-31-2009 @ 5:44PM
The inclusion of resilience makes the shard counterparts SLIGHTLY less attractive than their badge equivalents, but they are hardly useless and will usually have more useful stats than almost any quest gear you can get at the equivalent level. For example, I have the strengthened stockade pauldrons, and the stamina and strength are both great for melee plate classes. Plus the real draw of the heirlooms is not the stats, its the 10% xp to everything -- both quests and kills! It's basically a free level every 10 levels. Combine with rested xp and leveling becomes a pretty quick process.
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