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6-19-2009 @ 11:56AM
I think the fact that a lot of people are missing is that...yes, this change is going to HELP people get through tiers faster and get to current content, but it's not ALL that they have to do. Look at the Conquest vendor. The only slots you can get there are your T8 Helm and Chestpiece, belts, gloves, leggings, and necklaces. You still need a weapon (or weapon and offhand), two rings, trinkets, bracers. Even if you were to convert some of those Conquest badges to Valor and fill as many slots as you can with that gear, you'd still need to run Naxx a few times to fill in the slots if you want to be competitive/contribute to your raid in the next tier. Basically...what it means is, you won't have to farm Naxx for two months straight to think about making progress into Ulduar. If you keep up doing dailies after the patch and stockpile your Triumph badges, you don't have to farm Ulduar for as long to think about getting into the Crusade. It's...an absolutely brilliant move on the part of Blizz.This change above all else has gotten my guild so excited. We're struggling to clear Naxx on a regular basis. We formed pretty late in 3.0's lifespan, summer has hit us like a sack of bricks, and we're having a hard time filling slots when nobody wants to go to a Naxx run that isn't a guaranteed full-clear in three hours. We assumed that 3.2 was gonna be kind of like a..."side" tier to t8 rather than a full upgrade, so we thought we had more time. We were really worried when we found out that 3.2 was t9, but this news is fanTASTIC. (This change even soothes the burn from the beating that Unholy DKs are getting just a little...)
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