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9-01-2009 @ 1:51AM
Wow, there is some "entitled casuals" here.The items say "requires level 1 to 80" so why would you expect them to be useful for anything but levelling between 1 and 80? If you stopped and thought for 10 seconds it was entirely obvious that Blizzard was not going to allow everyone to stockpile heirlooms (easy to do now you can get them for AT champions seals) and blow through Blizzards new and improved "slower" levelling system 20% faster. This is similar to Cold Weather flying restricting mains levelling in Northrend, except we had no expectation of heirlooms working past level 80.They are trying to not make it "race to end game and get bored as quick as possible". Additionally with the Old World levelling revamp and the fact that Blizz wants us to roll more alts they might nerf the exp bonus on heirlooms altogether. The XP bonus was a patch on the fact that the Old World sucked if you had seen Outland or Northrend.
9-01-2009 @ 3:22AM
I like to experience the new content as it comes, so I'm not terribly bent out of shape over this news, but pointing out the level requirement on the item as a point for your argument about why they shouldn't work past 80 is kind of stupid. The level requirement has never served as a limiter before now, so why should people be expecting it to on the heirlooms? Of course they're going to be upset, like when the carrot on the stick quit working. I don't think it's as big an issue as people are making it out to be, but "entitled casuals" is a bit harsh.
9-01-2009 @ 8:28AM
"The level requirement has never served as a limiter before now"That's not true, blizzard has in the past set "max levels" on items they want to phase out. Examples: mana/wizard oils, old-school overpowered engineering gadgets, everything that says "unreliable against targets over level X"
9-01-2009 @ 11:18AM
What LilBanshee said. EVERY and I mean EVERY expansion Blizzard have level limited and phased out items. And I am sorry but the whining is from "entitled" people. And my argument wasn't that they shouldn't work because of the level limit, but they shouldn't be expected to work because of the level limit. It says right on the box "requires level 1 to 80" so it working from 1 to 80 is all we were ever promised. But people demand more because they feel entitled. This is far less worse than them nerfing the mount speed items (damn it earning that Netherwing whip should at least have got me Feat of Strength) because those had no level limit on them until near WotLK launch.Really if you get a ticket that said "Good for unlimited free movies in 2009" would you whine when 2010 kicked around and your ticket was no good any more? Would you stamp your feet and demand something you were never promised?Hell they have nerfed the procs on LEGENDARIES between expansions. So NOT extending heirlooms is absolutely what is to be expected. If they did extend them it would be a freebie, not something to be demanded.
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