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2-26-2011 @ 8:26AM
I server-transferred my main and pretty much abandoned the couple of alts I still had on that server. On my new server, I never bothered to get heirlooms for my alts. Then patch 4.0.3 dropped. Since then, I've started 3 alts that are all decked out in heirlooms. My main has already reached the revered/exalted levels he needs with the factions that have dailies, so the only thing he really needs Cata dailies for are TB commendations and getting Pebble. (9/10!) Spending a half-hour at the Argent Tournament is a pretty simple tradeoff for some great alt gear, particularly when he's heroic-geared so he can burn through most of the quests in a couple of minutes - just pull a big group of mobs, kill, loot and fly off. He solos Chillmaw plus the three adds without dropping below 100K health.So far I haven't duplicated any gear, so I'll have a reasonably complete set to pick from for any future alts too. I actually have two hunters, but one was already over level 40 so I got the mail armor for that one and started with the leather for the other one. They do share an heirloom bow, just by mailing it back and forth. Instant, cross-faction mail for the win!I suppose my main could use the seals to buy more mounts or pets, once I don't need any more heirlooms. Haven't decided yet whether I want to keep my warlock - he was fun to experience the new Forsaken zones, but haven't logged into him in a couple weeks. If I do, that will be another set of heirloom gear... I don't have any other clothies.
2-26-2011 @ 8:36AM
The Mail heirlooms revert to Leather on characters below level 40, just like the Plate ones revert to Mail. You don't need two sets to level a Hunter :) (or Shaman/Warrior/Paladin for that matter)
2-26-2011 @ 12:52PM
I know that. The ones the lower-level hunter is wearing will stay there throughout. However, my main is a druid so when I got the pieces for the higher-level hunter (was around 45-50 at the time?) I couldn't see what the converted stats on the leather -> mail pieces would be, so I just bought the mail.
2-26-2011 @ 1:08PM
Ahh... I get it now. :) Yeah, I had that backward - the mail ones would be leather under level 40, but not the other way around. However, I didn't do this for two reasons - first, this was the look I wanted on the character (see my note on an earlier post...) and second, I didn't want to duplicate a set.
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