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7-07-2011 @ 7:43PM
I spent 14 hours Saturday after the patch farming Alterac Valley on holiday weekend to buy the entire set of season 9 gear for a retribution paladin turned holy PvP paladin. It is already gemmed and enchanted and such, so at this point it does feel like too little too late.I keep up with any information on patches and upcoming changes a ways down the pipe and the first time I even heard about s9/s10 honor gear was when i saw it on a vendor Tuesday. Needless to say I was a little bitter. Being a fairly causal arena player, getting most of my play from BGs, I will slowly upgrade items to s10 conquest. I doubt I will spend honor upgrading s9 set to s10 due to the minimal gains. We'll see how much honor I have laying around I guess, but this change was one of the first in a very long time that I was completely surprised by.I guess that it is nice that they acknowledged it, but that's like buying a DS and Nintendo not even telling anyone about the 3DS coming out in a week. I realize that Nintendo wants to publicize to sell, and Blizzard doesn't have to, they already sold you your subscription. Their matter should be keeping those people happy and not appearing to devalue their time spent farming honor for the pieces. It still doesn't help the poor feelings left after something you feel you had earned being devalued so quickly and with no warning, especially for what I consider to be a "smart consumer".I am hoping that more can be done for folks that did purchase this set given the lack of information in comparison to almost every other change in 4.2, but I can't say what or how easy it will be to enforce. Honestly, I'm with the guy who said it is nearly worthless to put that gear on sale for a week. Live and learn I guess.
7-07-2011 @ 9:40PM
I know it might be a major undertaking but the right thing to do would be let people who bought any PvP gear in the last week or so be able to return it within 2 hours (or whatever) of logging in. That or refund the honor that you spent on the old gear. I feel bad for the people who only have a limited time to play or only play PvP. I have a feeling if they don't get this right they could easily lose another 500k subs.
7-08-2011 @ 9:26AM
I got caught in this as well, seeing the upcoming change as a way to *possibly* get my Holy Pally competitive for a while. Going into the patch, I save up my honor points (capped at 4000) AND my Justice Points (also, capped at 4000, which bought around another 2500 HONOR points). Went and happily spent my 6500 points and then played BGs like crazy to gear up, got the 7250 and bought weapons that had never been available to us lowlifes before.And then Season 10 starts, and my HPs were spent on lower tier gear. At least 10K HP (I worked very hard at this).This consistent imbalance had been a major beef for me. And while I do feel betrayed by Blizzard, I am finding that the half-tier difference isn't going to mean that much.Really, really poorly done, but in the long run probably not that big a deal.It also explains why I got a bunch of gold I really wasn't expecting to get (I had Conquest points from winning random BGs, really really useless at max 50 per day which is sixty freakin' days to get anything useful assuming you can play every day, which I can't.Blizz, make it so you can buy conquest points from Honor points at, say 3:1 ratio, and I would be happy. And for you elitist jerks who think Conquest points should ONLY belong to arena players, I tried arena and won about 30% of my matches. With crap gear and no previous experience. So don't yap about *skill*, unless you're near the top of the rankings.
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