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7-15-2011 @ 9:50AM
My question is this: how many people anticipated the eventual 371 gear? I mean, there are probably a fair number out there, since that tends to be how Bliz works. The new tier's low-level is a half-tier of ilvls above the old tier's high-level. More folks OUGHT to have guessed 371 was down the pike, and planned accordingly.Any of the 20k whiners out their got burned by their greed, and ought to have the dignity to walk it off.
7-15-2011 @ 10:04AM
I doubt many people anticipated it at all - experience has taught us that when a new PVP season begins, the previous season's gear becomes available for honour. Never before has a 'new' low version been implemented, replacing the old tier, so how could anyone possibly anticipate it happening?'20k whiners' who were 'burned by their greed' is a very narrow minded and simplistic view of the situation. No one was greedy, they just played the game. They played and earned their s9 epic gear just like anyone else would. They weren't greedy, they were just playing the game. How is that greed? Is someone grinding heroics to get justice points to buy tier gear greedy? Of course it wasn't. Don't be so naive.
7-15-2011 @ 3:00PM
"More folks OUGHT to have guessed 371 was down the pike, and planned accordingly."I think this issue is often communicated badly so people think this is the way it usually goes. As Ironcrust indicated, though, this was not something anyone could have guess was coming down the pike because it's not the way it's ever gone.The PvE analogous situation would be this. 4.2 drops and all that nice 359 gear gets moved from the Valor Vendor to the Justice Vendor. Cool! You haven't been raiding but wanted to get into Tier 12 raids. Now you can do a bunch of heroics and get all that 359 gear to get ready, so you do.One week later, they remove all that gear from the Justice Vendor and replace it with the same named items, but they're all slightly better at 365 iLevel. Now, you'd be encouraged to do the exact same grind to replace your 359 tier 11 gear with 365 tier 11 gear.Obviously this would be annoying, and you wouldn't expect someone to suggest you should have expected it to happen that way.I'm not saying you're being a jerk. Exactly what happened is confusing and unclear to people who don't PvP much. I didn't understand the issue either until I finally did some looking into it.
7-15-2011 @ 4:18PM
Touché on what one ought to expect. Haven't really followed the ins and outs of pvp gear through time.Bah, I'm mostly just annoyed by the sheer number of people who are outraged over this (probably just a self-selection problem...), when the solution bliz is implementing is ultimately very fair, imho. I figure if a similar thing happened in PvE to me, I'd shrug and think "well, this gives me something to do next week." I've never felt "I've got to grind to get tier this week" but rather have just played the amount I've felt like playing, before and after I've gotten the stuff I wanted.Which, ultimately, is my other frustration-with-the-frustrated. I'd suppose a lot of the people who play for 20k honor like to play marathon PvP, and probably would have kept playing the next week anyhow, and they got upgrades in the meanwhile.
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