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9-08-2011 @ 7:22PM
The Tier 2.5 gear described here is gear they'd had only a couple of previous iterations of practice making: Beta/release WoW, and Molten Core (and Blackwing Lair). They've had vast amounts of practice since, and by requiring a higher "minimum client", gotten room for more complex models.You've given me mixed messages, Restodr00d... Are you saying1) the Tier 2.5 gear is not visually interesting?or 2) the Tier 2.5 gear is not well itemized?The former would sort of go against your "I like the shield" statement, and to some extent say that the article was not of much value to your warcraft clothes-horse.The latter would be largely correct, since a) blizzard had not had great amounts of practice balancing gear stats, and b) they were balancing those stats for an entirely different audience than exists today. Not merely "60 vs 85" but also "dodge and stats" vs "primary stats + secondary stats". And because it was gear for level 60, they did not see much point to going back and changing it any more than they had to. Nobody would be using that loot for the stats. ... which makes your comparing it to ICC gear puzzling. The gear models are more complex at least in part because they CAN now-a-days. And the stats and itemization are better now because... it's a different world. You DID get the memo, right?
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