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3-12-2012 @ 7:11PM
As a raider, I don't like reforging. I know what they want the system to do, and it does a good job at it, but at the same time, for people who are min-maxing their gear, it just feels like I'm enchanting my gear for the second time. And in that respect, it just feels like another gold sink. And, well, for me, gold sinks aren't fun. I don't really like having to reforge all of my gear because I purchased a new piece of gear and suddenly all my stats are thrown out of whack from each other.Before, I'd know what were upgrades straight-up usually by looking at them. Now-a-days, as a raider, I have to find programs like Wowreforge and AskMrRobot to do some serious number crunching just so I can be optimal. And sure, min-maxing isn't for everyone, and I'm not *forced* to do it, but because I'm a raider, it would seem counter-productive to just ignore it.Maybe they should limit reforging to half of your armor or something--just enough so those weird off-pieces you have can be of use, but not enough so you're not forced to mess with all of it when you get a new piece.
3-13-2012 @ 4:06AM
I find that reforging makes determining upgrades easier, not harder, because I know I can always make my minimum secondary stats, even if the piece I'm swapping out had lots and the one I'm swapping in has none. Back in Wrath you'd end up having to re-enchant and regem if you finally replaced your hit trinket; now a quick trip to the reforger and you can trade some of your second-best stat for hit.Yes, it costs a bit of cash... but compared to my income these days, it's less than I spent adding and removing hit gems/enchants.And arbitrarily putting a limit on how much of your gear you can reforge really wouldn't save you anything; you'd still be reforging just about every time you got a new piece of gear, because you'd still have those stat caps to gear around.
3-13-2012 @ 10:01AM
I agree 100%. It's a gold sink, a time waster and incredibly annoying. It is also an excuse to put horrible stats on gear for the class you know will use it and have the rather lame excuse "you can reforge it". Sorry, but when tier 12 is packed with the only secondary stat that isn't crap for a spec, and tier 13 has 2 pieces with it, someone dropped the ball. (look at enhance tier 13) It'sEnchanting the gear, basically. If it did not cost a ton of gold EVERY TIME I got an upgrade, I'd almost be okay with it, but come on...
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