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3-27-2012 @ 2:39PM
@Zack- that's not how it will work, at all. Each player will have the same chance to pick up an item as anyone else. It's possible (although unlikely) that every player in a RF raid could get an item with the new model. Over time, you'd expect to get gear at roughly the same rate as you are today.What this does do is address the issue of popping into a RF raid an finding that there are 6 other mages in the raid- all of whom will be rolling on every Vanq token that drops. This is a very real problem with the current implementation of Raid Finder that is only made worse by the fact that everyone rolls need on everything.The VP change looks like it will move VP back to where it was SUPPOSED to be this whole time. VP is not supposed to be a path to guaranteed best in slot loot- it's supposed to be a stop gap. For Raid Finders, this simply isn't the case. VP gear is BiS for someone who will only run Raid Finder- that's a very real issue. By allowing you to upgrade your gear with VP, they achieve the gear smoothing that they want without allowing one tier of player to acquire gear than is more powerful than they need.In today's terms, let's say you hop into RF with a chest piece that you got from one of the HoT Heroics. It's 378 ilvl, so your chest piece in Raid Finder is better. Let's say you run RF for a few weeks and your chest never drops for you. You can use your VP to upgrade this item over those few weeks to, say, 382. It's still better than you started with, but it still gives you a reason to care about DS.This is FAR more preferable to today where you'd eventually pick up a 397 chest piece and never give a crap about DS again.
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