Aug 26th 2009 12:14PM I for one still have my Holy Mightstone waiting in my bank. I'm ready.
Mar 11th 2009 5:08AM For The Turning Tide to be better for threat generation, you'd need to be facing at least 5 if not 6+ mobs. In the meantime, you're giving up avoidance and mitigation. At this point in the game, tanking trash isn't serious enough business to even come remotely close to merit giving that sword to a tankadin over a mage, warlock, or holy paladin. Seriously, it is a minor threat boost to Consecration and that's about it. Having the Improved Blessing of Might would affect your threat more than the 520 spell power the sword gives you.
To make matters even worse, the tank in question's talents are about as borked as his understanding of tankadin threat generation in WotLK. I don't know, maybe he just wants to be an AoE trash tank or something.
Feb 24th 2009 4:05PM I don't think it is really accurate to call it a gold sink. It is a way to save money for people who find themselves respec'ing a lot. In that sense, it is Blizzard alleviating a financial burden on a lot of players and opening up more opportunities to play for these characters, be it switching from DPS to healing or tanking or to PvP specs.
If you didn't already have this kind of financial burden, then I'm not entirely sure why one would complain. There are far more expensive ways to min/max for raiding than dropping some cash you you can switch to DPS when the fight only requires one instead of three tanks. If you're that concerned about raid performance, then dropping the 1,000 gold isn't going to seem prohibitive when you already did that and more in terms of crafted gear, enchants, consumables, and professions.
That said, given that Blizzard knows how many times (and how much gold) you've spent respec'ing, I think that if you've crossed a certain threshold, it should be free.
Feb 4th 2009 6:43PM Legendary can also just mean something extremely well known or famous or renowned. The item itself might justify such a title, but it has more to do with the wielder. The warglaives are sweet, yes, but isn't their coolness derived more from the fact that you had to pry them out of Illidan's cold, dead hands? Medivh could've walked around with a day-glo yard stick and it would still be wicked sweet because he's the Guardian of Tirisfal. It isn't that the Holy Grail is the uber-cup, it is that it was at the Last Supper. It is a normal cup (and if you don't think so, well, you're going to shrivel up and die, you Nazi-lackey), the power of which derives from who used it, not that it has a certain ilvl of cup-ness.