Nov 18th 2009 3:12PM I wonder does this mean that your T10 pieces will retain whatever socketed gems and enchants they have when you upgrade to T10.5?
I already really like the idea of this system because it makes it worth it to invest in T10 an get into raiding ICC sooner as opposed to badge hoarding and then camping a trophy like you had to for T9. If it also lets you enchant and gem the T10 base piece and then simply upgrade the stats without nuking the gems and enchants, then this system is completely full of win.
Sep 30th 2009 4:31PM Bear in mind that for the previous patches they are usually on the PTR for 2+ months before they go live, so even if it went up today, we probably wouldn't see 3.3 until early Dec. My guess is that the PTR goes up in the next 2 weeks, and 3.3 lands sometime just before the holidays.
That being said, with this being the final major content patch of this expansion, there is a good chance it might be content heavy and take a lot more time to test (all of Icecrown Citadel > TOC).
Who knows though. With how many times Anub'arak has come back to life, there could be a patch 3.4 early 2010 just so you can fight him a 4th time hahahaha.