Last edited by Sidone; 2012-12-29 at 03:24 AM.
MOP is no more unfriendly to Heal/Tank as all the other xpacs. Yes tank questing damage was lowered quite a bit, but w dualspec that isn't a problem, even if you insist of soloing in a MMO. 5.1 did something to LFR queues, I don't know what but I doubt that it's the issue you're bringing up. Your issue would affect LFR Q gradually but I went from 4 minutes as DPS to an hour within a day. Maybe they broke something behind the scenes and didn't tell us, I don't know.
I do not need to do the math at all. Even if you want to fully upgrade ONE SPEC you'd need what 6 months? That's OBVIOUSLY never going to happen for a normal raider, because that normal raider can consider himself lucky if he even gets BiS normal gear before the next Tier releases. The point of item upgrades is that you can upgrade the few BiS pieces you have, and even then... it's just not much you get.
For me as a shadow priest:
upgrading an armor-item nets me around 80-130pp.
That's less int than a friggin GEM (160).
Only thing really worthwhile is upgrading you weapon. (550pp Heroic version, normal probably less than that)
So: no, It's most definitely NOT necessary to upgrade you offspec gear. You'll do just fine with the normal items.
BTW: I think the upgrade system is intended as a valor dump for raiders that would otherwise just waste this currency. Ofc "joe average" instantly believes that it's 100% mandatory and that he can't raid without it. lol.
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pve- can definitely pick and choose here, i simply ADORE the detailed chest, pants and gloves. I'll have to see how the shoulders and helm go on my char but i have some great morgs if i end up not liking them. But the chest, pants and gloves are amazing and ornate
pvp- I do very much like this set, though i could go for another chest as i prefer heavy armored looks for my pally. but i like the rest of my set on my female pally.
I don't see the big deal with not fixing the UI so what if you have to reload your UI to change a talent if the game is stopping it