achievements you can see stuff like
Klaxxi Resonance, Ritual of Purification, Dampening Field.
The wording of the achievements suggests that they will be nerfed in the future because their respective buffs aren't active in the game atm.
Its both a good and a bad thing (ilvl 486). The good part is that LFR is not a given, if you want in it, you have to work for it. Everyone wants to see endgame, but that doesnt mean it all has to be in the first week available. Most mains will be able to get in, and deserved, as many hours have been spend gearing it up.
The downside will be the queue time. Gearing up mains above 486 isnt that hard, alts are another thing. Most people do not do dailies on their alts nor cap valor. If you have alts like that, and not do any raid on normal or heroic mode, you lose people queing. Early on the reset day, queues will be the same as now, but I expect them to be much longer on other days compaired to what it is now. Currently as DPS I often see queues longer then 1 hour on a friday, that will be much longer with a high ilvl requirement.
No way it's going to be 486. 480 more likely, and that's not hard to get, especially after drop rate boosts. Sure it might take a few weeks, but isn't that the point.
You have to keep in mind a few things:
-5.0 LFR will have an increased percentage of droprates
-The new daily hubs will more than likely add 502 or 509 ilvl gear
-Two new world bosses that probably drop 509 gear
-Galleon being moved to Sha-like respawn timer, making it easily farmable.
This in addition to regular valor gear and crafted items means it shouldn't be a major issue for people to get 486 ilvl. Plus MSV up to Elegon is easily puggable, and we may see nerfs to 5.0 Normal raids when 5.2 hits so those raids may be easier as well.
Edit: I think 483 makes the most sense. It's one tier above HoF/terrace which required 470. On top of that it seems like a reasonable comoromise for ppl who think 486 is too high.
Last edited by fengosa; 2013-01-11 at 12:57 AM. Reason: moar opinions
I hit 484-485 just by doing LFR weekly and using some valor on the tier gloves/legs I got from Sha of Anger, and only in the last 3 days started raiding with my guild again (so have gained some more gear). Anyone with time for LFR has time for Sha to pick up that loot, and anyone who does LFR is gaining valor and is thus capable of upgrading their gear. It should remain over 480.
They are probably making it 486 so that people don't gear up with honor gear (which will almost certainly be the current CP gear). Even so, honor gear will be easier to get than T14 LFR gear, so I doubt very many people at all will run the old LFR raids. Maybe for sha-touched weapons or VP (if they still award that).
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I hate these casual Fridays ruining it for real Fridays.
Anyone know the iLevel of the loot in new 5.2 LFR please? Is it going to be 496?
where do these ppl keep comin from... its PTR it will most likely be chaged and even if it wasnt theres plenty of loot outside lfr thats higher ilvl than the average required (yes outside dailies too)........
486 is doable, with some (a lot) of luck. But if it means more people having fun and shorter queues, I say lower it.
Here is I for reference, only do LFR/Sha (and used to do dailies):
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The new PTR says 480 now.
I prefer to have a higher level.
This means that we can get higher level gears easily in the new patch.
I wish the new LFR drops 504+.
The current normal raid drops 496. If it drops 500, the upgrade is too small.
Last edited by xenogear3; 2013-01-11 at 10:21 AM.
My item level is only 469 now so I won't see the new raid for ages but I am fine with that since I still have stuff to do. I don’t understand why people expect to zone into a new raid zone the minute it get released.
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