Simple solution I thought of to Thunderforged RNG, which works similar to 25m versus 10m in Asia with the item upgrades:
In lieu of the current system, allow players to "Thunderforge" their gear for 1000 VP per item (perhaps in 5.3) The VP for this would be saved until close to the end of the tier, and you would only have to Thunderforge non-thunderforged items.
There would be a lot less RNG factor, which is stupid and frustrating already as it is when it comes to loot drops.
P.S: Almost no 25m raiders I have talked to so far like this system, from hardcore to semi-hardcore/casual. This might help out 25m while being less frustrating for both 25m and 10m players.