5.2 is looking to be my most favorite patch since 2.4.3. I can't wait to be clad in full Blood/Stone Guard Plate. Special Snowflakes only make up about 15% of the entire populous, no point in locking away neat content to only those few.
Why don't they put Ashbringer back in Naxx while they're at it? Maybe the old ZG set too?
Those darn special snowflakes!
Slightly off topic, I would like all of the realm first level 70, 80, 85, 90 FoS achievements because it's not fair that only a few people got to get them.
Also the Death's Demise title.
Yeah give me a break, thats not what the ''gime gime gime" crowd wants. I mean, i don't have acess to the set atm as my current account has only been active since early WoLTK, and even if i'm a big transmog fan and i love how the HWL Hunter set looks on Undead, i didn't die from not being able to use it, is it that hard to respect that some things should stay rare? Allowing RBGers to use them would have been a nice perk to motivate people to push rating (2300+) since most peolpe stop at 2200 nowdays, but nope, gotta give them away to 1800 heroes again.
to be fair, whilst I understand the discontent, and its not HARD to get 1900. the marshals gear will still need what? 2.1k+? 2.4k to get all the bits?
It's not like EVERYBODY will have it all of a sudden. not many do rbgs, and to be fair, the difference between 1600 for cap, and 1900.. is fairly large.
I'm wondering if it will be broken down as to certain ranks getting certain pieces (a la vanilla) or if it'll be a blanket statement like it currently is (where if your toon has rank 8+, you can transmog all the stuff). Guessing the latter.
I would've rather seen them make the old title FoS an actual account wide thing for folks who may have switched mains since then, if anything, but that's merely my opinion.
For the record, I have rank 8 from vanilla, but on a character I rarely ever play anymore.
I am personally glad this change is on the table for being implemented, again nothing carved in stone with the patch still very much in the testing phase. I wonder if this was made either because more players wanted the level 60 gear for transmog or RBG teams needed more initiative to go for higher ratings / more reward.
While I don't think it is necessarily a hand-out, at least player have to earn it in some way though I will concede that earning the required RBG rating is easier than the grinding it took to get the equivalent title in the original honor system having played then myself.
If this change does make the live servers I'm probably going to be looking for a rated battleground team for my Holy Paladin most likely for the sake of this new reward.
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they should implent some lvl 60 pvp sets for monks and DKs, recolors of old sets or not IDC, it should reward all players equal.
If you are comparing wintrading to the old system's HWL "queues" then you are out on deep waters. The second HWL on my server had close to 70.000 kills (>IN VANILLA<) and he was awake for unhealthy amounts of time and pissed in empty coke bottles to be able to reach that rank. For Blizzard to then give in to new players that can reach that same rank in a day if they dedicated themselves to it, is flat out disgusting - and reading comments from spoiled brats that have ZERO clue about what the old PvP top-ranks actually meant annoys me to no end.
It saddens me that everyone is feeling so goddamn entitled to everything these days, and I swear to you that it will be the ultimate downfall of this once so amazing game. If you haven't earned something, then you haven't earned something - and should not feel entitled to earn it through a shortcut that requires 2% of the effort that it once did.
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Also, not once did I mention myself on this subject. This is quoted from myself on this very page:
Old rank 8-14: Blue and Epic set
Maybe I'm being elitist, but letting someone with scout or private wear GM/HWL armor as transmog seems silly...those titles took all of joining a single BG to obtain.
Of course, the same could be said for a rank 8 getting to wear it, so where does the line get drawn? That's up to Blizzard.
Oh joy, they haven't learned the lesson yet and just gotten rid of the restriction.
People have been able to buy the 60 pvp sets with honor for four expansions now, restricting the transmog was a dumb idea in the first place.
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