It'll be interesting to see what Blizzard brings in WoD for alts and the legendary. If nothing changes then they are fine with how it worked in MoP and still believe in the philosophy of "alts should be played". If they do make it easier to do on alts though, they'll have decided that that philosophy was a mistake.
Sort of like how they hung on to the hard 5 mans in Cata until they revealed their new plans and said it was a mistake. They stick to their old philosophies until a new one exists to replace it.
Saying mist of pandaria was the most alt unfriendly expansion in the start is true. saying mist of pandaria is the most alt unfriendly expansion is not true. it has never been easier... well except tabard doing dungeon stuff but hey that was TOO EASY
2 weeks for runestones? What game are you playing?
And to answer your question, yes, I would level an alt now and am currently in the process of doing so, an 86 DK and 41 (I think) Monk. Will I go for the legendary cloak on them? Sure, if I really like the class at level cap and want to play it more. Also, you don't sound very happy for getting your first legendary to be honest, be happy that you have it on one char and see if you can get it on another, there's no need to freak out about it, especially seeing as though you're an 'average player', not a hardcore raider needing the cloak for progression, or whatever.
2 ) 5.4 does not makes MoP the instant '' most alt friendly expansion so far '' , you clearly forgot the extremely gated and extremely needed daily grind in 5.0 if you had any ambition of staying / getting on your guilds raid team.
3 ) you clearly forgot the no fly crap till lvl 90 ( since we are talking alt friendly you also gotta include the lvling process )
4 ) The farm doesn't get remotely interesting in the beginning , nor profitable for rep. By the time it does take off any alt will already long be gone from that snoozefest.
5 ) previous expansions had the famous ''rep tabards'' , 5 man dungeons with catch up epics , and you didn't needed a plethora of dailies in the 1st content patch to get you in raid shape, in Cata you only needed Therazane for shoulder enchant and 1 other faction for your head enchant.
I hardly fail to see how Cata was less alt friendly than MoP when it had less/easier rep farm , same faceroll way to catchup gear ( ilvl 378 epic 5 man dungeons vs Timeless Isle tokens ) and it had flying at lvl 80 if you so wished.
it's impossible to switch mains this late in the expac if you haven't been regularly keeping up with the legendary quest on alts
It helps filter the lazy and unwilling from obtaining it.
I mean, anyone can get lucky with a straight RNG drop. But this takes commitment.
This is literally the most retarded thread I have ever read. Did you even take a step back and read what you wrote before you posted? You sound like some whiny, entitled kid who thinks he should just get anything he wants, whenever he wants.
It's a legendary for a reason. Even though it's widely accessible to far more people than any legendary before it, doesn't mean you should just get one immediately just for picking your fucking nose.
I mean get a grip.
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There is no excuse for just being a bad, lazy little shit. That's all this is. Bads whining about how they can't "perform" well in a raid setting without a cloak that was already ridiculously UN-needed in the first place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H3-N9zoI5c Amazing video of 60+ devilsaurs raiding Undercity!
My God, what a horrible creation. People seeing what they want? Thank God they tried to shy away from that. I know it pisses me off when I'm in an heroic raid, yet in the back of my head all I can think is 'some casual player is playing a heroic dungeon and not wiping.' -Vodkarn