I think they did it to keep people subbed, people banging against a wall will finally be able to progress again.
But i'm not looking forward to upgrade every new piece i loot to 4/4, meaning i have to spend a 1k valor cap on one item, but i will do it anyway because i get an urge to complete when i see 2/4. And Vp has no other use anyway.
But imo they should increase the Vp you get from raiding flex or normal, so when you clear SoO you can atleast fully upgrade that great trinket you looted. Currently it's 40Vp/boss so it's 560 for a full clear meaning you have to do a couple of boring same old hc scenario's each week.
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Perhaps increasing the valor cap to 1,500 or 2000 would have been idea for some people, especially if they take up 1 or 2 more roles in the raid.
These buffs to item level is great for classes which scale well i.e. feral druids, locks, arcane mages. What about Death Knights and Hunters? These classes don't scale as well, the main reason why you buffed their overall attack power by 10%. Can we see another change like this to level out the playing field.
One, his guild failed to clear 14/14 heroic by this point and I should point out that the raid has been out for what...32 weeks or so, which is 8 months. Yeah, if he didn't get it by now, he probably isn't getting it. He doesn't get to complain that Blizzard is unfairly nerfing the content before he can finish it. If Blizzard did this 2 weeks into the tier he'd definitely have cause to complain but this is more than a half year later, when all of the hardcore guilds have finished it by months.
Two, he doesn't have to upgrade his gear 8 items levels. No one has to. Better believe they will, but they certainly do not have to.
Three, this isn't that big. If you're wiping at 50% on a boss, this isn't going to magically fix it or catapult you to 8/14 or 10/14 heroic. This is just going to help those guilds that are stuck at that 1 - 5% range on a boss they can't seem to get past.
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How is it "dumbed down content" if it never got nerfed? Its the same content, we are just a little stronger.I've spoken to 3 other GMs about this, one of which is 6/14hc, 10/14hc, and 13/14hc who all think that this is absolutely absurd. I'd rather not have the achievement of killing garrosh, than having the achievement that has "POST-NERF" written all over it. No one wants to be the guy who killed dumbed down content.
I mean you could always choose to not upgrade the extra 2 times on all your items if you wanted to...
"C) They've hit a road block, or can't progress further. Well you have another good few months to clear the content. I don't know about you, but i'd rather spend the next months progressing on a boss than sitting doing farm week after week. It just doesn't make sense."
Blizz has already addressed this option. They have found that people dont just keep wiping - they quit. When people quit subs drop. When subs drop investors call and ask WTF is happening.
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This is more or less something they thought up to give us something to do for 7 more weeks. Valor cap yourself for 6-7 weeks and realize that you are out of things to upgrade again. This does nothing to help players who are gearing up as they will not have the valor to upgrade the gear like the players that are already maxed out. So the players who are maxed out, with the gear, will be punching through the nerf wall and the rest who are gearing up won't spend valor on gear they will replace and won't be punching through the nerf wall.
The only thing upgraded gear is good for now is:
(1) Making heroic carries easier
(2) Pointless epeen wagging
(3) Killing 10M health mobs in 12 seconds instead of 15 seconds.
(4) Progressing through harder bosses if you are very, very much NOT the best at WoW and/or just don't play much and/or are playing for the first time this tier/expansion.
All of these are fine but there are none of them that have the slightest fucking thing to do with "being your best" or "taking the game seriously."