I just dinged my 5th 80 yesterday (surprisingly quickly - got the last level in < 1 day ) - my first hordy a Tauren Drood. Since lvl 60 i've been feral bear and loved it. done tonnes of random dungeons and AoE grinding and am very confident about tanking (having benched my pala and DK 80's as i just didnt 'get' tanking with them).
So having dinged 80, i was looking forward to hitting my first heroic as a bear tank.....but random dungeon finder said no Couldn't cue for random heroic, couldnt cue for ANY heroic, or even ToC normal [didnt expect the ICC normals anyway, but at least expected ToC...], as 'I do not meet the gear requirments'.
If anyone cares, my char is 'Promeo' on Doomhammer EU (at work so cant link it). Not badly geared - 4 hierloom pieces (trinket, weapon, chest, shoulders) and the remainder is 155-187 ILvl. I'm sitting on around 21K health in bear form Unbuffed and about 30% dodge [afair].
I then went on a shopping spree (with the limited money i have as the only horde alt so no big money backer) and upgraded some items, but still not good enough.
Question is - is this because of the Hierlooms? Is their Ilvl of 1 being counted towards the gear requirment, and if so, if i replaced them (for instance) with lvl78 cloth caster items in order to get in a queue, then put my normal items back on, would this fix the problem?
I'm trying my best to gear up, but with my main and main alt being clothy (when i've got nearly every cloth drop) and other alts being plate (where again most drops go to me), its been a shock being a dps leather user, where i find my gear (esp dodge / agility gear) being needed by - Rogues (fair enuf), Warriors, Hunters, Caster Droods, Shamans, Palas and DKs. I've only had i think 2 wins on drops since lvl 70, which must be around 20 normal runs or so.
Any suggestions? I could just keep running normals but as stated above, i'm sick of not getting gear. Not established on the horde side, so would struggle to set up a group outside the dungeon finder, and no money to buy anything decent. Started grinding honour, but at 20K and need around 40K for a piece.