Update - The Community Managers also posted about this change.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As a part of the on-going evaluation of Looking For Raid and the loot system, we have recently implemented a change to the Looking For Raid Need Plus system. Weapons, trinkets, rings, neck pieces, shields, offhand items, and the Robe of Glowing Stone are now class-restricted to their intended users. With the speed at which a Raid Finder group moves through a zone, we’ve found that it makes it challenging for players to evaluate loot decisions – by class restricting these items, we hope that the natural behavior will have a more positive set of results for everyone involved. This change will not apply to normal or heroic raid or dungeon loot rules.

Raid Finder and Need Plus are both very new systems, and we’re working to iterate on these systems rapidly to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience as we learn more about how players are using the system. Please keep in mind that this system is not considered complete and we have further plans to improve upon it within Mists of Pandaria.

If you looted an item from Looking for Raid which replaced another and you need Game Master assistance to recover your old item, please place a petition with the new item name, that you can no longer use it - and the old item name you need restored. For more information on the affected items, please visit the Customer Support forums here- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3729953854#1

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Items - New Class Restrictions 12/13/2011
You might have noticed strange behaviors with some of your newly acquired items and some people posted about changes on the forums today, the official explanation appeared on the Customer Support forums!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Some items were recently reclassified. You may find yourself in possession of one of these items and are no longer able to use it.

If this item replaced another and you need Game Master assistance to recover your old item, please place a petition with the new item name, that you can no long use it - and the old item name you need restored.

The following are the items that have changed with new/changed class restrictions (LFR Versions).







This article was originally published in forum thread: Items - New Class Restrictions 12/13/2011 started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Cirque's Avatar
    That pet... Something out of nightmares
  1. xigfrid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dsm View Post
    Prot warrior just ninja'd Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps.He respecced fury before rolling.GJ blizz, well done indeed.FU
    Actually there is another issue around this quote. The "Need" bonus is activated by the LFR automatic role assignment, and not by your current spec. That means that you can queue as DPS and Tank, but have bonus for only one spec at a time and this is decided by the game.
    Now, what happened last night, I was selected as Tank role for Spine. During the fight a few DPS left the raid and at the end of the encounter, there is a video before looting and at this moment a Tank was queued-in and I was switched to DPS role. I lost the "Tank-bonus" and because the third Tank didn't kill Spine, he couldn't role on it, so there was only one player with "Tank-bonus" who won every tank oriented items. Anyway, now with these stupid rules I just queue in using single spec (Tank queuing in LFR takes ages compared to DPS where healer is instant)
  1. Celinee's Avatar
    Well a emo retarded Ench shammy got both the shield and mace from DS last night so from right now im going to need on all things tho regardless if i have any use for it ore not
  1. RuteTid's Avatar
    .. Mohahaaa!
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    I just wish they'd fix people getting multiple tier tokens. I lost out today to someone who won both and even though I was 2nd highest on BOTH rolls, he didn't use his brains to offer me the token, insted he gave the other token to someone who whispered him before me. And I whispered him dam fast too. Would it be so hard to implement it so that if someone wins one token, the next roll (on a tier token) is either a) auto-cancelled or b) the person who rolls 2nd highet gets it instead?

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