Please let me know which of the solutions you support. If we all let blizzard know, they may listen to us, and our reasoning.
I separated each of the solutions into separate headings:
- * Solution 1
- * Solution 2
- * Solution 3
- * Gray Items
- * Legendaries
- * Holiday Items
- * Dungeon Set 0, .5 and DK Starter Set
Plate Wearers should be allowed to utilize Mail (but not leather - many mail armor sets look like plate to begin with). Example: Scarlet Set from Scarlet Monastery IS A MAIL ARMOR SET designed for the PLATE classes (Warrior, Paladin). THIS should be permitted. I really DO want to wear my Scarlet Set. I farmed for it on my paladin 8 months after WoW came out. That's HOW LONG I've had my scarlet set.
Mail wearers should be allowed to utilize Leather (but not cloth).
Leather casters should be allowed to utilize cloth.
I seriously believe that all flavor items should be allowed. MASKS for Halloween. Top Hats. Santa Clothes.
The PvP argument holds no weight about armor class type because people are routinely using Nagafen's Elixir as well as costumes in order to conceal their gear. I can't tell you how many pirates and ninjas I see in battlegrounds anymore. If people want to see real equipment they should have a checkbox that turns it off.
The Pirate Wands, Ninja Wands, Nagafen's Elixirs are ALREADY in WIDE SPREAD USE and VIOLATING the sanctity of viewing PVP equipment that you claim exists. People are doing this right now - preventing you from seeing their equipment.
Just give us this, PLEASE. Add some sort of stat called "Holiday" or "Flavor Item" to these flavor items. THIS would give them an exception to the rule.
Keep the armor type restrictions in place, but allow certain "sets" to have exceptions: i.e. Postmaster Set. Santa Set. <= anything that has a set requirement now also has a special "coded" exception to it.
There are some really cool artwork designs on gray items. PLEASE consider allowing some gray items to have an exception. I love the faded "bone" plate mail pieces I've been seeing. There's no reason why I shouldn't use them. These "gray items" are NEVER seen. Give their artwork a chance to shine, please!
The Faded Bone Plate really makes me look like a ghost back from the dead to seek vengeance. I think it's an AWESOME look, but from my understanding it's BLOCKED because it "has no stats".
I can understand your intent, Blizz - you don't want to see 10281908309284 demon hunter impersonators or 29084091853 hands of sulfuras.... but think about this: Nobody right now shows off their legendaries at all. They're hidden. They're in banks. People don't show them, period. You've basically insured nobody will use them. Is this your intent? Or is there some work around or solution you can have?
i.e. You can only show off a Legendary if you swap the image with a top rated Rare. For cataclysm it could be a crafted or dropped epic of 350 or 360 higher? Could that be a solution you'd accept?
Suggestion, make them transmogrifiable only on that particular holiday! A temporary transmogrification if you will.
Dungeon Set 0, .5 and DK Starter Set:
Make them vendor purchasable via Gold or JP.