and you act like a LFR item is the absolute end of the world.
For the type of people LFR was designed for (you know, people who're unable to raid normals because of time/skill restrictions) it IS the end of the world...?
this entire argument is rediculous!
Your entire argument is as ridiculous as your ability to spell the word ridiculous?
I'll chime in here and give my 2 cents where it might not be wanted :) But It will be accepted :P
Losing the ability to use the offhand IS a BIG DEAL. At least to those of us who won it, Gemmed/Enchanted it, Vendor-ed the old item. (YES! I know, I can submit a petition for my old one)
But think about it this way. The average wait on restoration requests is 5-6 days. I go into LFR on Tuesday, I raid on Wednesday. I now have no offhand for Wednesdays raid.
So, you say run heroics for the shield.
*After 7 ques into end time shield drops*
*I roll Need*
*Paladin Tank Rolls need*
*Paladin gives the troll face and drops group*
*Raid leader whispers you, reminding you that is time for invites to be sent out for the raid! (OH JOY! I'm Missing Gear in a Slot. -250 DKP For me :3)*
*Raid leader says you have to sit the raid out. (Another -250 DKP For missing a raid)*
Enough said :)
Now, I realize there are Several BoE 378/359 replacements that could be purchased to solve this issue. But its the principle that it was not fully thought through when implemented.
(NOTE: This is all situational, I do not have the offhand, Nor have I even seen it drop. Again, This is my 2 cents on the situation. As the avg wait time for tickets is > The time until the next legit raid. This could really throw off a few casual guilds progression with said healer affected by this change)