04/13/2012 11:45 AMOkay I read it but i can't tell is this new loot system just gonna be in raid finder or are they going to screw over all loot systems?
Posted by Lucinía
It says, right in the blog: "The personal loot system will initially be used for Raid Finder and for world bosses."
But why changed the whole loot system... To me changing the loot program should not be on a Need-to-Do list. If you were only to tweak it to the point where 3 items wold drop and have only item from the gear levels (i.e Plate, Mail etc etc) it would fix the problem more effectively. The new table is only going to turn people who farm gear to DE millionaires because mats will become so expensive.
Keep in mind the fact that LFR is still brand-new. This is the first content patch where it's been utilized, so it's not like they're changing something after years of use. The next content patch, i.e. MoP, is naturally the time when they'd make the most changes to the system, after seeing its use for the duration of one tier.
I'm not sure why people think that LFR is even remotely a significant source of enchanting mats. I would venture to say that at least 90% of DE mats come from dungeons. Even after some 13-odd weeks of LFRs, I rarely see more than one or maybe two items get DE'd in an LFR. And that's up to 2 shards split between 25 people once a week 3-4 months deep into the tier. You'd normally see about the same number of shards per heroic, at this point, and those are 5-man dungeons that can be run ad nauseam.
I think the Valor change is dumb. I'm in a raid team, so it would not affect me, but I have friends who are not. What if they can't get into raids because the raid leader says their gear is not good enough? It will be a circle of stupid, you need the gear to get in the raid, but you need to be in the raid to get the gear.
You don't really understand the system at all, then. The new valor changes are great
if you're a raider, since you can upgrade your raid drops. Instead of just being able to get raid-tier gear, now you can get better-than
-raid-tier gear. And your friends can still use valor to improve their gear, so valor will have the same function it always has.
I think Blizzard is just trying to slo players down because too many are getting too good too fast, and they can't keep up.
It's pointless trying to talk about how fast or slow this is going to make gearing up because Blizzard hasn't set or announced the win% chance yet. GC stated in his blog that the devs don't want gearing rates to be too slow, so I'd wager they're going to stay about the same.
04/13/2012 01:38 PMYou won't have a chance to get your "offspec" gear while performing your "mainspec" role if you go through the LFR route of gearing up.
Posted by Rubedo
GC said they'll look into the off-spec thing, so it's not a done deal on not being able to get off-spec gear. And LFR is easy enough, in all honesty, that running as
your off-spec to get off-spec loot should be quite feasible.
I have to agree with those that say killing valor is a horrible idea. Adding the current valor system made it possible for casual players to be able to see endgame content without dedicating their life to Raids.
Read it again. They're not killing valor. You spend VP, you get more stats. Same base function.