12/08/2012 07:40 PMIf you don't like or understand the call of duty reference, gearing for PvP in this game is equal to being forced to fight deathwing in lich king gear. In PvE you do PvE that is tuned for your gear level, do you not? For example(maybe not the best because I don't raid, but nobody's corrected me yet), we just got a new raid, how well would that have gone over if it was the only raid at launch? In random battlegrounds I feel that is what we are tasked with. Not to mention, it is possible to get multiple pieces of gear from one dungeon run, where even getting one from a random battleground is not possible.
Posted by Fixxix
There's a chance to. A CHANCE. You run battlegrounds for a day, win or lose, you're walking away with new gear. You run heroics for a day, you might not get ONE, not to mention, gear or not, with a heroic dungeon, you only get one chance.
You can zerg the opposing faction like a psychotic, brain-dead lemming and still earn gear. You can't zerg dungeons for gear. Let me break it down further.
You can do 2-4 battlegrounds an hour (during peak hours). That's between (about) 100 and 2000 Honor. Average of that is 1050 Honor an hour (again, during peak hours) so you've got about 2100 honor coming every two hours. That's a piece of gear every two hours, win or lose (and we'll round up to three hours if you get the "expensive" honor gear).
In dungeons, there's only a chance of a drop from a heroic dungeon boss that takes a half-hour (assuming there's no wipes and everyone knows the mechanics). There's no "by the way, you can buy this whether or not you wipe repeatedly" option, either. It's also likely that people are in the dungeon for the same gear you want (there's some shoulders in one of the heroics I still haven't gotten and I hate everyone who has those shoulders and hope bad things happen to your nether regions) so if the gear drops, not only do you have to have luck on your side for it to drop, you've potentially got to win the roll against other players.
The gear score for honor gear is about as good as heroic gear and offers a bigger advantage in battlegrounds.
Go fight Deathwing in Lich King gear, hope the gear you want drops, beat out everyone else in the group for the gear, then talk about how hard it is to lose some battlegrounds, still limp away with some honor and buy the gear anyway.