01/25/2013 07:23 PMPosted by DayuvIt's our expectation that Heroic raiders should have no interest in 5.2 Raid Finder gear. If you have item level 509+ gear from 5.0/5.1 Heroics, then the question is, why would you want item level 502 gear from the Raid Finder?
Heroic Raider =! raider with full best in slot gear.
Admittedly, I'd say the chances someone whose downed heroic sha by 5.2 having a 509 ilvl is quite high due to upgrading. On the other side, the chance they have full 509 gear is quite low so there likely will be some upgrades in LFR. Especially trinkets.
Now tier, if they gate it (as expected in 1/4 at a time starting 1 week after normal), there's a pretty good chance a good number (but not all ofc because of RNG and not that many drop) heroic raiders won't need to farm tier since tier gear is normally at end of the instance so they should have a good 3-4 weeks before tier is available in LFR where it can be farmed in normal/heroic.