BoE's should only contribute to ilvl once SB

90 Troll Mage
12985
Something I noticed was the fact that I could "borrow" gear (crafted BoE's) and use them to Q for LFR. After I was done boosting my ilvl in LFR, I'd give the item back to the person who lent it to me. Is this working as intended? Only soulbound items in your bags should contribute to ilvl, not BoE's you plan on selling/trading.

PS - Have not tested this on PTR, but I didn't see any notes regarding the situation.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
14000
Thats how it works on live, LFR takes your equipped level in that you actually have to equip the gear for it to count for ilvl restrictions.
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90 Human Warlock
11940
02/15/2013 04:39 PMPosted by Zumi
Thats how it works on live, LFR takes your equipped level in that you actually have to equip the gear for it to count for ilvl restrictions.


Actually no, it takes the ilvl of your highest gear set, not your equipped. I "borrowed" a pair of 489 legs from the Klaxxi vendor and did not equip them to push me over the 470 mark (I was a 469) on my pally so I could queue for ToES and HoF LFR. When I was done, I gave them back to the vendor to get my VP back.
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90 Troll Death Knight
11995
At 450 ilvl I still do more dps than people in 460 ilvl in MsV LFR so let's ban people pulling under X amount of dps?
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90 Dwarf Warrior
17115
I ranked as prot when queued as dps and not tanking while cheating item level

I just think artificial gearscore requirements are silly in the first place.
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90 Orc Death Knight
tys
9350
I think that the requirement to queue should be based on a dummy dps. Say, 30k unbuffed sustained over 3 minutes.

I choose a low threshold (since 30k was doable in heroic DS gear) so that LFR still serves it's purpose, allowing people who do not have the time commitment to queue up.
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90 Troll Mage
12985
I think that the requirement to queue should be based on a dummy dps. Say, 30k unbuffed sustained over 3 minutes.

I choose a low threshold (since 30k was doable in heroic DS gear) so that LFR still serves it's purpose, allowing people who do not have the time commitment to queue up.


I couldn't really see this working. Too much redesign and variables to consider imho. I don't mind the whole ilvl requirement for LFR, but when people start buying vendor gear and selling it back afterwards, I wouldn't imagine that blizzard is very fond of the idea. I was just curious what others thought, as well as a possible fix.
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90 Dwarf Warrior
17115
02/15/2013 05:54 PMPosted by Kilobite
I couldn't really see this working. Too much redesign and variables to consider imho. I don't mind the whole ilvl requirement for LFR, but when people start buying vendor gear and selling it back afterwards, I wouldn't imagine that blizzard is very fond of the idea. I was just curious what others thought, as well as a possible fix.


Blizzards commented saying "If you're intelligent enough to do this, you're above LFR's requirement"
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100 Worgen Druid
15040
02/15/2013 04:52 PMPosted by Whyzlock
Actually no, it takes the ilvl of your highest gear set, not your equipped. I "borrowed" a pair of 489 legs from the Klaxxi vendor and did not equip them to push me over the 470 mark (I was a 469) on my pally so I could queue for ToES and HoF LFR. When I was done, I gave them back to the vendor to get my VP back.


You could have worn them (wearing them doesn't remove the refund timer).
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90 Worgen Warlock
HiJ
9275
02/15/2013 06:11 PMPosted by Asane
Blizzards commented saying "If you're intelligent enough to do this, you're above LFR's requirement"
Could you cite this? It sounds hilarious.
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90 Troll Death Knight
11995
02/15/2013 06:53 PMPosted by Somewhat
Blizzards commented saying "If you're intelligent enough to do this, you're above LFR's requirement"
Could you cite this? It sounds hilarious.


I'd love to know too.

Honestly I think that's why they haven't done anything about it. Normally the ones who cheat ilvl care about their character's progression. And if you care you normally try to play well, instantly putting you above 75% of LFR players.
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90 Dwarf Warrior
17115
Im looking for it.

that obviously was a paraphrase, but they said something to that affect
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100 Pandaren Warrior
11175
It's in GC's blog post from back in Cata, found here:

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/1690800#blog

Relevant section:

The item level requirement is intended only to keep out players who have no idea what is appropriate content for them. We know you can game it by getting PvP gear or hiding off-spec gear in your bags. Congrats on being sneaky! If you’re sophisticated enough to try and game the item-level requirements, you should be sophisticated enough to know if you can actually handle the content.
Edited by Emerys on 2/15/2013 8:34 PM PST
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90 Troll Mage
12985
It's in GC's blog post from back in Cata, found here:

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/1690800#blog

Relevant section:

The item level requirement is intended only to keep out players who have no idea what is appropriate content for them. We know you can game it by getting PvP gear or hiding off-spec gear in your bags. Congrats on being sneaky! If you’re sophisticated enough to try and game the item-level requirements, you should be sophisticated enough to know if you can actually handle the content.


LMFAO ok thanks for answering my post. Much appreciated.
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