Favorite Blizz loot screw up?

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A lot of ZA loot was superior to t5 because it was better itemized or had haste, when ZA was meant to be a filler between t4 and t5.

Shadow resist/spell penetration in t6. Several pieces had spell penetration when they didn't need them (it was useless in pve). T6 also gated a lot of the better gear from it's final bosses (looking at you, Skull of Gul'dan- which I also got on my first kill).

T7 Naxx had much larger loot tables than it needed to. Getting BiS was a pita, especially with the trinket from OS. Yay for DKP hoarding.

The trinket from OS was better than many of the ulduar trinkets (luckily I got Flare of the Heavens on my first H Vezax kill).

Any time in WotLK where 10H loot was better than 25h loot (ulduar/ICC/TOC).

BiS caster wand being BoE in t11.

Heroic tier helm/shoulder tokens requiring normal mode pieces for a short duration in t11.

BiS rings being random boss drops in t13.

Theres a lot more. Some tiers have had balanced loot tables, where there aren't too many drops or variations. I can say t14 was one of them, however, I think the loot tables for T15 are way beyond too large, especially with the thunderforged component on loot.
LW drums.
lets give them a consumable that only other LW's can use, and then proceed to shaft the entire idea by putting silly "does not affect targets above X level" effects on them.

I kinda wish they'd bring back the idea, just make it not take effect in RBG's, sort of like how Engineering in RBG's is useless.
ets give them a consumable that only other LW's can use, and then proceed to shaft the entire idea by putting silly "does not affect targets above X level" effects on them


They affected everyone in the raid throughout bc, guess what happened at the top end of progression in Sunwell? Everyone rolled lw and chained the blood lust drums one after the other for a permanent bloodlust.

I think the funniest one although it wasn't really that big a deal was paladin tier dropping for horde and shaman tier dropping for alliance in the BC pre patch.
My favorite recent loot screwup was H Fan of Fiery Winds never dropping in 10H and everyone on the forums not reading the OP and just posting "RNG QQ".
My favorite recent loot screwup was H Fan of Fiery Winds never dropping in 10H and everyone on the forums not reading the OP and just posting "RNG QQ".


Gonna have to go with this one, lol.
All int mail badge gear in wotlk having spirit meaning elemental shamans were the only class/spec not to have access to any non accessory badge gear.
Mail agi gear having minimal stamina combined with enhance shaman having no stamina modifier causing the class to die constantly to unavoidable melee aoe damage like chain lightning on Thorim or just heroic Freya in general.
Enhance shaman t6 tier. Stats all wrong.
Disc priests taking shadow tier for t7 since the spirit on their tier was useless.
Enhance shaman t6 tier. Stats all wrong.


They weren't wrong at the time. Enhancement's main stat in BC was Strength.

Gonna go with Darkmoon Cards in Wrath being BiS trinkets for 3+ tiers.
Mop sub 90 blues allowing L85 tanks to become avoidance capped.
05/09/2013 07:52 AMPosted by Hyjinx
Enhance shaman t6 tier. Stats all wrong.


They weren't wrong at the time. Enhancement's main stat in BC was Strength.

Gonna go with Darkmoon Cards in Wrath being BiS trinkets for 3+ tiers.


Compared to previous tiers they were not good.

EDIT: From memory t6 stat budget was mixed between agi and strength where shamans wanted strength. Maybe I am wrong, its been a long time but pretty sure this was the case and only appeared in t6 (not t4 or t5).
Last tier was weird...No 2nd 509 non-spirit ring, no 509 neck, no Mage weapons in HoF and just one in MSV, but 3 in the final instance.

Str users probably didn't appreciate that their sha-touched was off heroic sha.
One Shield.
I remember laughing that our shadow priest's crafted armor from week 1 of TBC Was compettiively BIS with tier 6 a year and a half later.

Item upgrade system, especially when they said it was a bad idea, everyone predicted it'd be back for 5.3, and Voila, it came back.
4 spirit 1 int ring


I can one up you here. I still see vanilla/BC items itemized like this:

+10 strength
+15 spirit

+3 agility
+2 intellect
Judges Gavel in Vanilla WSG. The banish proc would make the flag holder drop the flag. Much fun was had, and much grief when used against us ><
05/09/2013 07:53 AMPosted by Highko


They weren't wrong at the time. Enhancement's main stat in BC was Strength.

Gonna go with Darkmoon Cards in Wrath being BiS trinkets for 3+ tiers.


Compared to previous tiers they were not good.

EDIT: From memory t6 stat budget was mixed between agi and strength where shamans wanted strength. Maybe I am wrong, its been a long time but pretty sure this was the case and only appeared in t6 (not t4 or t5).


As someone who played an enhance/ele as an alt in t6, I can tell you this is wrong. T6 was much better itemized than t4/t5, and it was even worth wearing leather pieces for more sockets of strength. Any good enhancement shaman was using strength from the moment he had sockets.
Double 2-sets in PvP has been pretty sweet fail on a couple of occasions.

Also, Skillherald.

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