I may be a "non-raider" but I love these changes. I shouldn't be able to get super gear in tourist mode which is what I've done in mists. I have had no incentive to try to get into flex/normal/heroic stuff because between upgraded LFR gear and Ordos my characters are comfortably OP for anything I want to do. Looking forward to having a desire to do some pug normal like I did in wrath.
ON the subject of gearing and the needs of the raider (Self important and otherwise) there was a guild in the nascent days of WoTLK that did all the way up to Festergut in 187 blues(The stuff that dropped in H Dungeons), they could by all means beat nearly all(Not Hmode) gear checks(Nax-ToC), in dungeon appropriate gear. Except for that one boss. Isn't that crazy? 10 REALLY GOOD PLAYERS didn't need a higher gear level to beat some of the hardest bosses at the time. Now admittedly that was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The point is if you're skilled, and I mean, seriously skilled you don't need better gear. You just feel better having it. Is there a reason a raider should fee better than a regular Dungeon goer? Is this some kind of classiest system that I'm unaware of? Do I get bonus points in life for having a higher Ilvl than someone else? Obviously the answer to these rhetorical questions is no.I HM25 raided from WoTLK through to Cata and never once felt like I was owed better gear than people who chose to run LFR instead. I was seriously hoping for the tier of difficulty to go REALDEALRAIDS>Heroic Dungeons>LFR>Dungeons. I'm kinda sad that didn't work out. Running Heroics with a close knit group is super fun all the same though. So no biggie.
what I don't like: They need to answer questions on twitter which are already answered in the blog post. Players should first read the whole blog, then ask....
Um............. If we aren't supposed to do the same content over and over, what are we gonna do when they don't patch for 6-12 months!
Questions: How do they feel about the bonus loot rolls? Will there be a similar mechanic in Warlords?What is the loot model for 5 man heroics (BC style where end boss always has one of many epics, or Mists where each has a small chance of one specific epic)?Will there be an upgrade system for items, maybe for tertiary stats/gem slot?