There was the faction change that gave them an item advantage – and I'm still a little confused as to why Blizzard allowed that to be in the game personally – but there was also the fact that with the different timings between the North American and European servers they got an extra piece of loot from Warfronts. We could've actually faction changed ourselves, but only the US team had the ability to get two items, so regardless we would've always been one item behind.
These things are really frustrating – last time I checked, Limit were actually ahead of us in terms of overall item level, which is critical when it comes to taking on these raid encounters. Every piece of DPS matters.
It's worth it for the end result of being able to put on a great show, but honestly, right now people are playing all day every day for the entire reset. I do think it’s something Blizzard needs to take a look at and maybe scale back. The amount of preparation you can do in heroic week is just obscene. There's no limit to how much you can play the game in heroic week to try and get upgrades on your characters.
For example, the chests for completing Mythic+5 dungeons right now drop the highest item level of gear that you can get, and that gear has a chance of Titanforging. There's no limit to the amount of Mythic+5s you can run, so you're doing them on repeat, hoping that you pull that lottery lever and get an item that gives you a significant new upgrade. It's intense. Technically during this interview, I could've run another Mythic+5 and tried to pull that lever one more time.