I think it's pretty clear it should've come sooner, But better late than never.
Playing without your full potential for 8 weeks straight isn't fun nor engaging, it's demotivating. You can't even get a feel of the class until it's there
Dratnos take is good. If it came out right away it would just feel mandatory not bad luck preventive and/or people would just ask for another "catch up"
I feel like week 4 with a two week cooldown (so one on Week 4 and one on Week 6), going to weekly cooldown on Week 8 would've been good. As is, they heavily nerfed my four-piece bonus before I could get four piece, and that's with six Great Vault slots a week and farming LFR in addition to Normal (my raid group just started heroic).
I wish that the gear you can buy for "sandworn relics" would have a higher itemlevel. 246 is not good enough for a rare ressource like the sandworn relics. the cypher gear is 252 and you cant use it for the "Creation Catalyst" and they throw this stuff at you in every chest and treasure and raremob. I think they should switch the itemlevels so sandworn relic gear is the best for outdoor content so we can have the best itemlevel and tier set bonus. or set it to 256. its takes long to get around 1500 relics as a moderate player and you can only upgrade one piece each week. Maybe they change it or make it upgradable in patch 9.2.5 for season 4?I dont raid. I do the LFR wings to see the content and to get the transmog. 239 itemlevel from LFR tier pieces is way too low when you can get 252 cypher gear but the bonuses are useless outside of Zereth Mortis. You can ask why i need tier set bonuses without raiding. Like everyone else i like to get faster through my daylie/weekly routine and tier bonuses are so much fun. Cant understand why Blizzard sees cypher gear in higher value than sandworn relic gear what is way more expensive.
creation catalyst would not have been needed if we had master loot.....
I think the Timegate was appropriate, since a deterministic reward system that doesn't require grinding would kill the raid.But I believe a targetable way for Mythic++ and PvP to get Tiers outside of killing Raids Bosses would be great, since raiders can get tier either through bosses or the vault (while others don't).
I agree with Dratnos. I only have 3 set pieces on main and 2-set on one alt. But I have not been trying. If you wanted tier that badly, do LFR, Normal, HC and 9-cap your vault.. You’d get it in no time.The timing was absolutely fine to keep incentives for raiders.
Master looter should stay burried and gone. Just too much abuse possible.But I am really looking forward to the catalyst so I can flip around stuff.
Tettles is missing the point. The raid and season 3 mythic plus are balanced around players having the tier bonuses. If you haven't yet received the four-piece bonus, you're going to struggle to clear the raid and obtain KSM. If that wasn't the case none of the world first guilds would have spent so much time getting/paying for tier pieces. For regular players, Blizzard should have released the creation catalyst earlier since the unluckiest players (0 tier pieces) will need four weeks to obtain a four-piece bonus.
if they gate this behind exalted imma perma quit
it would be nice to make the pieces you get from mythic plus that have the stats you are aiming for stay the same when you craft the tier, cause the class tier stats aren't that great and to some classes it doesn't increase the damage by a lot cause you are missing the key stats needed to perform better.
"motivated" to run LFR and normal on all your alts. That's fun game design. /smaybe if there was a small chance to get tier gear from dungeons or pvp it would be motivating, but forced to do raids isn't that great, if I wanted to raid I would, it takes too much time.
Its too much timegated. Should have been made available week 4 or even earlier.
this is a good system ive been sitting at 3 set for some time now so tuesday i can get 4 set for my shaman and i can start working on my alts good system
I think a week or two sooner wouldn't have hurt, but yeah, like week 6-8 is fine because now it's just bad luck protection. I kind of disagree with letting stuff keep sockets and tertiary stats though because that feels like now folks will try to farm for the 'perfect' tier to catalyze. Though with world first out of the way that's probably less of an issue now anyway
I don't have any tier. It hasn't diminished my enjoyment of my paladin at all. Playing with the set on the PTR gave me an idea of what I'm missing, but I heal okay without them. I'm not saying that I'm good or anything like that, but you can still clear mythics without tier.