"New" they litteraly use the same armor, for -EVERYTHING- in 8.3, not even a variation inbetween World-Content and Raiding, raiding armor and world-content is now the SAME SKIN, but different colour.Another BFA budget cut, and degradation from Legion.
Yeah not sure what they are on about with the 5 pearls thing cause whenever I upgraded a piece to 400 item level it still costs me 20 mana pearls per piece ... And also the argument of benthic still being better does not hold water because you still have to grind the pearls for each piece on each alt as well so that is gong to take a bit .
Armor isn’t an issue. Essence are.
The only good thing I see about this is that it uses the same model and color as the LFR sets. As both a raider and a transmog collector, this makes me happy. I try collecting all the recolors of my mail set every tier, but I really don't wanna bother doing LFR. Even Normal difficulty seems easier than LFR, since it usually don't have a bunch of people wandering around doing nothing, or totally undergeared players that don't seem to have a clue on how to play their class. Thanks for letting me have that recolor from another source.But 400ilvl? Is it going to be upgradable? I don't see the point to use them for gear when you can easily get benthic and upgrade them to 425 (and have procs that work in Nazjatar). Really wish they would simply unlock essences account-wide, or lower the requirement for alts when you first get them.
I think this game introduces catch up systems much too frequently. It's getting out of hand. To have a catch up system that completely leapfrogs content (and progress) players have made in Nazjatar just last patch. I get they want to construct a way for returning or slow to progress players to get into the latest content as quick as possible, but having someone go from a fresh boosted 120 >> 400+ilvl within an hour of launching the latest patch certainly isn't a great way to go about doing it. Throwing gear at players like this is exactly what has caused modern players to feel apathetic and unexcited by the promise of new rewards. Rewards, when done like this, they have no staying power.
It's a shame they didn't make the error they made for Benthic gear again and add sockets! However, I'm a little confused about these items turning into ilvl 400 pieces of gear. I've clicked the link for each specific armor set and it shows ilvl 415 items, are there tokens etc, to upgrade these from 400 - 415? like Benthic gear at the moment? I know it's harder/longer to upgrade but I can see Benthic gear still being the better option here.
Ilvl 400 is far from impressive in 8.3. It’d be alright catch up gear in 8.2 but in 8.3 it’s pretty bad catch up gear.
This is just supposed to be a stepping stone to get into the new raid tier, if you haven't played for long...Yes, Benthic gear probably is still better than this, but won't be better than the new endgame gear, especially with some of the Corrupted affixes. On the other hand, Benthic gear takes much longer to obtain.
this appears to not be active currently as mentioned
So weapons for alts doesn't seem to drop. Better do Korrak's Revenge fast on all alts for the 400 ilvl weapon...
Benthic gear is not better than this at all as a catch-up mechanism. You will need 30 mana pearls per item to get an equivalent level. That means farming Nazjatar at a relatively low item level, which will be a major PITA. Also, your main will quickly fill their bags with these just by playing through 8.3.Besides, would you rather they asked us to spend mana pearls on catch up gear or essences?
hmmm- new catchup gear, that includes rings and trinkets? = nice- no weapons though? = :(- ilvl 400? = hopefully can be upgraded then... else benthic is partially better then (although it takes 20 pearls to get to 400, then 5+10+15 etc to upgrade after)- uses the lfr colours+skins? = cool, means I don't have to farm those transmogs in LFR then. - separates the 4 armour classes again? = fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff.... Damnit, WHY. Benthic is again better, as it just turns into an armour piece for any class... not cloth only etc... this severely limits the potential for who can use it and clogs up bank/bag space even more so, as I tend to bank currently unusable pieces for later (when they are useable) ... grr....why is it so hard for blizz to make improvements and STICK TO THEM, rather than backtrack again on the next version of them... - Also... yep... essences are the worst thing for alts... I know they're making the requirements easier across the board for them, but they should either be account bound already, or make it so that once you've got them once, you can either buy them again for an alt (boa tokens...) or drastically lower the requirements for 2nd time onwards on alts. (they do it for off-spec 2nd essences after all...)
"and has the appearance of the LFR Ny'alotha sets."Thank youuuuu. No longer do i have to run that dribbler mode for a year just to finish a set. Hell, you can't even queue the other LFRs anymore! I've been looking the LFR Uldir weapons for months and never have i seen a queue pop, who would queue?
QOL improvements for lazy players is what has caused this game to go down hill.
Like we need gear catchup for ilvl 400... Literally not playing my 430 alts because I CBA grinding essences for the nth time.. If you play arena, m+ and raids, a lot of classes require rank 3 essences for: nazj followers, mecha and nazj rep, arena caps, m+ caps, raid currency and thousands of honor from BGs. By the time you have that &*!@ you'll be waaaaaaay outgearing this ridiculous catch-up gear. And next patch only adds MORE essences to farm..TLDR; GEAR IS EASY TO GET, ESSENCES MAKE ME NOT PLAY ALTS
Lol all of the armor catch up it's useless lol , stop throwing sand at players eyes and give them an essence catch up mechanic not gear , we can make 430 ilvl in 1 day after 120 , but the most importante essences still are time locked , and other classes the best essences are from pvp rating or honor , you just make the palyers do pvp to have better dps or healing in PVE and you still telling us that essences won't be account bound ? if we won't to play a alt or 2 in a more serious way or the more hardcore players need to farm the blood of the enemy 1 , 2 , 3 ... many times for each alt , farm raid essence will take ages, mechagon, naj.... at least put some type of catch up mechanic for essence if you don't make it account bound , example: can buy essence ranks with titanium residue , because believe me i will choose that over azerite gear in a blink of an eye or for some 8.3 "pearls" because pearls just get useless so fast there is no reason to farm them after put the abyssal forge at max level or even make some new currency only for that ... Serious make some catch up for essences or just make them account bound , if you're thinking that players will play more because they need to farm essences it's the reverse , the players will get bored and quit wow because what we want it's diversifity not endless grid...
level 400 is way too low. It's so easy to get to 400 with Benethic gear up to that level. Hopefully this will be changed before it goes live.