Miscellaneous discussions on the new World of Warcraft Tier 0.5 armor sets to be introduced in Patch 1.10, aka non-raider armor sets:
The new colors for the armor sets. Did I say new graphics? No, I did not.
The additional material requirements to complete the armor quests. This is in addition to (re)collecting each Tier 0 piece of the set. So you have some idea on which mats to
gouge on save for later, the author’s sample mat list for one of the quests: 10 Stonescale Oil, 1 Delicate Arcanite Converter, 4 Greater Eternal Essences, 8 Large Brilliant Shards, 4 Dark Runes, 3 Mooncloth, 3 Dark Iron Bars, 20 Enchanted Leather, 4 Cured Rugged Hide and 1 Flask of Supreme Power.
A player reminds the non-raiders that it’s a crap shoot on whether they’ll score an armor piece and wants Blizzard to consider adding a non-raider DKP-esque system. He has a few ideas that aren’t as kooky as that sounds.
Now, when I first read this post, I had all the knee-jerk reactions you might expect — the fuck? join a damn guild then! jeezus, does Blizzard have to do EVERYTHING for people? — but after thinking about this for a while, maybe some game in the future will have a built-in pseudo-DKP system. Not this game, obviously — some other game, some other time.
Instead of a kook, that guy could be a visionary.
Anyways. I can sum up my opinion of the Tier 0.5 armor quests in two words: Start raiding. Less time, less bother (and I did not think that was possible), better gear in a raiding guild. We’re talkin’ by a HUGE margin here.
There’s other alternatives, of course: Learn2BuyGold. Wait around for them to design Dire Maul version 2 with epic armor. Preorder the expansion because I bet level 70s could kick the shit out of Molten Core. And the ole standby, quit.
Cmon, how bad could a few consecutive hours in an enclosed space with 39 relative strangers be? It’s not as bad as 10 Stonescale Oil, 1 Delicate Arcanite Converter, 4 Greater Eternal Essences, 8 Large Brilliant Shards, 4 Dark Runes, 3 Mooncloth, 3 Dark Iron Bars, 20 Enchanted Leather, 4 Cured Rugged Hide and 1 Flask of Supreme Power. I guarantee it.