New Timewalking Dungeons
Since this feature was live, I think I ran only 2 old dungeons through Timewalking: Mana Tombs and Nexus. I didn’t get why I need them at all.
If you felt any nostalgy or wanted to do some achievements… you could solo them without any Timewalking. Now I’m exactly soloing Lich, Cata and Panda dungeons to cover old achievements, and I could do them without waiting for groups with my own pace. Solution: soloing old dungeons on my main. Whichever I need for achievements despite availability, whichever I feel like doing at the moment and whenever I want to without waiting for “events”.
If you need any gear – well, I don’t need any gear this way. Same as with free gear in Tanaan, I feel it extremely unbalanced considering effort/reward. You get your 675 or even 695 piece for NOTHING, while LFR gear is 675-685. Timeless Isle prepared players for raiding, you could farm a 496 set in one day and then go to LFR for your 528 pieces. Now, the free gear makes even Normal Raid gear useless. It’s not about casualising the game, it just doesn’t make sense.
Cross-Realm Mythic Raiding
A devoted LFR player is writing this post here.
Item Upgrades and Valor are back!
Yes!! But like with flights, they’re late with the feature for at least 6 months. After my 3-months HFC marathon which I don’t want to repeat for at least until new year, I don’t imagine why I need any Valor now.
I would definitely spend my time upgrading my items if I farmed Valor throughout Draenor. But you have to do it during current raiding, during current dungeons, during current dailies. Now I don’t see any reason to waste huge amounts of farming time only to upgrade my gear 10+ points. Be it 50+ points, the green gear in Legion beats it in the first day, and in Draenor I can cope with my current ilvl. Farming for farming sake? Gee, thanks.
Baleful Item Level Boost
Baleful tokens are the worst in loot system and they suck. It’s the same as if you’ve got a gear piece of level 545 in Pandaria for doing Halfhill farm routine, while Siege LFR gear was 528. Why not make them 785 at once? It will make people farm more Apexis! Not me though.
Warlords Season 3
I don’t care about any PvP at all. I don’t even know what “season” or “cap” means.
Although I’m craving to learn how they mashed up Moonglade druidic circle with Draenor and Archimonde, I’m not doing Heroic Raids.
All in all it’s hardly a content patch that could get me busier in WoW. Just because I like the game for other things. A piece of story, maybe?
This patch says: you’re so pissed off grinding same Draenor that we want you to grind old dungeons until you hate them too. Free loot!