Why do we have to reforge our Azerite gear at an NPC every time we change specs, instead of it just remembering our previous spec’s choices and keeping them when we swap?
Why are we being punished and extorted for playing multiple specs/builds via Azerite gear?
There are many things I enjoy about BfA. There are also many things I dislike and have chosen to overlook. But after investing over seven months into the expac, I am really frustrated with Azerite gear.
Azerite gear was a terrible idea and horribly implemented. And it makes me tired of playing the game. Azerite reforging is like the final kick to the teeth.
In Legion, I could swap specs, and my tier pieces would swap their set bonuses to the appropriate bonuses based on the spec. I also had to carry 2 legendaries per each spec, for a total of six different legendaries on my paladin who played all specs. A small pain, to be sure; which is why Blizzard said they wanted to improve upon this, firstly by removing the Legendary system.
So where is the improvement with Azerite gear?
In BfA, I now need to have 3 different pieces of Azerite armor per spec, because reforging is both annoying and expensive (2k per one reforge is a joke!). This means I have to farm for 9 different pieces of gear that both have decent iLvl and traits on one character.
What is the reasoning for this, Blizz? Why can’t my Azerite gear can’t simply swap it’s traits to the Holy/Ret/Prot bonuses when I change specs, much like tier gear did with set bonuses?
And finally, why is tier gear not even in the game? It’s been a mainstay since day one. Over a decade it’s been in the game. Sure, people complained about the set bonuses in Legion interacting poorly with legendaries, but what’s the excuse now?
Poor interaction with traits from Azerite gear? How about just make the set bonuses of tier gear pure stat increases instead, and make Azerite Tier gear?
How hard would any of this really be?
To me, the truth of the matter is that BfA has suffered from budget cuts and it’s been felt within the development and expac managment. It just comes off that Blizzard doesn’t care at this point.
(And we all know that we don’t have unique class sets anymore because Activision-Blizzard isn’t willing to shell out the money to the art department or dev team, so we get these awful looking sets that are blanketed across all of the armor types.)
Hey Blizzard? You’ve moved backwards with Azerite gear. Turn it around.