It was revealed yesterday that the first season of M+ in Dragonflight would consist of 4 new dungeons and 4 old ones.
While i think that idea is… interesting, it exposes quickly a problem Blizzard has failed to recognize in recent tiers and expac ; item accessibility.
Some classes, spec will be hurt simply by the fact that you don’t have access this tier to those really good items in the other four dungeons. You might not be able to get a weapon in m+ for the tier, or your trinket, and that creates many fustration. Old dungeons gear won’t be as optimized as current ones.
There are some solutions to it
-Valor could be used to buy a targetted piece from the other four dungeons.
Giving you a choice to either upgrade ilvl the gear you farmed in the available four dungeon in that season. Or buy the piece your spec really needs from the inaccessible dungeons. If we were to use the current season as example, you could target a 262 piece ( or even lower ilvl if the value seems too high ) or upgrade 1 maybe 2 items to 272 for same price.
-Another solution would be the same concept, but with the coins you get from the vault.
Right now, a bad vault is just fustrating. Slightly better with the socket, but it’s still nowhere near the value of good rng. With maybe two weeks of coin? Buying an item from those other dungeons seem entirely fair to me instead of nothing.
And a third solution, would be to simply replace the four old dungeon loots with the new one.
I think it’s important to avoid situations where a class has a hard time competing with others because they simply cannot get an item. Adding a bit more protection to RNG is also a bonus.