PLEASE upgrade the iLvl 68 honor gear vendor in Org/SW.
There are so many forum posts about this already in the PvP forums, but it NEEDS to be seen.
The pre-patch event for ilvl 100 gear is who knows how far away. I’m going to go out on a limb and even say that the PvP gear should be even higher than 100 because of the grind, but maybe that’s being greedy.
I have so many friends who casually play classic & talk to me wanting to return to see how I’ve enjoyed pre-patch so far, & how their class is going to play for shadowlands, but I don’t have the heart to tell them that spending a week farming BG’s is still going to put them 1/3 of the way behind.
Being a fresh 50 is such a waste of time, being able to hit 50 in literally one evening makes it even worse.
I didn’t play BfA for its entirety and came back a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait for pre-patch hoping I could gear up, and seeing the honor gear iLvl was the biggest slap in the face I’ve seen in a while.
I cannot even being to fathom how horrible of an experience this would be if you were brand new player. Imagine being 100% BRAND NEW, not knowing anything about the history of this game, you happen to enjoy PvPing the most, finally hit max level, spend 1-2 weeks farming all day to get all of your honor gear and you still have 1/3 HP of anyone who played BfA. I would personally be so distraught. I’m confused & I know what to expect.
The only possible way to get a below average iLvl is to be carried in high mythic dungeons, which again, brand new players should NOT be expected to have to do that just to stand a chance when the expansion is right around the corner.
There is ZERO reason that the honor PvP gear should be iLvl68, & I also noticed that when I try to transmog the ilvl 68 gear, it shows up as an epic item instead of a blue like it is in the vendor, but I don’t know if that means anything. Someone in a different post stated that they were indeed supposed to be at least iLvl 100, and that it got changed without any blue post whatsoever when pre-patch was live. I tend to not complain and just accept things as they are on this game at this point, but this is utterly ridiculous. There’s not a chance I would ever think of bringing any friends to this game at its current state because of how unfriendly it is to gear up.
Now when the expansion comes out? Yeah that’s a little different. But this is a pre-patch, a time where you’re supposed to be able to try out things and TEST them with new characters.
I ALWAYS look forward to pre-patches because of how fun it is to try max lvl new alts, and I’ve had a little fun leveling regardless, but hitting 50 is extremely disheartening.