Which since WoW’s conception has exclusively had a set bonus.
There is no “within” lol.
The set has always had the set bonus on every piece. Period.
Also I noticed how you didn’t address the fact that this so called “tier gear” does not exist or is obtainable from the current raid tier.
It’s almost like all gear that is typically part of a set, all have the same naming convention.
The off pieces you are talking about have never followed that convention, because that is what they are “off pieces” ie not set pieces.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt before by saying that you and your group must have simply had a different view of it to most, but now you are just being obtuse.
Needless to say, enough people have been confused about it to determine it was poorly designed and unintuitive. It is impossible to deny that without calling them all liars and claiming they knew how the system worked.
Clearly you and your gigabrain chad meisters are just on a whole different level to the rest of the playerbase.