My understanding is that the new Sidereal Essence will trade 1:1 for the current Sidereal.
This is hella grindy if people still could use Sidereal gear like Dark Matter or those priesty shoulders.
Could we have the old Sidereal as an additional reward from the daily regular dungeon quest? Two would be great!
Also: can anyone say if there are other means of acquiring Primordial Saronite, besides killing raid bosses?–like how we can purchase Crusader Orbs for three sidereals. Wowhead does not indicate that those can be purchased with Emblems of Frost.
I think this only applies to the new P4 dungeons (PoS, FoS, HoR). Original dungeons aren’t dropping anything except triumph badges. I did VH Gamma today (after npc implementation) and it still did not drop sidereal or scourgestones.
Hope we can get a clarification on if sidereal essence will also be dropping off every boss in alpha/beta as well. I didn’t see anything about that in the new notes. Might be a little cynical of me to think this, but I worry people will enforce skip runs in alpha/beta by vote kicking people who don’t agree to it.
Maybe Blizzard wants Gamma queueable from a relatively low ilvl so alpha/beta are pretty much obsolete, but being able to directly queue alpha/beta in RDF makes me think otherwise.