The introduction of the new weekly cache is a fantastic idea. asuggestions I had regarding the pool and the ilvl scaling:
The pool should include loot from ALL the raids you ran, all that loot MUST scale to the ilvl of the highest raid difficulty you completed. The reasoning for this is twofold:
- Consider the Font of Power from Eternal Palace. This item is one of the best items for Fire mages, yet in order to get this at a high ilvl, you need to complete Eternal Palace on Mythic difficulty. Most players aren’t going to want to run mythic difficulty JUST for one player ( or a few players) to get font. So having this available from the weekly cache would solve this problem:
a) A fire mage could run Eternal Palace on any difficulty (even LFR)
b) The mage could then complete Ny’alotha on their hardest difficulty level (say Heroic)
c) The cache now has a chance to drop Eternal Palace gear, at 460 ilvl
Presumably the pool for the cache is going to be based on the raids you completed (so you can’t run old raids just to get the best raid gear, you’re going to have to complete current content). But if the items are scaled to the ilvl of the raid as you completed it, you’d be discouraged from completing old raids on your characters, because you’d risk polluting your loot pool with old content gear.