Why? Why do this? Why???
For those of us who aren’t into the self flagellation that is m+ or raid or the dumpster fire that is ranked pvp, why do this to us? Rank 5 (not even rank 6) for measly 226 gear (normal SoD ilvl) is already gated behind ridiculous amounts of “catalogued research” (4250 CR to upgrade one piece to 226 by itself. Now multiply that by 14 slots excluding your lego = 59,500 CR needed) to actually upgrade it to that point. You only get about 1200? CR per day assuming you do basically everything in Korthia each time, including the stuff half the playerbase isn’t even aware like Zovals vault, rift chests and rares. So that’s about 50 days of play at least.
Not satisfied with doing this to your playerbase, it even costs 4k CR itself and is gated behind renown 61??? A renown level we won’t get for another 5 weeks (assuming 3 per week but some say we only get 2) at least.
Honorable mention goes to the RNG of the account bound Korthian Armaments. What? The self deterministic nature of the Nazjatar gear was too much power given to the playerbase for you Blizz? SMH.