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    Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 AM
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    Just in case you have not been following the 5.2 news. They are removing item upgrades in 5.2 so if you want to upgrade something make sure you do it before it arrives. Gear that has already been upgraded will stay that way.

    Personally I have upgraded both my trinkets as they are always the hardest to find.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 04:20 PM
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    Strange that they are removing the facility. But we have quite some time till 5.2
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    Old 01-16-2013, 04:53 PM
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    Strange that they are removing the facility. But we have quite some time till 5.2
    it was brought in with 5.1 as a way of a nerf without a nerf. they have said it will be back in 5.3 for those who are struggling with content.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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    Wouldve been easier to just nerf the content.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 05:02 PM
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    Wouldve been easier to just nerf the content.
    they nerf the content they get a load of people moaning, they do the upgrade system no one complained.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 05:31 PM
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    Only people the upgrade system would have buffed is the people min-maxing at the upper edge of progression, not people struggling on non heroic content anyway :/ The buffs to equipment just wasn't big enough.

    I liked the system, but if they did it to progress people I don't think it worked. At least not your average raiders.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 05:37 PM
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    it did help a lot of people, just quite a few people didn't realise the upgrade was often better than buying an item from a VP vendor.

    as it basically took ilevels to just short of heroic gear if you upgraded normal gear. the content was in theory designed to be ran in 463 gear, so going to 489 is already a over gear of 26 ilevels, so with upgrades your at 34 ilevels over geared and basically doing normal mode progression in basically gear from heroic mode.

    the sad fact is a few ilevels won't make up for stupid mistakes so they won't help everyone the same, but it keeps to content somewhat challenging, instead of turning it into a joke like they did with firelands and DS. so it keeps people happy as they are still actually achieving something rather than basically being handed it.
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    Old 01-16-2013, 06:12 PM
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    Only people the upgrade system would have buffed is the people min-maxing at the upper edge of progression, not people struggling on non heroic content anyway :/ The buffs to equipment just wasn't big enough.

    I liked the system, but if they did it to progress people I don't think it worked. At least not your average raiders.
    There's a pretty big gap between min-maxing, cutting-edge, 5-nights-a-week hardcore raiders and those of us doing some heroic modes, y'know. I'll miss it most for alts; it's nice being able to upgrade that blue weapon you just can't replace to a 471.
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    Old 01-17-2013, 12:50 AM
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    Yeah it was nice to have something to use those JPs on, until you got lucky in a raid.
    Also, there comes a point where you don't have any use for VPs on vendors, so this was another outlet for them. Let alone the nice boost they give to some items.
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    Old 01-17-2013, 11:12 AM
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    it did help a lot of people, just quite a few people didn't realise the upgrade was often better than buying an item from a VP vendor.

    as it basically took ilevels to just short of heroic gear if you upgraded normal gear. the content was in theory designed to be ran in 463 gear, so going to 489 is already a over gear of 26 ilevels, so with upgrades your at 34 ilevels over geared and basically doing normal mode progression in basically gear from heroic mode.

    the sad fact is a few ilevels won't make up for stupid mistakes so they won't help everyone the same, but it keeps to content somewhat challenging, instead of turning it into a joke like they did with firelands and DS. so it keeps people happy as they are still actually achieving something rather than basically being handed it.

    Where did it say that? MSV could be cleared in full 463 blues correct, but the hc modes needed at least half ur gear in the 489 normal's to clear full hc. The main boss tier ppl have used VP upgrades on HC gear is Terrace as its the hardest one to clear.

    Its a bit annoying its being removed as Darieth said it was great for alts. Would of been good if they just maxed the item lvl you could upgrade so anything after item lvl 516 (basic) couldn't be upgraded. Would of made more sense that way so you could still gear ur alts with upgrades.
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