Seems odd that you'd need to craft the same piece of gear multiple times to get better versions you then have to make?
What is actually max ilevel of non-legendary items? Unless Rank 4 Legendary is planned as good enough to last until end of Shadowlands then it is likely there will be Rank 5, 6,... in later patches so upgrading WILL be thing at some time.
How about we don't do that?
This could be how we get all the different colour varitations of the legendaries!
The system feels okay to me, but got 2 questions.1) why adding a rank 2 & 3? You will go for a rank 1 legendary if you want the legendary effect early and if you want multiple lege (as an arms warrior more than 1 lege seems usable to me depending on the fight) OR you will rush the rank 4 lege so you're done with this one. I don't understand why someone will go for rank 2/3. So it hints an upgrade mechanic. (+ unless they plan to make you recraft all your legendary each patch to have the new max ILvl it's pretty evident there will be upgrades)2) If i'm right and there is an upgrade mechanic, what's the recipe? We can expect 100ish soul ashes (since it's the lege currency and the amount between all rank) but there must be something else. and that's where rank 2 & 3 Base Item have their value. R2 & 3 lege have no interest, so if rank 2&3 base item are not used to rank upgrade lege then the amount of base item crafted to fit the requirement to unlock R4 is just dead value. And i understand having to "destroy" lots of mats as a soft time gate to not unlock all R4 base item on every alt in a few days(which is bad, a bit of trading is exactly what professions need) , but considering the amount of mats required for ONE r4 base item to be unlock, the soft time gate is already there.So wait and see how blizzard will design it but the base seems good, we just lack information on 1 major point atm
Basically, this "feature" makes you regrind mats (and there are not just crafting mats, but mats from content) each patch so you keep your legendaries at ok level.
Can’t wait for people to run themselves ragged crafting these only to have the entire system overhauled in 9.1 and made 10x easier. Then those who wasted days of time for nothing will come here and complain how they were duped. Meanwhile the rest of us just take a leisurely approach to the game, knowing full well it will be changed when Blizz sees 90% of the customer base not participating or so confused they don’t know what to do. Does past experiences in Legion, BfA, not enter their thought process at all? Smh
And effect does not chchange. Not even 1% increase just stats.. More pain than actually thing to look forward..
No, they should all be the same ilvl, I honestly don't care if it takes a longer time to farm them.
Wait, so you won't be able to upgrade a craft...? Seems like an ass of a system if so...
As it sits, this system seems a little excessive, not only here, but with most crafting and their materials costs. I hope they get a nerf, at the very least to the amounts of a Legion or BfA rank 2, since these seem on par with Rank 1 recipes.
First they they said were lowering the ranking requirements then on the legedaroes its going to be a huge grind I dont understand