I was going to compare crafted epics to those found in entry level raid instances however with the new patch and 5 man dungeon I don’t even need to do that. There is now no reason to craft epics for level 80 content. If you hit 80 find a group and hit the new 5 man dungeon.
Some may think I am QQing about this. I am actually split over this issue. I like the fact that the 5 man has good gear and can help gear up people who just got to 80 quickly. I am only a little saddened that with all of the changes in this patch that there is now no reason what so ever to level any crafting profession other than JCing and Alchemy. Anything that can be crafted in Tailoring/Leather Working/ Black Smithing is now equal to or inferior to the gear that can be obtained in the new 5 man dungeon normal or heroic.
On top of this JCers can now prospect Titanium. This means that the cost of Titanium has skyrocketed and therefore Titansteel. Now all weapons and plate are so cost ineffective it is disgusting.
I have to say these changes with out changing the availability of Titanium nodes drastically was piss poor planning. There is no other way to describe it. I am happy that there are so many new things to do, it would have been nice to see the ripple effect of those changes considered a bit more completely.
This expansion more than any at any time prior has invalidated so much gear and content even each patch it is pathetic. I really don’t have much more to say. Crafting other than Alchemy (Flasks) is worthless. The cost to level is so out of proportion to the benefits or economic viability that all of the professions need a complete revamp. I don’t know about anyone else but I am ready for the next expansion, crafting wise. Hopefully they will get it right or at least balanced (lol) next time.
We welcome our Raid or Die overlords.