The loot and gear dilemma
Lushnek was telling me that you should be having an ilvl of 502+ to be attempting Throne of Thunder. Well, I am WAAAY off that. But the first boss went down ok with all of us under that level.
However, even though the old raids of HoF and Terrace still hold a lot of upgrades for me (I am wearing quite a lot of upgraded LFR stuff) Fue doesn't think we should be doing those. This is because LFR has better gear than those old raids. And of course, all the new VP ToT stuff is 522 ilvl.
But loot is so hit and miss in LFR! I don't need to point out all those poor people who have not got a Sha-touched weapon after a whole patch. And Mogu coins are not easy to come by so I don't want to throw them around willy nilly in LFR trying to upgrade EVERYTHING. Last week I did LFR and doing both of the new ones took me the better part of 3 hours. For all the gaming I do, who the hell has 3 hours to sit down and do LFR when I have other raid days, PvP days and daily days! And it was so painful that it was a stark reminder of WHY I dislike LFR in the first month or so of it opening. I did get one upgrade though - yay!
I like doing Terrace and HoF. I can burn through all my elder charms for gear there because a trinket, some tier would be nice! Ooh and an offhand or the Sha touched weapon (non LFR version). If only we could spend more days doing those instead of wiping to Horridon Dinopoophead 3 days a week. I am sad that this week we won't be doing Terrace - maybe I can PuG it? But gosh, where will I find the time for that!
Maybe the dice will roll my way this week and I'll get some upgrades. I just bought the VP neck so that's pushed me a little closer to that magic over 500 ilvl mark - I hope that little bit makes the difference on that dino so he can go back to being extinct!