We have no plans to implement the old portals back in the game, but thank you for you reasons as to why they should. – Bashiok
Well, at least he was nicer about it than the last time I read a portal thread.
I was in a guild run of AQ last night (we did 40 and then 10) so a guildie could get exalted with the Cenarion Circle. I was on Searsi so I ported back to Dalaran afterwards to log. And while it has been quite there lately, it was more than quiet. At first, I couldn’t find anyone there. And then I noticed a lone Blood Elf Priest fishing in the fountain.
I understand the reasons for encouraging people to see the new content, but I am still unsure of the reasons for not wanting anyone to see the old content.
So, like most people, I have been working on gearing up one of my characters. In my case, Melvyl, who I still consider “my main” hence the name I use here. My basic plan is to do what I did with 3.3 – gear him largely as Retribution, than take up healing when I am satisfied that I am geared enough to avoid the average disaster. While it was a little easier back then, it has been going okay thus far. Now here’s the point of this post: He is wearing four pieces of PVP gear – not counting the relic (which I consider a huge upgrade over the ilevel318 quest piece).
Bloodied Pyrium Shoulders – 4 of 4. The only thing better come from Heroics or Justice Points.
Bloodied Pyrium Bracers – Not rated. No Justice Point option or Rep option. And only 3 choices, really, since the 4th is a ilevel308 item.
Bloodied Pyrium Gauntlets – Not rated. These is a Justice Point option but also a Rep option for the same ilevel.
Bloodied Pyrium Belt – Not rated. So while there is a Justice Point item, the best choice is the very nice Rep belt.
So I either wait or buy the shoulders and just grind out the rest of the rep and/or hope for Heroic drops – which I actually haven’t started running. But I guess maybe I should start.