First and foremost: a rant!
It is a big mystery how Argent Conscript set transmogs are counted into your collection. The only thing that is 100% sure: if your character bought it, it will be there. On alts – you wish!
That does not concern only cross-faction issues. For example, my gnome warlock Myrki boasted yesterday in my blog post with a head collar, and Jellica the gnome priest simply does not have it! Micromantica, my gnome mage main, also did not find this head piece. It is such a random: sometimes it appears on all toons and both factions, sometimes it’s just the character that earned it.
It does not depend on time: 2 hours after Maylune the druid purchased her shoulders, and neither of the leather toons Alliance or Horde has them. Obviously, I put them all on and transmog over immediately – so making them non-refunded does not help too.
I submitted a bug, but UGH! What I’m gonna do, what I’m gonna do? :) You see, the sets are really, really nice, and I would very much like to have them.
Alright, there comes a more straightforward goal of gearing up. Like with every pre-patch, I’ve made a spreadsheet:
- Character name in bold = Icecrown intro and the first day done
- Slots in green = item level is 100+, so it does not need improvement
Strategy is simple: whatever Nathanos gives us in 2 weeks, and the rest (after I drive them all through intro) will be devoted to cherry picking the worst slots and upgrading them.
Whew, let’s see how green the spreadsheet will be by launch!