Wowhead and other WoW-related resources are reporting multiple improvements (?) in Torghast.
The overall direction is about making the whole system shinier, some catch-up mechanics are naturally woven in for latecomers/alts, and several new systems are implemented, like ranks, perks, affixes, layers, soft timers, removal of death counter and many, many more – also adding up harder stuff and new legendary currency for the next 5-6 ranks.
While Torghast on paper now looks a lot more like a better worked out and developed system, which is a natural and expected improvement, at the same time I can’t shake off the feeling (as many others feel too) that it doesn’t make it more replayable. I think that alts or latecomers would find the experience more pleasant, understandable, and in general – I dare say – more fun.
At the same time, it’s still lacking rewards. The only valid reason to go there remains to be legendary ash, period.
I have a feeling that the only thing that could make it worth the development resources spent would be another option of gearing up. That would at least justify the time spent and make it replayable throughout expansion for the majority of players.
Personally I’m not interested in mounts, pets at this stage, and Torghast-style transmog will drop from the raid. I also think I draw the line with legendary pieces and leave that to min-maxers. Once I get a drop that overlaps my legendary piece of 225, I would replace it, and that will be it (in 9.1., or more likely 9.2.).
Torghast to me is simply boring as is, no matter how many changes or rewards are or will be there. There is a limit of how many runs I could do in repeatable content. I do dungeons only until the first raid and only to gear up, I transfer to the new raids once new patches are released, and perks like islands, warfronts, horrific visions or Torghast are quite enough to last through the release patch. I think this is also the major reason that I don’t do PvP – lack of story progression and repetitiveness… seriously, should I care about Warsong/Sentinels brawl over a random grove in 2021 which they can’t solve throughout decades?
The tower stage for yours truly is now complete. I had my moments there (it wasn’t too bad), I achieved some goals, but to me it’s time to move on, and the 9.1. raid will be a great climax for the experience and location.
I dare Blizzard to offer fun rewards worth re-runs :) So far, I doubt there will be any for myself.