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WoWJun 19, 2018 4:00 pm CT

Legacy loot mode will make it easier to transmog farm in Battle for Azeroth

One of the changes in Battle for Azeroth that I love with an unquenchable passion is the upcoming Legacy loot mode, which makes transmog farming so much less painful. Back when it was first announced I believe I squealed as loudly as a delighted child, and I’ve only grown to love the concept more with each and every passing second. But we haven’t really had much of a chance to see it in action yet, and that’s where Youtube poster Hazelnuttygames comes in. She’s posted a video showing off the new system in action.

I may or may not have sat down and watched this thing like the Zapruder film. Okay, I watched it a lot more than that.

First off, Legacy loot mode automatically turns on when you’re entering any content that you’re 10 or more levels higher than. What does this mean? Instead of using Personal Loot, the dungeon will simply drop the amount of loot it would have for any five person group, and that loot can be anything on the loot table. If you’re on your Death Knight but you’re looking for cloth gear for whatever reason, it’ll be dropping again. That polearm you want off of Mannoroth — the agility weapon? It’ll start dropping again.

Legacy loot mode appears to only affect boss drops. Gold and BoE items do not drop at a higher rate or more frequently. It’s purely for people farming for loot that’s not on their personal loot table. It’s for transmog farmers trying to get items that aren’t “for” them, strictly speaking. Or for collectors who just like to have items like cloth robes or leather dresses on their Shaman for RP reasons. It’s not going to make old dungeons more profitable, it just alters boss drops so that you can get a chance to collect anything on their original loot table. It’s a fantastic change for us transmog addicts that won’t unbalance old content to make it super profitable for anyone, seemingly only affecting BoP items. You might make a little more gold vendoring some boss loot, but that’s it.

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I’m so excited for this feature, and I hope Blizzard also makes sure we can farm all the stuff we can currently kill on live. I ran Ordos on the PTR recently and he tore me apart, so there’s a definite need for some balancing here. But Legacy loot mode looks awesome to me, and I’m super excited for it.

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