Gear scaling is always an issue at the end of every expansion, and has been for a long time -- the very concept of ratings for secondary stats like Crit, Haste, and so on was brought in to fix an issue where items that granted a flat percentage to a secondary stat remained good indefinitely.
Garrisons, Artifacts, Heart of Azeroth, Covenants — Does World of Warcraft focus too much on expansion-locked systems?
Remember when Legion was first announced, and we World of Warcraft players were first tantalized with the features that would end up dominating the expansion?
Blizzard nerfs how much corruption you can use at once, and this time we know exactly who’s to blame
We have seen a lot of hotfixes that specifically target aspects of the Corrupted gear system.
Corruption was the major gameplay system added to bring more depth and choices to itemization in Battle for Azeroth's patch 8.3, and it's seen a lot of updates, hotfixes, and changes since it went live.
Who knew that M.O.T.H.E.R.
In World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, Corruptions are now available for sale from MOTHER.
One thing that's going to happen in Shadowlands is, we'll eventually shelve our Hearts of Azeroth and no longer have access to them or to the Azerite Traits that depends on them to work.
Whether you're just coming back to World of Warcraft for patch 8.3, or you've been playing for a while and you just decided to get your alts up to speed with the gear options like Old God Assaults, one thing you may not really be prepared for is just how quickly Corruption can get out of hand.
Blizzard surprised us all this week by announcing changes to Corruption and Echoes of Ny'alotha, as well as to how quickly you could level up your Legendary Cloak, and then almost immediately hotfixing some of those changes live.
Starting this week, you'll be able to buy specific types of Corruption to apply to gear, removing the randomness from the system — and making it a lot easier for new 120s to gear up.