Is it just me, or did the Paladin sets after the first 3 or 4 start looking a LOT less "Paladin-y" and more "let's just pile stuff on the armor?" I would really like to see something much more "knightly" than what's been coming out recently.
This is something that comes up a lot, but not just for paladins. Generally, when examining tier sets, people tend to look for something that they consider to be the most important element of their class. For example, the people who complained that rogue tier 11 wasn't "stealthy" enough neglected to remember that rogues can also be agile swashbucklers, but that's because they consider stealthiness and sneakiness and assassination to the be the most important part of the rogue class. This happens with paladin sets too, where people will focus on the holy portion of the class instead of the stalwart or pure or any other aspect. The bottom line is that generally Blizzard understands its own classes, and you'll generally see what you want to see in tier armor.
How safe is to assume that t12 sets will be available for JP and t13 and new stuff remains for VP? Shall I be VP capped on the start of 4.3?
You won't have any VPs at the beginning of 4.3, since it'll be down-converting to JPs, but yes, tier 12 will be available for purchase with JPs. Unless Blizzard changes its methodology, though, it'll probably (annoyingly) only make three pieces of the set available on the JP vendor.
So was that Escapist interview just a fake? It hasn't reappeared and none of the info has been released elsewhere.
I thought the idea of a legendary rogue dagger was a little strange, but the thing I found really hard to swallow was that there was going to be an entirely new tier of raid (complete with a new tier of gear) for the LFRaid feature. Seemed like a lot of work for not much payoff.
So any idea if that was a real interview?
The Escapist is a pretty trusted site. The interview may have accidentally been published early, but I'll bet you dollars to donuts that it was real.
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