One of the things that people concern themselves with when raiding progression is all the little things you can do to eke out just that extra little bit more. However, with the advent of Warlords of Draenor
and its sweeping systems changes, stat squishes and ability pruning, there seems to be some confusion about what players will and won't be able to do to get that extra bit. Yes, reforging is gone, but Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas assures us you will still be able to enchant and gem your gear
. And also, raid consumables like food and flasks totally are going to be around in Warlords.
What seems to be confusing people is that enchanting and gemming are getting a slim-down. There will be fewer
enchant slots and gems on gear, but they're not going to be removed.
It's important to keep in mind that people will still have the ability to tweak and go for incremental performance increases in these ways. Some players may choose to use these on a frequent basis
, but for the most part, it's expected that most players will be able to use more gear immediately on getting it with the new system.