Blizzard clarifies that new Legendaries in World of Warcraft’s next patch will have sockets automatically

    
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Should or shouldn't?

All right. So here’s the situation. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is adding a new socketing system for Shards of Domination starting in patch 9.1, Chains of Domination. That’s fine. These slots will always be available on very specific pieces of gear. (That’s good!) But some of those pieces of gear may already have been crafted as Legendary items by players without a socket. (That’s bad.) So now Blizzard has clarified that new Legendary items crafted post-patch 9.1 will automatically have a socket added when crafted. (That’s good!)

However, this does not necessarily imply that existing pieces of gear in those slots will have sockets added to them. (That’s bad.) As a result, several players are unsure whether upgrading these Legendary items will result in sockets or the otherwise socketed items should be recrafted. (That’s… uh… ambiguous.) Hopefully some of this will be clarified, especially with the long time-gating process involved in crafting and upgrading Legendaries. (That’s bad.)

You can go now.

Source: Wowhead (1, 2); cheers, Bruno!
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Lucky Jinx

Another system.. yay

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Eamil

It seems even more complicated than the article suggests. The sockets they made that post about are just regular gem sockets, and there’s currently an item you can use to add gem sockets to those legendaries that don’t have them that’s being taken off the vendor that’s currently selling it.

The new shards have to be slotted in “domination sockets,” which are a new thing. Those sockets appear on new gear that drops in a place 9.1 is adding, and they’re specifically on gear in 5 particular slots, so if you currently have a legendary in one of those slots, you need to recraft that legendary in a different gear slot so that you can have both the legendary and the domination shard.

The reason Blizzard is making the specific change mentioned is because, in addition to having to recraft their legendaries (already BS), people would have no way to add a gem socket to those legendaries because the item that does so is being removed.

Sounds like a mess.

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Stefan

If you consider when i still played it those gem slot items were the main reason you continued to grind out Stygia found only in the maw and now they are doing away with that entirely.

It generally takes them an expansion to completely made all the time you put into getting certain items and powers completely worthless, now they moved up the time table and are doing it per content patch?

It is like they see a problem and solve it by creating more problems, now i understand the frustration better, was wondering why people would not even use their old legionaries and just keep upgrading those. Mind you not all legendary items could get a gem slot, that item you could buy before only made it possible on some items, because why keep it simple right?

Thanks for explaining this, indeed what a mess glad i closed that door and was not looking forward to resubbing, if they expected me to grind a few weeks and spend tons of gold again on the same item i would have stopped playing almost instantly.

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Bruno Brito

It is like they see a problem and solve it by creating more problems,

“Blizzard finds problems the players don’t have, and solve them with solutions the players don’t want.” – Asmongold.

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angrakhan

Disappointing I was expecting those shoulder pads to be WAY bigger. I mean, they’re big and all, but this is WoW. Honestly my expectation is when they do finally add player housing it will be in player’s shoulder pads. Armor and housing in one! It’ll be multifunctional and efficient!

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Bruno Brito

I want entire biomes to be around my neck area.

EmberStar
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EmberStar

Their absurd shoulderpad fetish is so outlandish it’s not even worth making fun of any more.

OnO

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Clay Stauffer

I don’t have a cart in this horse, but did want to say great Simpson’s reference. :)