Stat squish for legacy content

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WoW Community Council
#1 - Sept. 12, 2022, 5:55 a.m.
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I know Blizzard made a recent change to up the hp of mobs in the game, but I thought it was to address leveling in Dragonflight content, not ALL content.

I copied a level 20 priest of mine from live to beta to test out the leveling changes to find out that my stats are really bad.

This is an Heirloom weapon at level 20.

I also wanted to show off that I would need to level 15 times to get one more stat.

I really hope this is being looked at and just an oversight when buffing the mobs in Dragonflight. If this goes live, you just lost all gear progression in older content and heirlooms will never be worth upgrading.

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Community Manager
#2 - Sept. 12, 2022, 11:01 p.m.
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We are not doing a squish. The overall goal is for player-characters who are at level 60 today to log in at level 60 in Dragonflight with the same item level and approximately the same stats as they had before.

What we are doing: rescaling Chromie Time. In Dragonflight, Chromie Time now stretches from 10-60, so that players can choose which expansion they’d like to level in, and they can stick with that all the way to Dragonflight if they choose to.

So that’s going to require that we change some iLvls within that range to make it a smooth experience, but the endpoint isn’t changing.

There are definitely some bugs with this on the Dragonflight Beta and the PTR, such as your heirlooms, and we’re going to fix them up.