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Secret Legendary "Softcap" Removed Then Admitted

Posted by Catherine Daro on Nov 27, 2016  | Comments

Secret Legendary "Softcap" Removed Then Admitted -

World of Warcraft players have been speculating for quite a while that there was an unseen cap on the number of Legendaries each character guaranteed to obtain with the help of bad luck protection. It was thought that this cap was 4. In a post late last week, Game Director Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas admitted that there was indeed a legendary "softcap" and explained why it was in place and why it was since removed without patch notes notification.

As its name suggests, the "bad luck protection" system exists to protect the unluckiest players from the cruel fate of the dice. Those who were on the other end of the spectrum in terms of good fortune, we figured, didn't need a system to help put them even farther ahead of the rest of the world. And we drew that line at 4 legendaries, initially, planning to raise it as time went on. Once you'd gotten 4, you could absolutely get more, but the invisible hand of "bad luck protection" would no longer help you. 

It is interesting to note that the Game Director's message came after a post made by one of the top raiding guilds, namely Exorsus, pointing out that there appeared to be a softcap in place leading to cutting edge raiders leveling multiple characters of the same class in hopes of receiving just the right set of legendaries. 

Currently, such softcap leads to some totally idiotic things, raiders (including mine) are forced to do. Got 4 legendaries on your class and they're all terrible? Got 4 legendaries for "Fire" spec and now it's useless, so you need Arcane ones? Missing one that is crucial for your gameplay?

The answer to ALL of those questions is simple - go on and create new character, level it to 110 and good luck this time. That's the ONLY choice right now for you, otherwise good luck with your useless ones.

You can read more about Legendaries' softcap by following the links above. 

As a reminder, no matter how many Legendaries a character has, only 2 can be equipped at any given time. 

What do you think about the Legendary softcap and its removal? Have you received your 4 Legendaries yet? 

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