Off-Spec World Quest Rewards

I’m sure I’m not the only Restoration or Balance Druid who was — at least temporarily — frustrated by the plethora of Agility trinkets being offered as rewards for World Quests. It seemed for a week or so that I would never see an Intellect trinket, making me envious of the “pure” classes (like Mr. Phae’s Arcane Mage) who only have one primary stat to pursue. I originally viewed this as an oversight on Blizzard’s part and assumed that they would correct it in one of the tuning patches. However, the development team actually makes some good points:

World Quest Rewards
  • World Quests don’t adjust rewards based on your loot specialization.
  • If the map changed every time you changed spec that would be an annoying experience.
  • Having to cycle between your different specs to see different rewards is not great.
  • It also allows you to get items for off-specs without having to change your loot spec.
Source: Live Developer Q&A: Patch 7.1 (as summarized by MMO Champion)

In other words, don’t expect this to be changed, although if you’re like me, you now have the Intellect- or Agility-based World Quest trinket drops you were looking for anyway.

4 thoughts on “Off-Spec World Quest Rewards

    1. Yes, you’re right. I still need to do the bear quest, but the cat quest was pretty difficult for me to complete so I’m sort of dreading it!

    1. I keep hearing that screeching from the Feralas portal, but it’s always when I’m on my way somewhere and I never have the time to do anything about it. Does it take very long to complete?

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