What do you mean my heirlooms are broken?


I have not had a lot of time on the PTR so far, but there is something I noticed and thought I would share.

I transferred over my lvl 18 Hunter to try out a bit of low level instance action with the new focus mechanic. When I logged into him the little red man was glaring at me. Yep, my gear was broken.

Whats so odd about that you ask?

Everything that was broken was an heirloom.

You know heirlooms, and how they have no durability rating?

Not so much anymore apparently.

One thing I have not yet tested is whether the money cost to repair scales with the gear. If so it may actually pay to have a level 1 Goblin (for faction discount) Warrior as a bank toon. You can mail them your armor and have them repair it. Just a thought.

Now if I could just get an instance to pop up without the world server crashing I might have something else to talk about.

Edit: From Twitter Lysaria confirms “@dechion They do have durability in the beta as well.”

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6 Responses

  1. Oh dear. O.O

    Is it a bug? or will heirlooms always have durability in cata?

    • Not a clue.

      I havn’t heard about it happening to anyone else, but it happened to me on two seperate characters. (Transferred over my banker as well, and he stores heirlooms not in use)

      One thing that makes me think it may be legit is that it was not all of them. Weapons and armor, but not trinkets. I can’t check the ring since I fail at winning one.

  2. Same with mine and other I have talked with on the ptr. No empirical evidence but best guess would be intentional.

    • Kinda what I’m thinking as well.

      I am trying to find someone in the beta that brought heirlooms over and will test for me. That would be an even better indication.

    • Sorry, your comment went straight to the spam folder because it had a link.

      On the plus side I did find it before it went into the circular file 🙂

      I wish I had seen that on MMO-Champion, but I had to drop them from my feed reader once they starrted forcing click-throughs on thier posts. If I can’t read it from google reader I generally don’t read it at all.

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