One of my fellow bloggers
Cap'n John mentioned in a comment about leveling to 70... "in fact it's possible most of us are reluctant to level too fast because replacing our Purple items with Greens is just too sad, although it has to happen eventually."
I know I've been reluctant to replace some things I own that are epic, not necessarily because they are purple, but because of the time it took to acquire them and the memories that go along with them. Finally downing Nefarian after months and getting a drop off the dragon, finally after more months getting deep enough in AQ40 so that the rep rolls in and being able to get the epic ring, my Benediction which didn't take long but still holds a special place for a priest...yeah its hard to take replacements that come as rewards from quests that are simple and take you at most 15 minutes to do start to finish. Hard once I get replacements (which don't seem long coming) for me to relegate them to the bank or even worse, vendor them!
A friend of mine has, so far, refused to replace any thing he has with a green. Blues, however, seem worthy.
I'm not one of those players up in arms about the fact I raided for a long time only to see my items so quickly and easily replaced, but I can understand how they feel.
What about you? Are you holding on to your epics (if you had any?) Or are you out-healing, out-damaging me in your greens? ;)
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