Accordingly, while loot will be awarded more frequently, Raid Finder in Warlords will have different loot tables than the Normal, Heroic, or Mythic versions of the raids, along with different item art. The gear will fall in between dungeon loot and Normal mode raid loot in terms of power, as it does today, but without the set bonuses and specific trinkets that tend to make raiders feel like they need to run Raid Finder alongside their weekly guild raids today.Huzzah.
I'm still not happy about the first tier of WoD because we'll be having to clear Normal, Heroic, AND Mythic (and possibly even LFR depending on how it compares to Heroic Dungeon loot) but this is a step in the right direction, at least.
Blizzard's also claiming we'll be able to skip a lot of bosses with less linear layouts -- if this includes being able to skip to the final few bosses on Heroic that'll help (because we'll have Mythic gear from the beginning bosses) but I worry we'll still have the "have to kill all previous bosses for the final one" traditional layout.
If Normal gear manages to stay under Mythic gear from the previous tier that'll also be good but I'm not sure I see that happening. And, of course, set bonuses/trinkets may mean we'll have to run it anyway, at least initially.
I suppose the "good" news is that farming Heroic plus part of Mythic will hopefully leave people without needing to do Normal in month or two -- but that's till 4-8 extra weekly clears that we shouldn't have to be doing.
Would it be too much to ask to only need to do one lockout per week? Yes? How about two? Could we please limit it to two?