A glimpse into the future, We're going to see nerfs to most items, never popular but its needed on several collection items. However while they take away they're not going to give back. Heroic items will be largely ignored, it's too time consuming and they've made it clear that they don't have anything but a wish to throw stuff out the plane to get just a little further. Stats will continue to be a hot mess and bis items will drop from a solo mob in a random location. Not because they planned it but that was the only item the itemization bot managed to actually get right. Raid loot will also be ignored, patterns like they admitted in KoS should have been better, like it wasn't in EoF and certainly isn't in RoK. They might add 0.2 pot and an extra dot of primary stat, but the stat package will be haste and ab mod for scouts and hate gain with health for mages. No one will wear these items, again. Which is a shame because it's linked very closely with the problem with raiding. This expansion we've got three tiers of raid loot, apparently, but they're all terrible. Incredible, three whole tiers and nothing is better than trash drops in zones people can solo. Because gear is so linear, as well as terrible if it drops from a raid mob. Raid difficulty will be need to be re balanced around the fact that you can't improve your toon through raiding. Thugga is now a 3 second fight and Leviathan gets one shotted with a single vial. Trakannon is untouchable for months, but you can always gear up with VP patterns and drops, you really can't, or one run of Chelsith or that one solo mob in Kunzar Jungle. Guilds will hit roadblocks in progression, it might be Trak or Tangrin or Nexona. They will try and improve, gear up, realize it's not possible as everyone is camping the solo mob that drops bis, become disenfranchised and lose players. The server drifts away as dev's explain that actually the patch is in another fortnight, but they won't touch items or progression. Just correct a couple of typo's maybe, because they're really busy with the next expansion for live. But they've heard you so y'know it'll be better in TSO. TLDR; They're going to do the minimal, the server is going to collapse again due to itemization and raid progression failures. Oh and a stunning lack of communication with the players.