Sedan urminnes tider har World of Warcraft strösslat sina raids med särskild rustning som ger bonusar för de som har flera delar i samma serie, så kallade raid sets. I nästa expansion, Battle for Azeroth, gör sig Blizzard av med den typen av design.

Det är i en intervju som game director Ion Hazzikostas berättar om beslutet. Motiveringen är att spelarna ska få möjligheten att vara mer flexibla med sina rustningar och inte känna att de måste använda specifika delar. Hazzikostas förklarar:

"With sets and cosmetic appearances we're always trying new things. We're currently not planning on carrying forward traditional raid class sets. So we're going to have artwise, the gear will be more heavily themed from the place it comes. There's more customization we want to express through the new Azerite system. I think class sets have changed a lot over a years of World of Warcraft. Back in the day, these 8 piece sets you would put together over the course of 6 to 8 months raiding a zone, where now the smaller sets and so many more sources of gear, it's very common to get 2 or 4 pieces at the start of a tier and it actually kind of locks down those character slots, it limits your choices. It feels like more of a drawback than a strength at this point." -Ion Hazzikostas

Källa: Game Informer.