Signet of the Accord - Item - World of Warcraft I'm in a casual guild and last night we took down Sartharion and this BOE ring dropped. What are your thoughts on this? Was I dumb to suicide for it? Yes it's better than my current rings by far, but will it last me awhile? Just kind of thinking out loud here on this boring Friday at work and was hoping for some delightful discussions here on TS.
BOE items like this exist primarily to encourage more trickle-down from raid instances and dungeons. The flood of BoE blues from 5 mans are just another example of this. Nearly every 10 and 25 man raid boss has at least one BoE item on its loot table. Still, if its an upgrade for someone in your raid, attempting to sell it is, frankly, retarded.
It'll probably last until you have at least one of the rings out of Naxx25 and craft a Titanium Earthguard Ring. It's a very good ring.
For reference, here's a list of iLevel 200 or higher items that are BoE and aren't crafted by a profession: Items - World of Warcraft
Some of these are world drops, by you'll notice alot of them are purchased with 25-man badges or drop from raids.
You'll find raids are now full of BoE items. Their only purpose is to give raiders something to sell besides void crystals (and maybe make void crystals less common). When it comes to bidding you should look at then just like regular BoP items, because there are going to be a lot of them.