Nope, blizz screwed us over. No weapons for a month or so.
Getting other pieces instead.
As someone who will never get any of these and therefore has no vested interest, this is stupid. I get the reasoning behind it, and even support that goal, but I'm surprised the issue they're trying to address wasn't anticipated.
Equally stupid that the rated armor is merely a cosmetic change from the non-rated. I hope next season they'll offer 3 tiers of gear: honor, conquest, and conquest with rating. Like, actually different, not just dyed.
I don't oppose the current progression, except for the t2 weapons.
Is it really hard to a) tell us beforehand when the weapons will be available b) make them unusable in heroic raids so that pvpers can get them without affecting pve?
I always said PvP shouldn't be about the gear difference but the skill, so everybody having the same gear is not a problem for me, but PvE'rs having a distinct advantage against a pure PvP'r is not something I like. Somebody plesae tell blizzard to either ban PvE heroic raid items from PvE or PvP t2 from PvE so we won't have this damn imbalance :)
That and, well, you get excited and then they spoil it at the last minute, wouldn't have been bad if they had told us from the start we wouldn't have the items until February 15th or whatever.