So now emissary daily only gives 99 il gear instead of 100? Weeird....
What about weapons/shields: is there a quick and easy method for getting those or is it still going to be at the mercy of RNG from crates or boss drops?I just came back a few weeks ago, quickly got all my gear up to 95-110 except my weapons - I have yet to get any weapon drops and they are sitting at ilvl 60 or 70?
I usually go through a pretty specific process on each alt upon hitting 50 to prioritize rewards with preset ilvl before scaling rewards. I don't PvP so I'm not familiar with the rewards from there. This also doesn't include group content except for the world boss, and assumes you don't have disposable gold for the AH.1. Mail any appropriate armor tokens from my other characters and use them.2. Do the intro to Nazjatar up until they give you 20 pearls. At this point you will have gotten level 50 AP on your neck (plus an essence,) a better (but still not great) weapon, an azerite piece, and a benthic token (pick your lowest ilvl slots for each.) Now spend your 20 pearls on benthic tokens for your other lowest slots (but not bracers or cloak unless you have benthics in every other slot.) If your main has extra pearls you can fill out the slots, but it's not really worth questing for more pearls at that point.3. Start the cloak questline. When you can see the current world boss fight it (preferably with a bonus roll, if you have a main you can mail over war resources from the Honorbound/7th Legion Quartermaster to pay for the roll.)4. Finish the cloak questline. By the end you should have gotten a nice set of bracers and an Azerite piece, and possibly another piece if you don't skip the Pandaria invasion. Your cloak will also be a big ilvl boost.5. World Quests should be a lot less terrible by now. Prioritize your lowest ilvl slots (most likely rings and trinkets) but don't turn in for any emissary caches unless they're going to expire before you can get them higher ilvl. If you get any azerite gear from WQs that is higher ilvl than what you have on but has fewer trait rings, just tick off the rings to get the final ilvl boost on it then leave it in your bag and keep the one with more azerite traits equipped.
For those who can press 4-5 keys properly and do some dungeons, just spam M+, starting at 0. I've done some even 19/20 keys recently with my newly levelled Affliction warlock and honestly, been boosted implicitly by the community a lot. So, start with some M0, you will get +2 and just push it. Many people are incredibly bored, they are trying out the specs etc due to pre-patch. Also, dungeons seam to be under-tuned a lot and it seams really easy at least to do keys up to 10/15. Otherwise, if this is not your thing, wait for invasions and just do the dailies.
Pretty the same thing I am gonna do with my Rogue when she hits 50 (currently 47) and any of the other characters i level before the patch (still got Warrior, Lock and Priest at level 45). Otherwise gonna devote some time to getting transmogs for the other characters, especially the DK, Mage, Paladin and Rogue. Hunter, warrior and Priest have a few pretty good looking sets already