I mean outside of these new world bosses there isnt a whole lot that really will be nice for nat resist(I suppose some in ZG also). Atleast back when you were making your fire resist sets you had pieces from your tier 1 and some other pretty nice Items out there. Who knows shall be interesting. Looking at the drops from the world dragons looks like Nat resist will be vital in AQ.
Yeah I am almost certain AQ will require some serious nat resist but it may be that it wont be really intensive till the end or maybe not till 40 man so you can gear up in the 20 man first. requiring full sets of resist gear is an effective cock block and I am not entirely against it but it does suck.
Eh, resists will always be a factor in PvE. How could they not be? Mobs have magical attacks and they're resistable. For them to not be a factor Blizzard would have to either not ever give mobs elemental attacks, or make all such attacks unresistable. Either approach is lame. I don't think we'll see another situation like Ragnaros and the Thorium Brotherhood, where the entire zone progression is based on resist gear, though. Resists likely will be more of a factor for tanks than random raid members.
But anyway, I actually like that, particularly for tanks. Making decisions about mixing and matching your gear to get the optimal suit for tanking, say, Vaelastrasz, is a nice facet of the raid game. Same deal for other classes, albeit to a lesser extent. You need the resists, but you don't want to gimp yourself too much in other areas, and you have to find a balance.
lol I am just a cheap person that doesnt like to spend more money than I have to. Ofcourse I tend to over pay too often also. I have alway been able to manage without that one but now with having to figure in a nat resist set next time I get on I most likely will buy it.
well if we are talking about alts an loot then well yeah I have alot more than that but I dont count that cause most of that is reagents for enchants and herbage and stuff that I dont need on me that instant, ofcourse I could open up some space by getting rid of my set of twill and my bow staff but that would be totally uncool :).