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09.19.2012 , 01:56 PM | #2
The reason : balance. The only new stuff of the upcoming patch are weapon and off-hand item. Firstly this off-hand items allowed to upgrade the whole gear at a Elite War Hero level, but there was a class and its mirror that couldn't : Smugglers and Agents.
These classes only have weapons as off-hand items, shotriflles and knives use barrels. Not binding them to the slot would allow all classes to run with 146+ armorings on all their gear while Smugglers and Agent would be stuck at 146 armoring, meaning less damage reduction, less main stat, and less endurance... in two words : total imbalance