We're asking Choi Rock for a patch to make them drop in game, but we're still working out the details on where they'd drop and how often. This isn't going to be a piece of AP only gear for long.
Players will be able to grind these in--at an absolute maximum--two months.
Still doesnt fix the problem of having to use AP items to make room for it in current gears. I understand the AP buyers get it first mess but over all the amount of AP to get a set linked + cost of taking out the lapis with lvl7 is crazy
Abs7 AP (or i am sure crazy amount of ops)
+ Linking rate ( i am guessing awful like 23% so with high cost of the lapis you need GM link = 20ish ops at least)
+ the AP for the hammer taking it out (2,ooo AP)
+ more LC and OP since you need this to link every slot of you gears now (no more lvl6 lapis for priest/orc, rec guard/def i think as well)
= my god >.<