I'm not worried anymore... and I use a PEN Offin. And here's why: a) You simply won't get this item, if you aren't able to grind there. And from what I have seen so far: If you aren't mostly PEN, you won't be grinding there. You can't tell yourself "It's ok, I skip enchanting Offin/Kzarka and just get this one"... simply won't happen. b) The upgrade items for the new weapon are time-locked too... you have to do dailies to get part of the materials required. (From what I've read so far) No "ARichBastard got [V PEN: Black Star Longbow]. Enhancement Success." on the first day of the zone going live. c) The weapon cannot be Caphrased at all... not to enchant it, not to enhance it. No brute-force pay2winning this. From what it looks like, this is NOT an alternative to Offin/Kzarka at all, but a long-term follow-up project that might take you months to finish, maybe longer. And getting that PEN Offin/Kzarka might even be easier than getting this weapon to acceptable levels.