You never lost the ability to equip other weapon types! It was just that the Artifact weapon was only equipable in a specific spec and no non artifact weapon was worth equiping. Without artifact weapons you will be free to equip anything you could in WOD.
major disappointment, I think I'll stick to the pretty mage tower and hidden appearances from Legion.
Trove recently released a bee mount a few weeks ago, basically a giant flying bee.
I come here to find the name and id of the fire sword to no avail.Its actually Teebu's Scorching Straight Sword