Patch 5.2 Update - You Can Keep Your Valor!

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Patch 5.2 Update - You Can Keep Your Valor!

#1 Unread post by AdamSavage » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:27 am

Caught this on a Twitter update just now. I must say, I'm impressed.
After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, fluorescent-lit rooms for much deliberation, we have decided that we are NOT going to convert Valor to Justice and Justice to gold when 5.2 ships. Current Valor items will continue to require Valor in 5.2, and will be offered at a discount as listed in the PTR patch notes. Given that PvE and PvP currencies function quite a bit differently, Conquest will still convert to Honor and Honor to gold as previously discussed.

We’re making the Valor change for a couple of reasons, but primarily because we think a down-conversion under the new Mists endgame progression model just feels mean. We traditionally viewed this conversion process with each patch as a necessary evil to discourage hoarding—it’s not fun to feel like you can’t spend your Valor in the weeks before a new patch because you have to be ready to buy everything up. However, we have a Valor cap now to prevent excessive hoarding, many of the Valor rewards in 5.2 require raiding to acquire (for example, many of the ilevel-522 rewards are tied to Shado-Pan Assault reputation, which you’ll only gain rep with by raiding in the Throne of Thunder), and the LFR version has an ilvl-480 requirement, meaning you can’t hoard Valor on a brand new 90 and jump straight to the best stuff. All of these factors being considered, it doesn’t make good sense to take Valor away from players in this context. Down-conversions may occur for future patch releases depending on the circumstances, but for 5.2 it’s safe and snuggly where it is.

In addition, we’re making a change to ensure that there are some gear rewards available via the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught, the two new factions with which players can earn reputation in 5.2 without raiding. The patch was shaping up to be a real challenge for players who don’t like raiding (including LFR), as our original design meant that no new Valor rewards would be available to them without needing to run Throne of Thunder. You can expect to see the Valor rewards on the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught quartermasters updated on the 5.2 public test realms in the near future. These rewards are ilevel 496 and will only accommodate a few slots, as they aren’t intended to be very attractive to raiders (including those running LFR), but should give non-raiders something to shoot for in 5.2.

If you’ve already made plans and sank your Valor, don’t fret! As of this announcement, and even if you have 0 Valor currently, you still have enough time to cap out at 3000 Valor before patch 5.2 goes live. (It’s math!)

We’d love to hear your feedback about this change, and how you’re planning to earn, save, and spend Valor before the patch releases
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#2 Unread post by Makoes » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:38 am

hurray!!!!!

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#3 Unread post by Myrrmi » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:15 am

Yuppie-i-ai! :D
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#4 Unread post by Valfreya » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:43 am

/happydance!!

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#5 Unread post by Mozag » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:52 am

Yay!

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#6 Unread post by Qinni » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:43 am

Thank the gods! This is the best news yet!

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#7 Unread post by GormanGhaste » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:29 am

So with that announcement, looks like the patch won't be until early March.
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#8 Unread post by Slickrock » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Nice change, but not a huge deal.. most people have stuff to spend the valor on anyway, or will be upgrading gear while the upgrade guy is still there.

If you are lower-geared, but have the exalted reps, you might want to save up that valor and buy the gear at reduced prices.

Remember that with the new faction reps, you won't be able to spend valor for a few weeks anyway, so you are likely going to get capped with valor again.
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#9 Unread post by Myrrmi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:09 am

It is a huge thing for my alts - I won't loose that scraps of valor I have on them and can safely earn some more, and then get in a shoping fever with the rep-gear discounts as soon as 5.2 hits :)
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#10 Unread post by Castile » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:09 am

All my alts just went "YAY"

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#11 Unread post by Royi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:14 pm

AdamSavage wrote: If you’ve already made plans and sank your Valor, don’t fret! As of this announcement, and even if you have 0 Valor currently, you still have enough time to cap out at 3000 Valor before patch 5.2 goes live. (It’s math!)
Best part of that statement. I love the humor sometimes :)
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