With the 4.3 patch we'll be introducing some changes to the way Valor Points (VP) are obtained, as well as the items that they can purchase.
Changes coming in 4.3:
As you acquire Valor you'll want to spend it, and vendors will be offering a wide range of items to equip you to take on the Dragon Soul raid encounters, including cloaks, rings, ranged weapons, necklaces, trinkets, chest pieces, helms, gloves, bracers, boots, and belts, all of which are ilvl 397.
Our goal with these changes is to move Valor back to the original intent of currency rewards as a consolation prize, for two main reasons: to make it less frustrating when you keep having bad luck getting an item you want from a particular boss, and to help encourage you to keep fighting bosses (and helping out the rest of your group) even if that particular boss didn’t drop anything for your character in particular. Over time we have also offered Valor as a reward for doing other activities (such as participating in Heroic 5-player dungeons) to provide players something to do on an off night or when they couldn’t raid.
In the past we have offered some tier pieces on the Valor vendor for players that just couldn’t justify the time or logistics necessary to participate in raids, but we’re hoping that the introduction of the Raid Finder tool helps remove that barrier. We think most players would agree that killing a giant monster and looting its corpse is more exciting than slowly farming a currency to purchase a reward. Currencies have their place, but we want them to be a secondary avenue of progression to boss killing.
While the Raid Finder will provide a lower difficulty for the Dragon Soul raids, and thus a lower ilvl of gear, the normal 10 and 25 raids will drop ilvl 397, with the final Deathwing encounters dropping ilvl 403. For the Heroic version, 10 and 25 will drop ilvl 410, and the Heroic Deathwing encounters will drop ilvl 416 loot.
As we near the release of 4.3 we’ll be posting everything you need to know about the Valor to Justice down-conversion process, so stay tuned.
150 VP for any Cataclysm Instance. Sounds cool.
I do like the change.
i like this more than the current set up. onya blizz :)
Sounds good to me, I like the 150 for any dungeon, and I'm glad to have iLvls.
This will be very nice for players with multiple 85s to cap on valor. Even with great groups the entire time, the 50th troll dungeon of the week is boring.
At least we're back to the quick and relatively painless valor grinding of WotLK.By a couple weeks in to 4.3 most groups should be able to blitz through a 4.0 5 man in 25-30 minutes again.It's depressing that I'm happy that 'at least we can get it out of the way faster,' but there you go.
BH is the weekly raid.Every time =).(Joking aside, it would be cool to have that, but I guess LFR counts?)
Well except for the Zandalari being folded into the regular Heroics as a choice heh.
I wonder how they'll go about that.Will we have an "universal" queue where all the heroics are folded into 1 giant list (like on WOTLK)Will we have 3 separate lists, with regular cataclysm heroics in 1, zandalari heroics on the second, and CoT heroics on the third?or will we have 2 separate lists, with Troll heroics (who are no longer l33t) folded to the standard heroics on 1 list, and the 3 new ones in another?all 3 are possible, I wonder which one will be chosen.
Three new in one list, the others in the other queue.