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Patch 4.2 - Justice and Valor Points Rewards
The latest PTR patch updated the Justice and Valor Points vendors and we finally know what to expect from them in the next patch. A couple of important things:


  • Old epic ilvl 359/"Valor" gear is now available from the Justice Points vendor at the same prices.
  • "Old" rare/Justice Points gear is still for sale at the same price.
  • When Patch 4.2 is released, your existing Valor Points will be converted to Justice Points.
  • Normal versions of Bastion of Twilight, Blackwing Descent, and Throne of the Four Winds will be nerfed and will only reward Justice Points.

Level Type Spec Slot Name Price
378ThrownMeleeThrownMorningstar Shard700 x
378ThrownMeleeThrownGiantslicer700 x
378ThrownTankThrownDeflecting Star700 x
378WandSpell DPSRangedTrail of Embers700 x
378WandSpell SpiritRangedScorchvine Wand700 x
378PlateMeleeWristGigantiform Bracers1,250 x
378PlateSpell SpiritWristBracers of Imperious Truths1,250 x
378PlateTankWristBracers of Regal Force1,250 x
378MailPhysical DPSWristBracers of Forked Lightning1,250 x
378MailSpell SpiritWristBracers of Misting Ash1,250 x
378LeatherMeleeWristFlamebinder Bracers1,250 x
378LeatherSpell SpiritWristSmolderskull Bindings1,250 x
378ClothSpell DPSWristEmberflame Bracers1,250 x
378ClothSpell SpiritWristFiresoul Wristguards1,250 x
378NeckMeleeNeckStoneheart Choker1,250 x
378NeckPhysical DPSNeckNecklace of Smoke Signals1,250 x
378NeckSpell DPSNeckAmulet of Burning Brilliance1,250 x
378NeckSpell SpiritNeckFiremind Pendant1,250 x
378NeckTankNeckStoneheart Necklace1,250 x
378FingerMeleeFingerSerrated Brimstone Signet1,250 x
378FingerPhysical DPSFingerSplintered Brimstone Seal1,250 x
378FingerSpell DPSFingerCrystalline Brimstone Ring1,250 x
378FingerSpell SpiritFingerSoothing Brimstone Circle1,250 x
378FingerTankFingerDeflecting Brimstone Band1,250 x
378RelicMeleeRelicRelic of the Elemental Lords1,250 x
378RelicPhysical DPSRelicCovenant of the Flame700 x
378RelicSpell DPSRelicSoulflame Vial700 x
378RelicSpell SpiritRelicSinged Plume of Aviana700 x
378RelicTankRelicDeathclutch Figurine700 x


Ragnaros Testing on Test Realms
Players had a chance to test the fight against Ragnaros last night and a couple of guilds released videos of the encounter. No kill videos yet, but a couple of 40-20% wipes. If you have no idea what's going on, you can always check out the details of the fight in our Encounter Journal Preview.





BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Tickets On Sale - Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. PT
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Before the BlizzCon festivities begin, we're inviting you to join us for an evening of good food and good conversation -- all for a good cause. Approximately 200 tickets to a special pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will be going on sale tomorrow, Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Keep your eye on the ticket sales page tomorrow for the chance to get yours. For more information on the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, visit the official BlizzCon website at www.blizzcon.com.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Need roll makes items soulbound in Patch 4.2
It's in 4.2 (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Anti Ninja Loot System
I think what you want is a system that keeps people from rolling on the gear you want because you don't believe they deserve it to the same degree you do. There are already restrictions in place that keep people from rolling on items they can't use. We don't want to begin restricting what people can roll on based on current spec, because that's not a black or white situation, which is how the system would need to be set up to work how you'd like.

There are some surefire ways to avoid or seriously cut down on situations like this, but it should be understood that if you enter into Dungeon Finder your rolls can go up against the rolls of someone else, regardless if you think you should get preference or not.

If you're looking for a certain item, I'd let the group know before the first pull and ask if anyone else is going to roll need on it. If nothing else it'll show everyone your intent, and put anyone on display who (at the consensus of the group) isn't playing by what you'd consider to be fair.

[...] To bring one more to the table (or reiterate one, I haven't read all 20 pages), and it's one that is a big reason why the system works as it does: if only tanks can roll on tank gear, then it becomes really hard for anyone else to build up the gear they need to be able to tank. We would end up with a bunch of undergeared tanks ("Sorry guys, but this is the only way I can get armor,") or worse, fewer tanks in the system overall because nobody can get gear. People would be forced to gear for healing or tanking through other means because they wouldn't be able to move fluidly from leveling as DPS to Dungeon Finder and begin acquiring the gear they need to fulfill their role. Or, the Light forbid, one day someone decides they want to try healing or tanking and needs to begin building a set.

At some point systems become so 'helpful' that they're a detriment. For that reason we have to reach a point where we're making sure we're stopping the majority of negatives, but not squeezing the egg of problems so hard that we create four messier ones. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Art gallery has been updated with 4 new pieces of TBC Art.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2 Valor Points Rewards, Firelands Ragnaros Video, Blue Posts, Artworks started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Lockula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    Question to Boub or those on PTR:

    Old valor gear becomes for sale for JP, yes, and I assume that includes Tier 11, but what about the Tier 11 pieces that require a token, ie shoulder and helmet?

    Will they still require a token or are they for sale with JP now?
    The last time I was on the ptr the shoulder and head tier pieces still required the tokens.
  1. Puffman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Truefacts View Post
    It's kind of stupid that they keep doing this. EVERYBODY gets a relic/ranged slot from valor points! Except hunters.
    Ranged is a hunter's primary damage weapon... All relics and wands and thrown weapons are are stat boosters.

    Adding a staff would make more sense, but it would have to be hunter only to avoid balancing against druids
  1. Derivatives's Avatar
    OVER 30k. You guys need to learn to read. Also i'm Demonology. Meaning my big bursts wont be as good as something like Arcane. God you're all defensive hahaha. I can do more than 11k without my pet. Kthanks.

    P.S. Yeah it might be unbuffed on a dummy, but I do even more than that in raids and Demonology gets super damage at 25% (Dummies are at 100%)
  1. Thegregor's Avatar
    When the valor points are converted to JP, if I would exceed the 4000 point cap, will I just lose a bunch of points? Or will it just be temporarily above the limit, and once I am back below I can start acquiring more?
  1. GuyWithFace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawaam View Post
    Nice!

    Ragnaros p1-p2 looks really easy. Though, there are three more phases to counter and it's only normal mode, so I guess he's in a decent spot.

    Having been in that video (as Rainbowcrash), phase 1 and 2 are pretty much a complete joke right now. The only hard part about the fight is that the adds during the transition phase are bugged. Once they start to slow down, it's near impossible for melee to hit them, because their model is ahead/behind where they actually are.

    @Other people complaining about our DPS: Since pets try to go behind the boss, they keep outranging their master and despawning. Also, damage meters on the PTR are FUCKED. We all do 25-35k(fight dependent) on Live.
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Digging the neck/ring/bracers from VPs, should be fun. Since I seem to have the hardest time getting bracers for my alts >.<
  1. Andaja's Avatar
    There is something very wrong there. I mean bear tank is first on damage done? seriously?
  1. Frankieo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Andaja View Post
    There is something very wrong there. I mean bear tank is first on damage done? seriously?
    Bear Tanks are pretty much more then 75% dps tho, but as stated before from the guy in the video, the damage counter addons are fucked atm on ptr's.
  1. malletin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Andaja View Post
    There is something very wrong there. I mean bear tank is first on damage done? seriously?
    feral abilities scale something fierce with ap.. which means much vengeance yields high damage more so than other tanks.
  1. racsow's Avatar
    cap of JP in patch 4.2?
  1. Catri's Avatar
    Is there any word on how much any purchasable pieces of tier gear will cost?
  1. loop not defined's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Truefacts View Post
    It's kind of stupid that they keep doing this. EVERYBODY gets a relic/ranged slot from valor points! Except hunters.
    NOBODY gets their primary weapon from valor points! Except...no, still nobody.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keristrasza View Post
    Finally, I can get a thrown weapon on my rogue that won't be stolen by tard warriors who think their main stat is AGI, not STR. -.-
    "tard warriors" are rolling on your AGI thrown weapons because STR ranged weapons are far from abundant. The vast majority of ranged weapons - thrown and otherwise - are AGI.
  1. GuyWithFace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frankieo View Post
    Bear Tanks are pretty much more then 75% dps tho, but as stated before from the guy in the video, the damage counter addons are fucked atm on ptr's.
    Yeah, I don't even know why Mega had his recount running. I'll forgive him for it, but only because he's old.
  1. Velkahn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    Question to Boub or those on PTR:

    Old valor gear becomes for sale for JP, yes, and I assume that includes Tier 11, but what about the Tier 11 pieces that require a token, ie shoulder and helmet?

    Will they still require a token or are they for sale with JP now?

    I REALLY HOPE SO, pray brother PRAY!

    ---------- Post added 2011-05-28 at 03:51 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Lockula View Post
    The last time I was on the ptr the shoulder and head tier pieces still required the tokens.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/
  1. asteest's Avatar
    Fantastic!

    ---------- Post added 2011-05-28 at 08:51 AM ----------

    Fantastic! I love the "new" items
  1. Velkahn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Derivatives View Post
    OVER 30k. You guys need to learn to read. Also i'm Demonology. Meaning my big bursts wont be as good as something like Arcane. God you're all defensive hahaha. I can do more than 11k without my pet. Kthanks.

    P.S. Yeah it might be unbuffed on a dummy, but I do even more than that in raids and Demonology gets super damage at 25% (Dummies are at 100%)
    Man we dont care about your life, you still do not understand? WE DONT CARE ABOUT YOU
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Am i the only one who thinks those cloth dps items are terribad? >_>
  1. Bantokar's Avatar
    Seems strange that the Spell DPS items all have shitty itemization and no haste on them, except for the tiny bit on the relic
  1. Seriousdoom's Avatar
    One more for dinner this evening
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    That's the Ragnaros fight? Seems....kinda meh.

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