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Patch 4.2 PTR Notes - 06/14 Update
There was a minor update to PTR notes, nothing super important at first sight but Blizzard considerably increased the amount of Valor Points you will get from Patch 4.2 Raid Instances.



You will now get the following amount of points if you clear up the instance in a given week.

PlayersFirelands RaidBaradin HoldFirelands Raid
+ Baradin Hold
10-Man840 Valor Points120 Valor Points960 Valor Points
25-Man980 Valor Points140 Valor Points1120 Valor Points

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
  • Steadfast raiders have an opportunity to embark on a series of quests to create an all-new legendary caster staff. In order to begin the process of assembling the staff, players must first kill a Molten Lord in the Firelands. Once a Molten Lord is killed, players can accept the quest A Legendary Engagement from Ziradormi in Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar, or Coridormi atop the Wizard's Sanctum in Stormwind. The legendary item questline is only available to druids, mages, priests, shaman, and warlocks.

Currency
Conquest & Honor Points
  • Example: During the first week of Season 10 everyone starts with a rating below 1500. Therefore, the cap from Rated Battlegrounds will be 1500 and the cap from Arena rating will be 1000. In the first week, the character wins enough Arena matches to reach the 1000 point cap. After that point, Arena wins will no longer grant Conquest points for the week. However, the character can still earn up to 500 additional points, but can only earn those points from either Rated Battlegrounds, or from the Conquest Point bonus for holiday and/or daily random Battlegrounds. The following week the cap will be recalculated based on the character's ratings, and it is possible Arena rating could now generate the higher cap. The second week, the character's cap from Arena rating is 1600, and the cap from Rated Battlegrounds is 1500. The character has a total cap of 1600 Conquest points for the week. Up to 1500 points can be earned from Rated Battlegrounds, but the last 100 must come from a different source.

Valor & Justice Points
  • The number of Valor Points awarded for killing a boss in the Firelands is 70 120 in 10-player mode, and 90 140 in 25-player mode.
  • The number of Valor Points awarded for killing Occu'thar in Baradin Hold is 35 120 in 10-player mode, and 45 140 in 25-player mode.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2 PTR Notes - 06/14 Update started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. yuca247's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stgeorge78 View Post
    It's because they don't play their own game anymore. Internally they are playing Diablo 3 and Titan now. So many gaffs this expansion cycle because they literally are winging it on a lot of decisions. Ghostcrawler has always been a weak designer, but without oversight, all the designers (most of them junior and new to WoW) are really botching things on a regular basis. Their management is to blame also, for allocating far fewer resources and funding to the game - it shows when they cut corners to the extent they have. It's all about profit now.
    I looked up speculation and misinformation in the dictionary and they both had your name on it.
  1. Fuzzbutt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by yuca247 View Post
    I looked up speculation and misinformation in the dictionary and they both had your name on it.
    Actually... it's well known that they've pulled off a lot of the top designers for Titan. There are still people that have been around for a long time, but WoW's current role is (and has been since sometime during Wrath) the cashcow whose milk provides for the other franchises.

    Playtesting for Titan and D3 is well underway--as recent interviews and tours of Blizz HQ have shown.

    The only parts of his post that're "speculation" are the pieces about GC and his management. If you look at how GC behaves towards the community and half of the stuff he says publicly, then you'll understand why the poster speculates what he speculates.

    The bottom line is that Blizzard has been phoning it in for awhile so it can finish up other projects. Of course they'll continue developing WoW for another decade. That doesn't mean it's going to be high quality content. The number of bosses this tier are the fewest since the ren fair patch and blue posts have said that they feel that 7 is a "good number" per tier. At the start of cata, they wanted two "half raids" per tier. Now they only want one "half raid" per tier. You do realize that says a lot about what Blizzard has become, yes? More evidence? Did you even watch the cinematic? I think that's one thing even the Ren Fair has over 4.2.

    But if you want actual speculation... At some point they'll realize the value of the cash shop and make it FTP. At that point, they won't have to worry about people complaining about their development cycle (it's free, afterall). They can release an infinite number of ren fair raids (it's free, afterall). At that point they can afford to have the majority of effort in the game in the cash shop--which at this point is just another way for Blizzard to print money.

    Copies of this game will never sell out again on launch day, but you know what has? Sparklepony and sunshine kitten. The importance of the cash shop going forward isn't even speculation. Tell me that's not the future of the game after listening to the earnings conference call.
  1. ContentsMayVary's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzbutt View Post
    Copies of this game will never sell out again on launch day, but you know what has? Sparklepony and sunshine kitten.
    Not likely when you can download it.

    And... the online pets sold out? Really? I dinnae think so, pal.

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