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Currency Conversion Before and After Mists of Pandaria
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The currency conversion coming with Mists of Pandaria is going to happen in three stages, and this is how we plan for it to progress:

With Patch 5.0.4 on August 28
  • Valor points will be converted to Justice points, and Conquest points will be converted to Honor points.
    • Neither of the resultant currencies (Justice and Honor) will have an enforced hard-cap at this time.

  • The current Arena season will end.
  • Players will no longer be able to earn Valor or Conquest points (bosses will drop Justice, Arenas will be closed).
  • Items formerly purchasable for Valor/Conquest will be available for Justice/Honor.

With Mists of Pandaria on September 25
  • Valor can be earned again.
    • Characters can earn up to 1000 Valor per week, and carry a maximum of 3000 Valor.
    • Daily quests, random Scenarios, random Heroic dungeons, and all levels of raiding will reward Valor.
    • Valor will be used to purchase ilvl 489 gear in Mists of Pandaria.

  • Conquest will become earnable.
    • There is a cap of 4000 Conquest points.
    • Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds reward Conquest.
    • It will be used to purchase ilvl 483 gear from Pandaren battlemasters on the Great Wall.

With Mists of Pandaria, Patch 5.1
  • We currently plan to upgrade the Valor system as Ghostcrawler described in Mists of Pandaria Looting Explained in the 5.1 patch, allowing you to upgrade your gear using Valor points. We’ll have additional information once Mists of Pandaria launches and we get closer to the 5.1 patch release.

Do you have questions or comments about currencies in World of Warcraft? Please let us know in this discussion thread.

World Boss Loot Tables Updated
One of the recent beta patches added loot for the world bosses. Check out the pages below to see the full tables, which include some Tier 14 and PvP gear! A few of the more interesting items are below.



Level Type Spec Slot Name
1Junk Cache of Sha-Touched Gold
1Junk Marauder's Gleaming Sack of Gold
90Mount Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent


Sha Boss Models Updated
All of the Sha Boss models were updated in a recent beta build.





Wandering Isle Departure In Game Cinematic
This is shown to the new Pandaren after selecting their faction and heading for Orgrimmar or Stormwind.



WoW 2012 North American World Championship
Curse is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2012 World Championship World of Warcraft Arena North America Invitational at our offices in San Francisco this year. Eight of the top North American arena teams have been invited for a 3 day face off from August 24th to 26th. Teams will compete in a round robin tournament for a share of the $30,000 prize money.

All matches will streamed live on the CurseTV network with casters vhell and Conradical. Be sure to check out ArenaJunkies for event updates and team rosters.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Raid DPS Test Dummies
We're aware of the issue with pets getting debuffed by the dummies and have a fix coming for that. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

LFR Feedback
never understood what's so bad about wanting to be a special snowflake, btw. If some people get sense of joy from that, why not let them.
There's nothing bad about it. The issue comes when demands are made to artificially create an environment that lets someone be identified as a "snowflake". If someone wants to be a snowflake, you'll have to go the extra mile, prove your worth, do what others don't... but not sit in a corner asking to please prevent others from getting what you did long ago.

The issue with these kind of discussions is that at some point, they end up being driven by hyperbole and harassment.

If all your arguments (in either direction) revolve around discrediting others through personal attacks rather than their arguments, then it's probably time to lock the thread.

However, my main concern with both LFR and LFD is the removal of the player from the world environment. Whilst I do believe LFD is a great tool for servers with a low population (I used to be on Dragonmaw which has a very low population and finding a group for just a 5 man could have taken hours), finding groups for dungeons and raids and then travelling to the instance felt like an important part of the game and kept the virtual idea of a world. The removal of this feature, and the lack of motivation and incentive to form groups with people on your own server has damaged realm society in my opinion.
Mists of Pandaria comes with plenty of level 90 content. All the daily quests available throughout Pandaria (remember, there's no daily cap in Mists), Pet battles, Challenge Dungeons (which can't be accessed through the Dungeon Finder and require groups to be manually formed), and the two new world bosses in Valley of the Four Winds and Kun-Lai Summit will hopefully provide plenty of reason to go outside the faction cities.

We'll wait and see I guess, since whatever concern we try to explain gets countered with the sheer overwhelming blinding light at the end of the tunnel called MoP. Overly sarcastic? Yes, perhaps, simply because currently you're bringing arguments to the table we cannot refute due to the content not being out.
I know the only thing you can do on this regard is "wait and see". I'm not saying "MoP will fix it and there'll be rainbows and unicorns", but I do believe that if you take into account all the features and new raiding content coming up at level 90, things will look very different to most players compared to these days. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Diablo III Patch 1.0.4
Patch 1.0.4 is coming tomorrow and it brings a lot of changes!




Trading Card Game Art Update
The Trading Card Game art gallery has been updated to feature ten new pieces.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Currency Conversion Before and After Mists of Pandaria started by chaud View original post
Comments 78 Comments
  1. Gregz21's Avatar
    Can we still gain Conquest by doing random battlegrounds in MoP? It isn't mentioned anywhere
  1. Zumacrume's Avatar
    So I need to get revered on all 10 of my characters to buy valor gear, without dungeon tabards? Am I getting rep in these dungeons or I just have to do dailies on all my characters? I'm still sick of dailies from doing netherwing and ogri'la from TBC...haven't dailed since....le sigh

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-21 at 04:49 AM ----------

    My girlfriend, on this topic "Oh? you want a lot of new content? Well, we'll just make you do these stupid ass quests ad naseum - it's already a shitty-ass expansion based on a goofy-ass race, let's just add some more shitty-shit."

    yup.
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregz21 View Post
    Can we still gain Conquest by doing random battlegrounds in MoP? It isn't mentioned anywhere
    You will still get conquest in Bgs in MoP , but obiously not as much as Arenas and RBGs. (ALOT less even).

    Kinda offtopic- That reminds me cant wait to be able to blacklist 2 of which ever bg's I want :3
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zumacrume View Post
    So I need to get revered on all 10 of my characters to buy valor gear, without dungeon tabards? Am I getting rep in these dungeons or I just have to do dailies on all my characters? I'm still sick of dailies from doing netherwing and ogri'la from TBC...haven't dailed since....le sigh

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-21 at 04:49 AM ----------

    My girlfriend, on this topic "Oh? you want a lot of new content? Well, we'll just make you do these stupid ass quests ad naseum - it's already a shitty-ass expansion based on a goofy-ass race, let's just add some more shitty-shit."

    yup.
    Once you get to revered which shouldn't take that long you won't have to do those dailies anymore unless you want the mounts. Then once you have gotten to revered you can grind H dungeons / scenarios and challenge modes for VP's.
  1. Wolfie of Medivh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zumacrume View Post
    So I need to get revered on all 10 of my characters to buy valor gear, without dungeon tabards? Am I getting rep in these dungeons or I just have to do dailies on all my characters? I'm still sick of dailies from doing netherwing and ogri'la from TBC...haven't dailed since....le sigh

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-21 at 04:49 AM ----------

    My girlfriend, on this topic "Oh? you want a lot of new content? Well, we'll just make you do these stupid ass quests ad naseum - it's already a shitty-ass expansion based on a goofy-ass race, let's just add some more shitty-shit."

    yup.
    Girlfriend? Stop talking to your hand, you look like a jackarse.
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tey View Post
    some more sneaky marketing here from blizz to counter gw2, why play gw2 when you can farm a soon to be useless gearset or do the new imaginary 100 lvls on d3

    people will do it too, well played blizz
    ....Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2 aren't even the same genre of game. They appeal to completely different playerbases if not play modes, and their payment models won't even force most players to have to chose between playing one vs. the other. This is about as inane as claiming that the Sims and Halo are 'competing franchises'.

    So I say to you, lolwut??
  1. Mortiferus's Avatar
    so, sha of anger is the new "pvp-boss" and there isn't a "real" pvp-boss anymore (like wintergrasp and tol barad)?
    with that... there could be with every new tier a new open-world-boss
  1. Asmalya's Avatar
    Darn...i really hoped for jp -> gold...
  1. Guyon's Avatar
    So everybody can guy glad-colored gear with honor in 1 week O_o ?
  1. Ferter's Avatar
    So, If I am reading this correctly, from when 5.0 hits till the first season starts in MOP we will not be able to arena in any form, IE for fun. ... ?
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyon View Post
    So everybody can guy glad-colored gear with honor in 1 week O_o ?
    I believe they remove the elite gear from the vendors when the season ends completely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferter View Post
    So, If I am reading this correctly, from when 5.0 hits till the first season starts in MOP we will not be able to arena in any form, IE for fun. ... ?
    That's what they've done with all previous expansions, isn't it?
  1. Darkfie1d's Avatar
    I'm ok with weekly caps but why the hell the 3000 hardcap? That's insanely low... What if I don't want to spend my VP? :|
  1. kaib's Avatar
    North American World Championship
    I know americans have a problems with that whole USA not being the world thing (MLB champion ship game labelled world series and so on), but don't you think that 'north american world championship' is pushing it a bit too far on the dumb side?
  1. Zauber's Avatar
    Guess it's a good sign that boss uses unique animation, was kind of certain it has a ravager's one
  1. Dampo's Avatar
    hard cap for honor will be removed next week, so that means i can farm endless of honor until MoP? or just the cp will go over the hardcap and i cant get more? also will all honor become gold when mop arrives or just the honor above 4k?
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    I do worry this now means we'll have only one set of Valor gear, that seems kind of.. lame.
  1. Articuno's Avatar
    People who do daily quests getting the same badge gear at the same time as people who do 25 man raids... can we please have Wrath's tiered badges back?
  1. Taurenburger's Avatar
    Having no cap for justice and honour is silly, but actually nice too. Means I can just farm enough for all the items I'd need at 90. Guess I gotta calculate how much I need.
  1. Imasquishy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Velshin View Post
    Good news indeed. However, the difference in item lvl between the reputation factions and the pvp items is not that small..I just hope the new pvp power stats will prevent some people using pve items inside arena and pvp or it will be same as the crappy current pvp.
    I've played around with PvP on the Beta, and if they're wearing PvE gear and you're wearing PvP, they won't even scratch you. PvP Power is necessary to lower your resil which with PvP Defense gets a little insane. I think my SPriest has around 80% Reduced Damage from Players from Resil alone.
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kaib View Post
    I know americans have a problems with that whole USA not being the world thing (MLB champion ship game labelled world series and so on), but don't you think that 'north american world championship' is pushing it a bit too far on the dumb side?
    ROFL - good catch!

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