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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.

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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)

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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. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by good diu bro View Post
    Why no cap? Almost everyone will have over 9000 after august and those without it will be force to farm it before MoP hits...
    Least it gives people something to do, plus you'll have a month to do it.
  1. Isheria's Avatar
    Yes there is no cap at justice points but the people thinking "hey i'm gonna farm 20k jp before mop hits" are in for a surprise since both jp and valor gear requires faction rep with every single faction pretty much, which is honored for jp that rewards 450 ilvl gear(hint: heroics reward 463 ilvl gear) and revered for valor which is 489.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Isheria View Post
    Yes there is no cap at justice points but the people thinking "hey i'm gonna farm 20k jp before mop hits" are in for a surprise since both jp and valor gear requires faction rep with every single faction pretty much, which is honored for jp that rewards 450 ilvl gear(hint: heroics reward 463 ilvl gear) and revered for valor which is 489.
    Yeah, there really will be no reason to stockpile JP. I think you will be able to buy 8 pieces of gear (depending on your spec) and it will be spread across 4 factions. JP gear only requires Honored, which you will get from questing through the appropriate zones. But the big thing is that the JP gear you can buy from the faction vendors is a tier below what drops in heroic dungeons. It isn´t like previous expansion where JP gear was equal to heroic gear.

    But I kinda messed up. I have already started preparing for the 4000 JP cap by transfering my JP into Honor. Now we know there isn´t a cap, I will lose some more for transfering. I was basing it on the PTR, where there was a 4000 JP cap and you got gold for anything over 4k.
  1. Farabee's Avatar
    JP in MoP is going to be utterly useless for anything but converting to honor.
  1. jeremynative's Avatar
    no arena for a whole month? i didnt think cataclysm could get more boring but blizzard doesnt disappoint!
  1. Goronfighter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremynative View Post
    no arena for a whole month? i didnt think cataclysm could get more boring but blizzard doesnt disappoint!
    Is this your first expac?
  1. Zoldor's Avatar
    Damn, lame. I was stockpiling my Valor and capped my JP in hopes of a nice little sum from a Valor to gold conversion like prior expansions I should have been selling gear 6 months ago lol. Should have known it was too good to be true.
  1. MrApple's Avatar
    Is it a tooltip error or do they have 2 kinds of season 12 elite gear? If so, why?
  1. Demitorn's Avatar
    I wish they would get rid of the valor cap all together and make heroics give valor just once a day.
  1. Coronius's Avatar
    I must be missing something here.

    • Daily quests, random Scenarios, random Heroic dungeons, and all levels of raiding will reward Valor.

    This implies that you'll get Valor points not just from daily Heroic dungeons, but from all of them (regardless of how many you do). And also from Scenarios, it seems. This brings up two questions;
    1. How do you get Justice?
    2. What is Justice for if you'll just get Valor from virtually everything you do? I am aware of the cap, but aside from that.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Canpinter View Post
    So whats justice used for in mists?
    http://www.wowdb.com/currencies/395-justice-points

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronius View Post
    This implies that you'll get Valor points not just from daily Heroic dungeons, but from all of them (regardless of how many you do). And also from Scenarios, it seems. This brings up two questions;
    1. How do you get Justice?
    http://www.wowdb.com/currencies/395-...:rewarded-from
  1. RiftReaper's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coronius View Post
    I must be missing something here.

    • Daily quests, random Scenarios, random Heroic dungeons, and all levels of raiding will reward Valor.

    This implies that you'll get Valor points not just from daily Heroic dungeons, but from all of them (regardless of how many you do). And also from Scenarios, it seems. This brings up two questions;
    1. How do you get Justice?
    2. What is Justice for if you'll just get Valor from virtually everything you do? I am aware of the cap, but aside from that.

    I believe justice points are awarded for normal instances in MOP. The idea is that you can get JP to buy rares from the venders in order to prepare for Heroic MOP instances that will give you VP.
  1. xkungx's Avatar
    lol i just burned my jp buying 3 boe bracers.. meh...

    i dont know if i get this...
    what about honor? can i go with like 10k to mop?

    ty in advance
  1. xenogear3's Avatar
    Will JP and Honor Points have limits in MoP?

    People can buy a full set PvP gear the moment they hit 90?

    If we save 20000 HP, then find out it costs 2 million HP for a ring.
    Then you have to kill yourself.
  1. Number1gentleman's Avatar
    so they're not gonna convert the overcapped JP & Honor into gold? :\ I was hoping for them to convert everything into gold.
  1. devonizer's Avatar
    it doesnt say what happens to honor\justice once pandaria hits, didnt they say (few days ago) that honor post 4k would be converted into golds?
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    8 more day until GW2!! erm.. I mean Patch!! w00t!!
  1. tgrhwke's Avatar
    "Neither of the resultant currencies (Justice and Honor) will have an enforced hard-cap at this time."

    Note the "at this time" portion which is during the pre expansion patch period. After Mists launches the caps will most likely be put back in place.
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    I don't know how I feel about valor points being used to just upgrade gear. I feel like blizzard is just going to test this system out and then in a patch or two fall back and just reintroduce actual items again.
  1. azurrei's Avatar
    As soon as MoP hits, HP/JP will once again be hard capped @ 4000 points each - all points over the cap will be converted to gold.

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