MMO-Champion - Heart of the Valorous Buff Live This Weekend
Update (10:30 PM EST): It turns out that it was never possible to get the Kor'kron Shaman's Treasure that rewards the Dark Shaman cosmetic set in Flex due to a bug. This should be fixed after the upcoming server restarts.

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Heart of the Valorous Buff Going Live This Weekend
It appears the Heart of the Valorous buff has gone live on US-Oceanic realms! The buff is scheduled to be live this Saturday and next Saturday in China.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
A heroes’ journey is long and fraught with danger, but our goblin engineers have managed to cobble a little something special together for you to help make the path to power just a little bit easier.

Beginning Friday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. realm-time, through Tuesday, June 10 at 9:00 a.m. realm-time, we’ll be applying the Heart of the Valorous buff which will increase the rate of Valor Point gains an additional 100%. Don’t wait to get in on the action!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Heart of the Valorous Buff Live This Weekend started by chaud View original post
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  1. Dracodraco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by OneSent View Post
    More like "Heart of the F.U. Wildstar" debuff.

    Regardless of how much faster you'll Valor cap with this buff, I'm sure people who had planned on not playing any WoW for the next week because of Wildstar's release will be logging into WoW just to Valor cap all of their toons. All Blizzard needs is for people to log onto WoW.

    That way, their numbers and activity won't look as affected by Wildstar's release. They can say to the investors "See! Everyone still logged into WoW this week despite it being Wildstar's launch week!"

    This was deliberately planned and perfectly timed in order to screw with Wildstar. It's not as big as a beta announcement, but imagine all the activity this buff will generate for WoW this week.
    Explain to me why. If they didn't plan to cap VP, why would this change it? They obviously don't care about VP if they didn't intend to cap it in the first place. Capping takes all of 30 minutes to start with (or you could even do it in 20 seconds if you farmed timeless coins / epoch stones the week prior).
  1. soulkeeperx's Avatar
    They should disable the 1k weekly cap, I already get VP capped in mere minutes thanks to Shaohao anyway :\
  1. Athrum's Avatar
    Sargerai?? Mmmm Dranei warlocks?
  1. collinsurvive's Avatar
    I don't understand why this wasnt a 'Hey guys, we're doublign the valor cap' instead of this double valor gain (which takes 9-10 Heroic scenarios which is less than an hour easy).


    Willllldstar allllll weeekend.
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by OneSent View Post
    More like "Heart of the F.U. Wildstar" debuff.

    Regardless of how much faster you'll Valor cap with this buff, I'm sure people who had planned on not playing any WoW for the next week because of Wildstar's release will be logging into WoW just to Valor cap all of their toons. All Blizzard needs is for people to log onto WoW.

    That way, their numbers and activity won't look as affected by Wildstar's release. They can say to the investors "See! Everyone still logged into WoW this week despite it being Wildstar's launch week!"

    This was deliberately planned and perfectly timed in order to screw with Wildstar. It's not as big as a beta announcement, but imagine all the activity this buff will generate for WoW this week.
    You sound quite paranoid. There is no way some crappy speed up your valour buff is going to interfere with Wildstar. It'll just play out as follows

    Reset Day > Capped the same day > Hello Wildstar.
  1. albar45's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by smcn View Post
    This is such a weird thing, what's the point when there's still a weekly cap? Do people really care about upgrading alts?
    Well I have 21 90's (don't ask so I'M happy to see this lol. Hey I like all my alts so yeah I'll milk this for all it's worth.
  1. Mkgego's Avatar
    Litle late, already valor capped :P nice for next week I guess :O
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    So much drama, you'd think VP was actually useful for something.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanishO2 View Post
    The Diablo 3 buff type (100% leg drop, 50% XP, 100% XP, etc.) just got into WoW huh?

    When will we see "100% more gold" in HS? lol
    Would kill for 100% more gold in HS.
  1. Blitzo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    Would kill for 100% more gold in HS.
    It doesn't seem too far out of the realm of possibility, I could see them doing this.
  1. subanark's Avatar
    I mean, ok, but why? What is the occasion? Just this weekend, future weekends, what gives? Some rational behind this buff would be nice.
  1. Hikikomori's Avatar
    Blizzard you are so full of shit. What'eves I could care less what you release I am still going to be on Wildstar. Not trying to bash or anything, Wildstar is a great game and something new and refreshing. Shit like this, is why I am growing tried of WoW.
  1. Paulosio's Avatar
    Now they just need to make those valor tokens from timeless isle BoA.

    I have over 500k timeless coins on 1 character (an alt) because I spent all my time on timeless isle on that 1 character due to "Going to need a bigger bag" not being an account wide achievement. Most of my other characters have 15k less timeless coins or less because of that oversight by Blizzard.
  1. Terminal Lance's Avatar
    Capping Valor isn't even the problem, I normally get my 1k a day after reset. What they should do is remove/increase the cap instead.
    Then again, I guess no one should complain about this freebee.
  1. Arlor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hikikomori View Post
    Blizzard you are so full of shit. What'eves I could care less what you release I am still going to be on Wildstar. Not trying to bash or anything, Wildstar is a great game and something new and refreshing. Shit like this, is why I am growing tried of WoW.
    This is the first I've ever heard of Wildstar. I will bet both that Blizzard's timing of the buff has nothing to do with Wildstar and that Wildstar's success or failure will have nothing to do with this buff.
  1. Paulosio's Avatar
    The thing about the Shaman's set not being available in flex is hilarious. There are probably people who have been running that wing of Flex ONLY for that set for months.
  1. Kektonic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arlor View Post
    This is the first I've ever heard of Wildstar. I will bet both that Blizzard's timing of the buff has nothing to do with Wildstar and that Wildstar's success or failure will have nothing to do with this buff.
    Yeah that's why this feature is being released the same day as Wildstar early access and not on a Tuesday like everything else Blizzard implements in the game right? It's obviously just a "coincidence" just like when content patches were released when competing MMOs were launching.

    This isn't a pro Wildstar post at all. It's more to laugh at the fact that Zarhym came out and flat out denied they do this on purpose when there is ton of history to the contrary but to be fair Blizzard has got away with many instances of treating their playerbase like idiots.
  1. nyc81991's Avatar
    Why isn't the buff increasing the Valor cap? It's almost pointless. They need to make the valor cap 2k or it is completely useless to the people who already capped.
  1. sizzlinsauce's Avatar
    i dont understand. 90% of people cap on tuesday in 15 minutes doing H scens. was this really a pathetic attempt at keeping people from playing wildstar over the weekend? Maybe if they made the valor cap 3k/week it would keep players but sadly it wont. we finish raid week by wednesday, all our alts are caped valor wise by then as well. opening this "double valor" on a saturday is so stupid.
  1. nekobaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZaneBusby View Post
    Lol at all the "IT'S TO COMPETE WITH WILDSTAR" posts. It just makes valor capping 2x faster. That's not going to compete with a brand new MMO. Half the WoW community are already VP capped at this point in the week, prior to the buff even going out. Then, since the buff makes it 2x faster, if it encourages people to log in during the weekend just to VP cap, then it means they're done in 1/2 the time, and will log right back off again. In no way, shape, or form is this even a remote attempt at 'competing' with Wildstar's pre-launch.
    Given the reason or lack there of for the buff with it being a shitty buff at that because it doesnt even increase the cap then why is it there. If ever it is a purposeful half ass snot nosed gesture to WS from Blizzard.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    What is so weird is that so many people insisted they DID see the shaman set drop in flex. All of them liars.

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