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    5.2 Update: You Can Keep Your Valor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarhym
    After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, florescent-lit rooms for much deliberation, we have decided that we are NOT going to convert Valor to Justice and Justice to gold when 5.2 ships. Current Valor items will continue to require Valor in 5.2, and will be offered at a discount as listed in the PTR patch notes. Given that PvE and PvP currencies function quite a bit differently, Conquest will still convert to Honor and Honor to gold as previously discussed.

    We’re making the Valor change for a couple of reasons, but primarily because we think a down-conversion under the new Mists endgame progression model just feels mean. We traditionally viewed this conversion process with each patch as a necessary evil to discourage hoarding—it’s not fun to feel like you can’t spend your Valor in the weeks before a new patch because you have to be ready to buy everything up. However, we have a Valor cap now to prevent excessive hoarding, many of the Valor rewards in 5.2 require raiding to acquire (for example, many of the ilevel-522 rewards are tied to Shado-Pan Assault reputation, which you’ll only gain rep with by raiding in the Throne of Thunder), and the LFR version has an ilvl-480 requirement, meaning you can’t hoard Valor on a brand new 90 and jump straight to the best stuff. All of these factors being considered, it doesn’t make good sense to take Valor away from players in this context. Down-conversions may occur for future patch releases depending on the circumstances, but for 5.2 it’s safe and snuggly where it is.

    In addition, we’re making a change to ensure that there are some gear rewards available via the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught, the two new factions with which players can earn reputation in 5.2 without raiding. The patch was shaping up to be a real challenge for players who don’t like raiding (including LFR), as our original design meant that no new Valor rewards would be available to them without needing to run Throne of Thunder. You can expect to see the Valor rewards on the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught quartermasters updated on the 5.2 public test realms in the near future. These rewards are ilevel 496 and will only accommodate a few slots, as they aren’t intended to be very attractive to raiders (including those running LFR), but should give non-raiders something to shoot for in 5.2.

    If you’ve already made plans and sank your Valor, don’t fret! As of this announcement, and even if you have 0 Valor currently, you still have enough time to cap out at 3000 Valor before patch 5.2 goes live. (It’s math!)

    We’d love to hear your feedback about this change, and how you’re planning to earn, save, and spend Valor before the patch releases.
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    Means 5.2 doesn't release until March 5th/6th earliest.

    It's not possible to cap 3K Valor by February 26th/27th from 0.
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...Zyalo/advanced (Retired March '13 - Beginning of Throne of Thunder)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyalo View Post
    Means 5.2 doesn't release until March 5th/6th earliest.

    It's not possible to cap 3K Valor by February 26th/27th from 0.
    Already confirmed pretty much it won't be the 26th, via this thread here.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-February-26th
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    Well that sucks. From a PvP standpoint, I only got valor from dailies, which I did for gold. I would benefit more from valor converting to JP as it would allow me to convert it into honor.

    Words to live by.

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    Yep not the 26th, inb4 1000 threads claming that Blizzard lied to everyone, even though it was not confirmed. Just watch

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    This seems better to me because it didn't really make sense to downgrade Valor to Justice and leave the old items still requring Valor to purchase.

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    Great change, at least gives me a reason to log on before patch comes out. I still think it was stupid to reset valor in the first place without downgrading.

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    w00t w00t! i actually got up from my chair and did a victory clapped when i saw the facebook post!

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    The only thing you can buy from new valor gear is the neck which require only natural rep 522ilvl

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    Such a good change. I've got some VP's to spend. And some VP's to farm before 5.2.

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