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Cataclysm Currency Changes Formula
Originally Posted by Vaneras (Blue Tracker)
Here's some information on how each of the currencies will be converted in the next content patch. Keep in mind these values may change, and they can get a bit math heavy. Just know that our intent is to appropriately value each mark and provide a conversion we feel is fair.

The following items are immediately converted to gold:


  • Emblem of Heroism = 5.5 gold each
  • Emblem of Valor = 5.5 gold each
  • Emblem of Conquest = 5.5 gold each
  • Badge of Justice = 1.833 gold each

Your New Honor Points total will be the sum of the following amounts:


  • Old Honor * 0.024
  • Old Arena Points * 0.85
  • Battleground Mark of Honor * 2.976
  • Wintergrasp Mark of Honor * 19.08
  • Stone Keeper Shard * 1.6
  • Venture Coin * 3
  • Spirit Shard * 1

Your Justice Points total will be equal to (Emblems of Triumph + Emblems of Frost ) * 2.75

Again, the softcap for both Honor and Justice conversions is 4000 points. This means that if a character converts to above 4,000 points, it will not be possible for them to earn more until they fall below the 4,000 cap.

A hardcap will be implemented in a following patch before Cataclysm's release. At that time, any excess points above 4,000 will be converted as follows:


  • Honor points above 4,000 are converted to gold at a rate of 35 silver per point of Honor.
  • Justice points above 4,000 are converted to gold at a rate of 2 gold per point of Justice.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Currency Changes Formula started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 237 Comments
  1. Confucius's Avatar
    hmmm, apparently I'd make over 14k new honor points from my 270 wg marks, 4k shards, 700 venture coins alone. Am I to understand that anything above 4k new honor points is wasted and turned into gold?
  1. mmocef71e99c15's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
    hmmm, apparently I'd make over 14k new honor points from my 270 wg marks, 4k shards, 700 venture coins alone. Am I to understand that anything above 4k new honor points is wasted and turned into gold?
    No, try reading it again.

    Honor is honor. Like, you know, we've had honor points for the last couople of years in the game. You use honor points to buy PvP gear and the current cap of 75k honor is being raised even further.

    The 4k cap is for Justice Points, which is the new PvE currency that is modelled on the old honor points for PvP. it will work similar but it is different. And it is for PvE, not for PvP.
  1. Calaba's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    No, try reading it again.

    Honor is honor. Like, you know, we've had honor points for the last couople of years in the game. You use honor points to buy PvP gear and the current cap of 75k honor is being raised even further.

    The 4k cap is for Justice Points, which is the new PvE currency that is modelled on the old honor points for PvP. it will work similar but it is different. And it is for PvE, not for PvP.
    No, no, no, no no. He'll get around 3500g with his current stockpile as he goes over the honor cap, which is also 4000. This new cap is equivalent to 166666 "old" honor currently, in other words a little more than double what it is now.
  1. Hotaka's Avatar
    I thank the person who linked the screen shot of the vendors, Hopefully you can get a full cost list up on the main page here, but I was able to see what I was in store for from that screen of frost and honor vendors.

    For T10 items it just doesn't seem to scan. 400 badges for items that currently cost 95. :/
    For Gems it is bad. 80 badges for items that currently cost 20.
    And for legacy gear it's 260 badges for weapons that currently cost 65.
    I don't know what the T9 conversions are, but I don't imagine they are favorable.
    At least the Gold conversion is reasonable. A red gem for 20 badges gets you max 110g cut on my server, so why bother with the AH and just get the gold straight from the source.

    I'm taking away from this that I better get my ducks in a row and buy any Legacy gear or cosmetic items I want for my characters before this change over and then convert everything else to lower badges and collect the cash. I have a distinct feeling that both point awards and the point cap will be significantly higher at 85, just like honor caps in 60/70/80 game.
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    No reason to farm Emblems whatsoever. Even at this rate it's still more profitable to buy gem and sell 'em . 10 badges = 55g here, but 10 badge = 100 g with a gem.

    Still sweet though.
  1. tokn's Avatar
    Sounds like a waste of time to farm 70BC heroics for badges, easier to make money else where.

    As for the guy with the 4k Venture coin, jackpot! since those are worth the most on conversion.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    I am just going to add a big of my personal observation to the noise.

    1 trinket and the Relic slot (for classes that use them) are NOT quest rewards in the first zones of Cata. All other gear that you can buy with emblems WILL be replaced. If you are deciding what to buy now, my advise is to go for a trinket and relic first. They are the only item slot that will make it out of the first zone in cata unless you are in ICC25 gear.

    I'm personally getting them for all my alts and the rest will go towards gems to be sold on the AH.

    In my opinion, it is very unlikely that the devs will allow justice points we can earn now to give us any significant head start in Cata. My reasoning goes like this. The absolute best gear you can get from raiding now will barely last you until 85. Do we really think that anything we can earn from heroics now will be valuable at 85?

    Either they are going to force a cash-out of justice points when cata launches (ie, we get gold, but start with 0JP), or else the price of items that can be bought with JP at 85 will dwarf anything we can possibly earn now.
  1. hellar's Avatar
    w8 so is there going to be any 85 gear to buy with justice points? i am currently grinding out my 1455 emblems.
  1. Volitans's Avatar
    Sweet calculator on front page! thats a pretty pro app
  1. Second's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hotaka View Post
    I thank the person who linked the screen shot of the vendors, Hopefully you can get a full cost list up on the main page here, but I was able to see what I was in store for from that screen of frost and honor vendors.
    Could you please link it in here ? Would like to take a look, very interesting info you say.
  1. GhostSkull's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by foolishned View Post
    Umm, won't 71000 honour point X 35 silver be a LOT? That's 350G per 1000 points, that must be a mistake surely?
    Perhaps it is 35s per new honor points, rather than old.
  1. ScorchHellfire's Avatar
    badge of justice to gold calculator isnt working
  1. GhostSkull's Avatar
    As things stand now, it seems to me that the bottom line is to spend everything but Venture coins and Wintergrasp Marks.

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-16 at 03:38 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Second View Post
    Could you please link it in here ? Would like to take a look, very interesting info you say.
    It is in the thread. The short version is: T10 - Trinkets and Belts 694 JP, Cloaks 578, Primordials 266, Pants 1100. T9 - Trinks 435, necks 271, helm 489, hands and shoulders 326, Cardinals and King's Amber etc 217, Dreadstone & Amertine 108. Heirlooms 706-435 JP.

    If these values go live, you'd do much better to buy everything now.
  1. coltrain's Avatar
    Well here are my before and after numbers from a copy of my character to the PTR:

    Frost Before: 29
    Frost After: 0

    Triumph Before: 44
    Triumph After: 0

    New Justice Points: 73 (29+44)

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    Justice badges Before: 490
    Justice badges After: 0

    Gold in my inbox from conversion: 898.17 (aprox 2g per)

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    Arena points Before: 261
    Arena points After: 0

    Honor points Before: 12524
    Arena points After: 12524

    new Conquest points: 261 (1:1 from Arena)

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    All of my Stone shards, Venture Coins, and WG marks stayed the same.

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  1. Zaft's Avatar
    How interesting that Venture Company coins are worth so much. I've got a boatload, because I enjoyed those quests (broke up the monotony of spamming Hodir dailies), so I'm looking forward too that.
  1. Baygon's Avatar
    did anyone read what the blue post said properly? they said that the cost of Items currently won't change and the PTR Values are Wrong, if a Saronite costs 23 frosts it should be about 50 or 60 points, when the change happens, for example
  1. coltrain's Avatar
    And as a follow up to the person who talked about the honor conversion:

    It says anything over the soft cap for 4000 will be converted into 1 = 35 silver.

    It also says that 1 old honor = .024 new honor.

    By that math 75000 old honor = 1800

    Thus, the new cap will be equivalent to: 4000/.024 = 166666.67 honor (roughly double)

    ---

    Now my honor did not convert! It stayed at the same 12524 it was when I went in. And my Wintergrasp commendations still say they award 2000 honor (although upon use nothing happens [ad they are still consumed])

    With that 12524 I will get ([12524-4000]*.35)= 2983.4g so i DONT think that is right :P
  1. Harpocrates's Avatar
    moar $$
  1. SmokeyIllidan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by coltrain View Post
    And my Wintergrasp commendations still say they award 2000 honor (although upon use nothing happens [ad they are still consumed])
    This is what concerns me. So the Wintergrasp Commendations are still in Cataclysm, but do they still work or are they yet to be removed? I love stockpiling them because it makes honor for alts much more enjoyable.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alianthos View Post
    No reason to farm Emblems whatsoever. Even at this rate it's still more profitable to buy gem and sell 'em . 10 badges = 55g here, but 10 badge = 100 g with a gem.

    Still sweet though.
    No point bothering with even that on Malfurion. AH prices have hit rock-bottom, with solid gems selling for ~65g and mixed for much lower (~40g). It's a shame, but that's what happened near the end of TBC as well. My plan is to just hoard what I already have since I'll get more gold that way than trying to play the auction house.

    Edit: Forgot to mention this before posting. Internet Explorer 8 is having issues with the conversion calculator in that it will only calculate for Justice Points, the arrows don't display, and none of the money fields are showing.

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