It’s no secret that our goal for the end-game item hunt is players hunting monsters packs, building to five stacks of Nephalem Valor, and then killing a boss. While we’re seeing a lot of that occurring, what we’re missing is people feeling like it’s worthwhile to continue onward after killing a boss.
First off, I just wanted to say I agree with the changes. People should want to clear entire acts, and then continue with the next act, and not just cherry pick certain areas over and over again.
However, once you complete an act, and then continue to the next one, you currently lose all stacks of NV.
This is easily tested by killing the Butcher on act 1, and then by having the caravan leader transport you to act 2 while you still have NV stacks.
This seems to be counter-intuitive to the current design philosophies, and is hopefully just an oversight.