Why do regular Cata 5 mans give more JPs?
Blizzard just failed terribly this time around and refuses to admit anything.
I entered MoP with very few JP -- I'd trashed all my gear a little over a year ago, so to gear up, I had to spend all the JP that I had.
From queueing for regular 5-mans while leveling, and then a couple more at level 90, I had enough JP to buy the relevant JP items.
So is JP broken? Nope. It's set up to give just enough. Any more and I'd already be at a JP-Trade Goods vendor.
And if your complaint is really that it takes too much time for you to get JP to buy heirlooms, that's just a nonsense complaint. You may as well be saying that quests should give more gold because the Yak mount costs a lot of gold. Heirlooms are nice, but they are very much not required (not to mention they've been around long enough that I'm surprised people still need to buy them).
So from there, say I want an heirloom weapon: 3500 JP. That will take, if I divide 3.5k by 2.16, approximately 1620 minutes. Let's make that a nicer number, shall we? 1620/60 will be 27 hours of NONSTOP heroics; no bathroom, no food, or water (unless you are god tier lifeless and have a catheter and a mother who takes way too much care of you). That's if you're medium tier hardcore; I shudder what to think casuals will have to do. If you play 3 hours a day, that's 9 days for one heirloom, and that's not counting the super casuals who play 6 hours a WEEK; it'd take a month for one heirloom.
Now let's see, an average player of 30 hours a week, (I'm about 40 or so, so I'll do both calculations) will want to roll a new monk, and has no heirlooms to speak of. Shoulders and chest will be 4350 JP, he wants the new heirloom staff, so add 3500, then 2 trinkets are 5450. Add that up we get 13300 JP. At 2.16 JP/min that will take 6157 min, or 102 hours. At 30 hours a week, that will take (very roughly) 3.3 weeks, and at 40, about 2.5 weeks. I dread to think what a casual would have to do: well, for 21 hours/week (3/day), it'd take a little less than 5 weeks.
That's for 1 alt. Let's see we got a new altoholic on our hands, and he wants to roll a prot warrior, a priest, and a hunter. Combined with the monk heirlooms he wants, that's 20 weeks, or roughly 4 months of day in, day out heroics. That's 370 heroics, and at 3.7 bosses/heroic, that's 1371 boss kills.
I'm sorry some people think JP isn't needed for anything, but neither is VP, HP, or CP: it's all just there to get gear which has no intrinsic purpose in the material world. Having good raid gear or conquest gear makes killing stuff faster and arguably more fun: more utility. JP, for other people, is needed for heirlooms or for underachievers who don't want to raid but want to reasonably kill Pandaria rares or solo stuff or whatever. Doing what they like is also giving more utility, and saying no one needs JP is saying your preferences are better than other people's tastes.
Whatever, TL;DR: There are absolutely no methods of gaining JP without grinding for literally weeks to months.
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