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I was wondering what the best way to get valor cap is, i know, do dailies, dungeons and raids, but is there a easy way, a path of least resistance?
I am willing to do dailies, dungeons and LFR, but my guild doesn't have planned progression raids,and i do not pvp.
Oh, i am exalted with all of the MoP factions but the August Celestals, and Operation Shieldwall.
Edited by Breell on 12/7/2012 4:52 AM PST
My normal method is LFR full clears, a scenario or two (worth it because of the instant queue as DPS) and then a few dailies. I need to kill that time I'm waiting in the LFR queues anyway so I might as well hit up the shieldwall and/or tillers.
I usually cap by Sunday.
Edited by Sharmarli on 12/7/2012 5:04 AM PST
The path to least resistence for each of us would be the one we most enjoyed.
I like raiding and dungeons. Blizzard has recently increased how much valor we can get from those, and that has improved the game for me.
For me, dailies come last. There is nothing wrong with them in and of themselves, and I know some like them, but for me it was the extent of them, the fact so much was hidden behind multiple layers of them, and how your progress on them was so limited to the relatively few available each day, how I have to work 5 days a week, and the relatively small amount of rep they gave.
I have to layer through them to get to what I really want, they are tedious and boring to the point of not merely not being fun, but actually to the point of discouraging continuing in the game. All my alts I worked so hard for, basically rendered valueless now. I feel concern for individual players came absolutely last in Blizzard's decision making on them, and how to milk the most dollars out of the least effort came first. I also tire of their saying they wish to give us more choices even as they reduce our choices.
But now I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. If it gets a little better from here, well I am happy again. If not, I am leaving. Not going to pay to be bored and irritated. I can always return if I should still have any interest after enough leave they get the message. Shame that is what it seems to take.
In the beginning, I asked myself the same question.
Nowadays after reaching 470 item level, I ask, why is the valor cap so low?
5 LFR = 450 Valor
Golden Lotus Valor = 60 Valor per day (Lets say i did 12 dailies per day)
Offensive Rep Valor = 40 Valor per day
Angler Valor = 15 Valor per day
Cloud Serpent Valor = 30 Valor per day
Tillers Valor = 15 Valor per day
Klaxi Valor = 20 Valor per day
After Tuesday Maintenance, I'm sitting at 630 Valor. If I do dailies on Wednesday and Thursday, I am valor capped!!!!!
That doesn't include Random Scenarios.
Blizz has stated a few times that Challenge modes, even bronze, are pretty much the quickest way for valor. You need some decent friend though, and be prepared to spend a little extra time up front actually learning the challenge mode dungeon.
Plus title, mounts, transmog armor are possibilities, if a bit remote...
Nope, there is no "easy" way. Only a longer way, another long way, a slightly shorter way compared to the other longer way, a somewhat long way, and a long way.
If there was a short and easy way, everyone would be doing that and avoid every other "long" way, which involves dailies, dungeons, scenarios and raiding.
IMHO, just playing the game is the "easiest" way to cap your VP! Do 1 LFD and 1 scenario every day! The first heroic you do every day is worth 80 VP, but is lowered to 40 VP if you do it again. Scenarios are worth 40 VP for the first queue, but then drop to 20. Then do a bunch of dailies. You could do as little as 10 quests and you'll make 50 VP there alone! Then do all your LFR's for a bunch of VP.
Then for the next couple days, do 1 LFD, 1 scenario and a dozen dailies and you'll be VP capped before the following tuesday!
If you are only working on 1 toon...I'd suggest knocking out 21 dailies + 1 random scenario per day. This will get you 145 valor per day, capping you for the week. You should be able to knock it out in about an hour or two.
I typically do dailies everyday of the week (down to 2 factions), every LFR besides the first half of Mogushan' Vaults on Tuesdays, and then dungeon spam what I have left to cap on the weekends (typically around 350-400 valor to take a stab in the dark) to get capped by the next reset. Works pretty well.
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