5.2 Update: You Can Keep Your Valor!

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After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, fluorescent-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 sunk 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.
Thanks blizzard!
Thanks!
Hooray.
:D
I like this.
Great read. Thank you very much. This will change my thought process going forward.
i wondered why you would chop valor with out taking the old stuff down to justice. sucks for people who spent valor already though lol....
:-)
02/12/2013 07:52 PMPosted by Zarhym
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!)

Having done the maths, doesn't that imply the patch will be later than the 26th?
02/12/2013 07:52 PMPosted by Zarhym
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!)


I'm guessing this means the patch is at least three weeks away instead of the two weeks that was mentioned as the target in yesterday's update?
Thank you, Blizz. :)
Edit: so... patch is not in late feb like was announced? The hell is going on?
Wait, if 5.2 launches on the 26th doesn't that mean we'll only have 2k by launch? Unless you're factoring in the week it launches; but the problem with that is that is that if you have 3k prior to the 26th then you can spend that 3k valor and then cap an additional 1k for that week making a total of 4k.

I was also going to mention CP carrying over but then I remembered the amazing change with how you can catch up with CP late in the season very easily.
02/12/2013 07:52 PMPosted by Zarhym
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!)


By my math we only have 2 weeks, which is 2000 valor.
Echoing the previous posts- is 5.2 in two or three weeks??
Thank you ^.^
if they find nothing wrong in major bug's that could delay it will be the 26th, it will be crazy to have it after the middle of march.

though now i gotta plan to avoid hitting my 3k cap before the patch to buy a couple items a few weeks after.
If its 2 weeks away like the said then:

This week (12th-18th): 1000 valor
Next Week (19th-25th): 1000 valor

Patch Drop on week of the 26th would still allow you to hit 3k valor that week if you chose not to spend anything.
One question, what is going to be happening with the Legendary Quest Line Part 2 with the required 6,000 Valor Points? will we still have to collect valor for that or justice points when the patch comes into place? Also, if some sort of tweak is given for this quest line will all previously accumulated valor be kept as part of the progress?

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