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5.4 PTR: Currency and Reputation Gear Changes
2013/07/03 at 11:54 AM
On the latest 5.4 PTR, reputation gear costs have been nerfed pretty hard, making it easier to gear up fresh characters. Many
items will cost
items will have greatly reduced costs.
As this is still the PTR, currency costs are subject to change, but here's what we observed in-game:
Honored items now require Friendly--chest, hands, legs, backs. In addition, the costs have been reduced by 34%:
Patch 5.3: Mists of Pandaria Currency Guide
2013/05/24 at 10:39 AM
Patch 5.3 introduced several new ways of acquiring currency, and ways to spend them. We've updated all of our currency pages and gone over the updated rewards and methods of acquisition below. Of particular interest:
There are several new ways to acquire
, including 0
from Heroic Scenarios.
A catch-up mechanism has been added to the
cap, and unlike past seasons, players can purchase Elite items if they have earned 0
this season, as opposed to hitting 2200 rating.
Players who have acquired 0
can also purchase regular Tyrannical gear for Honor Points instead of Conquest Points.
Players can spend their
Elder Charm of Good Fortune
Empty Supply Crate
in 5.3, which helps them out in the Troves of the Thunder King.
Click the cut to read our currency overview!
News Roundup: Valor Points, Professions in MoP, Player Feedback
2013/05/13 at 12:05 PM
In today's news roundup, Bashiok has been busy on the forums these past few days, covering professions, player feedback, and gearing up with
In Patch 5.3, item upgrades are returning at a reduced cost (0
instead of 0
) and several Shado-Pan Assault rewards are being moved down from Revered to a lower reputation requirement.
are sidelined for now, and making players rely so much on
at the start of the expansion was an oversight.
In response to players asking about in-game surveys to provide feedback, Bashiok explained that Blizzard already amasses an exhaustive amount of player data, from talents players pick to what dailies are the most popular. Of course, forum feedback is also useful as it provides insights into player choices.
There were also a few interesting content tidbits:
Black Temple was mean to be in the game at Burning Crusade's launch.
While most of Patch 5.3 was planned out a while ago, Battlefield: Barrens was only planned in 5.2.
Players gave lots of feedback on missing Heroic Dungeons at one point, so Heroic Scenarios are a nod to those players.
Item Upgrades in Patch 5.3, Oondasta's Health Reduced by 50%
2013/03/22 at 1:27 PM
Blizzard posted a huge blog on item upgrades today, in the midst of revealing their new game,
at PAX East.
Here's what you need to know about item upgrades returning:
They'll be returning in Patch 5.3 at a reduced cost for PvE gear.
is needed to upgrade an item by 4 levels, instead of 0
as in Patch 5.1.
5.2 Justice items now require 750 Justice to upgrade per 8 item levels, for a total of 750 Justice for 8 item levels per item.
Season 12 PvP items can be upgraded, but no other PvP items for the foreseeable future. Many PvPers did not like the concept of upgrades, and there were some imbalance issues going from ilvl 483 Honor gear that was upgraded to ilvl 491 in 5.1, to ilvl 476 un-upgradeable Honor gear in 5.2.
There was also a post today stating that
's health was reduced by 50%--should be a bit more killable now.
Click the cut to read the blue posts!
Patch 5.2 Gear Guide
2013/03/06 at 8:31 AM
Patch 5.2 is filled with new epic upgrades for everyone. In this guide, we'll break down all the new gear by armor type, base stats, and source to help you plan out a gearing route. And if you're looking to get ilvl 480 to step foot in LFR when it opens on
, we've got some tips for you as well.
Here's the highlights of the new gear:
Bosses drop ilvl 502 gear on LFR difficulty, ilvl 522 gear on Normal difficulty, and ilvl 535 gear on Heroic difficulty.
To keep farm bosses interesting,
have a low chance to drop that are six item levels higher than regular drops. Thunderforged versions can be found for all items, save for tier pieces, on normal and heroic difficulty.
You can also get a full set of ilvl 522 gear between
and crafted items.
appear to be trash drops (lin
5.2 Update: You Can Keep Your Valor!
2013/02/12 at 9:56 PM
Based on user feedback,
are now staying put when 5.2 launches! You'll be able to save up your
to get discounted old reputation items in 5.2, or use towards rewards from the new factions. Many users were upset that the initial system removed their
without converting the costs of reputation items to Justice Points.
Another change is that the
Kirin Tor Offensive
will have epic ilvl 496 rewards that will also cost
. While it was intended for these factions to not have any
rewards at first, the few items offered should help non-raiders out in 5.2.
And finally, there's some speculation that the patch has been slightly pushed back from late February with the statement that "even if you have 0
currently, you still have enough time to cap out at 3000
before patch 5.2 goes live."
After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, florescent-lit rooms for much deliberation, we have decided that we are NOT going to convert
to Justice and Justice to gold when 5.2 ships. Current Valor items will continue to requ
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