I wonder why they decided to add a new rep for VP gear. At least, it sounds to me like they added a new rep for VP gear. I hope we get exalted with it just from doing the 5.2 story, instead of having to grind it out from raiding or something just as inaccessible to non raiders.For the record, I hated having to grind rep originally just to buy VP gear. I would have gotten around to all of them eventually anyway, and I have, but why lock VP gear away like that? You already have to invest a lot of time to earn the VP to buy the gear, why make us invest more just to get the rep up to buy the gear? It feels to me like MoP has been all about time. Making us invest more time for the same stuff, so that we give them more money in the end.
I hope we get exalted with it just from doing the 5.2 story, instead of having to grind it out from raiding or something just as inaccessible to non raiders.One of the previous news posts confirmed that it is raiding related, similar to the Avengers of Hyjal. I think they are also adding in a second non-raid related rep, and will edit as I find the links.From http://www.wowhead.com/news=210039/5-2-ptr-patch-notes-updated-january-16 :Join the Shado-Pan Assault in their singular drive to see Lei Shen, The Thunder King defeated once and for all, and gain access to impressive Valor reward items. Reputation with this faction can be earned only within the Throne of Thunder raid dungeon.
Yup. All that did for me was to lock out all that gear. I don't have a lot of time to play most days so I ended up going the most efficient route of getting decent gear. So when I first entered LFR I had like 2 pieces of heroic gear, 1 or 2 pieces of crafted gear and everything else was pvp gear. Doesn't seem optimal but it worked and didn't require me to grind dailies (which I detest).
Soul Reaper? Seriously? Warriors have one of the highest possible burst in game, and in the end about 20-30% of their damage comes from execute, which is a spammable ability that replaces normal rotation.Soul Reaper is a delayed, missable, runecosting ability(that messes up rotation), which has a CD, and deals so subpar damage that it is more viable than Obliterate by a small margin of single rune requirement. Obliterate crit - 200k, Soul Reaper initial crit - 50k, final - 200-230k.Since most fights have a short window of 35%> duration, normally you will be using not more than 10 Soul Reapers. Which is maybe 1-2mil more damage, that is if you have enough runes to properly use them without ruining rotation(unlikely), you don't miss any of them(by any chances) and you do not stop the application.I surely am glad that now I will feel safe to see a KM proc in 35% window and know that if I use SR, I will not have KM overwritten during GCD. However, buffing something so miserable, while there are serious problems with TH rotation...Does it really imply that all dks must again go DW and just spam whatever pops up? Or well, four with this tier bonus.Spending whole bonus just to make an inferior ability somewhat noticeable, while other classes get things like 2p shaman bonus... How much more hate can dk dps get?
My guess is VP rep is finally coming from raiding, since people who do LFR or dungeons don't need VP gear at all. Now people finally can't complaint about dailies since they won't give you access to new epics, they will be purely optional for some goods and mounts
damn it ghost crawler! ...... let us turn in more lesser charms per week for more greater charms ;/ .... and also fix blood dks for pvp again... they DO NOT need so many self heals. EVER. would be gratefull if someone else would relay this to the proper section lol
Oo.. I'm really looking forward to wearing that beast-DM hat :DFurthermore the reputation changes will hopefully silence most of the "Have to finish dailyhub X in order to do Y,Z" Looking forward to this! :)
Thank god, im so sick of dailies!