I very much like this. Having the opportunity to buy a whole bunch of 476 gear for alts (so they, presumably, can get into lfr etc) without the need to spend months grinding the rep/vp is fantastic. I've been putting off levelling another character for this very reason, but now it's not so bad. The SPA rep is also great. I used to love being able to upgrade a certain item as you gain rep from that dungeon (Kara, BT, ICC), and the idea that as you do more raiding you have access to more gear is awesome. It means that if you've had a quiet few weeks (I went 10 weeks without any 10man loot from msv/hof) you can at least upgrade one item. I'm especially glad they have multiple rewards at each level of rep, since it felt a bit mong having to get so far along in FL before you got anything good. Even though it's a BC concept, I'm really glad they're bringing this back, particularly since there won't be a new tier of valor gear like in each patch in wrath/cata (yes I know, SPA is technically a new tier, but it requires boss kills rather than grinding dailies or trash farming). The only bad thing about these items is that there seems to be a significant lack on Crit gear for casters. All the cloth is hit/mastery/haste, and the trinket is haste too. Then again, it's just part of Blizzards move to force mages out of Fire and into Arcane... The real question is - are they going to reset VP when 5.2 comes out. Personally I don't see why they should, since you won't have access to more than 1 item until you get rep. Presumably it's going to take more than a week to get to friendly so....
are dead servers like burning steppes gona get boost on opening the new raid just like full servers get boost on mats spawn rate?
"a weighting system based on faction participation was in the works so small-population factions won't be penalized"Thank goodness, my faction is only about 1/4 of the population of the server :P
Is it just me, or are there missing VP helmet and boots? Also as there's always only one dps/tank ring and trinket each raid patch, I'd be better off upgrading my 496 ones. Really thought LFR would drop ilvl509/516.
I don't get why is the alliance faction called Kirin Tor Offensive. Kirin Tor is a neutral faction in WotLK so let it remain so. Alliance faction should be called Silver Covenant Offensive analogically to the horde faction.
another daily grind...
Very nice stuff :)
Lets have those VP ready for the 5.2!
- there is a typo in the tooltip. secnario instead of scenario :)
is it known how much rep we get from each boss?
I read that 5.2 is a Raid heavy patch....are we ever gonna have a solo heavy patch with GOOD things.I know this is a multi player game.I have played for years and have gotten past the raiding, fighting for loot, ect..can we just have a nice good patch that the non-raiders and solo players in the game can enjoy? I know I am not the only one. I have played since game began and have met soo many and we get tired of just starting new toons to do new stuff.ok my rant is over...
So are the Guild Standards and DMF bonus and all that other cool little +rep stuff gonna work on these bosses?