Now that the patch is on the horizon, we’ve narrowed down some of the key things you might want to know before the big day. If you want to find out more about everything that’s coming, you can check out the latest Public Test Realm patch notes, or even download and play on the PTR itself.
Hold on to some of those currencies you’ve been earning over the course of patch 5.2. The gear-upgrading Void Binders are returning in patch 5.3, but it will be cheaper to upgrade items using Valor and Justice Points. Upgradeable PvP items from Season 12 will be eligible for upgrade once again at their original costs. In addition, Heirloom items will be cheaper to upgrade, whether you’re using Justice Points, Honor Points, or Darkmoon Faire tickets. We’re also speeding up the leveling process from 85 to 90. Here are the details:
Item Level Requirements
Are you ready to face the Raid Finder, Heroic dungeons, and new Heroic Scenarios? Make sure that you’re geared up to dive right in:
Lesser Charms of Good Fortune
We’re adding more ways to acquire Lesser Charms of Good Fortune in patch 5.3. In addition to the changes that took effect in patch 5.2, which reduced the number of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune required to purchase three Mogu Runes of Fate from 90 to 50 and allowed players to earn Lesser Charms from Pet Battles, these new sources of Lesser Charms will be available in patch 5.3:
PvP Season Update
PvP Season 13 is still in full swing. We discussed many of the changes coming to PvP gear in our PvP Gear in 5.2 and Preparing for PvP in Patch 5.3 blogs, and the changes below are explained in greater detail there. As a reminder, the 7,250 Conquest Point requirement to purchase non-elite Conquest Point weapons is being removed with patch 5.3.
A number of significant changes are coming to PvP and PvP gear:
It’s easy to make sure that you’re ready to play when the realms become available on patch day. If you haven’t played in a while, one of the simplest things you can do is open the World of Warcraft launcher and allow the updater to download the latest available game files. If you use user interface add-ons, make sure you have the latest versions and that they’re updated and ready to go for the new patch. This is also a good time to update your video card’s drivers.
If you experience any patching issues, there’s a technical support forum thread all about patching that could help. You can also follow @BlizzardCS on Twitter for the latest support-related news.
Getting Additional Account Help
If you’re having an issue with your account, a number of resources are available to you. If other players are experiencing a similar issue, they may have already posted about it on the Customer Support forum located here, so that can sometimes be a good first stop. If you need more information or direct assistance, the Battle.net Support site will allow you to search through available solutions, submit a support ticket, or contact customer support directly.
A compilation of resources and information can also be found on the Customer Support forum, including information on in-game support, reporting bugs and cheats, submitting suggestions, reporting forum violations, and sharing forum feedback.
Good luck, and we’ll see you in Azeroth!
But ya... R.I.P pvp healers :(
anyone know if they we get to keep our JP & VP?
Valor isn't resetting, right?
Its not "the cost of heirlooms" that is being reduced by 60%. Its the cost "needed to upgrade...".There is a huge difference there
this is a pleasant surprise. I for one am glad to see this, and can't wait for 5.3While the actual amount of content in it is minuscule, and can be cleared within a day (it has 1 questchain per faction, and 1 temporal world event), it includes A CRAPLOAD of nice quality-of-life improvements that have long since been overdue. Such as lesser charms dropping off mobs (removing the necessity to do dailies completely), and unsuccessful rolls for loot increasing the odds on the next roll, as well as being able to queue in one role, but get loot of another (Such as queueing as DPS, but getting tank loot).The resillience change is also gladly welcome, and then there's the ilvl booster back.All in all, lots of nice quality-of-life improvements that have long since been overdue.
God I am so Not Prepared
"An average Item Level of 435 is required for Heroic dungeons." not 440 as listed in Article.
5.3 next week and ill be perfectly capped at 3000 Valor points.its gonnabe a good day too upgrade stuff :D
All I want is Cata PvP Arcane Mage back. Nothing els...
No, Ghostcrawler confirmed the valor will not reset.
Does anyone know how long this limited event will last? I'm not buying more game time till about the 12th of June because of college work. It won't be over in 3 weeks from the patch release date will it? :( Or does the meaning of the 'limited event' only last for the whole of 5.3?
Finding myself wishing it was possible to upvote comments on news posts so I could draw attention to:
There goes pvp.Blizz is trying to introduce people to pvp, but they've removed the carrot with the stick.
Maybe your carrot, but the massive difference between the power of someone with PvE gear and a well geared PvP player is the absolute biggest reason I stay away from all kinds of PvP. Back in the day, you didn't get gear that was vastly better for either, you just got "gear" and that was it. Back THEN, I used to PvP even more than I did PvE. Whoever came up with, and whoever agreed with the idea that there should be a difference should be sacked and thrown out of the window for good measure.