Slightly off topic, but are there any changes to upgrading items in terms of cost and/or which currency is used?
This is ridiculous without any additional changes. For instance, there are many ways to get VP,not so many for JP. Not all of us have time or interest in running dungeons. JP should be awarded for dailies and IoT rares, or rep gear should have a VP and a JP cost. This is a strange change to make - they're acting as if there is an overabundance of JP over VP, when the opposite is true. And nerfing rep to buy gear makes it easier, but is that really what we want?
Well, the conversion seems nice, but then again, the grinding for JP can get boring pretty quickly.... Blizz should make JPs gain the way it was in Cata. Also, when capping Valor Points We should be able to get JPs instead... I think that's the reason why farming JPs was so easy back in 4.0.I wonder how will you be able to upgrade the old epics that you now will buy with JPs? will they be integrated into the new system and have their upgrade costs turned into JPs? I think that would be the better way to go.Makes me wonder... I have another toon on the way to 90 but I'm not sure if I should hurry and lvl him before next patch hits... or if it would be better to just wait and then do it so he can buy the upgrades with JPs...Because I mean, yeah, PvE-wise would be a better idea to just cap JPs and waith for the patch, but PvP-wise I could reach the HPs requirement to buy Malevolent weapons while leveling, but if the next patch arrives and the next season starts, I would have to start the requirement all over again at 90 with no PvP weapons....Btw, will the prices for HPs to JPs stay the same?Man... decisions, decisions....
Alts can gear up faster? Really? On a personal level, my alts have got more VP's than JP's by some distance. In fact, I wouldn't even know for sure how to get loads of JP's? Spam random hrc dunges? Urgh, I'd rather do dailies, lol. Can't really see why the current VP items can't be bought by both types of currency. That way, ppl can currency grind in whichever way they prefer...:)
It would be awesome change, if for example:
Wow...that's quite a change.
What about heirlooms? Do their costs also decrease?
The JP to HP conversion makes sense I guess, but will the HP to JP conversion rate also change?
Now this will really help me with getting the resto druid onto raiding especially with the virtual realms coming since Azsune is somewhat dead right now and it would be awesome if it got Virtual Realm merged with Draenor where there is alot more Horde and I can get into a raiding guild easier. As a conclusion with the nerf of the currency and the merging with Virtual Realms it will be really interesting to see people getting gear much much easier from like Full Guardian druid and do full resto druid for example while in the same time get into a realm from Sylvanas when you are in Darksorrow.
I honestly think that the conversion is going to suck due to having to do PvP with your legendary quests. So earning JP for the conversion to get gear unless you can make your own is going to really hit some players hard.
I have to agree with BigH. I never get any justice points. I don't like dungeons or scenarios. A while back I was a few jp short of a trinket on my hunter and I resorted to Shattrath and the BC dailies.Another thing I'm wondering: do all our VP get converted to JP then? I've been slowly saving valor on all my alts and most of them just need a trinket. I could go ahead and get the trinket from SP Assault instead, but what if they change vp to jp?
Have y'all actually tried to gear up an alt yet? Post 5.2 for me it went like this: Ding 90, run heroics for 3 - 4 hours, run MSV LFR, run HoF LFR, ToES LFR --> Geared enough to do ToT LFR mode. In 2 days after dinging 90.
One question I would really like to have answered is:What can we use Valor for in 5.4?Is it really only Shado-Pan Assualt items, and upgrades to them?Or are they adding more gear in 5.4 purchasable with Valor?And what about upgrades to the old Valor gear that now will cost Justice? Will that be upgradable with Justice or Valor?Cheers.
Shocking amount of disdain for LFD 5-mans! I didn't realize people hated them so much...I guess that's why Blizz isn't giving us any new 5-man content. Sucks for me. Not much of a raider, so LFD was always where I cut my teeth.Not saying I'm a fan of the go go go attitude or the rude randoms I so often encounter. But I'd be lying if I said the overall experience didn't make me a better group player. Hope Blizz gives us some more 5-man content; Cata was, imo, the perfect example of how 5-mans should be implemented.