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4-26-2010 @ 11:40PM
I know its a tiny little thing but what was wrong with Emblems. I don't like "points" it's like I'm playing basketball or football or something. It doesn't have to be emblems but something that fits the milieu better than "points". Will I need to yell gooooooooooooooooooooal! when I finish a dungeon?
4-26-2010 @ 11:54PM
What about the fact that with badges, Blizz has to introduce new badge types every tier so people can't farm low level badges to get new tier-level gear. Removing badges means no more stockpiling low level badges and no more having to introduce new badges each tier to get around people stockpiling said badges.
4-27-2010 @ 1:19AM
It also means no more annoying "leftover scraps" of badges. I don't know about anyone else, but I've got quite a few leftovers from old tiers... five or six Ulduar-level badges, a handful of ToC-badges, and there's absolutely nothing I can do with them. Oh sure, once I don't need Triumphs anymore I could downgrade them into an even number and buy orbs and sell those, but really what's the point? The new system sounds like it will be much more intuitive.Say I have seven Old Points and twenty New Points going into a patch.After the patch, instead of having seven Oldest Points, twenty Old Points and no New Points, I now have twenty-seven Old Points and no New Points. And hey, I can purchase Orb of the Old Tier with my Old Points and sell it for a bit of gold. I like it. I wish they weren't called points but that's a semantics issue. It sounds like it will be much, much smoother and Blizz learned from the confusing tangle of badges we had this expansion.
4-27-2010 @ 6:25AM
The man has a point; we can keep the system by which the best currency is downgraded to the worst currency when a new patch is released and still have emblems, rather than points. I actually wrote a post suggesting just such a system on my own blog a while ago; here's the relevant part:"Suppose that emblems are replaced with a currency we'll call seals. When Cataclysm launches, there would be two kinds of seals: Gleaming Seals of Justice, and Seals of Justice. Heroics (and ten-mans, if Blizzard wants 25-man raids to drop better gear currency) would drop Seals of Justice, while 25-mans and your first daily heroic would drop Gleaming Seals of Justice. GSoJs would be used to buy gear equivalent to 25-man drops, while SoJs would be used to buy gear equivalent to 10-man drops. Now, when a new patch with a new round of gear is released, all of your GSoJs would be demoted to regular SoJs (the idea being that time has made them lose their sheen), but all of the gear that had previously been bought with GSoJs will instead be bought with regular SoJs. Only the latest round of gear would be bought with GSoJs. And, of course, GSoJs could be traded down for regular SoJs." (link: http://www.wowphilosophized.com/2010/04/what-improvements-might-blizzard-make.html)Point is, we can still have an emblem-based system without the flaws of the current emblem system.
4-27-2010 @ 2:55PM
It's all pretty much the same.Remember back at the start of Wrath when you only had Emblems of Heroism and Emblems of Valor? It's the exact same system as we had then.Imagine when a new Tier raid is introduced they wont also add a new Tier Emblem. Instead they moved all of the Emblems of Valor and added them with your Emblems of Heroism leaving you without any Emblems of Valor.And instead of just getting 1 Emblem per Boss, we might get 10 points. So just replace the word Emblem with Points and divide by 10 and you get the same thing.
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