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9-29-2010 @ 4:51PM
Indeed. Thank you Blizzard.It seems my long-winded post on the Suggestion forum was heard!Although I only asked for an increase in the Frost rate (I didn't like the idea of the value of my hard-earned Frost Badges dropping)...For those who don't know, in comparision to the cost of Frost gear on the PTR and Bete servers, the old conversion rate devalued Frost Badges to about 1/4 of their worth. 95 frost badges (enough to buy the Frost chest pieces, ect), were worth about 262 JP. The Frost chest pieces cost 1100 JP on the forum, which is a little more than 4x the price. Even Triumph were essentially devalued by half, as all the triumph pieces (Heirlooms included) were in the range of 400-700 JP.With these new rates, the value of Frost Badges are staying roughly the same (which is good), and the value of Triumph badgets is increasing by a factor I'm not in the mood to try and calculate (it would be largely subjective, based on how you'd choose to define a Triumph badge's value in relation to Frost and/or Justice Points).While I know some people are going to be furious that Triumphs are essentially being "upconverted" to Frost (at least one subset of hardcore players are going to see this as a devaluation of their hard-earned Frost badges and Frost/ICC gear), a lot of casuals are going to be ectastatic, being able to look forward to buying complete Frost sets simply by farming heroics between now and 4.0.I'm in the middle. While I do feel slightly irked by the idea of Triumph (essentially) purchasing Frost gear (it's unprecedented, Blizzard has never upconverted existing badges before, and it does make all my time in ICC feel a little devalued), ultimately it's silly to feel that way with Cataclysm on the horizon. Let the teeming masses have some shiny new Tier 10. Heck, it will probably give a boost to the gem and enchant market after 4.0! :DI will say this: DO NOT BUY HEIRLOOMS BEFORE 4.0. Save your Triumph. Right now it takes 40 Triumph to purchase the cheapest heirloom, right? The cheapest heirloom on the PTR and Beta is about 400 JP. 40 Triumph x 11.58 JP per Triumph = 463 JP. Therefore, save those triumph! Heirlooms will be *slightly* cheaper after 4.0. So unless you need the heirlooms for alts you are leveling *right now*, just hold off. :)
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