Mar 1st 2011 1:18PM Valor Points will be converted to Justice Points when 4.1 goes live. The conversion will allow you to go over the JP cap, but you will not be able to earn any more untill you spend the excess and drop under the JP cap.
I don't know what will happen with the current JP gear, but the current VP items will be purchasable with JP in 4.1.
Mar 1st 2011 6:16AM Yeah, the "horrible" grind last I checked took about 6 hours worth of play time. People that really wanted the mount did it.
People complaining that it was a grueling experience and dropped it, must be civil servants who go home after an 8 hour workday of making paper clip bracelets and complain how utterly exhausted they are.
Jan 31st 2010 8:43PM I really don't see the problem in gearing up a tanking class, especially if it's an alt and especially if they wear plate.
The supply of craftable gear from the AH is enormous atm and prices have dropped drastically since 3.3 went live. You can pretty much purchase (or craft) half a set of ilvl 200-226-245 gear as soon as you reach level 80.
Breastplate of the White Knight (245)
Spiked Deathdealers (226)
Saronite Swordbreakers (245)
Indestructable Plate Girdle (226)
Signet of the Accord (200),
Signet of the Traitor King (BoE 245, this one might be a bit pricey depending on your realm)
Titanium Earthguard Ring (200)
Titanium Earthguard Chain (200)
Also, my warrior is half way through lvl79 and I've already managed to purchase 2 pieces of tier 9 items (shoulders and hands) for when i ding 80 just from running random normal every day since I went to Northrend.
I will concede that good trinkets, shields, weapons and cloaks are more difficult to come by without entering a raid instance or being lucky with drops or rolls. But as they say "no pain, no gain". How much fun and rewarding would it be otherwise?
Dec 11th 2009 4:12PM Personally I found the 5mans on par with all the rest of the wotlk instances. Tbh, with the iLevel of the gear that drops, I would have wished for something more challenging, so peeps might for once actually work/earn their gear. Then again I was a big fan of heroics like Shadow Labs, Shat. Halls and MgT in bc.
The 10/25 raid instances are moderate in difficulty (10 being much more easier than 25). At least we got some trash and a proper instance this time after the tribute to uninspired design laziness that was ToC. ToC leaving a bad taste in your mouth just like a water boiled steak, being served w/o even salt or pepper.
Hopefully as we progress into the other wings we'll actually come across some challenges worth more than a night's work to clear.
Apr 2nd 2009 11:02AM I'm quite disappointed tbh, but I was expecting this.
Ever since the easiness and turn to casual became evident, all of today's QQers tried to play down this by pointing in the direction of achievements and hardmodes for all the players that enjoy challenging game-play.
"Hard-core" peeps had their game and casuals got to see the content. Obviously this does not appease the "majority" anymore either.
Why not improve yourself as a player? "No! I don't want to tire my self after a long day at work/school"
Why not dedicate a few hours more a week? "Absolutely not! I don't wanna miss Grey's Anatomy or Gossip Girl!"
"I want everyone to have everything with the least amount of effort and tim!e" roared the scrubbery.
"Content is not enough! We wanna see everything atop a kewl drake that Welfare gave us, after all we pay our subs!" cried the nubs.
A game is only as good as the challenge it offers. WoW used to be awesome. From it's requirement for dedication did it manage to attain millions of subscribers.
I'm glad rewards and titles from truly hard accomplishments willbe removed every so often. It's called integrity, something scrubs lack.
Now go QQ some more and gtfo.
Have a nice day :)
Sep 12th 2008 3:15AM I will most probably race my main toon (feral drood) to 80 to be able to raid asap. I might even take a few days off work.
My pally will be the one to actually do all the exploring of the environment and lore, taking in the sights and what not.
Once I have dinged 80 on both my current 70s I'll either start leveling my twink rogue or roll a DK.