Apr 27th 2010 10:04AM This is an awesome change.
It effectively removes the current situation when disgruntled raiders are forced to run heroics each day for frost badges, potentially grieving undergeared or fresh 80s. Serious raiders will be able to hit the weekly cap with raids, while more casual players may opt to run heroics for valor points.
The best thing is that I can mix and match this. If one week I'm raiding a lot, I'll hit the cap and have no need to run heroics or in general I'm done with valor points for this week. Another week I can say screw raids and run a few heroics and still not miss out on valor points.
Mar 16th 2010 8:14AM ^^^ THIS!
It's not that the instance is particularly hard or anything. It's the idiotic strategy of being stuck in a corner with my camera almost in FPS mode and mindlessly nuking waves of mobs while occasionally being greeted with "Now within line of sight" sound. Also, regardless of that moronic fight, the design decision to have waves of mobs is really not that fun or interesting.