Valor Getting Converted to Justice

Mystery solved.

Valor -> Justice

All Valor is converted to Justice

Justice -> Gold

Justice above the 4000 cap is converted to gold at a rate of 47 silver per point

So let’s say the realms go down for the 5.2 patch and you have 450 Valor and 3800 Justice. Because of the 4000 Justice cap, you’d log back in after the patch is released with 0 Valor, 4000 Justice, and be 117 gold and 50 silver richer after the conversion.

With 5.2 we won’t be changing current Valor items to cost Justice, but they will be much cheaper (discounts from 50-75% off their current costs). You’ll need to acquire Valor after the patch is released to buy pieces for their discounted rate, or to buy the new 5.2 Valor items, but we’re also introducing new items to spend your Justice on, including heirlooms and Pet Battle stones. (source)

In retrospect, it’s pretty obvious that this is what they would be doing – this exact thing happened every patch in Cataclysm – but the “triple-gate” of 5.2 Valor items being locked behind new reputation vendors and the old items still being bought with (50-75%) less Valor was throwing me for a loop. And I like how Blizzard’s Justice Point consolation note says “new items like heirlooms and Pet Battle stones” instead of something useful, like I dunno, maybe all the shit they rolled out in Cataclysm, e.g. herbs, orbs, trade goods? I would love to see Chaos Orbs and Spirits of Harmony on the vendors for ~1500 JP or whatever.

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Posted on February 6, 2013, in WoW and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I didn’t expect it either since they already have valor items gated behind rep. Why the double gate? Seems like they should get rid of either the rep requirement or the weekly valor cap. Capping valor already seems like a chore, so hopefully that doesn’t get any higher.

    • The theme for this expansion is extending play, simple as that. Seems like every opportunity they have to keep content relevant is being seized as long as it doesn’t have a direct impact on your non-alt. It reminds me of the BC model the most in that even low ilvl level gear had uses and you had to gear up alts through early content to see late content. I think what will be most interesting to see is if we even get another set of 5-mans in this expansion.

      • It is crazy to think about not getting new 5-mans, but you may well be correct. After the ZA/ZG fiasco though, I’m not even sure it’s a good idea unless there were 4-5 of them released at once.

  2. When I saw the title I thought this was going to be a philosophical post!

  3. Actually, it’s not at all the same as what they did in Cata patches. Yes, VP were converted to JP, but the purchase price of gear was also downgraded from VP to JP, so you didn’t lose anything. Now, any unspent VP on patch day will be essentially lost forever (unless you’re looking to pick up some heirlooms). This is a huge step back from the casual-friendly playstyle they said they wanted to support with this expansion.

  4. dachengsgravatar

    I already have nothing to spend my JPs on. They pile up uselessly.

  5. I have managed to spend my so far ,having said that when I did last spend them I ran out of things to spend them on(upgrading archy items)

    The boa as far as I know is just the ability to turn 1-80 items into 1-85 items, problem A is probably 90% of the time I will spend leveling over the next year is going to be 85-90 and B is the alts that are sub 85 are not on the same server as the boa’s

    Still this does not affect me that much, I will slow my valor earning down 2-3 weeks before and upgrade whatever I can so 0-750 valor going into the patch.

    Its the guys who don’t follow the forums etc. They are going to log in , ooh new patch and find the last 3-6 months of valor they have slowly earn’t is now justice and the gear they where saving for is still valor.