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Regional Flag5.2 Update: You Can Keep Your Valor! (Show MVP Posts)Source
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#1 - 2013/02/13 08:31:00 AM
After reading your feedback and locking ourselves in dim, fluorescent-lit rooms for much deliberation, we have decided that we are NOT going to convert Valor to Justice and Justice to gold when 5.2 ships. Current Valor items will continue to require Valor in 5.2, and will be offered at a discount as listed in the PTR patch notes. Given that PvE and PvP currencies function quite a bit differently, Conquest will still convert to Honor and Honor to gold as previously discussed.

We’re making the Valor change for a couple of reasons, but primarily because we think a down-conversion under the new Mists endgame progression model just feels mean. We traditionally viewed this conversion process with each patch as a necessary evil to discourage hoarding—it’s not fun to feel like you can’t spend your Valor in the weeks before a new patch because you have to be ready to buy everything up. However, we have a Valor cap now to prevent excessive hoarding, many of the Valor rewards in 5.2 require raiding to acquire (for example, many of the ilevel-522 rewards are tied to Shado-Pan Assault reputation, which you’ll only gain rep with by raiding in the Throne of Thunder), and the LFR version has an ilvl-480 requirement, meaning you can’t hoard Valor on a brand new 90 and jump straight to the best stuff. All of these factors being considered, it doesn’t make good sense to take Valor away from players in this context. Down-conversions may occur for future patch releases depending on the circumstances, but for 5.2 it’s safe and snuggly where it is.

In addition, we’re making a change to ensure that there are some gear rewards available via the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught, the two new factions with which players can earn reputation in 5.2 without raiding. The patch was shaping up to be a real challenge for players who don’t like raiding (including LFR), as our original design meant that no new Valor rewards would be available to them without needing to run Throne of Thunder. You can expect to see the Valor rewards on the Kirin Tor Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught quartermasters updated on the 5.2 public test realms in the near future. These rewards are ilevel 496 and will only accommodate a few slots, as they aren’t intended to be very attractive to raiders (including those running LFR), but should give non-raiders something to shoot for in 5.2.

If you’ve already made plans and sank your Valor, don’t fret! As of this announcement, and even if you have 0 Valor currently, you still have enough time to cap out at 3000 Valor before patch 5.2 goes live. (It’s math!)

We’d love to hear your feedback about this change, and how you’re planning to earn, save, and spend Valor before the patch releases.

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#9 - 2013/02/13 08:54:00 AM
Hello Tiresias,

13/02/2013 08:36Posted by Tiresias
since Blizzard is removing the upgrade function in 5.2 I would like to know whether or not there is a way to spend valor points without having to do daily quests.

In 5.2 you’ll be able to gain reputation outside of daily quests.
We’re adding an option where you get to choose which reputation you would like to champion when you run you first dungeon and scenario of the day.
You can also get reputation by raiding; actually, it’s the only way you can get reputation with this specific faction, the Shado-Pan Assault.

Here’s a nice guide about reputation changes on Wowjuju if you want to read more and see some screenshots of how the interface will probably look like.

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#31 - 2013/02/13 11:59:00 AM
13/02/2013 09:10Posted by Tiresias
You can get reputation by raiding? For a different faction than the Shado-Pan Assault? How does that work?

Yes. No.
Only works for Shado-Pan Assault, sorry if I wasn't clear enough on my original post.