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#1 - 2014/05/14 12:01:00 AM
Gear changes are coming! First, in Patch 5.4.8 (which is currently in testing on the PTR), all upgradable epic items introduced to the game in Patch 5.4 will be given the option to upgrade 2 more times for a grand total of 16 item levels. This change will be applied to all items found on the Timeless Isle and in Siege of Orgrimmar. For instance, if you have an item level 553 Greatsword of Pride’s Fall and its Upgrade Level is 2/2 making it item level 561, once the new patch goes live it will display 2/4 and allow you the opportunity to bump it up to item level 569. Whether you’re working on a newly boosted character or progressing through Siege of Orgrimmar, we hope this change will provide you with the extra punch you need to take down your foes.

Second, we are also adding a new token called Deeds of Valor which will cost 3000 Timeless Coins, and can be used to grant your character 100 Valor Points. Players who wish to purchase the new token can do so by visiting Mistweaver Ai on the Timeless Isle next to the Celestial Court. Keep in mind, these tokens won’t allow you to go above the current weekly cap on Valor, but they do provide you an extra option to gain the points you may need so you can upgrade your gear.

[update] Thanks everyone for your feedback, we will be bumping up the ilvl of all Garrosh Heirlooms by +8 in 5.4.8, since they are not upgradeable with Valor. The intent of the 5.4.8 VP upgrade change is to let people continue to progress, and we don’t want those who are using one of the Garrosh BoA weapons as their primary weapon to feel like they need to go get a brand new weapon due to this change.

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#18 - 2014/05/14 12:17:00 AM
05/13/2014 05:08 PMPosted by Pahanda
Will this Deed of Valor be soulbound or account bound?

They are currently planned to be BoP.

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#23 - 2014/05/14 12:19:00 AM
05/13/2014 05:12 PMPosted by Celladore
are they adding another 8 ilvls to the Garrosh Heirlooms?

No, the heirloom weapons that drop from Garrosh won't be affected by this change.

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#39 - 2014/05/14 12:28:00 AM
05/13/2014 05:15 PMPosted by Rukiakuchikl
How about the 1,000 valor earning capped per week. Do we still have that?

Valor Points gained from the item won't allow characters to go over the cap of 1000/week.

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#51 - 2014/05/14 12:36:00 AM
05/13/2014 05:16 PMPosted by Omegal
Does this include the legendary cloak?

05/13/2014 05:24 PMPosted by Darthyory
Will the legendary cape go to 616 now?

05/13/2014 05:24 PMPosted by Deggz
Will we have to upgrade our cloaks or will they be 4/4 on patch day?

Yes, legendary cloaks will receive the ability to upgrade two more times, but they will not be auto-upgraded.

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#81 - 2014/05/14 01:05:00 AM
05/13/2014 05:57 PMPosted by Moradìm
whats the point? honestly?

just put in a SoO zone buff...pretty sure most of us are bored to death of dungeons and scenarios. this is also why it's a good idea to have new dungeons (hint, hint) as well.


Different strokes, I'm sure, but I prefer earning my power, and playing to get stronger. Zonewide buffs/debuffs always feel kind of... like pity. I don't want to be pitied, I just want more paths to success.

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#97 - 2014/05/14 01:19:00 AM
Thanks everyone for your feedback, we will be bumping up the ilvl of all Garrosh Heirlooms by +8 in 5.4.8, since they are not upgradeable with Valor. The intent of the 5.4.8 VP upgrade change is to let people continue to progress, and we don’t want those who are using one of the Garrosh BoA weapons as their primary weapon to feel like they need to go get a brand new weapon due to this change.

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#340 - 2014/05/14 04:57:00 PM
05/14/2014 09:16 AMPosted by Swiftbow
In what way is doing dailies or otherwise mindlessly grinding out a few extra valor points "earning your power"?


Saying it's mindless doesn't mean it doesn't take some effort--as opposed to a raid-wide nerf that is handed to you.