|reply to McBrain |
Re: [MoP] How was it?
Still cannot figure out the logic behind Blizzard's actions re: the rep vendors and JP.
When I heard "JP/VP vendors are behind rep and require dailies. Honored for JP, Revered for VP" I thought: that's somewhat reasonable. I'm assuming it'll be like in Cata, where questing gets to you to honored (or at least a set of dailies from honored). Another week or so to revered, which is fine because you don't have VP up front anyways, and it just forces you to do something in the world (a stated goal of blizzard). Maybe people hate dailies, but that's separate from Blizzard's vision in this circumstance, so fine, different argument.
Except ... I can't figure out what the vision IS for JP right now. Sure put out rep vendors for honored ... but then lock them behind another faction at Revered? So we need like 2 weeks JUST to get some of these honored slots, which aren't even sidegrades because they're a full tier level below heroic dungeons?
Okay, so JP isn't on the raider's gearing path right now (except for Klaxxi). Fine, I'll accept that. Then who's gearing path IS it on? The casual player who can grind dailies all day? What's his source of JP, running a billion scenarios? I mean, the JP gear is priced such that you have to run a fair amount of dungeons to grind enough (which is also fine).
Like ... I want a solid blue post on this. What's the intended use of these things?
As far as I can tell, VP makes more sense (slowly accessing the vendors about the same time you get enough VP from raiding to fill in missing slots). Using JP and VP for missing slots makes a lot of sense, because it gives you the choice of grind dailies or hope you get lucky in raids or get expensive crafts (as opposed to "VP for tier or bust"). Hardcore raiders will take all 3, but the more casual raiders can do whichever makes sense to them. Dailies give the raiders who care something to do on the off days (also a plus).
AND ANOTHER THING wtf is up with Golden Lotus for flasks and Living Steel for a belt buckle? Holy sheet.