In case you missed the latest update to the patch 5.4 PTR, a major change was added that ought to help players looking to level and gear alts. According to the notes, all reputation gear will have its reputation requirement removed entirely in 5.4. This means that any faction-specific epic gear will no longer require players to earn reputation with that faction in order to purchase it. The only exception to this is the Shado-Pan Assault, which will have its requirements reduced to Friendly or below.
But believe it or not, that’ s not the biggest change to the gear! All Valor gear will now cost Justice Points instead of Valor — and all blue gear that currently costs Justice Points will be reduced in cost by 75%. Again, the only exception to this is the Shado-Pan Assault gear, which will still cost Valor, but have its cost reduced by 34%. Please note that all other items, including mounts, tabards, and various unrelated baubles will not be changed — and all items that currently require an Exalted reputation will not receive any changes.
However, this change suddenly gives Justice Points a definitive use again. Since 5.4 is currently believed to be the last raid patch of this expansion, the changes make sense — players that have come in very late in the expansion should find it much easier to gear up and get caught up with the latest content. I know I’ve got a few alts that will definitely see a little more play time once these changes are in place. There has been no notification that Valor points will be reset with the next patch, however things may change at any time — we’ll let you know if we see any further changes.
Patch 5.4 PTR: Reputation gear cost changed to Justice Points originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
About time to have some of the items converted to Justice Points. They’ve been mostly useless this entire expansion.