Saturday, April 11, 2009
Emblems of Valor
Quite a lot of people are apparently disappointed about the announcement that Ulduar-10 will drop Emblems of Valor, and except for some class-specific off-hand items, there will be nothing new you can buy with those. Me, I'm not surprised, I saw that one coming. Blizzard didn't want people stockpiling Emblems of Valor and buying T8 gear with them, players will need the new Emblems of Conquest from Ulduar-25 for that. Which means that guilds that never get 25-man groups together, can progress from Heroism to Valor by doing just 10-mans.
Of course if somebody already did a lot of Naxx-25, he'll be swimming in Emblems of Valor. Me, I bought some boots for those emblems, but have no use for the 33 of them I still have. The "valorous" pants and shoulders I got as drops, and the wrist, ring, and cloak are about as good as what I'm already wearing. I'll probably end up exchanging some Emblems of Valor for Emblems of Heroism, to buy the last heirloom item (trinket) my low-level druid doesn't have yet.
While I'm totally okay with Blizzard not wanting to hand out iLevel 226 items for Emblems of Valor, I *do* wish they'd introduce a wider selection of iLevel 213 items for them. There are several slots you simply can't buy anything for, and of course Murphy's Law dictates that it is exactly those slots where you are unlucky with loot drops.