It's natural to wonder what's happening to Shadowflame Crests as patch 10.2 is released, since such a large portion of WoW's patch 10.1 gameplay has been gathering that currency for gear upgrades.
Mythic+ dungeons are one of the best ways to gear up in WoW Dragonflight because they offer reasonably high ilevel gear and that gear is upgradeable with Valor Points.
How many times have you seen a player saying in trade chat, "bring back Valor Points," as a solution to help people bridge the gap between RNG and that 158 ilevel ring they're still using?
With patch 9.0.5 came the newest iteration of Valor Points, another currency to add to the growing list that Shadowlands has added.
Where are the Valor Point vendors in Shadowlands? Gear upgrades or trade skill mats, here’s where they’re hiding
Shadowlands patch 9.0.5 brought back Valor Points as a method primarily for upgrading gear acquired in Mythic+ dungeons.
Returning in patch 9.0.5, Valor Points are primarily going to be used to upgrade the weapons and armor that you get from Mythic Keystone dungeons, but Blizzard is also including a way to spend if you don't have any M+ gear that you can upgrade.
As many have been expecting, we're getting Valor Points as a way to address problems with loot in Mythic+ dungeons.
Every World of Warcraft expansion has introduced new currencies.
The patch 9.0.5 PTR is now live, and it's a system focused affair, with bug fixes for issues that couldn't be hotfixed and a whole new system for upgrading items that drop in Mythic+ dungeons.
I've returned from a vacation in sunny Florida to find that I have, once again, been falling behind on my World of Warcraft goals.