I could have been a contender…
On Monday it occurred to me that I’ve been getting Valor points in doing my tiller daily quests.. and I started to wonder, “Do I have any other currencies? and are they in danger of capping?”. I finally figured out how to open my currency tab and sure enough, I had 4,000 justice points.. which means sure enough, it’s capped. So ok. I need to spend these things.. what do I spend them on?***
The obvious answer is gear.. but in order to figure out which gear would be the best purchase I first had to figure out what gear I needed.
On Tuesday I thrashed around for a while on the Internet and ended up using MaxDPS.com for the most part. I like MaxDPS well enough.. but that’s only because I hadn’t really spent a lot of time with AskMrRobot.
Anyway, from MaxDPS I figured out my gear list. The method I used was kind of manual.. and now that I’m playing with it I’m sure AskMrRobot could have made that a lot easier.. but I didn’t start playing with that until AFTER I’d already figured out my first cut at a gear list. My gear list pretty much boiled down to: level your tailoring, make a full set of Contender’s Silk gear, buy two pieces off the AH and then get two Justice pieces (chest and cloak).
From the AH I did end up purchasing the Ritualistic Sickle(a world drop) and Inscribed Jade Fan(crafted by inscription) for a sum total of about 2k g. These two drops were near the top of their perspective lists and turned out to be relatively inexpensive from the AH.
While leveling I’ve been saving all my cloth drops and sending them off to my banker toon. Mats from Pandaria were not included in the clean sweep sale (which BTW has so far netted me over 5k gold across two different servers). I sent all the cloth back from my banker toon and then followed an Internet guide about how to get to 600 tailoring. It ended up taking about an hour and 90 bolts of cloth.. I had 96.
If I wasn’t a tailor I could have purchased these off the AH.. on my server they’re about 500g/piece.
Finally I ended up flying out to Townlong Steppes to visit the Justice quartermaster and I bought the Robe of Quiet Meditation and Cloak of Ancient Curses. Those two pieces had the highest bang for the buck that allowed me to get two pieces.
I also noted that I have quite a few upgrades that come from the reputation Operations:Shield Wall. I should really figure out what that is.. and where to start on it.
Finally I spent some quality time with the Arcane reforger. By this time I’d stumbled on AskMrRobot and I found the reforging suggestions there to be stellar. Based on AskMrRobot I also tweaked my in-game Pawn settings.
I also -finally- realized that in Mists of Pandaria, suddenly Expertise is an interesting stat for Warlocks. I updated my page about Warlock: Hit Rating. I’d appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer on that.
At the end of all the gear updates I am at an average iLevel of 444 and just shy of hit capped. This qualifies me to do 5-man Heroics. That said, it feels odd to completely skip regular dungeons entirely.. but I’m not going let a little odd feeling stop me.
***Speaking of which.
I’m a little bit annoyed. With the release of patch 5.2 Blizz has announced that they’re going to change all of your valor points into justice points.. and if this pushes you over the JP cap they’re going to pay you in gold. They’re also dropping the cost of some/a lot(?) of the VP items so they’ll be cheaper after the patch. This annoys me in that I have only just barely started accumulating VPs and I suspect before I ever have a chance to spend them Blizz is going to convert my sparkly new VPs into JPs. Yeah.. so I’m just a bit annoyed. Blizz changed their mind. They’re not converting valor to justic. The game is saved. (Source)