There have been a lot of discussion and discord about how Valor capping has been changed in MoP compared to Cataclysm. Where before we could run seven Heroics in a week and be capped, we now have to do a lot more work to do reach our weekly limit. The first few weeks this was not an issue for me. The sheer amount of daily quests I was doing made sure I was capped by Friday every reset. However, now that I’m exalted with all the factions and no longer do those dailies, I’m having a much harder time to cap my points.
Running a Heroic every day is a very good thing, since it gets you the daily bonus of 80 VP (as opposed to 40). I will admit though, that I would prefer if the bonus wasn’t per day, but per week as before. Not in any way do I think that running seven Heroics should get you Valor point capped, but I do wish that the bonus was seven times per week rather than once per day. This became very clear to me this reset as I’ve been out of town since Thursday, with no access to play. Basically I’m sitting here, the day before reset.. with all of 130 points on my character for the week.
To reach the cap in time, I have to run an insane amount of Heroics, at only 40 VP a pop. Sure, I can get 450 points from doing the LFR encounters, and another few from daily quests. But in the end I will still have to do about double the amount of Heroics I would have if I could have done one per day.
Blizzard’s reasoning for not wanting to give us the bonus per week always seems to come back to them not wanting us to put all the eggs in one basket, and getting capped only by doing Heroics. But if they keep the VP gain at 80 per Heroic, doing so seven times per week instead of once per day won’t remove the need to still do LFR/dailies to cap. It will just make it a little bit easier for those of us who can’t make it online every evening to take advantage of the bonus.
I guess, in the end, I’m really just a little bit frustrated about having to scramble to get my points on time. Getting the bonus per week rather than per day would simply be a quality of life issue, rather than change how fast you get capped.
What are your thoughts on the Valor points and capping each week? Are you easily hitting the mark, or are you struggling?