There's terrific news this morning for those planning on raiding The Firelands
when patch 4.2
launches: Blizzard has quietly increased the amount of Valor Points earned from downing tier 12 bosses and Occu'thar, the new boss in Baradin Hold.
Patch 4.2 Public Test Realm Guide - [Updated 6/14]
Valor & Justice Points
The number of Valor Points awarded for killing a boss in the Firelands is
70 120 in 10-player mode, and 90 140 in 25-player mode.
The number of Valor Points awarded for killing Occu'thar in Baradin Hold is
35 120 in 10-player mode, and 45 140 in 25-player mode.
The previous, lower values caused a lot of hand wringing on the official forums. As people rightly complained
, they did not allow raiders to reach the weekly cap simply by running the new tier 12 content. Players would have to choose between five-man heroics and stale tier 11 content to cap their VP, something many considered a time-consuming tedium.
The new values allow ten-man raiders to (almost
) reach the new
980 point VP cap with a full clear of all new tier 12 content; 25-man raiders can reach the cap by beating any seven of the eight.
The news is already rolling out for the upcoming WoW Patch 4.2! Preview the new Firelands raid, marvel at the new legendary staff, and get the inside scoop on new quest hubs -- plus new Tier 12 armor!