Tomorrow (11/17) seems to be launch day for patch 6.2.3 (full details here). Make sure to log on early and test your addons!!!!
One extremely important element of this patch is the return of Valor Points which will serve as this raid tier's passive nerf. For only 250 Valor, you can upgrade just about any item +5 item levels (max +10). Since your character has 15-16 gear slots, you will need to farm up 8,000 Valor to be completely optimized. Make no mistake, this valor bonus is a must do for all progression raiders so that we can avoid another 200+ wipes on the final tier boss.
We realize that this may be a bit of a drag for many of us who cringe at the thought of going back (once again) to WoD dungeons and/or LFR, so we have tried to make it as painless as possible with a few minor policy changes:
1) To show our appreciation for your efforts, the officers have agreed to award 500 EP (the equivalent of two whole raids) to raiders who finish upgrading all 16 item slots within four weeks of the patch date (12/15/2015).
2) Friday Night Flex will be transitioning into a Valor farming night (same times: 5:15 PM - 9 PM PT).
*Note: we will not be awarding EP for FNF Mythic dungeons, as the 500 EP reward is quite substantial already.
Thank you for your hard work.
Acquiring ValorThere are four ways to get Valor:
Spending Valor250 can be used to upgrade the following +5 ilvls (max 2 upgrades):
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