Saturday, October 9, 2010

World of Warcraft Cataclysm badge system breakdown

Gone are badges, arriving are Justice Points.

Per the WoW forums:

Here's some information on how each of the currencies will be converted in the next content patch. Keep in mind these values may change, and they can get a bit math heavy. Just know that our intent is to appropriately value each mark and provide a conversion we feel is fair.

The following items are immediately converted to gold:

  • Emblem of Heroism = 5.5 gold each

  • Emblem of Valor = 5.5 gold each

  • Emblem of Conquest = 5.5 gold each

  • Badge of Justice = 1.833 gold each


Your New Honor Points total will be the sum of the following amounts:

  • Old Honor * 0.024

  • Old Arena Points * 0.85

  • Battleground Mark of Honor * 2.976

  • Wintergrasp Mark of Honor * 19.08

  • Stone Keeper Shard * 1.6

  • Venture Coin * 3

  • Spirit Shard * 1


Your Justice Points total will be equal to (Emblems of Triumph + Emblems of Frost ) * 11.58

Again, the softcap for both Honor and Justice conversions is 4000 points. This means that if a character converts to above 4,000 points, it will not be possible for them to earn more until they fall below the 4,000 cap.

A hardcap will be implemented in a following patch before Cataclysm's release. At that time, any excess points above 4,000 will be converted as follows:

  • Honor points above 4,000 are converted to gold at a rate of 35 silver per point of Honor.

  • Justice points above 4,000 are converted to gold at a rate of 47.5 silver per point of Justice.