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WoW: No cap on bravery points after all! PTR Tooltip adjusted
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Update as of 03/09/2021: Blizzard has now officially confirmed that the limit on bravery points you can accumulate has been removed and will not be coming to the live servers.
This is correct. There will not be a limit of 1500 Valor that can be held.
Original message: That the introduction of Valor Points with WoW Patch 9.0.5 was not planned from the long hand, but rather decided on short notice, can be seen well by the amount of changes the system has undergone in the few weeks on the PTR. And obviously the developers are still not quite sure in which form the feature should actually go live. A few days before the release of patch 9.0.5, the developers have once again tweaked the tooltip of the bravery points. This indicates that the developers have taken one of the major criticisms into account just before the release and the system will look a little different than it is already announced in the official patch notes.
Originally, the system was supposed to have two different caps: Both the amount of points you can earn each week and the amount of total points you own at any one time were to be capped. A maximum of 1,500 points is what you're allowed to own at any one time, according to the patch notes. The amount of Valor points you can earn weekly, on the other hand, starts at 5,000 points and increases throughout the patch. This was also reflected in the tooltip of the bravery points.
WoW: No cap for bravery points after all? Tooltip adjusted on the PTR (2) Source: buffed Exactly this tooltip has now been adjusted on the PTR. And all of a sudden, there is no longer a limit on the amount of points you can earn. And the amount of points you can save up has been drastically increased at the same time. This contradicts not only the official statement from the patch notes, but also a principle that Blizzard follows in WoW (buy now 14,99 € ) Shadowlands.
Because on the one hand, you would take into account the demand of the players to be able to save up more points, which many had demanded in view of the high cost of an upgrade (1,000 points for a two-handed weapon). On the other hand, players would be allowed to farm bravery points indefinitely, and thus upgrade their items endlessly. This goes against the idea of no longer having a relevant end-game grind that allows you to upgrade your character almost endlessly through sheer time investment.
As a result, many suspect that Blizzard actually wants to remove the cap on Bravery points earned and have the currently displayed cap be the cap on Bravery points earned each week. This would be numerically equivalent to what we could have originally earned in week six (since the amount of points that can be earned should increase each week). This is how it is with conquest points, for example, which have a similar tooltip. So we too assume that there is still a weekly limit on points you can earn, but there is no longer a cap on how many points you can accumulate.
Now the only question is which is more current: the PTR or the patch notes? So is there an old build of patch 9.0.5 on the PTR or was the change made after the patch notes were written? We'll know no later than next Wednesday, March 10, when 9.0.5 hits the live servers. We assume that the developers have made a last-minute change here to respond to player feedback, because that's also what Shadowlands is all about.