Jana finally got her tenth Sigil of Wisdom a couple nights ago. This part of the legendary quest had gone a little slowly for her because my raid has not gotten to the point of clearing HoF, and I had not been in the practice of running LFRs with Jana. But she finally got it, and now she moves on to the next part of the Legendary quest line.
Wrathion confuses me. If I took him at face value, I’d think he would be an ally of the alliance. Reputation with him increases with each horde soldier I kill. And he seemingly wants Varian Wrynn to become a patient, prudent leader. But I also know from looking that he’s doing the exact same thing to Horde players as well, encouraging them to kill alliance soldiers and very likely saying that he’s on the side of the Horde. (Not only do I know this, but Jana probably knows this as well.)
My hunch is that Wrathion is playing both sides off each other until one, presumably Garrosh, loses his favor, at which point he and the horde players he has supported would turn on Garrosh. My _hunch_ is that this threat to Azeroth he sees will materialize, not in its full form, but as sort of a scouting mission or the like. Like Ulduar, this will implicate the survival of Azeroth, but this time the Alliance and the Horde play things out differently; the Horde will use this as an opportunity to try to weaken the Alliance, while the Alliance will end up eliminating the threat at the cost of losing position to the Horde. (Does this sound familiar to anyone?) At that point, Wrathion will side with the alliance, horde leaders will break free from Garrosh, Garrosh will be revealed to have become a pawn of the old Gods, we’ll all march on Orgrimmar to defeat Garrosh, Garrosh will die, and we’ll call it an expansion. Conveniently, of course, the Horde will actually be in a far stronger position than before, with the Alliance unwilling to take back land from their newly forgiven friends.
I really hope this isn’t how things turn out. But that’s a post for another time. At this point, I have to consider how to go about getting 6000 valor for this quest and whether it’s worthwhile.
I haven’t capped valor in quite a while now. I suppose I should have, because I could have used the valor to upgrade my gear (not through valor items, but through the gear upgrade process). There’s no valor gear that would be an improvement for Jana, but upgrading the items in her bags from 489 to 497 offers some raid benefit. I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it, not since being hotfixed.
I do question whether this will be worthwhile. I’ve gone through the legendary process before, and certainly it was fun then, but will it be fun a second time? I’m not sure. Putting aside whether I want to do it or not, what’s the best way of going about it?
Some valor I acquire quite naturally. This past week, my raid team killed 10 bosses in MSV and HoF combined, which got me 400 valor points. That won’t necessarily happen this week because we’re going to be focused on opening up Terrace, extending our HoF lock in the process. We may not do MSV at all. But let’s start from there, with 400 valor from raids.
Blizzard offers an incentive to dailies; if you get 90 total lesser charms of good fortune a week, you can turn them in for extra chances at loot. Let’s say that I want to take advantage of that, and run 45 dailies in a week to get those charms. Those 45 dailies would be worth 225 valor points, bringing my total up to 625.
That leaves 375 to be filled through other means. The five LFR segments would get me 450 each; I could run four of them and do three more dailies to hit my cap. Heroics would get me 80 a day; two LFRs and three heroics would do the trick.
I guess it’s really not that hard, and I think there are definitely options. Lately, though, I haven’t had much interest in doing it, because I’ve gotten some excellent RP. I’m going to think about this one, though. It doesn’t seem too hard.