Removing WoW Conquest and Valor cap in 9.2.5 is a big boost for returning players

As of patch 9.2.5, World of Warcraft players are no longer tied to Conquest and Valor caps, which is a huge boost for returning players who can now farm to their heart’s content.

For some time now, World of Warcraft players have been complaining that Conquest and Valor, two types of in-game currencies used to buy and upgrade gear, are limited by a weekly cap.

The reason behind the decision is twofold. First, it’s meant to discourage players from grinding too hard and burning themselves out. Second, it keeps players from getting too far ahead of the pack in equipment upgrades.

However, it never sat well with players who feel they should be free to grind as much as they want. It also affected returning players and players on alt accounts more than others, making it harder for them to catch up.

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For the most part, WoW players are excited about the change.

Now prayers have finally been answered. Blizzard decided to remove Conquest and Valor caps in WoW patch 9.2.5, and it will happen once the next realm reboots and weekly resets go live 11 May

Naturally, the community was in ecstasy. “Really great change for alts and any returning players now or in 9.2.5,” wrote one player. “I would like to see this continue in 10.0 in the form of a weekly scaling cap rather than a fixed cap.”

This is awesome,” wrote another. “I was so pissed off trying to get armor through M+ dungeons because I couldn’t spend on anything but my weapon, and you could only earn enough to upgrade it seven times. “

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These WoW changes will go live after the next server reset.

However, others believe it has taken too long to make the change. “While this is great, it’s also the Blizzard classic,” one player commented on the news. “Fix expansion stuff in the latest patch, and too late. I have a lock reaching item level 272 on the next reset, so this doesn’t do anything for me.”

Either way, it’s a step in the right direction and a welcome change. So if you’re someone who has been thinking about jumping back into the game but was hesitant because you would be so far behind, now is a great time.

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