We've made slight adjustments to the Valor Point (VP) drops on the 4.3 PTR which testers can now see. In both 10- and 25-player raids, bosses will now drop 100 VP each (down from 115 and 135 respectively). We’ll also be changing Firelands raid bosses to drop 50 VP per kill upon release of the patch.
It will be proportionately easier to obtain higher level BG gears, and will take longer to get higher level badge gear. Someone want to explain the logic of this to me? Is this people being forced into LFR for higher level gear? If it is, Blizzard had better have made sure that the Need+ system's watertight, and that the specs that need the gear will get a proper stab at it. You've done that, right? No, you've not. Plus, if I believe what I read there are already complaints at the lack of spirit cloth gear for Priests. Have you also worked on getting that itemisation right across all the classes? As a small aside I'm really not feeling any Priest Love in this expansion, in fact all I get from priests is annoyance at the lack of spirit gear and frustration at itemisation. Better add that to the 'To Do' List.
I can see the basic logic to these changes. I'm not sure however that they are going to do what Blizzard hope they will. A lot of this will depend on how robust LFR really is. Oh Lordy, this means I'm going to have to use it when it hits... :(