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08-01-2011, 01:54 PM
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The development team has been taking a look at the way you spend favor. Through our own experiences playing, your feedback, and the data available some things are pretty clear:
•It’s more cost effective to save up for Rank 5 & 6 gear than to purchase each set of gear.
•You’re sacrificing short term effectiveness for the long term gain by hoarding your favor due to this.

We took these points to heart and with 1.4 will be introducing a solution we think you can all enjoy by giving you the most bang for your buck and getting the most out of your hard-fought Prestige Ranks. We’ve done this by bringing the cost of the PvP Sets for Prestige Ranks 1-4 in line with the current total cost to purchase Rank 5 & 6 with the following in mind:
•We wanted to have a system where you’re never penalized for choosing to upgrade. Getting upgrades along the way is a lot more fun, and helps you perform better; we want it to always be the smartest move.
•If you’re currently gearing up we don’t want the progress you’ve made already to be marginalized - Your upgrade cost to your “next” piece remains the same or smaller – It doesn’t go up

So with that, we’re making the following adjustments:
•Converted the costs on the two PvP Sets available to those with Prestige Rank 3-6. Armor and weapons are now purchased with Marks of Retribution and require the previous set’s items to purchase the upgrade.
•Reduced the overall cost of purchasing the individual sets for Prestige Rank 1-6 armor & weapons to cost the same as purchasing the Rank 5 and 6 set previously.
•Completing Weekly PvP Quests grant additional Marks of Retribution and closing PvP rifts have an additional chance to reward even more!

Essentially, with these changes there’s no increase in cost to purchasing Rank 5 & 6 gear while allowing you make use of each set as you earn it. Coupled with new ways to earn Favor, Prestige, and the new Marks of Retribution you’ll get more reward for each Prestige Rank you earn.

As always, share your questions and feedback below – good fight, good night!

Also worth noting: Marks of Retribution are a new currency purchased with Favor from PvP Vendors in Meridian or Sanctum. Each mark costs 1600 Favor, this allows you upgrade your sets when they are available to wear without worrying about the favor cap.

08-01-2011, 04:12 PM

08-02-2011, 08:07 AM
The cost of individual items have been lowered, around 10k favor for rank 5 and 6 gear, that's per item. Also the rank 7 and 8 gear cost about what rank 5 and 6 gear currently cost on live servers.

08-04-2011, 12:22 AM
what about all the time we farmed do we get something for that .... NO

08-04-2011, 12:30 AM
what about all the time we farmed do we get something for that .... NO

the satisfaction knowing you paid about the same for the same gear as everyone else.

they aren't taking your rank 6 stuff away, its still all good.

08-04-2011, 09:31 AM
when i got on last night it was easier to see what they did favor came pretty quick also made like 20k pretty easy