Next tier has no valor gear, everything is gained from raiding only. As someone who often used valor to gear up some of my non raiding characters I will miss it being around. I am hoping for a lot of pugging thanks to the addition of flex but even if there is a bunch, I do not see myself having time to run 11 (or more) characters through pugs even if they are always going on. That is why I loved valor gear. I could gear the alts up slowly doing a little here and a little there.
So this really is not a post about anything in particular, just asking a question. If they did decide to add some valor gear at the 11th hour where would you place the item level for it. Keep in mind that valor gear was usually at the level of normal mode gear but we have a new set of gear added to the game thanks to the addition of flex.
If valor gear was added, what item level do you think it should be?
LFR - 528
Flex - 540
Normal - 553
As for my opinion, I think valor gear should be normal mode level. However, with the addition of flex my opinion has changed. I think that valor gear should be somewhere between flex and normal. Sort of like the new crafting patterns will be I believe.
So my opinion on what valor gear should be if it were added would be around 545-548. Just better than flex, not as good as normal.
What do you think? One of these numbers or something different.