So the next patch for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is bringing back Valor points… after a fashion. But there are actually some new things available currently on the first build on the game’s test server with the mysterious new Stygia Crafting, allowing players who access a rather tucked-away forge in the Maw the option to craft new items for heretofore unknown purposes. It looks like this may be a path to a new mount usable in the Maw, but at this point it’s simply a mysterious new feature.
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that the return of Valor points just to upgrade gear you got from M+ will not actually help you upgrade your existing M+ gear. No, really. Any older items will not be eligible for upgrades with the points, meaning that whatever you’re wearing now is completely ineligible and you have to pray for a totally new drop that you want to upgrade. That should solve those gearing issues nicely.