Changes Coming for Vanilla Honor System, With A Progress Reset

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It is well known that the Vanilla ranking system is extremely time-intensive, and those who seek to get rank 14 might be investing upwards of 40-60 hours per week PVPing in battlegrounds. This is due to the extreme decay at the higher ranks that requires a high weekly PVP standing to progress further. While you would be hard-pressed to find many people who think it is a good system, it was implemented in its original format in the 2019 re-release of Classic WoW.

Season of Mastery still saw the same degree of degenerate play to get rank 14 with players PVPing non-stop, except there was a change that halved the time that it would take to get to rank 14. In fact, many players did not realise that the Season of Mastery ranking schedule became active on Classic Era. Whether this was intended or not is unknown.

No other changes to the PVP system in classic WoW have been seen or mentioned, until now.

On May 22, 2023 Aggrend, one of the Classic WoW developers announced that a change that will be better for the health of the servers is coming. And, in order for this change to take effect, they will be resetting people’s ranking progress. Considering how time-intensive ranking is, you will want to finish your ranking goals because the reset will happen in 8-12 weeks.

This is a huge change, and is somewhat scary. One fear is that the items will be sold from the vendor for an amount of honor and battleground marks of honor just like was available in The Burning Crusade pre-patch. If this change comes into affect, items that less than 1% of the playerbase acquired will be easily accessible by others. Naturally, players who spent an egregious amount of time getting these items will feel cheated.

The consensus of players is the hope that the change removes the incredible time sink the system requires, but is still difficult to achieve and will retain the prestige of the items.


What do you think will happen? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Aggrend – (Source)

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Nightfire
Nightfire
1 year ago

why keep the PVP gear from a 20 year old game out of the hands of 99% players. I fully support the prepatch rules and hope it gets implemented. people should be able to access items without destroying their lives in the process. its just a game…

UndeadMage
UndeadMage
Reply to  Nightfire
11 months ago

Thank you for this comment !! I 100% agree with you.

UndeadMage
UndeadMage
11 months ago

why keep the PVP gear from a 20 year old game out of the hands of 99% players. I fully support the prepatch rules and hope it gets implemented. people should be able to access items without destroying their lives in the process. its just a game…

100% Agree with this Nightfire! Allow changes instead of the introverted approach that has been going since forever.
WoW classic is a GREAT solo game if not the best imo the pvp & multiplayer aspect is amazing I absolute enjoy it.

If I did not care for the health of the game, then what am I doing here

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

100% agree with the other comments. There is nothing scary about this. I believe it is in everybody’s best interest if there is an easy gear-catch-up opportunity that prepares players for end game raiding (in this case NAXX). And honestly there is absolutely no reason not to do it: nobody is negatively affected because nobody loses gear. “Pride”, “gatekeeping” and etc are not reasons to keep r14 gear from the masses.

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