Blizzard to offer compensation for PVP season 10 transition woes

Yesterday we talked about an issue that had [hide]PVP players in an uproar[/hide]: Conquest points were accidentally down-converted to honor points a week early, with excess points converted to gold. And on top of that, Blizzard launched a new tier of ilevel 371 gear without warning, just after making ilevel 365 gear available for purchase with honor. Players that spent their points decking themselves out in the latest PVP armor found themselves abruptly faced with the stunning realization that had they saved their points, they could have had better gear. It was a mistake, and it was acknowledged by Zarhym in a fairly lengthy blue post, along with a mention that Blizzard was exploring some options to try and make it up to players.

Happily, it appears those options have been explored, as Bashiok posted today with a proposed solution for compensation: Players that were caught off-guard by the change will be provided with 4000 Honor Points, stacking over the cap. Players will not be able to accumulate more honor until spending below the 4000 cap, but that should give PVPers a chance to pick up that new gear. This will not be immediately implemented, as it seems Blizzard is still trying to figure out how, exactly, to determine who was affected by the sudden transition, and who was not — so don’t expect those 4000 points on your character tomorrow.

Still, it’s nice seeing Blizzard acknowledge something that was clearly a miscommunication in regards to the transition between seasons, and that they will be making sure those players caught in the middle of the fumble will be getting something back. Follow after the break for the full announcement from Bashiok.[hide]Continue reading Blizzard to offer compensation for PVP season 10 transition woes[/hide]Filed under: [hide]News items[/hide], [hide]PvP[/hide], [hide]Cataclysm[/hide][hide]Blizzard to offer compensation for PVP season 10 transition woes[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Fri, 08 Jul 2011 22:53:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide] | Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

Yesterday we talked about an issue that had [hide]PVP players in an uproar[/hide]: Conquest points were accidentally down-converted to honor points a week early, with excess points converted to gold. And on top of that, Blizzard launched a new tier of ilevel 371 gear without warning, just after making ilevel 365 gear available for purchase with honor. Players that spent their points decking themselves out in the latest PVP armor found themselves abruptly faced with the stunning realization that had they saved their points, they could have had better gear. It was a mistake, and it was acknowledged by Zarhym in a fairly lengthy blue post, along with a mention that Blizzard was exploring some options to try and make it up to players.

Happily, it appears those options have been explored, as Bashiok posted today with a proposed solution for compensation: Players that were caught off-guard by the change will be provided with 4000 Honor Points, stacking over the cap. Players will not be able to accumulate more honor until spending below the 4000 cap, but that should give PVPers a chance to pick up that new gear. This will not be immediately implemented, as it seems Blizzard is still trying to figure out how, exactly, to determine who was affected by the sudden transition, and who was not — so don’t expect those 4000 points on your character tomorrow.

Still, it’s nice seeing Blizzard acknowledge something that was clearly a miscommunication in regards to the transition between seasons, and that they will be making sure those players caught in the middle of the fumble will be getting something back. Follow after the break for the full announcement from Bashiok.[hide]Continue reading Blizzard to offer compensation for PVP season 10 transition woes[/hide]Filed under: [hide]News items[/hide], [hide]PvP[/hide], [hide]Cataclysm[/hide][hide]Blizzard to offer compensation for PVP season 10 transition woes[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Fri, 08 Jul 2011 22:53:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide] | Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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