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Upcoming Reputation Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Earning reputation with various factions has long been an important part to World of Warcraft and as time has gone on, we've made tweaks and changes to the system to make it more interesting and to give players access to unique items. For example, we recently hotfixed the game to apply a change to some reputation items which you can read about in our recently updated blog that allows players to purchase certain items much sooner. And we're not done!

Coming in a future patch, earning reputation is going to become much more fluid. Basically, once one of your characters has reached at least Revered reputation with a faction, all other characters on the same Battle.net account will then earn reputation with the same faction at twice the rate. Going one step further, and as an added bonus, your main character who reached Revered will also begin to earn double the reputation as he or she climbs to Exalted.

Here's a simplified break down:
  • Any single character earns Revered reputation with a faction
  • All other characters on the Battle.net account begin to earn double reputation for that one same faction
  • The Revered character earns double reputation as he or she works toward Exalted
  • ???
  • Profit

We’ll keep you posted as this change is closer to being implemented. In the meantime, we’d love to hear your feedback!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Reputation Changes started by chaud View original post
Comments 242 Comments
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    I like the change, always found it utterly boring to grind reputation on multiple characters.
  1. Wixwix's Avatar
    Double gain for alts is good, double gain to exalted is bad.
  1. jibbyjackjoe's Avatar
    Silly whiners. Grinding =/= fun.
  1. pinycone's Avatar
    Double gain for alts is good, double gain to exalted is bad.
    Even though I would really lie to make the revered part easy, I agree with this guy.
  1. marcceballos's Avatar
    If u have an exalted reputation with a player all the others chars should have the exalted reputation too taking care of not taking the benefits of objects but take the benefits of patrons
  1. I change my name a lot's Avatar
    Good I can work on my alts without having much of a headace now
  1. Chrispotter's Avatar
    tbh... as someone who wants the game to be hard, changes like this do not make it any "easier" just less boring... there is no skill in grinding reps on all 9 of your alts, just alot of wasted time. I dont mind grinding as long as it gives a reward that is worth getting, getitng something i have already achieved 9 more times is alot of hassle. I would like to see this change go further and make it so when you get exalted on main, all alts get bumped up to revered automatically.

    Make the game hard, not boring, there is a difference.
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    I don't like the way this is set up. I would rather grind to exalted with no rep bonus on my main and get instant exalted on my alts. Or at least make it like those Nat Pagle books where I can buy for 1000g each BoA and give to my alt to use for +3000 rep or something.
  1. darkwarrior42's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrispotter View Post
    tbh... as someone who wants the game to be hard, changes like this do not make it any "easier" just less boring... there is no skill in grinding reps on all 9 of your alts, just alot of wasted time. I dont mind grinding as long as it gives a reward that is worth getting, getitng something i have already achieved 9 more times is alot of hassle. I would like to see this change go further and make it so when you get exalted on main, all alts get bumped up to revered automatically.

    Make the game hard, not boring, there is a difference.
    This, exactly.

    Beyond which.... it feels just odd that Revered -> Exalted will now take less base rep gained than honored -> revered. Not saying the new system is bad necessarily, but that's an oddity I think should be fixed. (Easiest way would be to drop Honored down to 10k, or bump revered up to 24/25k. Just so that the highest level of exalted actually takes the most rep, even if by a minimal amount.)
  1. Suikoden's Avatar
    Bout time they made faction rep grinding easier.
  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    Most bodacious!
  1. SidheKnight's Avatar
    Somebody here LIKED farming the same reputation to Exalted with every single one of your alts?

    I don't see how this makes stuff "easier", you still have to reach revered with your main. Once you've done that, what's the point of wasting time doing the same with your alts.

    For the record, if it wasn't for the gameplay and mechanics issues, I'd fully support making reputations account-wide instead of character specific.

    Think of this as "heirlooms for reps". Kinda like how they added those BoA commendation badges at the end of Wrath for Northrend factions.
  1. Kolymos's Avatar
    I think they should just go ahead and make reps account wide, period. This kind of thing is practically that, just go ahead and do it.
  1. Myci's Avatar
    Why are so many people complaining ? You still have to grond it out on your first toon, so why does it matter if its easier on your alt? " Took one week to cave" Is bull, better them fix things quickly then wait a month.

    Even thou soulstone and arena is still screwed wth.
  1. KClovesGaming's Avatar
    Seems like a great idea to me. I don't think most people want to do this horrible grind you're doing on a main for all your alts. lol.
  1. dreameer111's Avatar
    Good change, though I think it's about time to just make rep account wide.
  1. Frazzle.d's Avatar
    Ahh, easy mode Justicar / Conquerer?

    Dear oh dear.

    I find it's a good and bad decision. I guess people are glad to hear they'll be able to go for Justi or Conq but I would prefer it was kept seperate, since it is a pretty nifty achievement in its own right, especially if you have it on more chars, since it's not an acc bound title. Good for all the alts out there though, and timesaving is welcome.
  1. MasterOutlaw's Avatar
    Welcomed news. I was dreading having to redo all of the MoP factions on my alts.
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    I'm more okay with the alts, but I don't really see much point in doubling the main's reputation gain from Revered to Exalted. Doesn't that basically mean no character on your account would ever have to get reputation at the normal rate all the way through?

    I'd kinda have prefered a BoA 'token' or something you could buy from quartermasters that gives 5000 or 10,000 rep at an average cost each or something to a double-faction-forever, but...oh well. If nothing else I'd have prefered exalted to have been the trigger for double rep gains.
  1. Playintrafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pb0000 View Post
    They need to make all the gear accessible at revered and leave the vanity items like mounts and etc at exalted. That fixes all the issues with Rep grinds.
    It fixes non of the issues with grinds. That is, that the JP/VP vendors are locked behind rep, and I dont wanna do dailies on toons period, much less more one toon. Dailies are for people that don't have better ways to make gold.

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