MMO-Champion - Challenge Mode End of Season - Reward Clarifications
Challenge Mode End of Season - Reward Clarifications
Blizzard posted clarifications on how Challenge mode rewards will play out at the end of the season.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Countless adventurers continue to brave the most trying versions of Mists of Pandaria dungeons, but the clock is ticking. This “season” of Challenge Modes will be coming to an end with the upcoming release of a patch prior to the expansion’s release.

Challenge Modes are designed to offer as close to a “normalized” difficulty as possible, and they’re tuned to be tough to master. With Warlords of Draenor’s class changes, itemization changes (e.g. the removal of Hit and Expertise), and—of course—increased level cap on the horizon, the difficulty of Mists of Pandaria’s dungeons will no longer be tuned the same as they were. In the spirit of fair play, when the aforementioned patch is released a little while before the new expansion launches, the current slate of Challenge Mode dungeons will no longer be available, and the achievements they award will be converted to Feats of Strength. The reward items will still be available for purchase by those who qualified prior to the end of the season, but it will not be possible for new players to earn those rewards going forward.

If you still need to earn your Undaunted title, Ancestral Phoenix, or class-specific Transmogrification sets, now’s the time to get out there and prove your worth. In Warlords of Draenor, an entirely new set of Challenge Modes will be available . . . and with them an array of new rewards for you to earn. Until then, stay sharp!

* Reward Clarifications

With the upcoming end of the Challenge Mode Season, we wanted to provide some additional clarification on how we plan to handle rewards.

Achievements: All Achievements associated with Mists of Pandaria Challenge Modes will become Feats of Strength.

Rewards
  • Bronze: The “Undaunted” title for achieving a full set of Bronze medals will become account-wide.
  • Silver: The Pandaren Phoenix mounts awarded for a full set of Silver medals will become account-wide. If any character on an account has earned a full set of Silver medals, all four variants of the Pandaren Phoenix (Crimson, Ashen, Violet, and Emerald) will become available to all characters account-wide.
  • Gold: The cosmetic class sets will remain character-specific. Any character that has earned all nine Gold medals will still be able to repurchase the appropriate set, should they misplace theirs, from Challenger Soong or Challenger Wuli in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Any characters that have earned one or more “Challenger’s Path” teleport spells by earning Gold medals in Mists Challenge Modes will retain those spells.
  • Realm Best Titles: There are extremely limited titles that are held by the players who hold the best clear time for a given dungeon on a given server. Since those Challenge dungeons will no longer be available in Warlords of Draenor, their respective titles are also being permanently removed. There will be new Challenge dungeons in the upcoming Warlords season, and new titles for which to contend, however.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Challenge Mode End of Season - Reward Clarifications started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Derpaderp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Durantye View Post
    You are way exaggerating what it takes to get these titles, if you fought on your current realm and your current realm had some of the best in the world then you were fighting for times not titles, there are tons of realms out there where with a non-optimal comp and barely any effort in gear will get you the achievements and titles. Grats you have your title now enjoy it but obviously if the titles were all you were going for there were way better ways to go about it, spending 3 months of your life doing this was your decision to aim for the times on that specific realm.

    We all wanted the realm best FoS & titles on the realm we play on, and the times we had to beat (some of them) where very high ranked, so we ended up going for realm best titles AND world rankings at the same time, and dno if you knew it, but if you transfer from the realm with the title you lose the title.
  1. Khalkaroth's Avatar
    This is why I stopped playing this game.

    "Hey hurry up to to get that flying chicken because you will NEVER be able to get it again! Hurry HURRY! NAOW!! PLAY WOW RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME!!"

    Remove this, remove that. Whats the point anymore?
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    Still no date! Blargh. Back to my CM grind.

    P.S.. Openraid is doing CM for newbies events.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khalkaroth View Post
    This is why I stopped playing this game.

    "Hey hurry up to to get that flying chicken because you will NEVER be able to get it again! Hurry HURRY! NAOW!! PLAY WOW RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME!!"

    Remove this, remove that. Whats the point anymore?
    And yet whenever they remove something half the forum rejoices and starts blabbering on about "prestige". Sigh.
  1. Zylos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
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    And yet whenever they remove something half the forum rejoices and starts blabbering on about "prestige". Sigh.
    I know, and whats even sillier is the fact that no one cares about the prestige except the people who have it. Most of us just say "huh thats cool" and then go on with our lives.
  1. Barny's Avatar
    oh no how sad, how will I be able to sit in Stormwind all day with news like this?
  1. Geish's Avatar
    Way too many permanent titles in the game.
  1. Binki's Avatar
    Good news. I've been gearing up 3 characters for CMs, its time to actually do them all and then gear up 4th character to get full set of mounts.

    edit: oh, wait. I just need to get CM on one character.
  1. Walshe's Avatar
    " There are extremely limited titles that are held by the players who hold the best clear time for a given dungeon on a given server. " So you remove the titles because all the Top-end players have them, and all the casuals / scrubs that want them can't have them because they suck at the game/Challenge modes. Makes perfect sense. gg blizzard. All that work gone.
  1. Singularity's Avatar
    For those interested, I'm organizing Challenge Modes a few times a week for newbies and experienced players. Just look for FDWH Gold Challenge Mode on OpenRaid and sign up!

    I really love doing them and want to share the experience with as much people as possible.
  1. Of-the-horde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Khalkaroth View Post
    This is why I stopped playing this game.

    "Hey hurry up to to get that flying chicken because you will NEVER be able to get it again! Hurry HURRY! NAOW!! PLAY WOW RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME!!"

    Remove this, remove that. Whats the point anymore?
    You're kidding right? Stuff never gets removed, it's about time to change some things like blizzard used to do in the past. So what if one title, 4 mounts and 9 sets of transmog gear never get back into the game. The wotlk pre event gear sets are gone too and I see nobody complaining about it or the black scarab/proto drake. Time to move on.
    Also it is nice of blizzard to let us know in advance before removing stuff instead of just removing it silently.
  1. Cirque's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zylos View Post
    I know, and whats even sillier is the fact that no one cares about the prestige except the people who have it. Most of us just say "huh thats cool" and then go on with our lives.
    Have you ever considered that "we", those who do care about prestigious stuff, also don't care about what "you" think? It's not just for "showing off", it's for ourselves. You think I raided so much or did those challenges in the first week just to impress some random scrubs in lfr? Lol.
  1. shadowfyre27's Avatar
    I see them removing the titles as a good thing. In order to get the absolute best times for the titles if you play on a server with good people competing then you had to run very specific comps. Blizzard has stated in the past that they want bring the player not the class. These absolute best times require you to tell people no because of the class they play. You are FORCED to play specific classes to achieve the best times on the top realms. CM's were designed so that every class and spec could achieve a gold medal but not the best times. Blizzard even stated that in order to achieve the best times that certain classes and specs would NOT be viable. So how would it be far to let someone who wants the title on a char but that character isn't viable? It's not and therefore the best solution is to remove the titles. To me there's an awful lot of people who seem to think it's ok to penalize people for not playing a specific class or spec or for not transferring to a dead realm where they could cheese their way to obtaining them. That is sad and pathetic imo. Accept that you can get new titles in the next expac with the new CM's, so move on and stop crying over something that was never going be permanent.
  1. Cirque's Avatar
    Also, I'd like to add that you can read the stuff about the mounts two ways.

    One way obviously is that if you did silver CMs, all four mounts become instantly available to you on your account. Seems unlikely at best and kind of stupid IMO.

    The way I read it is that the mount(s) you have, no matter which, will become account wide.
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Sorry, but it's good that the titles will be gone. Elseway we will see a behaviour like with the opening of Ahn Quiraij...people will transfer to smaller realms just in time to get the titles forever. Most of the people that are now afraid of losing their titles would lose them anyway that way and then come here crying too. So for Blizz it's a lose/lose situation and they make the better choice for the community/game(although they could earn more on the short run by just letting people transfer for titles).
  1. Seezer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zylos View Post
    I know, and whats even sillier is the fact that no one cares about the prestige except the people who have it. Most of us just say "huh thats cool" and then go on with our lives.
    People love to inflate what other ppl think about "Prestige" they've earned. Most of the time when people do something that separates themselves they aren't wanting recognition. They want it for personal satisfaction. Nobody expects anyone to do anything other than go about their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnabos View Post
    oh no how sad, how will I be able to sit in Stormwind all day with news like this?
    If all you do is sit in Stormwind all day, you need to find something to do with ur life.
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Of-the-horde View Post
    The wotlk pre event gear sets are gone too and I see nobody complaining about it or the black scarab/proto drake. Time to move on.
    I wouldn't be too surprised to see them on black market again one day....
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Shame they're getting rid of the realm best titles, but I can see why they would to stop people from attempting to cheese the dungeon at the absolute latest time possible.
  1. Girugamesh's Avatar
    I really wish they'd make the sets class specific for lvl 90+ characters, got so many alts of the same class that I'd love to use the sets on but now I never will.
  1. Rokzum's Avatar
    If they intended Challenge Modes to be Seasons they should've said so when they came out.
  1. gorkng's Avatar
    This is dumb :*( i was working hard for my titles.

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