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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 240 Comments
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Miatela View Post
    The amount of reputation required to go from revered to exalted may as well just be halved with these changes. As someone who did 58 reputation factions by the Firelands patch, this sort of change is needed only for some of the considerably slower factions (such as Silverwing Sentinels) and for those which are locked to dungeons which are no longer current content.

    If I decide to pick up MoP and come back to WoW I am going to miss getting into the groove of a tough grind to exalted and the feeling as that bar slowly keeps on filling.
    This is a time where alts are encouraged, and this was needed.

    Glad they realized so quickly.
  1. Luko's Avatar
    Who exactly is this change for? It's like people actually WANT to hurry up and be tired of the game.
  1. damian981's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderball View Post
    Cant make it more stupid, do you, Blizzard? Of course you can.
    Very valid argument Thunderball. I'm sure they will take your thoughtful and insightful remarks it into consideration.
  1. fleps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NecroFrYeR View Post
    Keep catering to the damn whiners. Rep was fine the way it was. Too many lazy ass people looking for instant gratification.
    There is plenty of people who play activelly with more than one toon, I play with 4 toons all the time for example. Farming the same thing for months more than one time is just stupid and boring, specially now that we have so many factions on MoP.

    I do agree that they didn't need to nerf the "main" rep farming after revered, but the changes to be "alt-wide" is good.
  1. Avrantia's Avatar
    Makes no sense with the revered -> exalted change, kinda silly.

    Alt change is good, but would have preferred account-bound rep.
  1. Steik's Avatar
    For people with one of each class ( myself included ) this is a very welcome change.
  1. schwarzkopf's Avatar
    I'm ok with the changes for alts, but the new stuff for main seems silly.
  1. Zechs-cenarius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NecroFrYeR View Post
    Keep catering to the damn whiners. Rep was fine the way it was. Too many lazy ass people looking for instant gratification.
    Cool bro you think dailies are fun. Not the rest of us. Get off your high horse.
  1. WskyDK's Avatar
    Mixed feelings about this change, I've long been a proponent of the EQ2 style of leveling (where once you have a max level character the next one gains 20% bonus exp((stacking to 200% max))
    While I like that you're other characters have less of a grind to do, I don't think you should gain double the rep after revered. Grind hard once, and then make it a bit easier for alts
  1. Kazlofski's Avatar
    Well twice as fast from revered to exalted is an overkill but it's a great idea in my opinion to let alts get faction maxed fast, I freaking saw the whole content of the dailies, full story as I finish it on my main, why should I have to do it all over again again and again and again, it's like farming the reputation for shoulder enchants in Deepholm, couldn't be arsed to constantly do it, was extremely lame, but they could make the requirement exalted and not revered to bonus your alts...
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngo Blackratchet View Post
    Who exactly is this change for? It's like people actually WANT to hurry up and be tired of the game.
    People with more than one character.
  1. Deathloc's Avatar
    Does this apply to all factions in WoW or just the MoP factions? I like the idea though.
  1. lvlark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Garrikk View Post
    I agree with the alts 2x fast alts, but the twice as fast to exalted is broken.
    Couldn't agree more.
  1. JainaIsAMan's Avatar
    What's hard about doing the same crap day after day? You people don't seem to know what this word means, and you should stop using it. I have a better sentence you can use that properly expresses what they're doing:
    "What the hell, Blizzard? Why would you make rep grinding less tedious and mundane?"
  1. Ugum's Avatar
    They should have made a reputation tabard for each faction that is BoA and only obtainable when you hit Exalted. Your first character hits exalted, by grinding it as it stands now, and then he can buy the tabard to send to Alts for increased rep gain. I kinda liked all the different tabards in Cataclysm. They had some "flair".
  1. Binki's Avatar
    Change for alts is welcome, but revered -> exalted double rep doesn't make any sense. Couldn't they just half rep bar instead?
  1. Gihelle's Avatar
    Yay, let's cater more to the generation touched by the Sha of Entitlement. It's like you people WANT to run out of stuff to do so you can complain about how boring the game is.
  1. Rioo's Avatar
    So going from revered to exalted requires less then honored to revered? Lol I don't even..
  1. Holy's Avatar
    I really like the quicker alt rep gaining. The faster revered to exalted, however, doesn't seem necessary. They should just have it where when one character gets to exalted (at the normal speed) then alts get the double rep. I can some people not wanting to be rushed through revered... you feel a bit more accomplished when you finish that grind up. However, I can't advocate this "Wah! Blizz is nerfing because people whined! Wah!" attitude that a lot of people seem to have (people who will likely take advantage of the system and love it, but want to feel like cool guys on the forums.)
  1. Rezhial's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sabii View Post
    Oh the irony...
    Was thinking the same thing

    On a side note, if it takes half the time from revered to exalted, doesn't that make it basically cost 10.5k rep? Making it faster than getting to revered?

    Friendly 3k
    Honored 6k
    Revered 12k
    Exalted 21k (21/2 post patch) = 10.5k

    This seems... odd. And given the fact that each rank has been giving more and more dailies, I feel as though twice the rate is an extreme overkill.

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