Alterac Valley Adjustments
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve prepared a collection of improvements that we’re going to make to Alterac Valley in WoW Classic over the next few days. Our goal is to make surgical adjustments that address some of the more prominent pain points and unfortunate behaviors, without cracking open the substance of the battleground.

As Soon As Possible

We’re working on a hotfix that will go live soon that will make honorless targets unlootable. This is intended to further discourage camping the starting caves as an efficient activity.

With Scheduled Weekly Maintenance

Several concurrent adjustments should positively affect the initial state of each instance of Alterac Valley:
  • Alterac Valley will now allow parties of up to 5 players to queue together. When a party queues together, they will be placed into the same battleground.
  • There will no longer be a number in the name of the battleground in the “Join Battle” screen.
  • We’re fixing a setting that allowed the battleground to start with as few as 20 players on a team.

Soon After the Weekly Honor and Raid Reset

In WoW Classic (and original WoW), players who get fewer than 15 kills aren’t given any rank progress, and are given a standing amongst other players who had fewer than 15 kills. This standing is ignored and causes confusion, so it will no longer be displayed.

Finally, we’re updating the calculation of diminishing returns to match patch 1.12 of original WoW. When WoW Classic first launched the Honor System, we made the decision to decrease Honor by 25% per repeated kill. With world PvP being the only option for obtaining Honor at that time, this made sense. Now, PvP has primarly moved to battlegrounds where repetitious engagements can happen with much greater frequency. Starting next week, Honor will now decrease by 10% per repeated kill in both battlegrounds and world PvP.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Alterac Valley Adjustments started by Lumy View original post
Comments 46 Comments
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc2001 View Post
    LOL get wrekt. Fairness is too much for you guys?
    This wont be better for horde. Just saying.
  1. MrKnowItAll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by azazal View Post
    #nochanges blizzard wasn't happy with destroying retail so now they come and destroy classic....

    THANKS GUYS
    Yup, totally destroys the wonderful experience of playing vs premades in AV.
  1. Drukpalap's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Diatribe View Post
    Good Lord, but there's a ton of Alliance tears in this thread!
    Uh, what? Alliance PUG's have been losing every single match for weeks now. I mean almost literally every single match. They were the ones calling for this.

    If you mean "alliance pre-mades"-that's a very small and unrepresentative subset of the alliance population that the rest of the alliance hates more than the Horde.
  1. Relikk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magicon View Post
    wtf, removing the numbers? f you
    Ahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
  1. Nixiuz's Avatar
    #LotsOfChanges
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Relikk View Post
    Ahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
    hmm? what is funny? Will be worse for Horde that the numbers are gone. Also, I didn't play so much AV, so it is not affecting me that much.

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