Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Patch date announced
The next World of Warcraft content patch, called "Before the Storm", otherwise known as WoW v2.0, has been announced for next week. The US servers will get the patch on December 5th, the Europeans on December 6th.
If you still PvP this week, and manage to gain another rank, you will get this new rank in your display options. But you won't get the opportunity to buy PvP rewards based on the new rank, because directly after the ranks are updated, the rank system is discarded. Quote: "For those who have been seeking high-rank PvP armor and weapons, note that the new Honor System will still include these item rewards, and it will actually be easier to earn these items under the new Honor System than under the old Honor System. Those who wish to see how their PvP abilities measure up against other players will still be able to do so under the new Arena System."
Well, if you start from zero, the same rewards are easier to earn. But if this week you go from rank 10 to 11, instead of just buying an epic mount for very little gold, you will have to hand in 90 battleground victory marks to get it. Whatever the marketing talk, it is hard to disguise that the patch erases a lot of previous effort.