And the first winner of the Weekly Battleground Tournament is: The Alliance!
Congratulations, Alliance! Good job with the team effort that brought you to Victory.
We would like to say that we are vastly impressed with the participation in the tournament; a total of 282 battlegrounds in a space of a week, most of them level 80. Some days, the sewers of Dalaran were crowded and full of duels once again, we noticed an arena activity increase aswell. Thank you everyone for embracing this initiative and for having such spirit of competition.
First of all, we are going to detail the rewards that the Alliance is going to enjoy this week as fair winners of the tournament:
Extra Experience received in Battlegrounds.
25% emblem drop chance upon finishing a WoTLK Random Heroic Dungeon (Frost for ICC attuned players, and their correspondent emblem for the other attunes).
Extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK Raid Bosses (Frost for ICC attuned players, and their correspondent emblem for the other attunes). Naxxramas: Loatheb, Maexxna, The 4 Horsemen, Thaddius and Kel’Thuzad; Ulduar: XT-002 Deconstructor, Auriaya, Mimiron, Yogg’Saron; ToC: Lord Jaraxxus, Twin Val’kyrs, Anub’arak.
Small amount of Arena Points upon finishing a level 80 BG (both factions will enjoy this).
We are going to take advantage of this notification to talk about a few things regarding the tournament and the PvP status itself.
– We would like to let you know that we have been working on a system to improve the ghost-queue monitoring but, we also rely on your reports for a faster catch. Therefore, if you see anything suspicious let us know with a ticket and we will quickly take action. Any Battleground detected as ghost-queued that had no fair participation in it, is removed from the total counter, so it will not interfere with the Tournament in any way. We have been warning those players who ghost-queued and banned the ones that repeated it. From now on, the ghost queue shall be directly a 1-day ban, without any warning. If continued, it may lead to an account suspension.
– We are dealing with past win-traders, we are amending our own mistakes regarding proper monitoring. In order to balance the PvP status, we are removing the gear from people who did not earn it in a legit way. Thanks to those who understood and collaborated with us when we removed the items. That being said, we will not allow it to happen again and those who traded in the past, will see their accounts suspended if repeated.
We are preparing the terrain for an Arena Season reset, we will give you more information about this shortly.
This is just the base concept for the Weekly Battleground Tournament, we have plenty of ideas and our intention is to have more PvP areas involved, making it fun while challenging. We are open to suggestions, as always, and we will take them all into consideration. We would like to give you a sneak-peak about what we are thinking to include soon:
City Raiding: It will involve proper capital attacks and defense.
Wintergrasp will count towards the Tournament.
We are working on a way to incentivize players to join Alterac Valley during the Tournament.
Gurubashi Arena: extra rewards at the beginning but, we are thinking about giving it more relevance bit by bit.
We are going to be including totally new rewards every few weeks, the current ones are just to start with!
Our intention is to upgrade the Weekly Battleground Tournament and make it a Weekly (general) PvP Tournament. We will also keep improving the PvP section on the website so it can show more interesting stats such as top H.K kills, extended BG and WG info…etc.
This tournament is just the first step, and we are delighted to see the results. Thank you for your participation, the interest shown has been wonderful!
We can’t be more grateful for the feedback we are receiving, we are giving our best to make Dalaran your WotLK home, strong, long-established, dedicated and respectful to the hard work from our players. The PvP was an area that needed some love from our side so, we are on it now. We hope you enjoy the BG Tournament and what comes next.