Alterac Valley Adjustments Incoming

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 “Enter 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.

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Hey, so I heard you like corpse camping
AV: Fixing a setting
Server Rivalries
Yeah these changes wont work
Druid FCs are about to become really popular
Why are alliance allowed to cheat in AV?
Paid faction change
AV Alliance Bubble? really is it a joke
Why the AV Change Was Made
Alliance. Time to Boycott AV
So uhh... AV
Horde complained about Av premades now make Wsg premades non-stop
Alliance Exploiting. Circumventing the AV Fix
It's time to ban AV premaders. There is no plausible deniability anymore
New AV is live - early reports here
Artificial Queue time implemented for Alliance
If AV premades were a problem against pugs, why is it acceptable in WSG?
Please fix WSG immediately!
Alliance Exploiting. Circumventing the AV Fix
Alliance Exploiting. Circumventing the AV Fix
Alliance Exploiting. Circumventing the AV Fix
Alliance Exploiting. Circumventing the AV Fix
It's time to ban AV premaders. There is no plausible deniability anymore
It's time to ban AV premaders. There is no plausible deniability anymore
Blizzard has 100% ruined PVP and Ranking for Alliance
Horde legit making WSG Premades to die and not res
So uhh... AV
So I just tried to do AV to see how its going
So horde , did you get what you wanted?
Kill trading, cheating, honor system gaming
Thank you Blizzard for changing AV
Ally have figured out how to premade again
Shortage of Ony Heads
Alliance can still premade AV
Should PUGS fight Premades?
Stop giving premades what they want
Horde are winning 99% of AV's and also getting 99% of the HKs
Why did Blizzard nerf alliance premades?
Why did Blizzard nerf alliance premades?
Alliance is- regularly winning AV now?
Alliance AV Discord Premades are Great
They claim that pre-made teams aren't stacked
AV after the "Fixes"
Has Blizz even addressed AV yet?
Server Rivalries
Now that #Nochanges is definitely out the window
Druid FCs are about to become really popular
Why are alliance allowed to cheat in AV?
Anyone else bored leveling alts?
People are so mad that an AV might last 30m instead of 6m
Why is there no outcry against the real cheaters?
Don't work to "beat" Blizzard's changes
ToS/CoC violation reporting clarification request
ToS/CoC violation reporting clarification request
New AV is live - early reports here
New AV is live - early reports here
New AV is live - early reports here

Victory.

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Proof that what I said all along is happening. They see you, just calm down and wait.

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How? Still no common sense stuff going on in blizz headquarters.

Fix WSG so its worth actually queing up for?
Add timer so its not a 5 hour GY camp fest?

Add AB before you allow the raid community to gear up and one shot pvp’rs tf?

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Nice. Now, watch people still complain.

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So, no more large premades. More farming people for honor since the diminishing returns are much slower.

Sounds like huge buffs to the Horde playstyle.

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Thank god for that!

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It looks like our whining has paid off!

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We complained enough! Vindication!!

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Senpai noticed us!!! :smiley:

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I felt a great disturbance in the Force , as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

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Gonna enjoy Qing with 5 ele shamans and 1 shotting everyone. Yoink

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I concur, to this point.

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I’m waiting for the ‘PALADIN/WM PULL WHERE FIX?!’ responses.

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well that really sucks ,wont be able to premade as much and the honor will be worst while the horde turtles even more now and not even try to win.

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That just means they’ll take a step back, frost nova/frost trap/blizzard until honorless drops off, then kill. Not a major change at all.

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And this still would’ve come without all your crying, complaining, and attacking every blue post like a petulant child.

Thanks for the update, Kaivax

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It means 2 things.

  • Horde queue will increase
  • WSG will be the new grind
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Thank you for allowing us the queue as a group…queuing as a small group has been really difficult

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Incoming premade tears … and long winded explanations about how this is somehow all phase 2’s fault.

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