Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reputation "Rewards"

I find Blizzard's new reputation reward system to be a little... strange.

A couple of weeks ago, I managed to get to Honored with Wyrmrest Accord. Remembering that there was a nice Cloth reward, I ran to the vendor, only to see everything red and unusable. Upon further inspection, I saw that Sash of the Wizened Wyrm, was indeed obtainable at Honored. However, it required level 78.

If Blizzard is going to make Reputation so much easier to gain in this expansion, shouldn't the rewards correlate to the expected character levels to reach those reputation levels?

Then again, I did do the daily a few times. Perhaps, without the daily I would have naturally reached Honored at level 78. So, I moved on.

This weekend, I reached a few milestones. I reached Revered with Alliance Vanguard, opening up two rewards. These are, at best, sidegrades to my current green quest rewards, and will most likely be useless when I hit 78.

Also, I reached Honored with The Kalu'ak way back at level 72, with no extra questing involved. I was finally able to pick up a reputation reward at level 76, and got the Pigment-Stained Robes, which I replaced only a couple of minutes later with a crafted item.

At the moment, it would appear that all reputation rewards are fairly useless at the levels you can actually use them, compared to the level they're obtainable. Recipes and Exalted/Level 80 items are an exception, although I wonder how much of a shelf life they have. This shows a decision on Blizzard's part. They made it MUCH easier to gain rep, and as such, toned down the quality of the rewards from it. There is really very little fun in seeing that green "ding" as things stand now.



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  • Haddar - Level 80
  • Tarmr - HERBS!
  • Samodean - Wyrmrest Accord Exalted
  • Samodean - Finish Northrend Quests


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