Badges are a ridiculous award to give from these enlistment bonuses. I'm not sure any award is warranted, but more than a few gold worth of items seems way, way too generous.
Wow, Blizzard strikes again... Only they could have created a reward for those who never had any issue with queues...
Classic experience, huh. Now I starting to understand #nochanges crowd.
Well, i dont know how good this enlistment package fix is. But at least they are trying to fix the cause of the problem (faction imbalance, especially among PvPers)Meanwhile, mercenary mode only makes the actual problem even worse.
"Good old classic experience" - Blizzard
CBA playing any of that against groups bis geared from pre-patch month, without any real chance at winning even when premade; chance of one badge won't change that much.If the matchmaking considered pvp gear, if racials weren't a thing (so I could actually CC opponents),… something that actually gives a chance to win and therefore actual competition and fun…
It's amazing how uncreative blizzard have become when adressing a problem "aka" somethingsomething pour more over the Alliance faction.- Player community: "What about Horde ?- Blizzard : Yup, no need to change anything.. the mudhuts are still standing.
The economy was $%^& a long time ago, hardly the reason to fret out. BoJ however is an overkill.
Serious PVP'ers should have rolled Alliance. Simple as. You knew in advance of classic coming out that this would happen, went Horde anyway, blasted the Alliance off your server, and now QQ. You have your cake, now eat it.
Im alliance, I dont pvp right now but I will if this awards badges. Id imagine it will be less effective way then heroics but seems more fun. I like it.
You can't have an ally bias and horde bias at the same time.
There's unconfirmed reports in Reddit comments saying people are getting Primal Nethers out of these, too.
I, for one, appreciate Blizzard trying to correct the course of the faction imbalance. But this Enlistment Package is just a baby step that will, at best, slightly increase PvP participation in the alliance. Not convince anyone to reroll because a handful of gold is not a substantial advantage in the current economy.It is nowhere close to a big enough incentive to retain and renew the Alliance population. Blizzard needs to be more daring if they want to prevent a repeat of retail with 70% Horde players. Classic is a chance to correct the design flaws of the past and the Alliance faction needs better tools to attract players. Maybe a couple new racials, or, if they don't want to affect the gameplay, exclusive QoL such as dual spec or barbershop that can appeal to players.
Just wait until you hear about the bug where the box doesn't leave your inventory when looted and it reloads its Badges and Spirit Shards when you change zones.
Don't spit in my face and tell me to be thankful. Server imbalance is the biggest long-term problem and same-faction BGs will only make it worse. Talent and effort is minimal on alliance already. Give me a real reason why a good player (pvp or pve) would chose to play alliance. Already playing alliance? Friends? A chance at a badge and 3gold if you manage to win the match with half the team afk? What else. Guilds on our server are already in the process of falling apart and merging to get ready for 25mans. A lot will end up quitting, rerolling horde, or staying in kara forever.But really, no probable solution from blizzard would be good enough. Horde will complain til they get lower queues no matter what; this change will happen. If they had tripled honor values, we couldve just been farmed for a few months. My friends who had the time to tryhard and get to glad ratings are done and they aren't interested in battlegrounds whatsoever. I imagine its the same for most who are done with their grinds. So who is left to pvp on alliance? People who enjoy battlegrounds, afkers/people testing specs, and people trying to gear.The enlistment package is about as enticing as root canal without anesthesia. If you need it, you need it, but it's gonna hurt like hell the entire time.Improbable solutions:Give me a free respec every time I join a match.Free faction xfer for the minority faction on the server and same-faction BGs.