Battleground Honor Adjustments


Early today an announcement was made on the official forums that the honor gains are going to be changed for some battlegrounds. The affected battlegrounds are Arathi Basin, Battle for Gilneas, Eye of the Storm, Silvershard Mines, Strand of the Ancients, Twin Peaks, and Warsong Gulch. All the other wont be affected at all.

Thing is Blizzard noticed that these BGs are rewarding to little honor and they decided to fix that.

For the points based BGs, like AB or EotS for example, the bonus honor you’ll get will be every 130 points instead of 260. So basically you’ll get honor faster. For Silvershard Mines you’ll get the honor every 200 resources instead of 265.
The Capture-the-Flag BGs the Focused Assault debuff will be applied faster and it will be a honor bonus for capture prevention.
Strand of the Ancients honor bonuses will come from destroying the gates or preventing them from being destroyed.

You can read the entire announcement below:


We’ve recently taken another look at the rate of Honor gains in various Battlegrounds, and have concluded that current Honor gains in several Battlegrounds are too low. To that end, we’ll be making several changes to the way that Honor bonuses are rewarded in those battlegrounds, as follows:

In Arathi Basin, Battle for Gilneas, and Eye of the Storm, we’ll be increasing the frequency at which you’ll be rewarded bonus Honor based on the points your team has earned. Currently, you earn bonus Honor every 260 points (or 200 if that battleground is the current Call to Arms) in these battlegrounds. As a part of this adjustment, we’re going to lower the number to 130 (or 100 during Call to Arms).

We’re also making a similar change to Silvershard Mines. Currently bonus Honor is earned for every 265 points (or every 160 if Silvershard is the current Call to Arms). After the change, you’ll earn bonus Honor every 200 points (or 130 during Call to Arms).

Warsong Gulch and Twin Peaks are getting a slightly different treatment. Because these matches tend to take longer than the above Battlegrounds (which directly affects the rate at which you earn Honor from playing them) we wanted to make some changes to speed them up a bit. To do this we’re going to apply the Focused Assault debuff 1 minute after both flags have been picked up, which is 2 minutes earlier than it does currently. Once it’s begun to apply, it will continue to increase at the current rate of 1 stack every minute. On top of that, we’re adding a new bonus at the end of the match: For every flag you prevent the opposing team from capturing (so, every flag under 3), you’ll earn 18 extra Honor.

Lastly, in Strand of the Ancients, we’re doubling the bonus a team earns for destroying a gate (or preventing it from being destroyed).

These hotfixes are currently in production, and will be applied as soon as they are ready. We’ll have an update in the official Hotfix blog once they’re active. We look forward to seeing you on the fields of battle!

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  • Zagnaphein

    Hmm intresting changes even though i hate pvp myself they look rly intrguting.