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Rep Changes in The Works For MoP

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm by Justin Cavender

Mists of Pandaria introduced several new factions into the mix. Each of these factions has some pretty cool rewards when your character reaches exalted status. As far as MoP factions are concerned, exalted status will earn you the option to purchase a new mount. On some occasions, your character is awarded a free mount upon reaching exalted with said faction, like the Order of the Cloud Serpent.

On October 4, Blizzard discussed changes to faction reputation in a later patch. Once one of your characters has reached Revered reputation with a faction, all other characters on the same Battle.net account will earn reputation with the same faction at double the rate. Additionally, your main character who reached Revered will also begin to earn double the reputation as he or she quests to Exalted.

It’s not uncommon for a new expansion to change the way characters gain reputation. In The Burning Crusade, players had to run specific dungeons tied to each faction to gain rep. However, with Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm, players could simply equip a faction tabard, and run any dungeon of their choice. Of course players could always choose to complete daily quests for reputation and gold. Some folks out there have an anti-daily mentality and prefer the dungeon grind instead.

MMO-Champion tracked this post from Blizzard.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

For Mists of Pandaria, though, we feel dungeons are already rewarding so it made the most sense to have reputation earned by doing things for each particular faction. The various factions are what really bring a lot of the flavor and character to the world of Pandaria. We weren’t very happy that the status quo in Cataclysm was to virtually ignore most factions and what they’re about, by instead doing the fairly unrelated task of running dungeons. It provided a way for players to essentially double dip on rewards from dungeons and faction reputations simply by putting on a shirt when queuing. In Mists we’ve changed the reward structure in a way that we feel makes for a better, more diverse gameplay experience.

This change will likely take place several months from now. If you’re like me and have to get those mounts immediately, you still have your work cut out for you.

You can follow Justin on his Cloud Serpent or on Twitter @Edgyarmo.

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