A Wednesday Battle.net update has revealed additional tidbits about the upcoming v4.1 patch for World of Warcraft. According to Blizzard, extra guild experience, achievements and gold are coming to guilds through a new feature called Guild Challenges. These weekly tasks will be built into the Info panel of the guild user interface.
"This feature has been designed and implemented to be quite simple," Blizzard said. "At the top of the guild user interface Info pane, a new Guild Challenges section will be displayed and broken into three categories: Dungeons, Raids, and Rated Battlegrounds. Any guild group will qualify for Guild Challenges credit and there is a set number of times each challenge can be completed per week."
Guild Dungeon Challenge credits require a 5-player party that consists of at least 3 guild members. Raid and Rated Battleground Challenges require 8 out of 10 players to be guild members, whereas 20 guild members are required to earn credit for 25-player raids. In order to earn gold for Guild Challenge rewards, a guild must be level 5 or higher and the participating members must have earned honored reputation with the guild.
"For example, 3 out of 5 guild members in a 5-player party must be honored to earn gold for the guild. If those three guild members have only reached friendly reputation, they would still receive credit and earn guild experience, but the guild would not receive gold," Blizzard said
Guild Challenges also award guild experience above the guild level cap. "Think of it like rested experience," the company added. "The guild experience cap will extend itself relative to the guild experience earned by completing these challenges. It’s a great way to get an extra edge on your guild leveling! Not only that, if your guild reaches the level cap, continuing to partake in Guild Challenges will yield a much more substantial sum of gold deposited directly into the Guild Vault."
To learn more about patch v4.1, read the entire lengthy post here.