Free Money, XP Boost Coming to WoW Guilds

A Wednesday 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.

  • kimyeang88
    that's why i quit WoW. they are trying to make us busy by doing these events. :D
    I'm having happy life now. However when i play WoW, it was also fun but i just feel i wasted too much time. So i quit.
  • pangedit
    I quit wow too like 1 month after cataclysm but not for the same reason as you. WoW really is the best mmorpg around but its seriously old and its time for it to just die in a corner and be succeeded by a new mmo.
  • Yeah, it has become impossible to be just a casual player.
  • brettms71
    Wow is like a full time job now. I'm hoping The Secret World will come soon and be good as a casual game as well. No more need for Alts and the full time job feeling hopefully.
  • memadmax
    I quit WoW about a 2 weeks ago.
    The random dungeon ques for 85 have steadily gotten longer and longer to the point were it was a 2/2.5 hour wait for a que(if ur dps).
    Now after having gone thru the bg treadmill for 4 toons on LK, im tired of it...

    No one, on my server at least, wants to pug raids either. Blizzard killed healers, bad idea, this also caused randoms to die out, see above.......

    Whats more, overall, Cata feels the same as LK... BC... but the zones feel more disorganized.

    PvP is broken also, way, way, way, way, too many stuns/interrupts crazy messed up things that make your toon dead so quick, unless you are wired on meth, there's nothing you can do about it..

    I had to run up a pimp hunter to keep interested in the game/PvP, but that died too around lvl 74, when the play started to match 85.

    So, that's the end of that, 4 yrs of play, 4 85's, a handful of 80/70's, and it all has come to an end...
    Long Live World Of Warcrack....
  • dimar
    I'd love a Warcraft 3 style online game (with better gfx :-), with Blizzard adding new stories and cut-scenes, like every month, or once in awhile.
  • well i quit wow like years ago , blizzard must understand that people have to work eat & sleep before they have time to play wow. if the buid wow in a way that force us hook up to it 24/7(which is they are ) then they will keep on losing customers.
  • punnar
    I've been playing wow on and off for about 5 years now. Before that and in between are EQ, EQ2, AOC, Aion, SC2, and of course Angry Birds. I know people that played wow like it was going out of style specially when cata came out and they leveled so quickly and got achievements before anyone. These same people have canceled their accounts and moved on to other games, for now at least. Same peeps quit before but came back, just like it do. Games are meant to be fun and if you're not having fun, then quit.
  • virtualban
    From the comments above I am glad my WoW addiction lasted only 6 months, only one character leveled up.
    I quit when one of the smaller upgrades, not expansion packs, came out. I had already maxed out all I could in gear, and new gear just came along, and I had to do it all over again, and I said "this is enough" and just stopped.
  • -Fran-
    punnarGames are meant to be fun and if you're not having fun, then quit.
    Ding ding ding.

    It doesn't matter if it takes your whole time as long as you have fun.

    I haven't quit WoW, but I usually stop playing half way of the expansion cause I get bored of the content. So far, Cata has been good and fun, so I still play it and by no means I'm a "hardcore" player (but I'm not a baddie, lol). I log for like 2 hours a day (if I can... haven't logged in like 2 weeks due to overtime work =/). Week ends I play a lil' more: 4 to 8 hours if I don't have to do other stuff. I do Arenas/BGs, some dungeon'ing and haven't raid cause of lack of time for 'em. Still, I can't say I've been bored while I was logged in.

    Anyway, good to see Blizz is still getting new stuff to do in WoW.