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WoW Classic’s new World PvP honor system explained at BlizzCon 2019

Published: 1/Nov/2019 22:25 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 22:37

by Bill Cooney

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World of Warcraft Classic players have been patiently waiting since the re-release came out for worldwide PvP to actually mean something, and we finally know when it’s happening.

Developers said back in August 2019 that they plan to roll out Classic content in six stages – with the Honor System and PvP rank rewards currently next on the list.

The honor system in WoW basically makes PvP a whole new game by itself, but to put it simply the system is a way to compare every player on the server’s efforts in PvP.

Blizzard EntertainmentFor the first time since Classic launched, PvP will actually mean something.
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When is the Honor System coming to WoW Classic?

Developers announced that the system would be coming to Classic on November 12, with Phase Two of the roadmap they laid out earlier in the year.

Most of the World of Warcraft time was spent on the new expansion ‘Shadowlands’, but developers have told us what’s coming in each phase, so we know exactly what’s coming.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Honor System and PvP rank rewards are arriving in Phase Two.

The Honor System is a way to track honor throughout the entire server, honor is based on getting honorable kills from the opposing faction, Alliance or Horde.

Honorable kills are when you or someone in your group kills a member of the opposing faction, either in battlegrounds or world PvP.

Players will be assigned a rank, depending on their Honorable kills from the previous week. Each faction has 14 ranks, which become increasingly more difficult to acquire as you go up the list.

Each rank also comes with its own rewards, like a tabard at the lowest ranks of Horde Scout and Alliance Private.

Blizzard EntertainmentWhat the Honor System will look like in WoW Classic.

Even though we’re getting the Honor System, Battlegrounds won’t be arriving until the next update at an unknown date.

The PvP portion of Phase 3 Three will include Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch as the first battlegrounds released to WoW Classic.

Meaningful WoW Classic PvP is finally coming, so players who have business in Hillsbrad should get it done before November 12 rolls around.

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WoW cosplayer’s impressive Sylvanas gets Blizzard’s seal of approval

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:58

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the most iconic characters of the World of Warcraft franchise is Sylvanas Windrunner, the main antagonist of WoW Shadowlands. A cosplay by Cinderys injects some new life into the Banshee Queen.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has become the biggest event in this year’s Warcraft calendar. Breaking Blizzard’s pre-sale records for the franchise’s expansion packs, it’s safe to say that fans and onlookers alike are excited about this newest chapter in the Warcraft story.

The events of Shadowlands take place after the Battle for Azaroth, and see players travel deep into the Shadowlands to thwart their undead nemesis; fan-favorite archer turned Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner. The Shadowlands themselves have come to represent the game’s equivalent of the afterlife, and while intriguing, are clearly home to a plethora of new, dangerous enemies.

However, Parisian cosplayer Cinderys (Sonia Grillet) has helped to blur the veil between the real world and the WoW universe by creating a stunning cosplay rendition of the Shadowlands antagonist.

Becoming the Banshee Queen

At first glance, Cinderys could easily be Sylvanas – or at least an illustration of her. Framed against the murky background of the Shadowlands, Cinderys is adorned in corrupted high eleven armor sporting Sylvanas’ masterfully crafted longbow. Ash blond hair cascades down her shoulders, providing some welcome respite to the dark, shadowy surroundings. However, getting to this point clearly wasn’t easy.

In a series of WIP photos, Cinderys shows the step by step process that led to the creation of the iconic Dark Lady, with one image showing the incomplete bust piece that lies at the center of Sylvanas’ armor.

A second photograph shows some of the behind the scenes work that went into the iconic longbow. With the finalized product sitting next to a blueprint of how to build it, it’s proof of just how much work has gone into the creation of the famous weapon.

With 3,000 likes on the image alone, Cinderys cosplay certainly attracted attention. The cosplay queen shared a post on Twitter showing the Blizzard liked the Tweet of Cinderys as Sylvanas. Cinderys’ excitement is infectious; seeing Blizzard respond to her cosplays caused a wave of appreciative fan comments and support.

Blizzard pick up Cinderys as their official WoW cosplayer

That’s not the only thing though. Upon Shadowlands’ release Blizzard allowed Cinderys to literally become the undead archer by making her the expansion’s official Sylvanas cosplayer. Featured alongside HartiganCosplay, Cinderys literally has become Sylvanas.

It’s amazing to see the transition that Cinderys has made in such a short space of time. From being an amazing instagram cosplayer to now being a part of Blizzard’s official marketing campaign for Shadowlands, she’s an inspiration to cosplayers everywhere. Push hard enough, and maybe one day you’ll also get to be a terrifying banshee too!