We’ve been posting a lot about Brawler’s Guild invitations here at GAMEBREAKER. Olivia’s initial review and summary, which was very positive, turned to a sourer look at Blizzard’s chosen method of entry. And now we’re back with another update on Brawler’s Guild.
Blizzard Community Manager Daxxarri posted recently about what feedback is and what Blizzard do with it, saying that Blizzard do listen, but that they can’t always respond to everything, and can’t always solve problems immediately. It should also be noted that there’s often a noisy minority who take the time to complain, and that they don’t always represent all 10 million WoW players!
But in this case, as Daxxarri again reported, feedback has been listened to, and the community can claim a small victory, as Blizzard have, to some extent, backed down on their earlier Brawler’s Guild invitation philosophy.
Entry into the brawler’s guild is by invitation only. Invitations can be found on the black market auction house, by invitation from somebody within the guild, and occasionally as drops from certain Horde and Alliance NPCs.
This is a vast improvement on the invitations only being available via the Black Market Auction House, which, as we discussed in Legendary Episode 101, felt like an artificial barrier. It is highly likely that the drop rates will be very low, but any method of obtaining these invitations other than having to beg, borrow or steal gold is a huge step forwards. The reason, for me, that the Black Market Auction House approach was so objectionable was that it allowed players to exclude other players from content. This change doesn’t remove that issue, but it takes a step towards correcting it.
Remember, when leaving feedback, that Blizzard is listening!