Graveyard Camping in AV Nerfed?

#1 - Jan. 15, 2020, 12:07 p.m.
Blizzard Post

"WoW Classic

  • Alterac Valley
    • Spirit Guides now apply Honorless Target to the players they resurrect.
      • Developers’ note: We observed some behavior in Alterac Valley that can only be described as griefing—a violation of the In-Game Code of Conduct. If this had taken place in original WoW, it would have been seen as either a situation that needed to be fixed preventatively or a circumstance that called for account suspensions. We feel that the preventative solution is the more amicable one."

This is a rather unexpected change for me. Blizzard’s philosophy regarding “PvP Griefing” has always been very clear:
"The actions below, although seen by some as dishonorable, are considered legitimate PvP tactics and will not be addressed by GMs

  • Bluewalling
  • Corpse camping
  • Graveyard camping
  • Ganking
  • Killing lower-level characters
  • Kill stealing
  • Training mobs"

Why is it, then, that you are making this change? This would NOT have been considered griefing or actioned by GMs in the past.

There were tons of things you thought needed to be fixed “preventatively” that never were, and have been added to your “not a bug” list. Why are you being so inconsistent and selective with the changes you make?

It won’t stop this, by the way:

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#69 - Jan. 15, 2020, 6:22 p.m.
Blizzard Post

I’ve updated the text of the hotfix to more accurately describe it:

Alterac Valley

  • Spirit Guides in the starting caves now apply Honorless Target to the players they resurrect.

This tweak didn’t have any impact on graveyards in AV. Just the starting caves, where it was possible for a steady stream of new-to-that-instance players to keep spawning into an unfortunate situation.