Shortage of Ony Heads

#1 - Feb. 25, 2020, 4:14 a.m.
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Is anyone starting to experience a shortage of Onyxia heads on their server? I come from a low pop server and the amount of eligible players to turn in the head is dwindling to the point where we sometimes raid without the buff. Getting the Nef head isnt a fix because only about 5 guilds clear it right now on the alliance side. With the population of classic wow decreasing, as opposed to vanilla where it was ever increasing, we may come with a shortage of being able to get the buff.

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#16 - Feb. 26, 2020, 8:55 p.m.
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We’ve recently seen an increase in concerns about players resetting the Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer buff by killing the associated NPC.

It’s important to note that this behavior is accurate to original WoW, and was possible in 2005 and 2006. Nonetheless, it’s the sort of thing that wasn’t widespread back then, and we believe that if it had been, it would have been addressed. In general, cross-faction collusion is antithetical to WoW gameplay, and the specific circumstance where players pay a member of the opposing faction help them kill their ally feels inappropriate.

There’s a related concern here – it’s entirely possible for players (who don’t know what their allies are doing or want to police what their allies are doing) to kill the hired priest, and then find themselves in conflict with their own faction-mates. We don’t like to see these sorts of hostilities within a faction of players.

Nonetheless, any change to WoW Classic has to be very carefully considered, so for the time being, we’re going to leave this functionality in place. We will continue to monitor this situation, and we may have to change it in the future. We will not suspend players for resetting the buff or attempting to prevent others from doing so. We will continue to take action against players who send hostile or offensive chat messages.

Thank you for your feedback on this.