Rewarding our players for playing the game and being more active is one of the topics we have been discussing for a long while, but we never came to an agreement on how it should be done until now.
Every week, Thursday through Tuesday, a new themed bonus event will be live and active at both realms. Performing actions that contribute towards the event goals will reward you with Participation Tokens.
Every event will have unique goals that will likely require you to team up with your friends to accomplish.
One of the points we wish to highlight is that this incentive will in no way affect your game play if you do not wish to participate in them. It will also not give you any advantages over the other players
The Participation Token is a new currency that we'll be implementing and will be awarded at every event we run, community challenges and other contests (except the Monthly Voting Challenge).
Players will be able to use Participation Tokens to redeem web points and the unique Item Loading....
Monthly Challenges are hard challenges that will rotate in every month, awarding a chunk of Participation Tokens to all those who complete them. They will often require a lot of skill and practice to achieve the required goals.
Every month a new goal will be set, requesting our players to perform something truly memorable. Just killing a given boss on it's own isn't very challenging, but killing Onyxia with only 3 players in the group or running Naxxramas without anyone dying? Hah! That's what I call a challenge!
Monthly Challenges will vary depending on the realm.
More updates regarding events and the development of Monthly Challenges and Weekly Bonus Events will be presented in the following days. We are very excited about those new activities!