If you’re as excited as I am for World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, then you better know all you can about the game. I’m sure you’ve religiously checked the Internet for all the latest updates about the expansion’s new world, new characters, and new gameplays. However, you may have missed one new addition to WoW’s expansion that is sure to get that gamer in you grinning in excitement. This feature that I’m talking about is called championing, and it is WoW’s way of making sure that all your actions, especially those connected with fighting in factions, are properly and hugely rewarded. If you want to know how this new feature works, just read on below!
What is it?
The new feature does sound new, and no other WoW game has ever had it before. An exclusive of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, championing is definitely something to get excited about. This feature will allow a player to earn reputation just by wearing a certain tabard of a faction when he participates in a dungeon. However, there are certain limitations. Reputation is only gained through this feature if the player is doing a level 80 dungeon or if the player is in a heroic dungeon.
How does it work?
In the past games, tabards or the signs or banners of factions, can only be gotten when you are at exalted level. However, this time, to make this new feature available to more players, tabards are available in the friendly level. What you have to keep in mind is that reputation CAN NOT be gained without wearing a tabard, no matter what faction you are affiliated with or no matter what dungeon you play in. It also seems that this new feature doesn’t work for factions that belong to previous games. There are even some new factions where the new feature is unavailable. Below is the reported list of the factions where championing works and where it doesn’t.
Wrath of the Lich King new factions with the new reputation gain feature:
* Argent Crusade
* Kirin Tor
* Knights of the Ebon Blade
* The Wyrmrest Accord
New factions without the championing feature:
* Frenzyheart Tribe
* The Oracles
* The Kalu’ak
* The Sons of Hodir
When trying to gain reputation, keep in mind that the heroic dungeons offer more. For example, bosses in heroic dungeons give at least five times reputation compared to non-heroic dungeons. However, heroic dungeons are also a lot more difficult. So you better balance the two, or if you want to gain reputation badly, make sure you have the proper gear or armor. These are my tips for now regarding the new feature of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. I’m sure you’ll get to play it anyway. If you have any tips to share, send them my way!