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1) We noted that Conquest Points were going to be converted into Honor Points above the 4,000 cap with the release of patch 4.2, giving players one week to spend these excess points before the start of Season 10, at which point the 4,000 point cap would go into effect. Instead, the Honor Point cap intended to be enforced yesterday was applied at the same time Conquest Points were converted to Honor Points with patch 4.2. This led many players who saved Conquest Points up for the season transition to receive gold for any Honor Points above 4,000, rather than points above that cap. There wasn't a feasible solution for correcting the fact that the calculations had been run a week early.
2) We didn't notify players that we made a slight change to the way PvP gear is introduced each season. The change simply wasn't communicated among all of the other patch 4.2 changes, which was a big oversight on our part.
These two errors compounded each other. Players were left with no more than 4,000 Honor Points after patch 4.2, which led many players to farm more HP to buy Season 9 gear. Then, when Season 10 hit yesterday, Season 9 (ilvl 365) items were replaced with an HP tier of Season 10 (ilvl 371) items. Since players didn't know this would happen, many of you farmed HP and spent it on the Season 9 items prior to yesterday's maintenance.
1) Yeah, so during that transition week, it STILL would have been only S9 gear available. So basically, what you missed out on was a lessened grind to finish off the S9 set, up to a maximum of 4k extra (since Conq. points cap too);
2) They're acknowledging that they didn't notify the community, and understand the annoyance.
At the end of the day, no matter how much grinding you did during that week, you would not have been able to carry over more than 4k points (plus JP conversions) to buy 371 gear with, as all going to plan, any conq. points over the cap would have been converted to gold on that day anyway.
So yeah, another group who got a little shafted, were those who had excess conq. + honor points at the end of season, and had the excess converted to cash before they could buy S9 gear. Now, how do you determine from those who received gold, which ones would have spent that overage on S9 gear during that week?