Upcoming Changes to the NA WoW MVP Program

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<This is going to be a bit of a meta discussion, and not something focused on World of Warcraft, as a whole. Those of you who are active on the forums and among the other World of Warcraft communities will probably have more thoughts on this than those who visit the forums on rare occasion.>

Hey guys!

Over the past year we've had it on our plate to breathe a bit of life in the MVP program for World of Warcraft (you may have seen me mention it here and there, and I know the MVPs have been eagerly waiting for movement on this). After nearly a year of discussions, we're finally ready to start moving forward with a refresh of the MVP program for World of Warcraft!

Most of our active posters here know that when the MVP program was founded, it's goal was to recognize active forums poster who contributed to our community through things like high-quality class guides or assisting and guiding new players with helpful information. While being active and posting in a constructive manner will still be something we take into account, we realize that we now live in a world with Icy Veins, Wowhead, Reddit, and numerous other communities that didn't necessarily exist at the onset of this project. This leads our MVP group to not being able to actively fulfill it's original purpose on our singular forums platform.

All of this led us to think we needed to be realigning the purpose of the program slightly, as we want to more actively empower the group to engage in discussions with us on various community issues, happening on the forums and in our greater community. This would also include working to provide insight into community and gameplay feedback they may see around the community, with direct conversations between the WoW community team and the WoW MVP group as a whole on a regular basis, much as we do in our conversations with folks on Reddit, Discord, etc., something that hasn't been utilized to its best.

To facilitate this, we will be moving the WoW MVP program to an application-based recruitment system, which will address a few concerns we have currently with the recruitment process, as well as letting us asked targeted questions to candidates during certain recruitment periods, and hopefully widening the audience. We expect to open recruitment early next week, after the President’s Day holiday, so be on the lookout for a thread if you're interested!

Of note, these changes DO NOT affect any region or franchise outside of World of Warcraft in North America, and these changes also do not apply to our awesome Customer and Technical Support MVPs who do great things.

We look forward to getting to work on the program and hearing your feedback!
Huh, sounds interesting. Good luck to all those who apply! It's always fun seeing a splash of green now and again.
100k for green text, we got a deal or what, Ornyx?
02/15/2018 11:08 AMPosted by Zarles
100k for green text, we got a deal or what, Ornyx?


If you were going to give Ornyx $100,000, I suspect he'd give you more than just green text.
I hope this doesn't mean Crepe is losing his MVP status. I notice community MVPs are not listed as being spared these changes.
02/15/2018 11:17 AMPosted by Nixxe
I hope this doesn't mean Crepe is losing his MVP status. I notice community MVPs are not listed as being spared these changes.

Yeah clarification would be great because I'll be sad if Lull loses the title as well.
02/15/2018 11:17 AMPosted by Nixxe
I hope this doesn't mean Crepe is losing his MVP status. I notice community MVPs are not listed as being spared these changes.


The way it's written I don't think they plan to take MVP status away from anyone who currently has it, just implement a better process for giving it out.
02/15/2018 11:17 AMPosted by Nixxe
I hope this doesn't mean Crepe is losing his MVP status. I notice community MVPs are not listed as being spared these changes.
We're asking the MVPs to reapply for the process, but we will be keeping everyone who is able to meet the newer standards going forward!

I wouldn't expect any of the familiar faces you know to go away unless it's their own choice.
02/15/2018 11:01 AMPosted by Ornyx
Icy-Veins


Oh no... it's officially endorsed now...
02/15/2018 11:23 AMPosted by Ornyx
We're asking the MVPs to reapply for the process, but we will be keeping everyone who is able to meet the newer standards going forward!

I wouldn't expect any of the familiar faces you know to go away unless it's their own choice.


Alright. Thank you for the explanation.
Make me MvP, and I will campaign for better treatment for Pandaren.

I may or may not be kidding, because me as a MvP? Pfft...I'm hated enough.

02/15/2018 11:24 AMPosted by Karzerus
Icy-Veins


Oh no... it's officially endorsed now...


Has been for a while now.

Better Icy-veins than Noxxic.
Cool, I would love to see more MVP posts, even if I can’t be one myself. Almost like a blue post they draw a lot of attention to important posts.
That green text seems to require pretty good tanking skills. My sympathies to those selected.
i usually don't post in the main forums as i play in the api side .. lol
If it's going to be like that, then I think upvoting MvP posts should be disallowed like blue posts. They already have the green text which serves that purpose. There is nothing worse than a thread being derailed because a green post has been upvoted by a few forum fans.
Interesting...

Well if it means more presence of sensible MVP posts I'm all for it.
I approve of these changes. Consider my application submitted :)
Good. Some of these so-called "MVPs" should have lost that status years ago due to their snarky comments and Blizzard's unwillingness to crack down on their behavior. Let some new faces have a chance to be better.
02/15/2018 12:47 PMPosted by Jastinn
Good. Some of these so-called "MVPs" should have lost that status years ago due to their snarky comments and Blizzard's unwillingness to crack down on their behavior. Let some new faces have a chance to be better.


Snarky comments are fine, I'm sorry you can't handle it.

Snowfox was one of the better ones.
I'd like to run on a campaign platform of "You need pathfinder before you can post on the forums." My Vice MVP will be Nixxe. Together, we can build this community into people whose opinions I might occasionally care about, instead of all the people I don't. Together, we can be strong. Together, we can be Demo locks that don't have to cast DE every other spell. Together, we can rid the world of pandas. And together, we can imprison Habit forever.

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