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Power to the Players: A Digital Revolution

Updated Tue, Feb 15, 2011 by Saia

This weekend Blizzard attempted to make a monumental change by stripping millions of players of a hard-earned achievement. The lack of forewarning and the callousness in which the change was made infuriated players to a level not seen since the company announced plans to roll out Real ID on the official forums last year. The playerbase revolted and, hours later, Blizzard was forced to back down spectacularly but what does this mean for us, the players, and how should of this whole debacle been handled in the first place?

So this weekend there was a major furor - as there always seems to be - on the official World of Warcraft forums. At the nexus of the latest storm, Blizzard announced a sudden change in the Exalted achievement in this week’s patch notes which stripped the title from millions of players until they had grinded another ten reputations to exalted (that’s basically every new faction introduced in Cataclysm).

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