World of Warcraft: Anyone who reports their fellow players in China gets rewards

Looking at World of Warcraft and other Blizzard games in different regions of the world, there are some differences. The Chinese version of Blizzard‘s MMORPG not only has some visual adjustments, such as missing bones or completely missing dialogues in some places, such as trans characters. But the Chinese also enjoy another bonus: If they blacken their fellow players, they can expect nifty rewards.

What is this system? Chinese players will come into contact with a new system in the future. If you report other players for misconduct such as botting, cheating, insults, or any other negative behavior that you don’t want, you can benefit from it. If the report leads to an account penalty for the suspect, the reporter accumulates points. These points can then be exchanged for rewards. For comparison: We only have a small in-game message if a report has led to a sanction.

What are the rewards? A whole lot. Players can unlock “generic” rewards such as Hearthstone packs, Heroes of the Storm skins, or even boosters. However, there are also a few real treats that long-time WoW fans should lick their fingers for. These include:

  • Big Battle Bear
  • Blazing Hippogryph
  • The Flag of Ownership
  • Demon Hunter’s Aspect
  • Hippogryph Hatchling
  • Dragon Kite

Yes, you read that right: These are the rewards that were originally only available via the long-defunct trading card game and now occasionally appear in the black market auction house.

Does that come to us too? That’s rather unlikely. In China there has been a “points shop” as a bonus program for some time. Anyone who makes purchases related to Blizzard games here can then exchange these points for additional rewards, such as Hearthstone card packs or in-game mounts in WoW. The system is now only being expanded to include an additional source of income for points, just for reporting disruptive players.

It is important to mention that World of Warcraft and other Blizzard games in China are mainly managed by Netease and Blizzard is not directly involved in these decisions.

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