The community was unhappy with the recently announced hardcore statue competition and now the rules have been changed.
It’s been a hot topic this weekend with community members airing their concerns on social media regarding the competition (read about is all here) in which the first 1000 players to reach level 100 in hardcore would get their name engraved on a statue.
The concern was over some players having an advantage if they took part in the recent press review event which wrapped up a couple of days ago. This prompted a response from Blizzard’s Rod Fergusson who made this rather silly tweet and possibly his “don’t you have phones” moment.
How does deleting all their progress and making them start at the same time as everyone else give them an unfair advantage?
— Rod Fergusson (@RodFergusson) May 26, 2023
After a couple of days, there has now been a change to the rules that if you have taken part in the review event you are not eligible to take part in the competition. Common sense finally prevailed.
The competition itself is a great idea, but as so often happens with Blizzard, they don’t always think it through completely which kicks off an unnecessary debate within the community.
Anyway, it’s all sorted out now but perhaps they should just change this competition to start with Season 1, that would make a lot more sense.