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Blizzard are making a one-time hotfix to remove the "betrayer" status for players that have left their Covenants, making it easier to switch back! Previously, when coming back to a Covenant you had "betrayed" you had to go through a lengthy and time-gated process before rejoining.

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When you leave a Covenant, they assign betrayer status to you. Returning to that Covenant is possible, but you have to take extra steps to regain their full trust.

Nonetheless, the Covenants are now coming together to fight a great threat, and there’s an upcoming new season, and they’re temporarily feeling more compatible with those who previously left their sanctums.

Considering all of the recent balance changes and new rewards like Covenant mounts, we’re creating a hotfix that will reset the betrayer status for all players who previously left any Covenants. This will be one-time renovation to your relationship with your old Covenant intended to make it easier for you to return and pick back up where you left off with them.

We expect the hotfix to go live in the next couple of days.

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The saddest part is we know at the end of Shadowland this bullshit won't be around in the game and everyone will just enjoy grinding anima on 4 of the covenant, enjoy each ability, campaign, soul bind and everything. But because Blizzard force us to play 1 playstyle it just drive people mad because they create boundary for our game experience and that is just bad.. 


I'm not an hardcore player, I'm a casual, and I would love to just enjoy the game and don't feel like I will always be left behind because I chose something for cosmetic purpose 

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11 hours ago, Resnar said:

The saddest part is we know at the end of Shadowland this bullshit won't be around in the game and everyone will just enjoy grinding anima on 4 of the covenant

is that so? i havent read that yet.

i also dislike the time consumtion when you switch a covenant but i want to min - max and push higher dungeon keys. if you are playing casual there shouldnt be any problem in playing a covenant you like because of whatever reason, your dmg will always be enough for casual purposes.

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is that so? i havent read that yet.

 It was that way for legion legendary and azerith in BFA 

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1 hour ago, Resnar said:

 It was that way for legion legendary and azerith in BFA 

maybe i have a brain fart but are you comparing SL resource farming and legion/bfa legendary / azerith amor vendor? you also had resources which you had to farm in legion and BFA but instead you just had 1 thing to spend it on, while in SL you got 4 different once and you have to choose 1 out of 4 to spend your resources on. so in my opinion you got nothing which is compareable with the current situation that we had in the past expansions?

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The thing with legion legendary was it was incredibly well receive, everyone saw opportunity from it, it was opening a box full of new build and way to play your character, until we realize it was 1°) random to get 2°) lock to only legendary at the first patch.


Everyone started to complain about it, saying that was a terrible design and we should be able to

1°) know when we would receive a new legendary (there was a site that was estimating how much % you were need to get a leg but that was sometimes random and wrong, sometimes you were at 100%, you were opening a random chest in open world and you were receiving your bis leg, happened to me)

2°) It was random, you had a very small chance to receive 1 legendary off of  15+ leg, and only 1 or 2 were bis other were *filtered*.

And 3°) until the second or third patch the chance to get leg was bound to your class and not spec, so you had to play only 1 char and only 1 spec otherwise you would always be left behind.


Until in last patch they made a vendor and a currency to buy it.


BFA azerith system, same thing, lot of opportunity, pretty neat BUT


1°) You could not roll off as much as you want

2°) you had to use different website to know which one were bis

3°) only a few were 

4°) Because of it's acquisition and how few were BIS it was frustrating, you were most of the time using low Ilvl gear that had the right affix rather than the high gear with the wrong one 

5°) it was lock on Champion of azeroth rep which was remove in 8.1 if I'm not wrong (despite being *filtered* since day one of beta) 


All of this issue were known since the beta, all of this issue were not accepted by the community and pointed out, devs knew about it and was fix in the last patch by adding a currency and a vendor.


And same goes with SL, the borrow power is badly implemented despite being *filtered* awesome, only a few are cool and only few are bis, it's time gated, you can't switch as you want and you know what ? We can come back in 1/2 years when the last patch of SL will eb release and all of those issue will be fix.. Despite being pointed out at the beta


I might sound negative, but I love wow, I love borrow power, I loved legion leg, I loved bfa azerith, I love covenant but the way it's handle and implemented is bad and it's really really sad 

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