WoW Mounts News: Zelse Silenced
Remember the Friendship Moose Movement we wrote about on the site the other day? Well, the great WoW mounts farmer known as Zelse has been silenced by virtue of the recent “Silence Penalty” that Blizzard had implemented.
If you all don’t remember what this Silence Penalty is, it’s Blizzard’s newest attempt at culling the innate toxicity in World of Warcraft, making reporting players much more effective now, aiming for a strong deterrent against the bad attitudes. When a player is reported an “enough” number of times, Blizzard will then be reviewing the reports manually if there is any actual merit to them. When found guilty of the toxicity that Blizzard wants to curtail, the player will then receive a 12 hour silence penalty where he or she will be limited to where and when they can chat. For more details, visit our article specifically talking about it here.
WoW Mounts: A True WoW Hero Scorned
But right from the get-go, a lot of people have been very vocal about the new penalty system. It’s been foreseen that folks will abuse the system and a lot of folks will be unfairly penalized for doing absolutely nothing wrong.
And who is one of the first casualties of this first wave of innocent folks? The guy that helped HUNDREDS of people to obtain the Ahead of the Curve Archimonde achievement and, of course, one of the the much coveted WoW mounts, the Grove Warden.
He certainly hasn’t done anything wrong other than advertise the continuing adventures of the Friendship Moose Movement as it has been revealed that the Grove Warden WoW mounts are still obtainable even in Legion. It’s speculated by some folks that the other WoW mounts sellers that ask for payment for a carry through Archimonde are the ones that reported Zelse a multiple number of times in order to get silenced. It’s because they’re losing out on WoW gold due to Zelse offering the carry service for nothing except for a bit of participation from those that want to get carried.
This is blatant abuse and it is obvious that Blizzard isn’t manually checking these issues but, rather, keeping an automated system that instantly silences any player with a certain number of complaints. We understand Blizzard’s attempt at making the game’s community a better place, but the execution and implementation is simply horrid. They’ve got to fix this as soon as possible or risk the wrath of the community.