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#1 - 2010/11/24 02:42:50 PM
Dear World of Warcraft Community,

As you may already be aware, our MVP program is a way for us to reward active, constructive and helpful players participating on the European World of Warcraft forums. We provide MVPs with a special avatar that will identify them as such (when it actually works, that is!), and also their posts appear in green text. This is intended to be a fun opportunity for our MVPs as well as to give our community an additional communication channel.

You may already be familiar with our existing MVPs: Adnaw, Lobotomy, Shammoz & Celiby. You may also be familiar with Lethan. Well, now he is an MVP too! Please can you give him a warm welcome :-)

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#2 - 2010/11/24 02:44:35 PM
Q. Why was the MVP Program created?

A. Members of the Community Team have often responded to questions that players can and do answer just as easily. However, at times, answers by players would go completely ignored while the original poster sought a "blue" response, not trusting what their fellows told them.

In order to solve the problem, we instituted a program that has shown great success on Blizzard's forums in the past: the MVP (Most Valuable Poster) Program. This tag next to players who have answered players' questions consistently and accurately lends a note of credibility to what they post; it allows players seeking answers to take what they say at face value

Q. What does an MVP do?

A. An MVP continues to do what they've already been doing: promoting constructive posting wherever they can. They contribute to the community and encourage polite discussion throughout the forums. When you see an MVP post, listen to what they have to say -- they were chosen for their knowledge of the game, also.

Q. Why didn't you select _____, someone who always gives great constructive feedback on X subject?

A. Please understand that MVPs are not class representatives or community representatives in that sense; they are not chosen for their ability to criticise game mechanics and give feedback. They certainly can do this (and many do). The members of the Community Team are still the vehicles through which you should submit feedback by posting on these forums. We do not have a class representative system in place at this time and would prefer to hear all players' feedback instead of a select few.

Q. Why aren't the MVPs all level 80s?

A. You do not have to have a level 80 to answer the majority of questions on these forums clearly and accurately. You do not need a level 80 to be able to direct players to the appropriate page on the website for their question, or to link to an answer already given by Blizzard. The "you must have a level 80 to post something useful" perception is largely false, and not something we wish to perpetuate. Again, this partially stems back to the idea that MVPs are in fact community representatives who are giving feedback for the playerbase, which is untrue.

Q. How can I become an MVP?

A. Keep posting constructively, answering questions about the game, and encouraging discussion (and no, that doesn't mean giving a post a title and then saying "Discuss.") throughout the forums -- we'll take notice. Following the Code of Conduct would be an important part of it, as well.

Q. Who are the current MVPs for the English EU forum?

A. The current MVPs are now:

Adnaw
Celiby
Lethan
Lobotomy
Shammoz

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#5 - 2010/11/24 02:48:22 PM
HAI MATE.

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#6 - 2010/11/24 02:50:57 PM
Hello & congratulations to you!

Always nice to see a Lethan post on the CS forum every now and then. ^_^

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#11 - 2010/11/24 02:58:20 PM
Hello and welcome aboard ;)

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#13 - 2010/11/24 03:00:19 PM
Well hello :)

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#14 - 2010/11/24 03:01:51 PM
I'm sure some of you know me already. The forums I frequent the most are Newcomers and General, and previously Cataclysm. You may also see me post in In-Game Customer Support every now and then :)
Well we certainly know you and have appreciated your forum interactions for quite some time. Good to see that your helpful presence is now highlighted in green! :-)

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#22 - 2010/11/24 03:50:57 PM
Congratulations indeed Lethan :-D

/cheer

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#41 - 2010/11/24 04:44:29 PM
What's with all the undead mages as MVPs? All a big conspiracy I say!


Shhh.... you saw nothing!

/shiftyeyes

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#47 - 2010/11/24 06:10:23 PM
Give MVT (Most Valuable Troll).
We already do give special treatment to forum trolls and the like; we reward them with membership in our Forum Holiday Club.

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#94 - 2010/11/25 09:51:46 PM
You said it! Sing it brother sing it, while I prepare the mind control satellites and explosive chickens! We shall prevail if not by merit alone then by force and a 99.6% success rate!
Aww Adnaw, it's lovely to see you outside of RP land! :-)

You be careful now, though -- it's surprising the destruction that can be brought on by what seems to be nothing more than a simple radish!

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#96 - 2010/11/25 10:07:25 PM
Though it's a formality I guess, coz apart from the green text you've been MVP-quality for ages I'd say.
Wholeheartedly agreed.

We very carefully assess many candidates to become MVPs and sometimes we spend a long time doing so (not always intentionally, mind!) It's not just a case of helpfulness and being constructive, it's also doing this over a long period of time.

Of course, we're always very appreciative of all the people who post helpfully and constructively, even the chap who just pops in to post helpfully here and there. We see all! We appreciate the good, and gently weed out the bad. ;-)