With Patch 4.1 the adept coders at Blizzard have given World of Warcraft subscribers a new series of tasks designed to keep us happily tapping our keys and paying our monthly vig to the house. This new series of tasks are Guild Challenges! Yes kids, you heard me correctly. Now you can team up with other members of your guild to complete weekly tasks that will garner you Guild Experience, Achievements, and Gold. To earn Guild Dungeon Challenge credit, a 5-player party must be composed of at least 3 guild members. Raid and Rated Battleground Challenges require that 8 out of 10 players be guild members, while 20 guild members are required to earn credit for 25-player raids. To earn gold for Guild Challenge rewards, a guild must be level 5 or higher. What about the guild experience cap? Well fear not my heroic badasses! Every one of these Guild Challenges is not affected by the Guild Experience Cap! That means you can grind away at your own pace! Good call on this one Blizzard!
These challenges can be found in the Info pane of the guild UI.
Guild Challenges fall into three categories: Guild Dungeon Run, Guild Raid, and Guild Rated Battleground.
Each challenge can be completed a set number of times per week. Guild groups participating in level-appropriate Heroic or normal difficulty dungeons and raids, or Rated Battlegrounds, will automatically qualify for challenge credit.
Each time a Guild Challenge is completed, the guild will be awarded experience and gold deposited directly into the Guild Vault, as well as the opportunity to earn all-new achievements. A popup or “toast” will be displayed to confirm a Guild Challenge has been completed (similar to achievement alerts).
Guild experience earned via Guild Challenges will be awarded above the daily cap. The experience cap will move forward relative to the amount of experience obtained through completing Guild Challenges (similar to rested experience for characters).
Guilds already at the level cap will be awarded substantially more gold in place of guild experience.
Gold rewards are deposited into the guild bank once the guild reaches level 5. The text for the Cash Flow guild perk has been updated appropriately.