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WoW’s Plunderstorm Event Slashes Rep Grind by 50% Through April 30

World of Warcraft players have a final shot at acquiring coveted pirate-themed treasures with ease, as Blizzard Entertainment announces a significant boost in reputation gains for the remaining days of the Plunderstorm event. After the upcoming weekly maintenance—scheduled for April 16 at 4 PM UTC for US servers and April 17 at 4 AM UTC for EU servers—all players will enjoy doubled reputation points until the event concludes on April 30.

This delightful turn of events may sting for some, like our online editor Fraser Brown, who recently endured sleepless nights to nearly complete the grind. Less than a day before the announcement, Brown shared his exhaustive journey through Plunderstorm, unknowingly racing against an easier path laid out by the upcoming update.

For those like myself, who’ve taken a lighter approach to the high-seas hijinks, this news is a welcome relief. Although the thrill of PvP combat in the event can be electrifying, the allure of achieving high renown without the usual grind is now irresistibly accessible. This update may reinvigorate the event’s participation as players rush to leverage the reputation boon, aiming to avoid the intensive efforts faced by early birds like Brown.

Among the bountiful rewards now within easier reach are exclusive mounts like The Silver Tidestallion and The Royal Seafeather, charming pets including Happy and Bubbles, and formidable gear sets such as The Swabbie and Captain outfits. High-value items like the Plunderlord’s Silver Cutlass and the Marvellous Multi-Shot also await those quick to seize this opportunity.

Blizzard’s timing might frustrate dedicated players who have already invested heavily in the event, but it ensures that Plunderstorm maintains a vibrant, active community through its final days. This strategic move could very well keep the event’s momentum alive, encouraging a frenzied dash among the community to attain new heights of renown before the April 30 deadline.

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