WoW Remix Cloak nerfs were not enough to battle Froggers, according to some fans

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Were the punishments handed down to WoW Remix "Froggers" enough? Let's talk about it (Image via Blizzard Entertainment))

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria has been hit by controversy, due to the “Froggers”. This is a term given to describe a specific subset of players - those who took advantage of the Gulper Frogs on Timeless Isle to grind out an incredibly powerful set of equipment and Threads for their Cloak of Infinite Potential. While Blizzard did eventually nerf the players who did this - their cloaks anyway, some players have said that’s not enough.

It did lead to players who didn’t take advantage of this situation receiving a free 40,000 Bronze on all of their characters, once they hit level 70 and complete a very simple quest. To some players, this simply wasn’t enough. Those that grinded incredibly hard in WoW Remix, the players known as Froggers, also got to keep their ridiculously strong item level 556 gear.

Some players felt the punishment wasn't severe enough (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Some players felt the punishment wasn't severe enough (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Some players feel the punishment isn’t quite enough. Most of these players feel the WoW Remix Froggers ought to have their equipment nerfed as well. Some of these responders on the World of Warcraft forums do admit that if the cost of upgrading gear didn’t get so prohibitively expensive, Frog grinds wouldn’t have felt so necessary to them.

While the Frogger grinds didn’t really hurt anyone, it has made some players, who also wanted to feel powerful and efficient, not receive the satisfaction they were looking for. That’s because almost every run through a raid or dungeon in this mode has at least one person who grinded in it, and they smash through the content incredibly easily.

Other WoW Remix players didn't care about Froggers, or what they did (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Other WoW Remix players didn't care about Froggers, or what they did (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

On the other hand, there are quite a lot of people who simply don’t care about this supposed drama in the WoW Remix community, nor do they care about Froggers. Many of these people highlight that the point of this event isn’t to be “Mists Classic”. It’s a fun, casual mode where things move at incredibly high speeds.

It’s supposed to make you feel wildly overpowered, and it’s supposed to be fun. So what if a few people cheated and have a ridiculous amount of power? That just means they hit their end-game faster. There are no ranked modes, no competitive modes, no PVP. All that power they have means nothing in the grand scheme of things. So, at the end of the day, who is really right?


Is Frog farmer indignation justified in a non-PvP game mode like WoW Remix?

This mode isn't one meant to be taken too seriously (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
This mode isn't one meant to be taken too seriously (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

This whole WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria “Frogger” controversy has been really interesting to me as a player. I didn’t take advantage of the Gulper Frog grind - partially because I wasn’t level 70 yet, and also because I was 100% sure Blizzard would do something about it anyway.

Also - I didn’t, and still don’t care about how fast I get to level 70 and become overpowered. This mode is just a fun, silly mode to play with my friends! So, where do I stand on the current drama? I agree that the people who abused an exploit should be punished. Without a doubt, if you do something that’s not intended, you should be punished.

If this equipment isn’t going to matter when the mode ends, then I don’t think these players should have had their equipment nerfed, either. WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria is just a fun, weird challenge that Blizzard put together, and honestly, it’s the most fun I’ve had in World of Warcraft in ages.

Whether I’m farming new mounts, or just making ridiculous gem combinations in my gear, it’s been a blast. I do think people are getting carried away with the torches and pitchforks, though.

I do think that perhaps the cost of upgrading gear should be looked at, though. Not everyone has the time to do every single raid and daily quest every day - perhaps there can be a middle ground, where it’s a bit more plausible for people trying to max out without grinding every single day.

Players should just relax and enjoy the mode for what it is. It’s not meant to be a race, or some way to prove one player is better than another. It’s supposed to be fun, instead of finding things to be furious over.


WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria is the latest limited-time game mode on World of Warcraft’s Retail servers. It will run through for the next several months, until roughly the time The War Within is scheduled to begin.

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