The folks over at WoW Vault managed to get some information about the new Arena PvP in the Burning Crusade via Nethaera from Blizzard. Nethaera repeats some info we already know, and lets out a little bit of new stuff as well. While I am not a heavy PvPer by any means, these points caught my eye...
- The Arena system will attempt to match people up by gear. This seems like a fabulous idea.
- Abilities, spells and items with cool downs longer than 15 minutes cannot be used while in the arena.
- You can't use consumables beyond bandages and conjured items while in the Arena.
- The rating system is explained. If you want a more careful explanation of how the rating system will work, check out Relmstein's article on the subject.