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2-21-2007 @ 11:35AM
I've been posting on the PvP forums as much as I can to help clear up nightmare math like this..."the latest math done by players says that if you lose a 5v5 match, you actually earn more arena points than if you win a 2v2 match"That is so disgustingly wrong, it almost makes me sick. When you lose a game, you lose rating, whether it is 2v2 or 5v5. So when you lose a 5v5, you aren't "earning" anything. If you lose rating, you lose points, if you gain rating, you gain points. Thefore the above statement is completely false and incorrect.The only difference between 2v2, 3v3, and 5v5 is that the amount of Arena Points you get for your rating is not as high at 2v2 or 3v3 as it is 5v5.However, there is so much complaining and QQing going on about the difference in Arena Point distribution.I completely agree with Blizzards reasoning and I have no problems with what they are doing. 2v2 and 3v3 allow for certain class combinations that can be seriously powerful. 5v5 forces a lot more variety and therefore it's a lot more competitive and challenging.I currently do not belong to a 5v5 team (I leveled my alt to 70 before my main, and I don't think I'm as skilled on my new priest as I was on my mage, apparently my guild agrees). So I formed a 3v3 team that so far as earned me 400 Arena points for a rating of 1600. If I can get that rating up to around 2000, I'll be earning almost 850 Arena points a week, which is about a new Gladiator item every other week.If I had the same rating on a 5v5 team, I'd be making 1050 Arena Points per week. So we're talking about a difference of what, 200 points?That means if the ratings stay consistent, the players on the 5v5 team will be able to buy an extra item (figure a sale price of 1500 Arena points) after 8 weeks of Arena.What's the big deal?
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