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1-29-2008 @ 1:09AM
Yup, I agree Bongojona
1-29-2008 @ 4:18AM
In all due respect, I think that was the point- to create two paths of progression.BGs= heroicsarena = raidingI can do heroics only marginally on my disc priest with 420 resilience. Really, I have to swap out my gear for lesser blues and chug pots all the way through. Even then, it's not always pleasant.Some pve specs and gearsets absolutely dominate their pvp equivelants in normal bgs. For example, on my priest, I lack the longevity to be able to heal decently in AV. Sure, I can hold a flag if a shaman isn't purging me, but even then, I prefer 0/21/40 on my warlock for AV over any other spec (a raiding spec).Please understand that I'm trying to be respectful, but I think many raiders (I did much of naxx, pre-bc) still think that for some reason, pvp is effortless and not worth rewarding. There's "no skill" to the arena (absolute BS). Well, now it is. IMO that's a good thing.
1-29-2008 @ 7:37AM
It is not that there is no skill in arena, but that you can get arena gear using no skill. You can't just sit in the entrance to BT and get your gear after a few weeks, but you can lose your way into arena gear. Aka welfare epics.I think Blizzard need to grow some stones and not give points to sub-1500 teams. People should be in arenas to compete, not to fail and still get gear. Raiders don't get gear for failing and not downing bosses.
1-29-2008 @ 10:33AM
Better gear matching would be good in arenas but how do you implement it? Could there be some kind of bracket system? As a casual player I don't like the idea of wellfare epics. Really. If I take the time to earn a few peices of season 1 I still get beat by some 14 year old with no job who can sit in a BG all night and grind honor. Arena award should be rewards, like end of season, best teams... something other than just giving them away to people who have the time to grind honor. A BT player doesn't get geared for sitting in front of Illidan. They get gear for winning the fight. Should be the same for arenas. Blizzard needs to pay better attention (and do someting to stop) AFK 'honor grinders' and sub 1500 'lose 10 a week for gear' players.
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