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4-14-2008 @ 1:36PM
About damn time, to be honest. Now fix the win trading exploit and nobody will be able to cry "welfare" again.
4-14-2008 @ 1:49PM
Actually, this will just encourage win trading and arena point selling even further.On my server, the going rate for 850+ Arena points per week is 500g, and the guy (in trade!) is still taking better offers.Arena is a joke, plain and simple. Sure there are many people who get their 2200+ ranking through good group builds and coordination, but who is to say that a player earned their gear, or just paid an IMBA team to carry them to the rating they needed?The difference between Arena Welfare Epics and Battleground Welfare Epics is that the former can be aquired through gold instead of time.The very fact that Blizzard puts a Rating on the shoulders, for no other reason then they know it has the greatest asthetic impact (ie. Epeen enlarging) on your armor set shows you the 'real' reason people want Gear.To the 5 of you out there that really enjoy the competition and PvP aspect of the Arena, my sympathies; quit WoW and buy something that is actually PvP. The rest of WoWdom don't care, and only want to look cool in IF or UC.Epic Fail Blizzard...truly Epic.
4-14-2008 @ 1:55PM
turkey, you forgot to type /rant off
4-14-2008 @ 2:01PM
Lol turkeyspit, are you serious? It isn't like PvE epics should be considered to be any less welfare with these standards. If a crappy player put together enough gold they could pay a top end raiding guild to take them to get high end epics too. Doesn't that mean that by your standard all epics are welfare?And I'm sorry, it is just easier to have skill than to farm all that stupid gold for gear that "welfare" players wont be able to get the most out of anyway.
4-14-2008 @ 2:13PM
@ Charlieoops, my bad./rant @ ManaThat Bear mount you see...did that person grind their way and gear up to do ZA in the time required, or did they drop 20k to be given the mount, as was reported here on WoWinsider?The difference of course is scale. Sure there are some people who pay their way into Raids for Tier Tokens, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't come anywhere near as the amount of people who /afk in BG's or who win trade / buy Arena points, which just makes sense! Why would you spend gold for the RNG system of PvP when you get guaranteed rewards from PvP? I also think its easier to get 2-5 people on board to cheat on Arenas then it is to convince a guild to let you 'waste' a slot for mere monetary rewards. (really, if you're farming a 25 man, most people couldn't afford the amount of gold that would catch the attention of such a guild)Does someone who runs Heroic Ramps up until the 1st boss 150 times deserve T6 quality Badge loot?The real question is: why does it matter?The Arena is a mere symptom of a bigger problem, and that is, people judge each others abilities and accomplishments based on what pixels adorn their character.The guy walking around with full S3 Armor might be awesome at PvP...or he might be good at farming / gold buying. Assuming anything else beyond that is stupid.
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