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4-16-2008 @ 3:57PM
I do see your point, Kryptich, and I apologize if I come off as elitist, but you DID call me an idiot who knew nothing about PvP so ... anyway.The problem with in-game Arenas is that there will ALWAYS be a gear discrepancy. Even players who don't sell points restart teams at 1500 for various reasons. This simply cannot be blamed on point sellers. Starting fresh from a 1500 slate after getting 1850 and 2k really happens sometimes because some teams simply break apart.If you compete above 1500, say 1700-1800, you WILL encounter teams in 5/5 Vengeful because 1700-1800 is close enough to 1900-2k for matching purposes. Some 2k teams tank hard, as losses to lower ranked teams net up to 26 point losses, putting them in lower brackets for matching. Trust me. Losing 20 pts on one game and winning 2 pts for the next ten games is the stupidest thing.In-game Arenas will ALWAYS have gear as a differentiator. Blizzard created the Tournament servers precisely to create as level a playing field as possible. That simply won't happen in the game realms. As much as you would like a "fair chance", as you put it, the best you can do is to obtain the best possible gear and increase your Resilience to 350-400 before actually attempting to compete for higher points. Again, this seriously isn't solely an issue with point sellers. Geared players can and will continue to exist on entry level 1500 Arena play. This is Season 3. Even mediocre players banked points at the end of Season 2 to purchase 2-3 pieces of S3 gear.If you're only starting Arenas now and don't have the gear, the unfortunate truth is that you're late to the party. It's like trying to raid Sunwell with Karazhan gear. You have to go through the progression. It WILL hurt. But that's the harsh reality of a progressively scaling tournament.
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