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4-22-2008 @ 3:28PM
Yep, I'm a scrub PvP player. My arena team consists of people I want to play with, and who do not respec into the approved PvP specs, but just come as they are and play to have fun and grind the points. I'm still the same old Fury warrior I always have been. I take people on the teams who are friends of mine, regardless of spec, and regardless of whether the combo is uber or not. The person I arena most is a paladin, and we get eaten alive by the god-mode mages. Hell, we've been soloed by a god-mode mage. My ratings have never been above 1500. It's only recently risen above 1100. But as long as I was getting points, I didn't care.Blizzard is telling me that there ain't no point anymore. Season 4 will be a good time to catch up on my reading, since I have one less thing to do playing Warcraft. I don't care, mostly because I really don't like PvP. I don't come expecting to win. I don't mind losing, so long as losing bears an eventual reward. What those of you who applaud this malarkey need to wake up to, though, is that you NEED ME. Really, you do. For your rating to rise, somebody's must fall. Very simply, the arena system needs to have *regular* players like myself who *really don't care* if their ratings fall within the bottom 50% of the ladder. If the supply of such players dries up, it will become harder and harder for experienced arena players to get a leg up in the hierarchy. Arena will become harder and more hard-core, and some of you may enjoy that, but quite a few will be in for a rude surprise. And Blizzard has just told us that we needn't bother trying.
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