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4-22-2008 @ 4:24PM
Blizzard missed a huge flaw with their proposed S4 changes.Many of us have run out of casual PvE content are only playing the PvP game, in particular the Arena. We've overlooked the fact that in many brackets only cater to specific class combinations. We've tolerated this imbalance due to the fact that even with a half decent rating, we'd eventually achieve a full arena set (split over 2 seasons to obtain shoulders).The S4 changes takes a few steps in the right direction, but will lead to many canceled accounts in the near future.Pro:Helps alleviate win/rating tradingDistinguishes the better playersCons:Those of us who've collected 4/5 S3 have nothing left to pvp for. Some of the S4 ratings are impossible for certain class combinations to achieve.I foresee S3 geared players hitting their team's potential max, jumping from team to team until they realize they can't get any higher, and then getting bored with the game. In a few weeks time, there will be no gear left for these players to work towards. If these changes get applied, many players in the 1200-1700 brackets are going to quit until the expansion comes out.
4-22-2008 @ 4:46PM
Wrong. In fact, it'll increase win trading, since every average joe now needs rating to get pieces.The cons are increased even more this time around. 2000 rating is achievable by almost any team makeup, given enough time and skill. I've seen an amazing hunter/rogue team coordinate CCs so well that my War/Dru time was left dazed when we played them the first time around. But I'm no where near the top tier players of 2200+ rating. Isn't it enough that Netherdrake is given to those top tier players? Why must the shoulders, a piece of gear that actually affects play, be reserved for those people too? A 2050 rating on the weapons is almost ridiculously high for many classes also.
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