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4-22-2008 @ 4:43PM
This really does aggravate me. I don't mind needing a rating requirement for certain stuff. I like how it was implemented in S3. This, however, is going way too far. Basically, what's going to happen is that everyone who started arenas from the beginning and saved up all their points and got all the top PvP gear first when S3 came around are merely going to smash through everybody yet again and just upgrade all their S3 stuff to S4, while all those guys in the middle (I play on a team that hovers around the 1600 mark) are going to get screwed over yet again because of getting horridly overgeared. I don't consider myself a bad player by any means; I think me and my friend are smarter than most teams we get paired off against, but gear can make any pair of morons indestructable- as will most likely be the case this new season.And besides; with the new season, all those top ranked teams from this current season? Yeah, they'll be 1500 just like everyone else. Know what that means? More opportunities for the casual PvPers to get smashed so that all the S3 geared folk can pad their ratings yet again. BS. Ah well. At least I can resume my raiding and get some sense of accomplishment that way now, and not get spam /rofl'd at by a mace specced MS warrior with the Vengeful Mace while doing it.
4-23-2008 @ 7:54AM
Absolutely. I don't understand the mindset of Blizzard; they want this to be an 'e-sport', yet they continue to give a huge advantage to those who have been farming gear since the beginning of the expansion. Gear differentials of this magnitude are completely antithetical to competition. They make sense for PVE content, but none at all for PVP.
4-24-2008 @ 5:01AM
What's funny about them making it an 'e-sport' is that most 'good' e-sports like Halo, all players are equal, and have no major advantage outside of skill, hence the way they are making the tourney servers. There are quite a few ways still, even with the changes, to circumvent the system to 'cheat' and get ahead, not to mention teams who are already in full s3 facing formerly lower ranking teams now at 1500 when s4 starts.What I think they should do is in Arena's, allow people to pick static gear sets to use and that way everyone is able to have full season x gear. As the person progresses, they can slowly unlock gear to use in PvE/BG's. That way there is no gear disadvantage/advantage in Arenas, and it's purely based off of skill across all Battlegroups. Then if a person wants to change to another spec, they can spend x amount of gold and change the premade gear set for that spec (IE Feral Druid to Resto.)Just an idea. I also would like it where if a person didn't want to unlock gear they could trade the AP's in for Gold, or mounts, or other fun items. I guess they really want to push the gear thing so they can keep the circle going and keep us all hooked.BUT - What made me laugh earlier is reading about people threatening to Sue over all of this. They really need to read the EULA and License. Blizzard Owns your toon and reserves the right to change game play and/or the right to terminate your use of their services & software at any time, since they own your character.
4-24-2008 @ 5:12AM
About the sueing part, I meant to say EULA & TOS, not EULA & License >.
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