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4-24-2008 @ 11:21AM
Ok time to break out my soap box.(1) If you can’t get a good team together and win enough and get above 1500, 1800 or what ever rating then you have not earned the top gear. This is just like, if a raiding guild can’t get a good raid together they don’t earn their drops.(2) People use “I lost because the other team had better gear” way to much. Maybe you lost because the other team is better and more experienced that you. Besides the difference between S1 and S3 gear is not to big. Yes it is better and it adds up, but it is nothing that can’t be mitigated by being a superior player, with teammates that work together.(3) My 3v3 mage/lock/priest team (not a super-combo by any means) started off playing arena in Karazhan gear and slowly worked our way up to 1800 rating. Yes we lost a lot, but that is how we learned and became better PvPers. People should not expect to jump into arena and in the first few weeks be the best players in their battlegroup, regardless of equipment.(4) BG – Honor gear should not have an arena requirement associated with it. That is just ridiculous.(5) There should be no such thing as team ratings, only personal ratings. When a group queues up, the average player rating is used to pair that team against another team. That also prevents high skilled and geared players from creating new lower leveled teams just to beat on 1500 rated players.(6) With the cycling of S1 -> S2 -> S3 ->S4 … gear blizzards seems to have this situation in mind. The highest level season gear will only be accessibly by the best players (sorry if your casual all prot war teams never gets here) The almost all the middle level gear can be earned by spending enough time at BGs and arena. The more skill you have (or develop) the quicker this will go. The lowest season provides a quick way for new 70s to get PvP gear and start EARNING the higher gear.
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