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4-25-2008 @ 10:18AM
I have a little comment to add to one paragraph of your otherwise great and spot-on article. You write that in order to succeed in arena, you'd need to be organized, strategic and make use of voice communication - hence it takes a lot more effort in-order to get any progression and, in the end, gear. With 2.4, Blizzard pretty much labeled everybody who did fixed inside BGs a grinder or a leecher who only does it for the honor points, shrugging off the PvP guilds who actually play premades in BGs competitively, versus other premades. We, who take the effort and time to organize, lead and think of strategies were just stepped upon by Blizzard who have blatently not said a thing about it yet, letting us suffer with 45-60+ min queues and still meeting PuGs. I'd make an assumption here and say that the population of Hardcore Arena Players (The ones that Blizzard loves) is pretty much equal to the people who once played PvP BGs in premades hoping to go against other premades (The ones that Blizzard apparently hate). So why should they be rewarded better for taking the effort to organize 2, 3 or 5 people every now and then to the ones that have to organize 10 or 15 and make sure everybody does just right? Because they do it in Blizzard and E-Sports love child, Arena. This got a bit longer than I thought it would be, but I just thought it might be a bit interesting to hear.
4-25-2008 @ 11:38AM
@40 / Trillex - While this is true, and while I completely empathize with your BG efforts (we need more of that! Kudos!), the point I was trying to make was that Battlegrounds is something that even solo players can participate in. You cannot do it with Arenas. Therefore Battlegrounds have the option to be open for casual play and Arenas do not.
4-25-2008 @ 11:51AM
@ 43 (Dunno exactly how this comment system works ;))I know and I get what you mean by it, it would just have been a little nice touch that I'd have love to seen in so more people can see the issue of it. People still go "Why don't you do premades anymore?" and when I point out it was something Blizzard decided to do, they say "That sucks, seems stupid of them"
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