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5-19-2008 @ 6:45PM
'I like the idea of going with a gear matching system, matching people in like seasonal gear as much as possible. 'NO!If this happened then there would simply be a huge amoutn of thorycrafting on what the 'best' set of low end green stamina gear is best for arena. ie: my rogue and preist team will work really well at the level 69 green bracket. Perhaps people then removing neck pieces to lower there Ilevel for the gear matchups... interesting but ultimately pointless.I think Blizz really missed the ball on this one, they are making it more difficult to sell teams that is true, but they're still punishing those playing for fun by forcing team sellers into fighting against lower ranked teams!The only way this will be sorted in my opinion is if peopel are only allowed to be in 1 team per month to prevent mass selling and swapping, if ALL matches were based on the HIGHEST RATING of ANY member involved (But points were still based on your own rating if you were more than 100 poitns away from that rating) and finally that Blizz police team selling RELIGIOUSLY.Now they certainly did do some serious punishments to those who were win-trading or selling, (Honestly an applaudable move, anyone who disagrees is simply trying to abuse the game through a loophole and we dont really need those people) but I am saddened they failed to put in somthing like matching teams based on highest personal rating of any member,Essentially if that happened taking a 4man S3 expert team with a 1 man paying idiot would be a serious liability and gain the newbie very little.
5-20-2008 @ 10:40AM
Or they can take into consideration all your gear, regardless of where it is, like the BG queue.
5-20-2008 @ 1:48PM
No, the gear idea is a good one. The matching is gear based when the team is qued. Also, and very important, once a team is qued, their gear is locked until either the end of the match or they exit que. This prevents last minute swapping. If you can beat a s1 geared or better team in greens, my hats off to you. But for most of us, gear based matching is the most fair and equal method I know of.
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