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6-11-2008 @ 6:32AM
This is the reason why Personal Ratings are bubkiss...As long as you can reset your personal rating by leaving and rejoining a team freely then the system will be obnoxiously unfair to those just trying to work within the system.The biggest solution would be to gain a "cooldown" whenever you leave a team in any bracket. Preventing you from participating in any rated match for a LONG duration of time. You may say that people leave and reform teams for legitimate reasons all the time. Well, my counter would be that 90% of people playing within the rules do not do this. Create a system not unlike the "respec" system to remove the cooldown by paying a large sum of gold that grows exponentially as you do it more and more. Say 100g first time, 250 second, and so on and so forth.At the very least you will be removing the incentive for the mercenaries to swap by cutting into their bottom line. For those who help their friends... well everyone has to take a hit to make a balanced system. The arena system was flawed from the very get go. We'd have been better off with a pure faction gain system like preBC pvp rewards used to be, but Blizz failed so we are stuck with what we got.
6-11-2008 @ 11:21AM
Two problems with your solutions. The first puts people at a disadvantage who are looking for a good team. You may join a team and then find out later that they arent playing to your standard (or you to their standard) and need to look for another group. So now you are forcing players to "get stuck" with a crappy team unless they want to wait for some long cool down. The second option isnt viable either as I'm sure what people are charging for these ratings pushes are much higher then what blizzard would consider a feasible amount for legitimate reteaming. In addition Im sure they would just tell the person to add that to their fee as well. Now the first may work if lets say you allow a team a grace period. where they cant really earn enough points to keep jumping but still allow enough time to move if the team isnt working out. Although sad to say it. Anything can be "gamed" given enough time. Its a reflection of life. There is always going to be people who are going to find a way to cut corners or get something with minimal effort despite what deterrent you put out there.
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