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8-27-2008 @ 8:04AM
You're not dreaming. It was announced that there would be multiple tiers of arena gear.Source: http://wow.curse.com/articles/details/9636/Relevant quote: "So when Season 1 starts for level 80 Arenas, the best stuff that has really high rating requirements, kind of like what you're seeing for the Season 4 rating requirements, will mirror the 25-man Naxxramas quality. Then we'll have a middle tier that's below that, that has lower rating requirements and is much cheaper, but it parallels the 10-person raiding quality. And then we're also going have a tier below that of PvP gear, that has no requirements at all, and it parallels the Heroic dungeon quality gear. So we do plan to start out with multiple tiers right out of the gate, and we're going to make sure that the best stuff also feels, from PvP, kind of equivalently difficult to get as the best stuff from PvE. So we're trying to equalize the balance a bit better."So this mace could well be the "middle-tier" referenced above, and there's still one to discover which will match the Naxx-25 ones (assuming the Naxx ones are from the 25-man version).
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