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12-16-2008 @ 3:39PM
Don't piss on my head and tell me its raining. This gear is no more casual friendly than that in the past, and to be honest, its less casual friendly in many ways. The very idea that BG PvPers, for any reason, have to go do arenas now is an insult. I hate arenas, plenty of other people hate arenas...and yet here Blizzard is, forcing it down our throats. Not everyone wants to be in arenas, and not everyone wants to down a raid boss that gives them a CHANCE to get gear. Its not guaranteed. Rather than working on honor and badges, you're leaving it up to chance when downing Archavon. Case in point, I was on a 25 man Archavon raid yesterday. He's easy. Problem is, he dropped 2 pieces of hunter gear and two pieces of warlock gear. Which was just perfect for the zero hunters and zero warlocks in the raid. We all walked out empty-handed. BG gear and the honor needed for it was just about perfect in TBC. You didn't need to do arena, and the tradeoff was relatively inferior gear from earlier seasons. Nothing is wrong with that. It keeps everyone happy--the arena pvp'ers get their superior gear, and battleground pvp'ers still get good, but not great, gear. Now? Blizz is hell bent on forcing everyone into arenas, despite the fact the system is inherently flawed, and will continue to be without some major overhauls.
12-16-2008 @ 3:58PM
Agree. Hell, I'd be happy to see equivalent gear that only required honor, but at like five times the cost of what it would take if you combined it with arena ratings/points. That would make it much more accessible to those of us who enjoy the occasional BG skirmish and hate the arena format.
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