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12-16-2008 @ 3:34PM
A LOT of people are unhappy about arena ratings being forced upon them by Blizzard. TO add an exta element to this, we're going on season 5 of arena. For people being forced into the ring for the first time, it'll be a slaughter. How are the "new" people supposed to get their ratings up when they'll be up against seasoned vets, i wonder. The playstyle is different, and if you don't regularly duel... you're going to be out of your element for a while. IMO its like back in the day when blizz would toss the freshmeat (ie the below 70 players) into AV with the rest of the overgeared 70 crowd expecting them to enjoy the experience as they were forced to stroke someones epeen over and over.
12-16-2008 @ 3:42PM
I dunno. Maybe the fresh meat will actually learn something and not be fresh meat for long? eh? It's not like the "seasoned vets" have any advantages coming into this season. -_-
12-16-2008 @ 3:44PM
For one thing, there won't be nearly as much gear disparity between veterans and new Arena players as there was towards the end of BC. Said veterans will be forced to rely on their skills to pwn the newbies rather than simply donning their S4 and facerolling, which is a bit of an improvement don't you think? Furthermore, the leet and uber will quickly rise in ratings and have to deal with other leet and uber teams. Those of us who are not so blessed by the Skillz God will face opposition similar to ourselves in the lower brackets. Finally... yeah, those who know what they're doing will probably beat those who don't. That's sort of the way it's supposed to work, isn't it?
12-16-2008 @ 3:49PM
Quote: "How are the "new" people supposed to get their ratings up when they'll be up against seasoned vets, i wonder."By sinking to a rating appropriate to their skill level and then playing against similar opponents. This might mean playing in the 1100s or so and gearing up over time, but the only way to learn to play is to practice.And please stop repeating that arena ratings are being forced upon players. Crafted res gear is available for gold, savage gear has no rating requirement or can be bought for Emblems of Heroism. Hateful gear also drops from 10-man Archavon, Deadly gear also drops from 25-man Archavon.
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