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7-17-2009 @ 8:55AM
The reasons the people I know stopped casual PvP / BGs was:- Problems dragged on for years and years and were never fixed- It was unbalanced- Added Arena ratings to gearBack in the day, our favorite was BG PvP, especially AB and AV. The classic problem is already in the comments - imbalanced starts - that was a problem back when I started AVs in vanilla 3 years ago! Blizzard never fixed the problems. It got old. We left.Balance is obviously never going to happen either. It was a problem in vanilla, too. Partly it was gear related - in vanilla, raiders owned everyone, in TBC it was people in Arena gear. Not only that, but classes / specs are imbalanced too. It wasn't so bad in BGs, but then we were forced into Arenas...The final straw was when they added Arena ratings to gear, forcing us into Arena late in the cycle, into an envronment we didn't like with people who out-geared us and had months of experience. We tried it, and didn't like it. But now our honor was worthless because we couldn't use it to buy gear. We were slow to get gear anyway because we didn't Arena, but once we *couldn't* buy gear, there was no incentive. Bottom line: You need a goal (gear works as a goal) and a hope (that you will get better gear therefore can compete better). With incentives removed, and fun fading, tired of bugs and imbalance, we quit.
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