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12-13-2009 @ 8:49PM
The more exciting PvE gear gets to be, the more of an issue it becomes in the Arenas. I really feel for PvP-only players who will soon be facing Bryntroll wielded by Ret Pallies, for example.Blizzard needs to find a way to keep the two sufficiently separate that PvE gear doesn't create such imbalances.
12-13-2009 @ 9:41PM
It's always been the case that until you hit 1800+ in arenas, which isn't a small feat by any standard, you go to raids and grab the best you can hit up. Some of the better arena players will have the best weapons attainable at the time until they can get the rating and farm up the arena points.On another topic, I always assumed that people just ignored pets (except for the succubus for obvious reasons). so I'm not sure what giving them resilience will change. They never do crucial amounts of damage and only the succubus has any special abilities that are particularly annoying. I'm honestly asking a question, not trying to be contrary or anything so if anyone knows, let me know.
12-13-2009 @ 9:46PM
The entire Arena season needs redone, IMO.
Well, I've never been a Gladiator, but as a Hunter in the arenas, teams will look for any opportunity to kill a pet. This is most true in 2v2, but it definitely happens in the larger brackets, too. Pets provide a lot - good players are wise to try to eliminate them. I know for my teams, the strategy against warlocks is typically to take out the pet first. It forces them to play defensively until they can Fel Dom another up, which you can then kill to eliminate a lot of the warlock's defenses and utility.As for the weapons, the worst of it is likely to be at the very highest levels where an extra 2xxx damage proc is the difference between winning and losing - and the 2200 weapons that should be matching ICC weapons aren't available yet because Season 7 hasn't ended.
12-14-2009 @ 4:44AM
Yea I'm stocking up on honor for the new honor gear when it comes out, but I feel I'll still be at a disadvantage to those hardcores who have already been raiding ICC heavily in this period before S8 drops.Even if you have a high rating you still need to wait 2-3 weeks to get enough points to buy your PvP weapons, in the meantime all the hardcore raiders already have weapons of the same ilvl much sooner. So, in the end, hardcore raiders have the edge.
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