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4-27-2010 @ 11:48AM
I am aware that arena requires skill and awareness to succeed. Large scale battlegrounds doesn't require as much. All gear is available. What am I striving to achieve? Nothing.You act as if Raiders wouldn't cry if you get could every piece of ICC gear from running heroics right now. Same thing!
4-27-2010 @ 12:04PM
That is a valid point. However, I would like to offer this as a rebuttal:Battlegrounds as they are NOW don't require as much, because you still get honor for losing, and you can still get a ton of honor from WG quests, daily battleground (or formerly Call to Arms), etc.These points would only be available in RATED BATTLEGROUNDS. Like, you know, those things that are COMPLETELY NEW and, one would logically assume, would be like arenas in that you aren't rewarded for losing them. This would lead people to run pre-made battleground groups for a better chance of winning. If you have ever queued up into a random battleground and had to contend with a pre-made group on the other team, many from the same guild, then you realize that putting together a skilled and coordinated team lets you completely control the BG. So therefore, you ARE striving to achieve something, because with rated battleground either:1) You will NEED to register a pre-made team, just like arenasor...2) You will NEED to use a pre-made team, just to competeor...3) You will stay on the bottom barrel and continue earning the bare minimum points for any rated BGs you joinIn any case, your concerns only hold up if Blizzard allows the losing team in a rated BG to earn points, or keeps the points like BGs do now instead of the Arena rating system. Both of these sound ridiculous. I think you are jumping the gun in assuming you will get the higher tier rewards for what, as you have described, is exactly like the old, lower tier BG system.
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