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1-27-2011 @ 10:40PM
"Right now you have the same exact situation in reverse. With no PvP weapons available people who are serious about PvP have to turn to raiding if they want to obtain to remain competitive. Why is that okay but not the reverse?"As far as I can tell (shockingly, I am not a mind-reader) the influx of PvPers into Raid Content is OK to Blizz because it does not change how raids work. In a raid you are fighting NPCs. NPCs do not change unless Blizz MAKES them change. They keep the same stats, abilities, and overall challenge. The same does not necessarily hold true for PvP.Blizzard's theory (as far as I can tell, remember I'm not a mind-reader) is that since in PvP you are fighting other players of similar RATING rather than other players of similar SKILL, if a million PvP newbs flood the Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds then the quality of the competition drops to almost zero, and it would not take a very skilled player to defeat such pitiful opponents - thus dropping the challenge required to obtain 2200 rating. So if a flood of PvPers go to raids, they still have to be geared, and they still have to not stand in fire, and they still have to win their lootrolls in order to get gear, all of which is difficult and takes time (nobody's really geared enough to carry an ungeared fire-magnet through a raid and shower them with free loot yet). Conversely, if a flood of Raiders go to Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds they BECOME the competition, lowering the challenge required to beat their lame selves and making it easier to win for anybody with more skill, better PvP gear, or both. But I could be wrong. I could be completely misreading Blizz, and they could have a completely different rationale for withholding PvP weapons. They could even have no rationale at all for all I know. Did I mention that I'm not a mind-reader?
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