May 7th 2009 2:53PM We're good PVEers you say. Anyone in this game can step into Naxx in blues with a pug and succeed. You can't say the same about arena pvp. It takes a modicum of experience/skill/intelligence to play. Spend a little time learning your class and the arena game generally. If you're playing hunter/druid you'll see at least 1500 soon even though it's not a top comp as it was in s3 and s4.
The gear argument from people that don't like arenas or don't invest the time to learn is getting old quickly. Never has gear been easier to get. Examples: WG mark gear on par with deadly gear stats; Deadly gear easily obtainable from the honor system; inflated arena ratings and reduced requirements where most of the Furious gear is available even if you're not a top tier player. People really need to stop blaming arena losses on 500 stam, 100 int, 0.5% crit, 40 res and whatever else the small upgrade from deadly to furious set pieces provide. Most everyone is still using weapons from easily puggable instances even at high ratings.
Mar 24th 2009 6:28PM As someone who never raids and only plays wow for arenas I don't really care that the bad players aren't doing arenas anymore. If fewer players are doing arenas it will make Rival and Challenger titles look like an actual accomplishment rather than a joke. What's shocking is just how many fewer players there are. I'm barely in duelist range at 2100 rating.
I think arena participation has been declining partially because they took away premades in BGs. Going up against premades used to be so fun. Now BGs are just a grind to participate in arenas. Perhaps they could win back some of the pvpers who don't like arenas if they made BGs fun again by making it easier to play premade vs. premade without a 10 min queue.
Mar 7th 2009 2:15PM "The only thing that should damage another player in an Arena is another player."
Dec 16th 2008 3:03PM Read my comment again. The key word was the first word of the enire post, "many," as in many people hate it because they are bad at it. I never used the word all. I'm sure there are plenty of good players that just don't like it.
I wouldn't say that the main problem children in bgs are all high rating arena players, but many (there's that word again) of them sure are. There are tons of people, arena players or not, that just plain suck at bgs. In my experience, however, most people that play poorly in bgs are players that don't succeed in arenas.
Dec 16th 2008 2:53PM Firefox: Most Risky app to Businesses in New Study
And we all know how much of a joke Apple's browser is. That has the worst security of them all by far. Now wait, why is Microsoft so bad again?
Dec 16th 2008 1:58PM Many people are "uninterested" in arenas because they are bad at it and want an excuse for sucking. Heaven forbid you are compared against everyone else rather than playing against a computer that never learns or adapts.
If what Blizzard is doing with arenas and bgs is making the "uninterested" (read bad) players stay out of bgs I'm all for it. Maybe we'll have less idiots 1) not focusing the healers; 2) fighting on the roads and 3) leaving nodes unguarded or leaving a healer to guard it.
Nov 10th 2008 1:10PM I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
Nov 6th 2008 4:33PM This article is ridiculous. As many others have pointed out, this is standard accounting practice. Please don't write posts on something like this in the future unless you have someone at wowinsider that has an informed opinion.