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Cataclysm: PvP weapons clarification {WoW}

Apr 29th 2010 7:50PM I made the suggestion specifically for PvP. If, as many seem to think, PvP or Arena is about *skill*, then remove aspects of the game that detract from making it a skill-based comparison of Team A vs. Team B or person A vs. person B.

The motivating factor for PvP players doesn't have to be better gear that makes you more uber than your competitors - it can be titles, mounts, unique things that no one else has, bragging rights, etc. Blizz is a big company with lots of smart people. I'm sure they can find an appropriate "carrot" for PvP that doesn't include PVE-based reward systems.

The real problem is that gear is often > skill. Or even worse, class A > class B, but that is a topic for a whole other time.

I think gear progression is completely valid for PvE. It's a good, tried-and-true reward system that can give you the satisfaction of overcoming ICC or wherever. I just don't care for the application of this reward system to PvP.

Cataclysm: PvP weapons clarification {WoW}

Apr 29th 2010 1:28PM Good change.

However, if they REALLY wanted to measure skill, they would give a default "uniform" of standardized armor and weapons (dependent on class and spec) to all PVPers in a BG or Arena.

Last I checked, professional sports teams all had some pretty standard gear - helmets, shoulderpads, etc. There's a reason some professional athletes take steroids - it's one of the few ways to get a non-skill-based advantage on other competitors.

Cataclysm Class Changes: Enhancement Shaman Analysis {WoW}

Apr 7th 2010 7:32PM These changes seem reasonable for PvE.

These changes are terrible for PvP. The addition of offensive abilities - unless these offensive abilities are so OP that the forums explode with shaman hatred - do not make up for the removal of defensive abilities (cure poison, cure disease, purge). Shaman are already somewhat vulnerable in PvP and what we see here makes it worse.

I look forward to seeing how they intend to fix the survivability angle...

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