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Conquest Point hotfix: making it harder to PvP

Conquest Points capped at 1350 without RBGs
This has been an unfolding drama over the past few days, and for me is one of those moments where, even making the best effort, I literally cannot understand where Blizzard are going with a change to the game.

For a while now, the Conquest system has remained the same. If your rating in either arenas or rated battlegrounds is below around 1550, your arena point cap is 1350 for the week. The total cap is 1650, but in order to reach that higher cap, you need to do battlegrounds. If you're doing rated battlegrounds, you can get all the way to 1650, but not with arenas, unless your rating is high enough. So, when players noticed they weren't getting their conquest above 1350, they took to the forums.

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Filed under: PvP

I am not going to miss Tol Barad at all

I am not going to miss Tol Barad even one bit ANY
I've been making a pretty concerted effort over the past month or so to knock out all those things that I hadn't quite gotten around to finishing for one reason or another in Cataclysm. Last week saw the end of the grueling grind to get enough tokens to purchase the mount shown above, which is easily the most hideous mount I now possess. I'm not sure who thought aqua went with olive green and pink, but whoever they were, I wholeheartedly hope they aren't doing the color scheme on any further mounts.

While I was pleased to get the mount despite its questionable color scheme, there was something I was far, far happier about. I got all the tokens I needed, I got the mount, and at last, at long, long last, I never had to look at Tol Barad ever again. The only things I enjoyed from Tol Barad were getting a pet and two mounts, and the backstory that never really developed further than "Here is a mysterious island with some really strange stuff and ghosts on it." The story disappointed me, the mounts and pet were happily added to the collection, and as for the rest of it ... Well, let's just say I'm not holding any candlelight vigils for the zone.

In Mists of Pandaria, we don't have a Tol Barad. We don't have a Wintergrasp. And I am perfectly happy with both of those things.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, PvP

Tom Chilton on the future of PvP in Mists of Pandaria

Tom Chilton on the future of PvP in Mists of Pandaria
Nethaera sat down with WoW's game director Tom Chilton and asked him some questions about PvP in Mists of Pandaria. While a lot of the information we already knew about, there are some highlights that are worth noting.

The first thing is particularly interesting ...

Some highlights:
  • Blizzard is considering putting an item in-game that would let players on the ground shoot down mounted players, pulling them into combat (if they're PvP-flagged and in close enough range).
  • There'll be no Wintergrasp or Tol Barad.
  • City guards on PvP realms will not be as tough as guards on PvE realms (PvE realm guard strength will remain as it is now).
  • The new BGs should be in the beta for testing in the next couple of weeks.
  • The new BGs may be added to the rated BG list at some point in the future.
  • Players will see opponents class and spec (although not how that spec is used) before they start an Arena match.
The full blue post, after the break.

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Filed under: News items, PvP, Mists of Pandaria

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