Every week, V'Ming - who thinks that gnome warlocks are travesties of nature and need to be KOSed - shares thoughts and ideas on becoming deadlier at the Arenas. He also dabbles in the dark arts in Blood Pact.
The year of the Rat is upon us and while this column usually relies on cold hard numbers
and shies away from wild speculation and baseless assertions, I shall indulge my Lunar New Year
festive mood to venture into some strictly amateur crystal ball gazing for the classes. As with any prediction - astrology, fortune cookies or otherwise - read this with a large pinch of deeprock salt
, and understand that a positive attitude is always a good way to overcome defeats and disappointments.
This year is the beginning of a new 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac
and is a better year than the last. However, many changes are still afoot, especially with Wrath of the Lich King
on the horizon. The Rat's resourcefulness and enterprising nature gives rise to many opportunities along the way, and you'll have to be as nimble and smart as the Rat to take full advantage of them. Mobility
and haste ratings
become differentiating factors in winning Arena matches, as Resilience
becomes increasingly ubiquitous when more and more players get their Arena gear.
Unfortunately, the Rat's intelligence has a dark side and manipulating the system for individual gain is certainly not above the Rat. Good examples are players selling entire Arena teams
and other manipulation
of the ladder system. There will also be more betrayals and confrontations - also known as drama
, whether at the guild or Arena team level - as people grow increasingly restless during this period leading up to the expansion.
Let's look at what the year of the Rat means for the various classes in the Arenas, in no particular order.
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