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This is the last weekend of rated arena until December 16th. Be ready to level quickly as the next season starts just a month after launch. Thanks to Wildo for the news.

Just a note, come launch we will be redoing all the old talents, macros, and strategies. If you have any ideas on how you would like them to be changed , please leave us a note in site feedback. Thanks.

Official Blizzard Quote:

We wanted to remind everyone that Arena season 4 is coming to a close. During next Tuesday's maintenance, all arena teams, as well as ratings, will be wiped and arena charter NPCs disabled. Thus, arena points will, unfortunately, not be rewarded for rated games played this week.  

The next Arena season will begin on December 16th, and once that happens players at level 70 will be able to participate in rated matches against level 70 opponents and gain Arena points for item purchases but will not count towards the end of season rewards. At the same time, level 80 players will be able to compete in rated arena matches where they can gain arena points which can be used to purchase level 80 arena gear, as well as compete for end-of-season rewards. Additionally, players at level 70 will continue to be able to play skirmish Arena matches against other level 70 opponents even after Wrath of the Lich King launches. It's also important to note that two new skirmish brackets (71-75, 76-80) will be available for players who wish to hone their Arena skills while leveling in Northrend.
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#1 Infekt

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:58 PM

Sigh, no points this week? Fail.

#2 Huskk

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:24 PM

Dalkagos said:

kewl

rofl. dalkagos.
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#3 Vipers

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

Wow at not getting points this week..... seesh there goes my lvling wep :/

#4 Guntt

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

bah!  no thrown for me this season >:(

#5 Mystina

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:31 PM

Gonna level my band of 70s/alts quickly so that doing level 80 arena while undergeared won't be as painful.

#6 Annihilate

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:07 AM

I'm pretty happy about it.

A fresh start for everyone and being forced to pve a bit before arena comes out could be a fun change of pace.

#7 Sherman454

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:11 AM

I agree. Although, thanks for "reminding" us for the first time 4 days prior, Blizzard. I've come to the conclusion someone in their customer base wronged them deeply, and they're trying to flush him/her out.

#8 Duckers

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:27 AM

Mmm, a month eh.

#9 Thricton

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:02 AM

Damn, I was going to buy my feral staff this Tuesday.

#10 Kadrix

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:34 AM

Thricton said:

Damn, I was going to buy my feral staff this Tuesday.

Haha yeah same here
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#11 Falah

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:37 AM

5/5 brutal
brutal 2h mace
brutal 1h mace
brutal shield
VENGEFUL thrown... SCREW YOU BLIZZARD!

Needed 1 more week!
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#12 Karthera

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:03 AM

I'm very exited for this.  This will be a good time line for me to hit 80, and I'll be able to start arena not long after I hit.
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#13 Divert

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:21 AM

Stopping play and points earning is SWEEET!!!!!!

Fuck blizzard, they do so many things that are just unbelievably stupid and this is just one more.  Not balanced, RNG arenas, fuck with every little thing.

Karzlol said:

I don't like this change. People who thinks rogues are overpowered are terribad.

#14 Mwiff

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:00 AM

Divert said:

Stopping play and points earning is SWEEET!!!!!!

Yeah, it's not like that stuff is going to be obsolete in less than a week anyway. Or do you just like to complain?
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#15 faction

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:20 AM

missing points for the week sucks
but for comparison, how long was there from wotlk to release to the beginning of season 1? i honestly can't remember either of these dates
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#16 Duckers

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:28 AM

TBC release on January 16th, S1 started on January 30th -- so we're basically getting twice the time to 'prepare' for the first season than we did in previous expansion.

#17 faction

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:32 AM

dang did i really get a malchazeen in 2 weeks
i was a fucking baller
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#18 Vlada

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:04 AM

Fighting T4 teams at the beggining of S1 wasn't enjoyable....

#19 faction

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:14 AM

killing people in 1 kidney shot with my karazhan daggers was
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#20 Kadrix

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:28 AM

I could have sworn it was longer than that duckers, you sure? I seem to remember the arena npc telling me he couldn't sell me a charter for 2x days or some such when I was 70.
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