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Season 5 has come to and end. We're looking forward to season 6 which may start as early as April 21st.

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 5 has come to an end, we expect Arena Season 6 to begin as early as Tuesday, April 21 or possibly a week after. Please visit the following thread for information on changes that will happen in this season along with a breakdown on items that will be available: http://forums.worldo...864860497&sid=1

For all you EU folks:

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 5 has come to an end, we expect Arena Season 6 to begin as early as Wednesday, April 22 or possibly a week after. Please visit the following thread for information on changes that will happen in this season along with a breakdown on items that will be available:
http://forums.wow-eu...496400102&sid=1

We also got word on changes that will be implemented in Season 6

Official Blizzard Quote:

Now that Arena Season 6 is on the horizon, we wanted to share some details regarding upcoming changes to the arena rating system in Arena Season 6. With Arena Season 6, arena teams will start at 0 rating instead of 1500, which will allow teams to have more continuous progression throughout the arena season. In addition, we reevaluated item purchases and felt many of them were too difficult to obtain so we will be altering the rating requirements needed to purchase the latest arena items. For example, items with a rating requirement will now be obtainable starting at 1250 rating.

As with the current system, the matchmaking system will attempt to match teams against opponents who are closest to their average matchmaking rating. Starting with Arena Season 6, a team’s average matchmaking rating will be shown in the scoreboard at the end of each match so that you can see where your team stands compared to the opposing team you just faced. All arena teams that are below a 1500 arena rating will always earn arena points as a 1500 rated team. This will allow teams to continue to build up arena points while working on gaining the ratings needed to purchase items.

In order to make joining teams later in the season a little easier for players, the system will now be setup so if a player joins a team that has a team rating of 1000 or higher, the player’s personal rating will start off at 1000 instead of 0. And Another thing to keep in mind is that until you start to get close to your team's matchmaking rating, you will be gaining around 20 or more points in a win and zero or nearly zero in a loss. So players will make steady progress through games played until they near their team's matchmaking rating.

Please note that a more specific start date for Arena Season 6 will be provided as soon as it is determined.

Here is a list of some PvP items that will be available in Arena Season 6 and their expected rating requirements:

No Rating Required:
Hateful Gloves
Hateful Legs
Hateful Chest
Hateful Helm
Hateful Shoulders
Hateful Ring
Hateful Trinket
Deadly Bracer
Deadly Belt
Deadly Boots
Deadly Neck
Deadly Ring
Deadly Cape
Deadly Trinket

Rating Required:
1250+: Deadly Relics/Idols/Librams/Totems
1300+: Deadly Gloves
1350+: Deadly Legs
1400+: Deadly Chest
1450+: Deadly Helm
1500+: Deadly Shoulders

1400+: Furious Bracer (honor)
1450+: Furious Belt (honor)
1500+: Furious Boots (honor)
1550+: Furious Neck (honor)
1600+: Furious Gloves
1650+: Furious Ring (honor)
1700+: Furious Legs
1750+: Furious Chest
1800+: Furious Trinket (honor)
1850+: Furious Weapon
1900+: Furious Helm
1950+: Furious Wands/Relics/etc
2000+: Furious Cloak (honor)
2050+: Furious Shoulders
2200+: 2nd Tier Furious Weapon
2300+: Furious Tabard

Good luck to everyone who made the push for Gladiator this season. We will be making changes to the site to reflect the Season 6 changes in the coming weeks.
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#1 Slilent

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:42 PM

nice

#2 Sized

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

21st or possibly a week after? So we could be waiting 2 weeks for Season 6? Lame.

#3 Otterpoop

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:52 PM

damn, 2300+ furious tabard? It better look good lol

#4 Icedbrisktea

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:01 PM

this mean titles come out today?

#5 Sized

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:15 PM

[quote name='Magezblade']this mean titles come out today?[/QUOTE]

where do you get that from?

#6 Maelfurion

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

"or possibly a week after."

I swear im gonna write a hate letter if its 2 weeks. Theres NO programming difficulties with S6 so why they have to let all the PvErs get their awsome pve weapons so they have an edge in Arena?

How about they dont allow Pve Instances availeble to play for 2 weeks?

GG blizz
"because my parents spent a lot of money buying this game so if i dont play it enough then they wont buy me another game for a while" -- Soulduck

#7 healading

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 10:29 PM

hmm does this mean if ur hidden rating is like 2300 then u gonna win like 100pts a win since team starts at 0?

#8 Nolightlol

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:07 PM

Titels / Mounts comin' tomorrow?

#9 Alkazard

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:04 AM

Mounts will take a week to process.

#10 richftw

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:22 AM

hmmm....2nd tier weapon .. interesting..hopefully better than the ulduar ones lol

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:31 AM

[quote name='richftw']hmmm....2nd tier weapon .. interesting..hopefully better than the ulduar ones lol[/QUOTE]

nah they're the same pretty much
best weapons from ulduar are barely better for once

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:39 AM

2nd tier pvp weapons will be the same as hardmode 25 ulduar weapons
but they still have ap instead of str (and gem slots as that sword) :s

#13 Frombhind

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:02 AM

maybe they will fuck up again and give retards the s5 mounts and glad title

#14 dealeos

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:34 AM

^ Wasn't the season all about it?

Official Blizzard Quote:

the PvP guy goes like "Hey this kind of screws PvP," we're like "shut up, PvP guy!"
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#15 Fieryfear

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:41 AM

Are u sure that titles are coming week later?
Any gladiators from US? Have you got your titles already?

#16 Cheesié

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:26 AM

21st or maybe a week after.

They fail.

#17 Lewz

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:56 PM

[quote name='healading']hmm does this mean if ur hidden rating is like 2300 then u gonna win like 100pts a win since team starts at 0?[/QUOTE]

No? -_-

The max you can lose is 24 rating.

#18 Lewz

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

[quote name='Fieryfear']Are u sure that titles are coming week later?
Any gladiators from US? Have you got your titles already?[/QUOTE]

There's been a bluepost saying that no one gets any rewards until a week after season ending, to avoid the same mistakes as previous seasons.

#19 Cendrid

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:08 PM

How can something only require 1400 arena rating? They should just make it 0... How do you even reach 1400 arena rating?

#20 Proditor

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:11 PM

[quote name='Cendrid']How can something only require 1400 arena rating? They should just make it 0... How do you even reach 1400 arena rating?[/QUOTE]

Teams start at 0 rating in s6.
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