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#1 Tyveris

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:48 AM

Looks like they are addressing the rating disparities between 2v2 and 5v5. In the short term, they are bumping the weapon requirement from 2200 to 2350, but they plan to have a longer term solution for season seven.

Here is the official word:
[blizz=http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=9169737931&sid=1]The current arena rating system allows more players to have higher ratings in the 2v2 bracket when compared to 3v3 and 5v5. We are preparing an in-game update that will be improving the rating system of the 3v3 and 5v5 brackets to allow all three of the brackets to have a similar number of players able to achieve ratings on par with what’s currently possible in our 2v2 arena bracket. As a result, we are changing the personal and team rating requirements for the item level 239 weapons from 2200 to 2350, but keep in mind the tooltip will continue to show the requirement as 2200 until patch 3.1.2.

As a result of the above improvements, this change will prevent an excessive number of players from reaching much higher ratings and acquiring the highest grade of weapons in-game. The increase in rating requirements is designed to keep the number of players able to obtain these arena weapons on par with the number of players who are able to obtain the same grade of weapons from Heroic Ulduar.

When Arena Season 7 launches we plan to return the highest rated season 7 weapons back to 2200 while also ensuring that the difficulty in achieving that rating is closer to what is intended, yet of similar difficulty for all brackets (rather than being easier for 2v2).[/blizz]

#2 Barburas

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:26 AM

Sounds good.

#3 Fierss

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:26 AM

is that a hotfix, or coming in the next patch?  sounds like it's already done, but the tooltip won't update til 3.1.2

good thing i already bought the 2200 OH on my rogue oh wait nvm 2350 is still going to be easy

#4 vroomt

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:27 AM

Looks like already done from the quote?  I'm more interested in seeing what they're going to do to 3s and 5s though O.o
I'll fuckin job ya cunt

#5 Eligos

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:30 AM

Awesome 2200 seemed to low i think they should bump up the 1800 one to like 2k or higher so not everyone is running around with them =x

#6 Gunnolf

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:32 AM

Could we make the 2350 ones look fucking cool? PLEASE?
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#7 Fierss

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:33 AM

I really do wonder what this means for people who already bought it.  Lucky, like back in s1 when they increased wep prices?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:34 AM

Good change.

#9 Guest_Wickler_*

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:35 AM

It's a good change, just gotta wait longer to get my druid up to gear requirements to push for 2350 :/

#10 Thricton

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:35 AM

T1 weapon should be 2200 and T2 weapon should be 2350 in 2s anyways.

#11 Fierss

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:36 AM

no one would ever buy t1, thricton.

2k and 2350 sounds about right.

#12 Eligos

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:38 AM

[quote name='Thricton']T1 weapon should be 2200 and T2 weapon should be 2350 in 2s anyways.[/QUOTE]

woah hi-jack my ratings more

#13 Squishyflap

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:39 AM

[quote name='Gunnolf']Could we make the 2350 ones look fucking cool? PLEASE?[/QUOTE]

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#14 Revelstoke

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:40 AM

cool looking and not cost fucking half a years worth of points plox

#15 Vlada

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:44 AM

what's up with 3's and 5's?

#16 Kraum

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:45 AM

Betting they will fuck up with 3v3 and 5v5 and everyone gets 2700 there in a week.

#17 Fierss

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:47 AM

then undo it, leaving teams at uncatchably high ratings.

#18 Arterian

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:51 AM

[quote name='Kraum']Betting they will fuck up with 3v3 and 5v5 and everyone gets 2700 there in a week.[/QUOTE]

I wouldn't mind as long as it scales the same way as the current system

all it means is bigger numbers on my character frame and more points at the end of the week

#19 Adanai

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:52 AM

Well this is going to suck.

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#20 Vilerose

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:53 AM

Sooo, the implications are:

1) If you play 5v5 seriously, you can now get a shit load of points every single week.
2) Arena Master will be a lot more common.

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